October 31, 2020

Chatham Commission District 6 candidates talk job creation, public transportation – News – Savannah Morning News

The southernmost section of Chatham County is encompassed by District 6, covering a varied assortment of communities — including Savannah’s Southside and its somewhat-struggling commercial corridor — and stretching way to the wilds of Ossabaw Island.

After besting a fellow Republican candidate in Georgia’s June 9 primary, William Dyal is now facing Democrat Aaron “Adot” Whitely in the Nov. 3 Chatham County Commission race to represent District 6. Both are newcomers to public office; current District 6 Commissioner James “Jay” Jones chose to forgo a reelection run in favor of a failed bid to become the board’s chair.

In separate interviews with the Savannah Morning News, the District 6 candidates discussed some of their plans and spoke about what is motivating them to run for this County Commission seat.

Empty commercial spaces and job creation

While residential development is continuously ongoing in District 6, business growth is less dynamic there,

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Central Dauphin School District halts transportation services while staff quarantines

The Central Dauphin School District will be unable to provide bus transportation to students through next week after learning that several transportation services team members need to quarantine.

Transportation services will be stopped from tomorrow through Oct. 16, the district said in a statement released Thursday afternoon.

“Several individuals who assist in the coordination of transportation services are required to quarantine and that has, in turn, affected the District’s ability to ensure the safe, effective and appropriate transportation of students for this brief period of time,” the district said.

The district did not comment on what prompted the need for quarantining.

This means that during the quarantine period, the district can’t provide transportation to its facilities or to the private, parochial or charter schools that the district serves.

The district has been in contact with the school community, as well as the schools to which it normally provides transportation services.

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