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Columbia Co. working to combat truancy

Posted: 01/04/2013 - Skipping class is a problem in all schools, but Columbia County is cracking down on it. Since 2008, school leaders have seen less truancy since they started a committee and began sending parents to court for it.

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SWAT team swarms North Augusta schools for training

North Augusta's SWAT team trained at schools in the area on Thursday. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/03/2013 - School's still out in Aiken County. Students have until Monday to finish up the winter break. But in North Augusta, the city's SWAT team paid a visit to several schools today. They were there for a very important reason.

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City partners with 'New U'

Updated: 12/27/2012 - The two schools will officially be merged on that Tuesday, and Augusta city leaders want to make sure they aren't left in the dust. The merged university now has a new name, logo, colors and a brand new partnership.

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UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at Chukker Creek Elementary

Updated: 12/20/2012 - It was later revealed that the "trespasser" had dropped off his mother, who is an employee at the school, and was walking home. School officials say there was no malicious intent.

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Committee seeking UGA president narrows field to 9

Posted: 12/18/2012 - A committee searching for the University of Georgia's next president has narrowed the field of candidates to nine. The committee's chairman, Regent and former state legislator Larry Walker, announced the shortened list on Monday.

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UPDATE: 3 injured after pellet guns fired at Westside High School

Three students were hit by shots from pellet guns at Westside High School on Friday. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/16/2012 - News 12 has just learned Westside High School is on lockdown after two black males were firing pellet guns at students on the football field. Three Westside High School students were injured during the incident but did not need any medical attention.

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Logo, seal, color scheme chosen for Augusta's 'New U'

The winning logo for Georgia Regents University. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/13/2012 - Results were compiled through an online survey that was sent to Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University alumni, faculty and students -- 3,183 votes total.

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New principal chosen for Terrace Manor Elementary

Major Lee, new principal of Terrace Manor Elementary. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/12/2012 - Major Lee was approved for the position of principal at Terrace Manor Elementary by Board of Education members Tuesday evening. He will be replacing Hartley Gibbons.

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Voting underway for new logo of 'New U'

Possible logos for Georgia Regents University (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/11/2012 - Time to make some new decisions on the 'New-U.' There's already a new name, but now it's time to pick the new logo, the new seal, and the new colors. Tonight, News 12's Christie Ethridge shows us all the options.

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Azziz: Job cuts coming to GHSU


Posted: 12/05/2012 - GHSU President Dr. Ricardo Azziz sent an email to employees earlier this week saying that six people will lose their jobs. Three other positions will be eliminated through retirements.

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