Thursday, March 25, 2010

Georgia Teen Killed During Spring Break Accident

Authorities have identified a 19-year-old spring breaker from Georgia who died after falling five stories from a Panama City Beach motel balcony. Authorities on Thursday identified the teen as Brandon Kohler of Winder, Ga.

Police Maj.
Dave Humphreys said rescuers arrived at the hotel Wednesday night. He said Kohler was dead when they arrived. They are still investigating the death and no further information about the circumstances of the balcony fall have been released.

Brother, Sister Killed In Car Crash

Rockdale County officials have confirmed to WSB-TV in Atlanta that two students were killed in a car accident.The crash claimed the lives of the driver, Karl Michael Anschutz, an 18-year-old Heritage High School senior; and his eighth-grade sister, 13-year-old Laura Anschutz.

According to officials, Karl was driving Laura to Davis Middle School at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday when he lost control of his vehicle, over-corrected and crossed into the path of an oncoming pickup truck along McDaniel Mill Road.Officials said both students died at the crash site. The driver of the pickup truck was rushed to Atlanta Medical Center and later released.
On the Web: Obituary notice and guest book for Karl and Laura Anschultz

Georgia School To Fire Entire Staff

A failing Savannah high school is firing its entire staff as it struggles to avoid state takeover.

Employees are being told that they may reapply for their jobs. The same number of positions will be available but only half of the teachers can be rehired under federal education law. Beach High School has been classified by the state as needing improvement for the past five years, linked to the school's annual progress measures. The move makes the high school eligible for up to $6 million in federal grants for school improvement.

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System spokeswoman Karla Redditte said superintendent Dr. Thomas Lockamy met with teachers and staff at Beach High School Thursday to inform them.

Isakson Released From Hospital

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has been released from the hospital where he was being treated for a bacterial infection. The 65-year-old Republican was admitted to Northside Hospital on Monday after feeling weak and dehydrated. Spokeswoman Joan Kirchner said Thursday that Isakson's condition has improved enough for him to return home where he'll continue his recovery. Dr. Steven Marlowe, one of Isakson's attending physicians, says bacterial infections typically require lots of rest on the patient's part before they're fully recovered. Isakson is seeking re-election to a second term this year.

WSB; Georgia Radio Network.

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