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Rants & Raves

...I also think some of the high volume on them may be making more people hard of hearing later in life. I've heard bus drivers shout out to people to cut down on the noise from a person's ear buds all the way in the back of the bus that I can't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-26/rants-raves
Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Weird kid' McCreery turns out to be an 'American Idol' star

...my age were singing Back Street Boys songs, I was singing Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog and All Shook Up. My school bus driver told my mother one day at my bus stop, 'I really enjoyed Scotty's concert from the back of the bus.'"My mama...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-04-21/ramblin-rhodes-weird-
Ga. health legislation: Winners and losers

...hearing, no action was taken on expanding Medicaid, which would extend coverage to many of the state's poor. School bus drivers, school cafeteria workers and school systems ? After discussion of ending health insurance coverage for so-called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-07/ga-health-legislation-wi
Aiken County bus driver helps save students

An Aiken County bus driver kept 18 elementary school students safe...of their bus caught fire Wednesday.Bus driver Lena Scott is being credited with...Public School district.Scott has been a bus driver for nearly two decades."I just thought...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/aiken/2015-04-02/aiken-county-bus-driver-helps
Richmond County schools add GPS bus tracking

Ron Thomas has worked with several GPS tracking systems since he took a job as a Richmond County school bus driver five years ago, but the latest upgrade has become his favorite.Thomas' bus is one of roughly 160 in Richmond Coun ty's fleet...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-27/richmond-county-schools-a
Ernestine Sharpe

...Levarn Harris officiating. Mrs. Sharpe retired from the Columbia County Board of Education where she was employed as a bus driver. Mrs. Sharpe is survived by her children, Debbie Sharpe Rish, Karen Sharpe-Dye, and Hal Sharpe (Diane); her...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174594022
Tessie Tillman

...is most known and admired for being employed by the Richmond County Board of Education where she was a beloved school bus driver for 26 years until retirement in 1987. She leaves a legacy of love and memories with her son, Charles Justice (Wanda...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174524025
Applications for US jobless aid inch up to a 10-month high

...jumped 3,800 two weeks ago, in part because of layoffs at schools.That likely reflects temporary layoffs of school bus drivers, cafeteria workers and other employees during school system closures. Workers on temporary layoffs can apply for unemployment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-05/applications-us-jobless-ai
Many of Deal's top aides, executive branch officials get pay raises

...cuts to those of us who transport Georgia's most precious cargo," said Quentin Hutchins, an Atlanta Public Schools bus driver who could lose health insurance benefits with the proposal.Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson cast the raises as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-28/many-deals-top-aides-executiv
Georgia House passes $44.6 billion state budget, keeping insurance for part-time school employees

ATLANTA - A $44.6 billion state budget approved Thursday would narrow past cuts to education spending, cut funding for low-interest student loans and ask school districts to pay to keep insurance coverage for bus drivers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-26/georgia-house-passes-446