Alabama Senate honors bus drivers with special day - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Alabama Senate honors bus drivers with special day

Posted: Updated:
Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Motorcyclist dies in Victory Dr. collision

    Motorcyclist dies in Victory Dr. collision

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:25:03 GMT
    A motorcycle collided with a car at the intersection of Victory Dr. and 30th Ave. in Columbus, claiming the life of 23-year-old Jeremy Dantrell Belk. The accident occurred after 11 p.m. on Friday night,More >>
    A motorcycle collided with a car at the intersection of Victory Dr. and 30th Ave. in Columbus, claiming the life of 23-year-old Jeremy Dantrell Belk. The accident occurred after 11 p.m. on Friday night,More >>
  • Movie set to be filmed in Opelika September 2014

    Movie set to be filmed in Opelika September 2014

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:22:07 GMT
    Residents of Opelika will soon see their city lit up on the big screen serving as the setting of a new film. The film "White Water" is based on the children's book co-written by an Opelika native, MichaelMore >>
    Residents of Opelika will soon see their city lit up on the big screen serving as the setting of a new film. The film "White Water" is based on the children's book co-written by an Opelika native, MichaelMore >>
  • Phenix City school district budget proposal

    Phenix City school district budget proposal

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:22:07 GMT
    The Phenix City school board is working to come up with a final budget for the 2015 fiscal year and one item getting attention is fixing Central High School's roof.More >>
    The Phenix City school board is working to come up with a final budget for the 2015 fiscal year and one item getting attention is fixing Central High School's roof.More >>

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate has voted to honor school bus drivers on the day Dale County bus driver Charles Poland Jr. was shot and killed.

The Senate on Tuesday passed a resolution declaring Jan. 29 as Public School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. That is the day Poland was shot to death while trying to stop Jimmy Lee Dykes from boarding a bus in Midland City and abducting a student.

The resolution by Independent Sen. Harri Anne Smith of Slocomb now goes to the House for consideration. Smith says the appreciation day will be a way to honor Poland and recognize the contributions of all school bus drivers.

Poland is also honored at the state Department of Education headquarters in Montgomery.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.