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Jaguar athletic teams to use Augusta University effective immediately

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 2:17pm


After weeks of confusion, the Jaguar athletic teams will compete as Augusta University effective immediately.

The university’s official name was changed from Georgia Regents University to Augusta University two weeks ago.

The athletic department had been using GRU Augusta until today.


Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School earns Blue Ribbon honor

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:58pm

John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School was named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School on Tuesday, earning the reward through stellar student performance on state and national assessments.

Davidson was one of 285 public schools and 50 private schools nationwide to earn Blue Ribbon recognition this year. The reward is given to schools that have overall academic excellence, or to schools that have dramatically decreased achievement gaps among their student populations.

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Columbia County school bus overheats

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 10:23am


No one was injured in a reported school bus fire early Tuesday.

Deputies responded to Hammonds Ferry Road at Barhams Ridge just before 7 a.m. because they were told Columbia County school bus No. 2603 was on fire, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Maj. Steve Morris said.

There was no fire, the bus overheated, according to Morris.

All students got off the bus safely and were transferred to another bus.


Reach Valerie Rowell at (706) 868-1222

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