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UGA provost named finalist for school president

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Updated: 01/28/2013 - University System of Georgia officials made the announcement Monday, and say the state Board of Regents will make a final decision on selecting a president for UGA at a future meeting.

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Butler High School to start another round of TB testing

Updated: 01/25/2013 - News 12 has learned Butler High School will be starting a second round of tuberculosis testing on Tuesday. Health officials recommend that anyone who has not been tested yet or received a negative skin test in November should come and get tested.

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North Augusta school could soon be named state's best

Hammond Hill Elementary is one of the finalists for a prestigious education award. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/23/2013 - Hammond Hill Elementary in North Augusta is still celebrating being named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. That's the highest honor a school can receive. Now, they're one of eight finalists for the Palmetto's Finest award.

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New safety plans for North Augusta High School

Updated: 01/18/2013 - The phone rang for North Augusta High School students Wednesday night. It was a robo call with information on a new safety policy and with this warning: be prepared to be inconvenienced.

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Student escapes Aiken Co. school; mother wants answers

A 6-year-old went missing from an Aiken County school and was found off school property about half a mile away, running along a busy highway. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/17/2013 - Last week, there was a scary situation at an Aiken County school. A 6-year-old went missing and was found off school property about half a mile away, running along a busy highway. News 12 investigates what went wrong.

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Aiken Co. sheriff gives safety proposals to school officials

Changes in security policy are coming to Aiken County schools. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/15/2013 - Changes in security policy are coming to Aiken County schools. That's the word from law enforcement, after the sheriff, Aiken police chief and school officials met behind closed doors for more than an hour Tuesday afternoon.

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Could penny sales tax rescue dilapidated Aiken Co. schools?

Updated: 01/14/2013 - On Monday, the South Carolina State Superintendent was in town to get a firsthand look at Aiken County schools. He carried the message that Aiken County schools are funded at lower levels than most schools in the state.

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Popular Augusta principal at the center of 2 lawsuits

Dr. Wayne Frazier (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/10/2013 - Dr. Wayne Frazier moved from Glenn Hill High School to the alternative school last year, but now, two teachers are seeking damages for his alleged behavior back in 2011 and 2012.

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Some parents upset over Aiken Co. school lockdown

A lockdown at Jefferson Elementary School ended after just an hour, when deputies said they couldn't find any evidence of a man with a gun near the campus. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/10/2013 - A lockdown at Jefferson Elementary School ended after just an hour when deputies said they couldn't find any evidence of a man with a gun near the campus. But several parents contacted News 12, upset with how school leaders handled the situation.

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First day of class for 'New U' brings new attitudes

Updated: 01/10/2013 - It was the first day of classes since GHSU and ASU officially merged. After so much early opposition from Augusta State students, News 12’s Christie Ethridge shows you how they're handling the change.

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DJJ commissioner picks new principal for Augusta YDC

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Updated: 01/10/2013 - The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice has named Dr. Carol Yancy as the new Augusta YDC principal. According to a news release, Yancy has 22 years of teaching experience.

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Should school officials be allowed to pack heat?

Should school officials be allowed to carry weapons? (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/09/2013 - Would your child be safer if principals, teachers and even bus drivers were allowed to carry guns? Right now, there's a bill that could allow that to happen.

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Changes coming to stretch of Laney Walker

Changes are coming to a stretch of Laney Walker Boulevard. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/09/2013 - Laney Walker Boulevard is going to look very different this time next year between R.A. Dent Boulevard and 15th Street in downtown Augusta. The part of the now four-lane road that runs through the medical campus will become two lanes.

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UPDATE: Aiken Co. school no longer on lockdown

Updated: 01/08/2013 - Jefferson Elementary is no longer on lockdown after a scare on Tuesday morning. Deputies were called to the school after a student reported seeing a man with a gun in the woods.

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Ga. colleges getting ready for mergers

Updated: 01/07/2013 - The University of Georgia System Board of Regents voted last year to consolidate eight schools, and it is expected to give final approval Tuesday.

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Richmond BOE elects new president

Updated: 01/07/2013 - In a historic move, the Richmond County Board of Education elected its first female president and vice president ever. The newly-elected vice president received every vote present, while Madame President Venus Cain received one vote against her.

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