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Barbara Augsdorfer


Brunswick, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Barbara:

Richmond Hill child's wish for a 'sparkly silver golf cart' comes with a parade

Make-A-Wish Georgia fulfills wishes for children with serious illnesses — everything from a service puppy to Spiderman and a PlayStation to golf carts → Read More

Savannah senator wants Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas statue on state Capitol grounds

When the General Assembly convenes in January, two local senators will propose a bill to erect a statue honoring Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. → Read More

Salary database: What Georgia Southern University employees earned in 2020

Georgia Southern University leadership and some top professors earned more than $100,000 in 2020. → Read More

Friday's unexpected call out of Savannah bus drivers leaves parents, students scrambling for rides

Already short staffed, more than 50 Savannah-Chatham County school bus drivers called out and refused to drive their routes Friday morning. → Read More

Fewer Savannah-Chatham students, staff in COVID quarantine last week

While Chatham County had less kids in quarantine, the number was higher last week for kids in Bryan and Effingham counties. → Read More

Family, friends and classmates mourn death of 12-year-old boy killed in Monday car crash

His mother, Madrina McCay, was charged in the death of son Logan McCay following single-care accident on Monday in Wilmington Island, Georgia. → Read More

More than 5,000 new COVID cases reported statewide since Thursday; statewide vax rate is 41%

More than 980,000 Georgians have tested positive for COVID-19; all three coastal counties are "red" and only 41% of Georgians are fully vaccinated. → Read More

COVID vaccination clinics: Here are upcoming events in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties

Here is a list of COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Chatham, Bryan and Effingham counties as they are reported. This will be updated weekly. → Read More

Savannah State University clears debts of 220 students with CARES Act funds

More than 200 former SSU students received the news that the university used CARES Act funding to cancel their student debt. → Read More

Savannah-Chatham County Schools adjusts K-8 schools' bell times due to bus driver shortage

Savannah Chatham County Schools adjusted the start and dismissal times for K-8 schools hoping to offer bus seats to more Priority 1, 2, and 3 students. → Read More

What parents, students, Savannah need to know when school starts Wednesday

Students, parents and even community members should be aware of a few things -- even a possible traffic ticket -- as school starts up on Aug. 4. → Read More

Savannah-Chatham schools will require all students, staff to wear face masks indoors

The goal is to keep children in person in school five days a week. Face masks are now required for all persons inside SCCPSS school buildings. → Read More

Savannah-Chatham schools families seek transportation answers at expo

Savannah-Chatham parents and guardians had questions, sought answers from SCCPSS staff on everything from bus transportation to uniforms on Saturday. → Read More

Despite uptick in COVID cases, Savannah-Chatham moves forward with in-person school plans

COVID cases are ticking up, but Savannah-Chatham Schools hopes students and staff can stay in school with daily aggressive cleaning and sanitation. → Read More

Savannah-Chatham bus drivers: Not how much, but how they're paid, is the problem

They love the kids and the pay, but how often they're paid is the sticking point, according to two Savannah-Chatham school bus drivers. → Read More

Savannah-Chatham elementary schools list open houses, uniform rules, supplies for 2021-22

Here's all you need to know to help your elementary student make a positive fashion statement and be ready to learn in 2021-22 in Chatham County GA. → Read More

PACK Savannah helps kids in crisis with food, clothes, comfort items

People of Action Caring for Kids works year-round to provide food, clothes, comfort items, school uniforms and supplies to kids experiencing trauma. → Read More

Free back-to-school health clinics offered in Chatham and Bryan counties

Students entering or returning to school in Chatham and Bryan counties must have updated screenings and vaccinations on file with their schools. → Read More

Old Savannah City Mission reopens for evening services, with hot meals inside to those in need

Old Savannah City Mission recently re-opened to provide services and hot meals to "friends and neighbors", after being closed due to COVID-19. → Read More

Savannah-Chatham says choice-program students may not have transportation in the fall

Savannah-Chatham Public School System is asking parents to register for priority regarding school transportation starting in August. → Read More