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Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
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An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
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Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -
Sumter County school board members say they're trying to put their differences aside. So the system doesn't lose its accreditation.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools put the system on probation in June.
This week, the entire school board had to appear at hearing with the State Board of Education to explain why they shouldn't be kicked out of office.
Michael Busman was in Atlanta Wednesday with the rest of the school board for a hearing with the State Board of Education.
The school accrediting agency the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools recently put the Sumter County System on probation because of ongoing problems with the school board.
"We entered into a consent order with the state board of education, giving us more time to try to work things out and seeing if we can improve on some of the issues," said Busman.
He says he wanted to be a part of the School Board to do what is best for the students, after all he says they can't lose sight of the kids.
"The community needs resolution with this issue, the students need it, and the community, and the people just need resolution with this issue, and we need a resolution quickly and if that means removing all the board members including myself, then I am all for it," said Busman.
He says everybody is being affected by the school board problems, causing some parents to pull their kids out of school, and teachers to find jobs elsewhere.
"I think people are leaving the school system, employees and students, because of some of the ongoing issues," said Busman.
Now the board will have to try to work together to keep from being removed from office and losing accreditation.
"We are supposed to submit a plan to them, within the next two weeks, on what our plans are to improve, and to be in compliance with the recommendations that SACS put forth," said Busman.
The next school board meeting is July 30th, Busman hopes some progress will be made by then.
In 6 weeks, the board will have a follow up hearing with the state board of education in Atlanta to evaluate what kind of progress they have made.