Throughout the time Audrae Barnes underwent high-risk surgery to remove a nickel-sized tumor near his brain stem followed by various forms of therapy, the transportation director for Hattiesburg (Miss.) Public School District still had school buses on his mind.
Two young students lost their lives last week after attempting to cross the street on their own — one was struck by the rear tire of a yellow bus and the second by a truck driver who illegally passed her bus. Every year a dozen or more schoolchildren are killed around their school bus or bus stop, and most accidents occur while they are crossing the road.
Officials from Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, owner of Triad Fabco and C.E. White, broke ground on a $1.5 million, 10,000-square-foot facility that will expand current operations at the organization's foam complex located in Conover, N.C.