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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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Posted: 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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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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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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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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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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Posted: 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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Updated: 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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New lunch menu issued for new school year

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Updated: 08/14/2012 - More fruits and vegetables on the lunch money are also resulting in slightly higher lunch prices. This is the first time in 30 years the USDA has made significant changes to the school lunch program.

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Sales tax holiday returns to Ga. after 2 years

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Updated: 08/10/2012 - This weekend, parents will get a 7 percent discount, thanks to Georgia's two-day sales tax holiday. Stores like Target expect more carts to fill up and more registers to ring in the profits.

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