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Harrison County Superintendent Addresses Bus Concerns, Honors Drivers

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On Monday, we told you about football players at Washington Irving Middle School having to walk to Hite Field because an activity bus wasn't available to take them.

Now it looks like that won't be happening anymore.

Harrison County Superintendent Susan Collins said that on Tuesday the students had a bus available to take them to practice.

For right now, the bus is being shared by other students but Collins said a bus dedicated to the football team is in the works.

"We are trying to get a bus specifically just to take them to football. Right now we've made arrangements with the drivers to take a few students at a time until we can get someone specifically to make that run," explained Collins.

At the Harrison County Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, two bus drivers were honored.

Ed Rollins and Dave Riffle, both drivers from Harrison County, competed in the 26th annual School Bus Rodeo in Alabama recently.

Rollins won first place in the southeast region and Riffle received sixth place.

Collins said she couldn't be prouder of the drivers.

"I know I have 100 good bus operators out there, but when a group of them or some of them go out and take the extra time to prepare for these rodeos it makes our county and our state look good," Collins said.

Also honored at the meeting on Tuesday was Maggie Walker a student at Bridgeport Middle School.

Walker was the state winner for the Discovery Education 3-M Young Scientist Challenge.

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