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Local news for Screven County and surrounding areas.

Cutting 30 minutes off school day a possibility

When the school board meets Monday evening, the members may make decisions on how the local system will cut a state-mandated 3 percent.
One of the possibilities may be reducing the school day for students by 30 minutes – 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the afternoon.
Superintendent Whit Myers said the shorter school day, by itself, will not save the county’s system money, but it would in combination with other objectives.
“Shorting the school day really does not save money, but what it does is it allow us to do some different things,” Myers said.

Timken plant sold to Japanese firm

Screven County’s largest employer has lost 235 jobs in the last year, but hopes are high that the sale of the Timken Co.’s needle roller bearings business to the Japanese firm JTEKT Corp. for $300 million, announced Wednesday, will turn things around.
The Japanese auto parts maker signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Timken’s needle roller bearings business, with the sale to be completed by the end of December, subject to “customary regulatory approvals and certain closing conditions,” JTEKT said.

Local teachers furloughed 3 days; BOE budget cut another 3 percent

The Screven County Board of Education has a called session planned for July 31 at 7:30 a.m. at Screven County BOE office to adopt its budget for the 2009-2010 school year.
But a decision made Tuesday Gov. Sonny Perdue and other key state lawmakers has put a wrinkle in that process.
The local BOE, who cut nearly $2.7 million in personnel and programs to avoid raising taxes, now face another 3 percent state-mandated reduction.

Local teachers furloughed 3 days; BOE budget cut another 3 percent

The Screven County Board of Education has a called session planned for July 31 at 7:30 a.m. at Screven County BOE office to adopt its budget for the 2009-2010 school year.
But a decision made Tuesday Gov. Sonny Perdue and other key state lawmakers has put a wrinkle in that process.
The local BOE, who cut nearly $2.7 million in personnel and programs to avoid raising taxes, now face another 3 percent state-mandated reduction.

Man, 18, arrested for 'sexting' 14-year-old girl

An 18-year-old Sylvania man has been arrested and accused of “sexting,” or sending sexually explicit text messages that “are as bad as they come” via cell phone to a 14-year-old girl he met at a church gathering.

The girl’s father discovered the text messages and contacted the Screven County Sheriff’s Department, said Sheriff Mike Kile. Dirren Boyd, 18, of Old River Road, was arrested July 9 and charged with child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes.

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