The Screven County school year is now underway. With students back in class and a new semester just beginning, The Sylvania Telephone interviewed Superintendent Jim Thompson to give some highlights from the past year and let families know what they can expect this year:. Q: From your perspective, what were...
Screven County students' summer break finished on Monday, Aug. 1. But it's not too soon to think about when the next break is. When does football season start? When does the first grading period end? Here are more details on the important dates to know:. School holidays. Fall break is...
SCREVEN COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - The Screven County School System says a student has been detained after a gun was found on Screven County High School’s campus. The school system said administrators and law enforcement immediately responded and the student was detained without incident. They say the firearm was...
SCREVEN COUNTY, GA ( WJBF) – A bill aimed at providing more funding for small law enforcement agencies could be a big help in rural counties like Screven. “Small law enforcement agencies are not funded because the county and the city just honestly doesn’t have the money,” Screven County Sheriff Mike Kile said. The Invest […]
SCREVEN COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – A gun was found Wednesday morning at Screven County High School in Sylvania, Ga. The school superintendent released the statement below on their Facebook page: At approximately 9:45 AM SCHS administrators were alerted that a student had a firearm on campus. Administrators and law enforcement officials immediately responded, detained the […]
SCREVEN COUNTY, Ga. (WTGS) — A Screven County High School student was caught with a firearm Wednesday morning. According to Screven County Schools Superintendent Jim Thompson. SCHS administrators were alerted around 9:45 a.m. Administrators and law enforcement officials detained the student without incident and recovered the firearm. According to...
SCREVEN COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) - In Screven County, the school district added a full-time safety director for this school year. A generation ago, people in rural communities would have thought a “school safety director” was something for the big cities. Now, more and more of them recognize the need for one in these times.
SYLVANIA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A firearm was recovered from a Screven County High School student, just two days after the start of the new school year. According to Superintendent Jim Thomson, at around 9:45 a.m. Screven County High School administrators were alerted that a student had a firearm on campus.
One month after its fiery accident, the Screven County Library is still closed. On June 23, a technical issue with the nearby transformer set the pole it was stationed on and the nearby greenery ablaze. Though it was a large inferno that left the library without power, it did not touch the library itself.
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The race for Screven County District 4 Commissioner has ended four months before Election Day. Following the May 24 primaries, incumbent Will Boyd faced two opponents: social media administrator Ben Counts, who was running as a Democrat, and law enforcement veteran and business owner Christopher Frost, who was running as an Independent.
SYLVANIA, Ga. (WTOC) - Emergency patients in Screven County will see a new emergency room and new features at their local hospital. Hospital leaders say this redesigned ER helps them treat patients faster and offer more medical services and that matters, even in a small rural community. Nurses, doctors, and...
SCREVEN COUNTY, Ga. (WTGS) — With more than 70 years of the facility being in the county, Wednesday hospital staff and the community of Screven County celebrated their brand-new upgrade and renovations at their emergency department. “We were bombarded with COVID, so we almost felt like our dream would...
SYLVANIA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A new state-of-the-art emergency room with some of the newest technology on medical vacuum and gas systems, and expanded ambulance access is now in Screven County. This is an investment in the health and safety of people living in and around Screven County. We’ve reported on...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - School leaders in Screven County hope their district and others around the country can move past these two and a half years of pandemic and refocus on classroom teaching. Screven County’s school superintendent says they hope the positive momentum of the spring carries into this Fall....
UPDATE 7/18/22 5:22 PM – Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch has released the identity of the victim in Sunday’s shooting death near Clito in northeastern Bulloch County. The deceased has been identified as Dolan Blanchard, 22, of Screven County. Authorities have yet to officially rule on the exact cause of death or release any further details surrounding the incident.
A Screven County textile factory that was at the center of an investigation into a massive fish kill on the Ogeechee River in 2011 is closing. Spartanburg, S.C.-based Milliken & Company on Wednesday announced the closure of the Longleaf plant, formerly known as King America Finishing. Milliken purchased the plant from King America Finishing in 2014.