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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:28:35 GMT
Law enforcement agencies in Albany and Dougherty County are teaming up and strategically hitting the streets to make sure you stay safe this summer. Operation Takeback is a summer-long program to catchMore >>
Law enforcement agencies in Albany and Dougherty County are teaming up and strategically hitting the streets to make sure you stay safe this summer.More >>
Nov. 5, 2004
Sylvester-- Some angry Worth County parents say their chilrdren are battered and bruised when they get off the school bus. The parents claim the driver disciplines kids by repeatedly slamming on his brakes to throw the kids from their seats. Friday, they went to the School board demanding action.
Janet Spurlin is one of a half dozen parents who are red hot over a Worth County bus driver they say is sending their young children home with bumps and bruises, all in the name of discipline.
"He is slamming on the brakes and hurting our children and he is yelling at our children and the school board doesn't want to do any thing about it," says Mary Anne Clay.
Mary Anne Clay says her 8 and 10 year olds, who are students at Holly Middle get off the bus telling horror stories about how they were verbally abused by 51 year old bus driver Vance Sledge and how he intentionally slams on the brakes to keep students in line.
"She's got a laceration on the top of her head I took her to the neurologist on Wednesday after the incident on Tuesday and he says if she continues to hit her head on the bus she will go into epileptic seizure," says Clay.
"My 18 year old got was thrown from the seat into the floor with her leg bent behind her and got her toe bent up and today it is black and blue and bruised," says Joy Lee.
The parents met with the Worth County Superintendent and were told only that their allegations would be fully investigated. "We have been told that the video camera broken and the bus drivers has informed the children to tell the parents because they were not going to get a video," says Lee.
The superintendent declined an on camera interview but said he hopes to resolve the issue soon. It's action that can't come soon enough for these parents.
"We don't want the man to be fired from his job but want something done about how he treats these children," says Spurlin. Two of the group of parents we talked to say they have taken their kids off of the bus route and the others say they are looking into other means of transportation to take the kids out of harm's way.
Slegde has been with Worth County schools for seven years but the board wouldn't confirm whether any complaints were filed in the past. The parents say they plan to file criminal charges against the driver.