Jacksonville Journal Courier

Police news for Saturday, Sept. 18

The following are being sought on arrest warrants, according to various sheriff’s departments. The addresses listed are the last known addresses provided by the warrants and may be outdated. • Amanda J. Swartz, 33, of 216 W. Progress Ave., Ashland, is being sought on a warrant accusing her of failing...
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CBS 46

MARTA holding job fair Sept. 25, pay starts at $17.39 per hour

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) will hold a job fair for bus operators and journeyman bus technicians on Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. until noon at MARTA headquarters, located across from the Lindbergh Center rail station on Piedmont Road in Atlanta. They are looking for part- and full-time...
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Kankakee Daily Journal

Bus driver shortage hits local school districts

A national shortage of bus drivers has plagued the start of the school year for many school districts, including Herscher, where the superintendent, high school principal and curriculum director are currently taking courses to get commercial driver's licenses in case they need to pitch in. Teachers, coaches, mechanics and custodians...
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Staffing Shortages Lead To Temporary Closure of 7 of County’s 12 Waste and Recycling Collection Centers

Seven of Chatham County’s waste and recycling collection centers will close temporarily starting Sept. 23 due to driver shortages, the county announced on Thursday. “Solid Waste & Recycling hauls all of our own containers from the 12 Collection Centers,” said Kevin Lindley, the county’s Environmental Quality Director, in that county release.

Governor Hogan Directs MVA to Take Steps to Expedite Driving Tests and Credentials for School Bus Drivers

Governor Hogan Directs MVA to Take Steps to Expedite Driving Tests and Credentials for School Bus Drivers. ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has directed the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) to take steps to make sure school bus drivers are able to obtain proper testing and credentials as quickly as possible in order to help meet the needs of school systems across the state.
Asheboro Courier-Tribune

Lack of CDL drivers causes temporary closure of some Chatham County waste, recycling centers

PITTSBORO — Due to a shortage of Commercial Driver License (CDL) drivers, seven Chatham County Solid Waste & Recycling Collection Centers will close temporarily. Starting Thursday, Sept. 23, the following collection centers will be closed: Asbury, Bennett, Crutchfield Crossroads, Goldston, Hadley, Harpers Crossroads and Marthas Chapel. “Solid Waste & Recycling...

Toms River School Sports Lose To Frustrating Bus Driver Shortage

Riding a bus to school, for the most part, was always part of my routine as a kid. Catching a ride to go anywhere is very convenient, but can also create anxiety. It’s a routine, right? The bus arrives at the same time every day, within reason. This schedule allows you to plan ahead. You wake up (Mom or Dad wakes you up) and you move about your morning. You shower, eat breakfast and walk to the bus stop ready to face the day.

S.H.E. Trucking Expo at Chattanooga Convention Center this weekend

This weekend, the S.H.E. Trucking Expo kicks off, aimed at women and minorities who drive professionally. Billed as the first Black Women Trucking Expo, there will be inspirational keynote speakers and industry professionals, as the three-day event runs from Friday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Sept. 19. Those who attend can...

Teams Finalize Rosters as Rostermania Slows Down

Several teams finalized their rosters earlier in the week as Rostermania slows down. Other players have been signed and moved on to new teams. Here is what happened in the last week of Rostermania. The Los Angeles Thieves and Minnesota Rokkr Finalize Their Rosters. The Los Angeles Thieves and Minnesota...

What is the Buzz About Bugs?

Chelsea District Library (CDL) is buzzing with bug activities this fall! The nationally touring Small Wonders: Insects in Focus. photography exhibition opened on September 7 and will run through October 20. Accompanying the exhibition is the artwork of local photographer, musician, illustrator, and artist, Frank Cianciolo. Insects play a critical role in the environment. Viewing the insect world through art gives visitors a new appreciation of its beauty and diversity. Join us via Zoom on October 4 at 9 am when Frank Cianciolo will discuss this beauty and the environmental significance o.