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Teacher says school owes him over $50K in back pay

Terry Pitts (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 08/19/2013 - He teaches our children and serves our country, but now one man says he's not getting his due. A Glenn Hills High School teacher says Richmond County Schools failed to follow its own policy and now owes him more than $50,000.

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Aiken Co. students in for intense curriculum

Updated: 08/19/2013 - It's officially the end of summer now for Aiken County students and thousands head back to school today for the first day of class. And, officials say students are in for a lot of work now that the county has adopted the Common CORE standards.

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Buses in Jefferson Co. on a 2-hour delay

Updated: 08/19/2013 - School buses picking up children Monday morning will be on a 2-hour delay, said Dr. Molly Howard, the Jefferson County Superintendent of Schools.

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USC Aiken beefs up alcohol enforcement with new equipment

Updated: 08/15/2013 - In just one week, classes start back at USC Aiken, but Pacers who like to party should heed this warning. The police department on campus has hundreds of dollars of new technology to enforce alcohol laws.

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School safety changes in Richmond Co.

Updated: 08/14/2013 - The first day back has come and gone for Richmond County, but officials are looking ahead at how to continue keeping your children safe.

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Registration open at Boys and Girls Clubs

Updated: 08/13/2013 - Boys and Girls Clubs of the CSRA offer homework help and certified teachers for your students after school. They are open after school until 7pm and membership is only 10 dollars per year. This year the club has also opened a new location in south Augusta.

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Officers work to keep gangs out of your schools

Updated: 08/09/2013 - As Richmond County students prepare to head back to school on Monday, some parents are worried recent violence could spill into the classrooms. Richmond County's school safety chief says they've been working for a while to keep gangs out of the schools.

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Richmond County School System prepares for Cherry Tree demolition

Updated: 08/09/2013 - As each family moves, almost every child will also be moving schools, many in the middle of the school year. Dr. Frank Roberson says it will be a logistical challenge with terrible timing, but they are working to prepare for it.

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8 back to school health checks parents should consider

Updated: 08/08/2013 - A lot of parents are working to make sure their children have everything they need at the start of the school year. One local pediatrician says there are eight health checks that can help students get off to the best start.

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Columbia Co. back-to-school, what parents can expect

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Posted: 08/07/2013 - Several counties back to school already, including Columbia County now after a lot of changes this year. After the board struggled to balance this year's budget, educators in Columbia County are still feeling optimistic about the school year.

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Ways to help your kids mentally prepare for back to school

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Updated: 08/06/2013 - Summer's officially over for many counties in our area and a lot of parents are wondering how to get their children's minds ready for school after the break. One expert says there's a key to helping your kids get mentally ready for the school year.

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School bus rules of the road in Ga.

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Posted: 08/05/2013 - Summer is coming to a close, and students are heading back to school. Here's a quick refresher on driving rules when school buses make their stops in Georgia.

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Columbia Co. school buses back on the road

Updated: 08/02/2013 - Columbia County buses are hitting the roads early making sure everything goes smoothly on Tuesday when students there head back to school.

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Students in 4 counties head back to school

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Updated: 08/02/2013 - Students in Warren, Washington, Wilkes and Jenkins counties said goodbye to summer and hello to their brand new teachers. News 12 was at Freeman Elementary in Warren County to see what teachers and students have planned for the new year.

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Free breakfast, lunch will now be offered to students

Updated: 08/01/2013 - If you're getting ready to go back-to-school shopping, you may not need to buy a couple of things. Richmond County Schools will offer breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students this school year.

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SC blames higher goals for school grade drop

Updated: 08/01/2013 - Letter grades for nearly half of South Carolina's school districts dropped during the past school year, but education officials blame more ambitious performance goals rather than poorer achievement by students.

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Richmond Co. installs state-of-the-art temporary classrooms

Updated: 07/31/2013 - With several Richmond County schools still under construction and time running out, the county's been hard at work figuring out which classrooms kids will be using. Board members took a look at the progress on Wednesday.

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Meetings to discuss millage rate scheduled

Posted: 07/24/2013 - The Richmond County School Board has tentatively adopted a millage rate which will require a property tax increase of 5.16 percent, according to a news release.

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