Aiken County school bus driver placed on leave after fatal head on collision with tractor-trailer

...protocol with drivers involved in motor vehicle accidents while on the job," stated Merry Glenne Piccolino, the public information director for Aiken County Public Schools. "She has worked for the district since September of 2011 and has no driving...

Trooper who engaged in sex talk with whistleblowing dispatcher suspended for three days

...Georgia State Patrol dispatcher has been suspended for three days without pay, according to the patrol's public information director, Mark Perry.Over recorded state phone lines, Sgt. Shane Allen and dispatcher Christy Hester spent hours...

Gas leak continues to rerout Wrightsboro Road traffic

...cut by a contractor in front of Windsor Jewelers Gold buying store.At 7:27 p.m., Dee Griffin, the public information director for the Augusta Fire Department, said: "Atlanta Gas Light is continuing work to install a temporary bypass...

Schools' budget eliminates more than 100 positions

...elimination through attrition were 53 teachers, three high school assistant principals, one head custodian, two public safety officers, 60 first-grade paraprofessionals over time, five CTAE teachers and a public information director.

Instant accountability

...arbitration with the area's news media. We commend current Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden and district public information director Louis E. Svehla for their quick, comprehensive response to the bus incident -- and over the weekend. They've...

Richmond County pupils get out early Wednesday

...regularly scheduled early-release day for professional learning," Louis Svehla, the school system's public information director, wrote in an e-mail, adding that teachers will use the time for training and collaboration among colleagues...

Metro | Columbia County Board of Education
Flu testing, diagnoses to end amid mild cases

...of Health and Environmental Control is not providing the number of hospitalizations but hopes to soon, said Public Information Director Jim Beasley. The MCG advisory in fact is recommending that physicians stop doing the rapid tests or basing...

Armed man is arrested near school

...was discovered when a school board police officer spotted four men leaning against a fence outside Lamar, Public Information Director Louis Svehla said. The officer called for backup from Tubman Middle School. Officer Patrick Paquette responded...

Metro | Academy of Richmond County
Driver leaves boy, 9, on bus

A stranger came to the rescue of a Richmond County pupil who was left on a bus earlier this week, Public Information Director Louis Svehla said Thursday. The 9-year-old Glenn Hills Elementary third-grader fell asleep in the back...

Prank leads police to gun

...student, but attended the county's alternative school, police said. Louis Svehla, the school system's public information director, said parents should not hesitate to send their children to school this morning. He said all the people involved...

Metro | Academy of Richmond County