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Augusta woman owns original program from Dr. King's speech 50 years ago

Updated: 08/25/2013 - 50 years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gave a speech that was a stepping stone to end segregation. And while thousands are in dc to re-live that special day--one woman has a piece of history right here in Augusta. News12 spoke to her on Saturday and saw the original paper program from the historic speech she kept it for two reasons. First, to never forget where she came from but more importantly to honor her brother who was there for the speech and helped the movement--right here in Georgia.

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Despite snake invasion, students safe at Aiken Co. school

Snakes at school

Updated: 08/23/2013 - Several snakes have been spotted at one local high school and that has students and parents talking. A number of them have been caught and killed at Wagener-Salley High School in Aiken County. But should parents be concerned?

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Aiken High students score best on ACT in Aiken Co.

Posted: 08/23/2013 - Recently released numbers show South Carolina high school students did better on the ACT this year. In our area, Aiken County did well and Aiken High School had the highest score.

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Aiken Co. offering free option for adult education

Posted: 08/22/2013 - Now that everyone is back to school in our area, there may be some adults who are looking into continuing their education. Aiken County's Adult Education program is offering classes for adult learners free of charge.

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Paine College lacking dorm space; students put in hotel

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Updated: 08/22/2013 - Paine College didn't have enough dorm rooms to accommodate all the incoming freshmen, so they had to put them up somewhere else. They've been shuffling around, working to get every student back on campus.

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Start college on the right foot

Updated: 08/21/2013 - Some college students in the area are already in class, but some are still prepping and many freshman are working to transition from high school to college. We're on your side with ways to make that transition easier.

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Richmond County Superintendent's contract extended for one year

Updated: 08/21/2013 - His contract was set to expire Thursday, but Tuesday night the Board of Education voted to extend that contract for one year, but it was a decision that deeply divided board members. Six board members voted for the extension and four voted against.

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Community input wanted for new leadership in Aiken Co. schools

Updated: 08/20/2013 - Every student is officially back in the classroom now that Aiken County has had its first day back. There's a lot of new leadership across the county, but one high school still doesn't know who will be in charge this year.

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

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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

Back to school

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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