Thank you from Banks County

The Covington News - - OPINION -

On the evening of Thurs­day, Sept. 19 one of our Banks County school buses was car­ry­ing a group of FCCLA stu­dents to a meet­ing when the bus broke down in down­town Cov­ing­ton, ap­prox­i­mately 70 miles from Banks County when I re­ceived the phone call from Dr. Nan Throneberry, the spon­sor of our FCCLA club. She was quite up­set, not know­ing what to do or how to con­tinue from that point, as you might imag­ine. As the po­lice ar­rived on the scene they as­sisted in trans­port­ing the group to their meet­ing as well as fa­cil­i­tat­ing an evening meal at a lo­cal restau­rant. One of the Of­fi­cers on duty, Sgt. Chris Cain, was thought­ful enough to pro­vide me with Newton County School Sys­tem bus driver, Ran­dall Luna’s con­tact in­for­ma­tion. By the time I spoke with Mr. Luna, he had al­ready made ar­range­ments to get our bus out of a busy in­ter­sec­tion and made fur- ther plans to have the bus towed to the Newton County Trans­porta­tion Depart­ment. Mr. Luna as­sured me that the bus would be fine and the stu­dents would be trans­ported to their meet­ings with­out hav­ing to miss a thing. He even of­fered to pick them up in the morn­ing and take them to their meet­ing the fol­low­ing day.

I can hon­estly tell you I was floored by the treat­ment the Po­lice Depart­ment and your school sys­tem gave our stu­dents and our bus that night. Mr. Luna has cer­tainly given me an ex­am­ple to fol­low when it comes to “treat your neigh­bor as your­self.”

If I were from Newton County, I would have been very proud of the way your com­mu­nity treated our folks last Thurs­day night. Please take a minute and thank Mr. Luna for me and the par­ents of those stu­dents. Those in­volved made quite an im­pres­sion!

Clay Hobbs Trans­porta­tion/Fa­cil­i­ties Di­rec­tor Banks County Schools

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.