State education officials say Georgia’s elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years, but high schools on average are struggling to boost their students’ performance. That’s according to new data released today. The state is releasing two years of scores for school districts, including an update to previously released 2012 numbers. […]
If you look forward to Georgia’s tax-free shopping holidays for school supplies and energy-efficient appliances, you can count on at least two more years of savings. Governor Nathan deal signed an extension of the holidays into law Monday. There will be tax-free shopping days on many back-to-school purchases in Georgia in early August. Shoppers […]
Georgia college students will learn today how much they will owe in tuition and fees at state schools next year. The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents will vote on tuition rates for 31 campuses, including Georgia Regents University in Augusta. The board will also consider changes to housing costs and student fees […]
Aiken commuters take note. Police will be diverting traffic on Laurens Street Wednesday morning while an accident reconstruction team maps out a collision scene. The work will force Laurens Street traffic between Hampton and Edgefield Avenues to be diverted starting at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday and continuing through noon. Police say the closure will also […]
State, local and federal authorities are looking for three bank robbery suspects. The FBI and South Carolina Highway Patrol joined forces with Aiken County authorities to search for three men who got away with money from Security Federal Bank on Canal Street in Graniteville. The suspects, armed with a rifle and handgun, fled in […]
Richmond County authorities are investigating a fatal hit-and-run over the weekend that left one teenager dead and another seriously injured. Sgt. Monica Belser says deputies were called to Gordon Highway near Olive Road late Saturday night after getting calls about a suspicious person flagging down vehicles there. When they arrived they discovered two teens […]
Tuesday is April 15th…and that means tax deadline day is quickly approaching. There is some good news to report though. Millions of tax filers can take comfort in the fact their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years. Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the internal revenue service.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding voters April 21 is the deadline to register for the May 20 primary. Kemp says it’s now easier to register since the launch of the state’s online registration program. The “My Voter Page” mobile application also allows Georgians to register, view sample ballots, find their polling […]