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When this dog was found, he didn’t know what love was. But dedicated people are helping turn his life around. ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

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Harlem Globetrotters make the best play of the game: reuniting this military family πŸ€πŸ’― ... See MoreSee Less

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Nope, I'm not crying.

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2 days ago

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On top of everything they do, these nurses are hand-making pieces of warmth and comfort for the homeless. πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈπŸ‘¨β€βš•οΈπŸ₯ ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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ICYMI: Increased demands; decline of volunteer firefighters across the board. Together, these place a heavier burden on each person who shows up for work β€” paid or volunteer β€” at their local county firehouse.

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ICYMI: Increased demands; decline of volunteer firefighters across the board. Together, these place a heavier burden on each person who shows up for work β€” paid or volunteer β€” at their local county firehouse.

Full story in the comments.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

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This man has survived roadside bombings and being struck by lightning. Now he's wrestling men almost half his age. πŸ’ͺπŸ’š ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

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Augusta County parents and guardians: Have you noticed delays with your child's bus route recently? We are interested in speaking with you for a story. Please contact reporter Claire Mitzel at cmitzel@newsleader.com. ... See MoreSee Less

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Early bus routes and later drop offs it's crazy

Jeremy Dale

Never the same time sometime 10 min early to 10-15 min late. Have to take him to school on my way to work and he is late. Constantly different

Krista Goehring Leichner

Marianne Graves Tackett

Sometimes my kids have to ride 2nd load bus which would make them getting home around 430 But it’s not their drivers fault, things happen, it’s not their fault Augusta county is low on bus drivers, if you’re so mad about it then YOU apply to be a driver 🀷🏼‍♀️ Also, you’re supposed to wait on the bus, not the bus wait on you. When parents are at their door asking the driver to wait bc their child isn’t reAdy, that’s why buses are late getting your kid. STOP BLAMING THE BUS DRIVERS!!!!

My daughter has been late to school for at least a week and late getting home. At least 30 minutes late. Had to get another bus to pick her up because the original bus was unable.

Michelle Gregory

Yeah its alot and sometimes 45 minutes late picking up my child and bringing her home

Yep I have

OMG. Yes! We live way back off the road and because of bus delays/ early arrivals my kids have missed thebus so many times. Just this morning my daughter waited at the bus stop for 45 minutes and they came. It has gotten so bad this year.

YES!!

They definitely need more bus drivers .

Teresa Carter Slack

Several times my child's bus was more than 40 minutes late. School never notified me of anything.

Every week , it has been inconsistent since school started

Sometimes due to lack of bus drivers or drivers get sick some of the bus drivers have to do double runs which means taking there load dropping them off at school then go back get another load get them to school then turn around and do the samething at the end of school.. I surly dont blame the drivers ...its just the way they have to do sometimes.. Augusta county is short of drivers so i agree if there are people that want to help then go get a job to help them out...just saying...

Yes!

They are short of bus drivers, trying to get more, untill they do was told they may have to go to 3 loads and that will push it earlier and also later.

What areas is this happening??? We had one late day due to doors not opening on bus from SDES.

Sadly it’s not just Augusta County that is low on Bus Driver’s Rockingham County has been short on bus drivers for year’s

This is not something that just started ,its been going on since the very first wk of school. I feel bad for the drivers they do have,not only are they underpaid then double loads are added to them. It takes a special person to drive a bus load of children. I feel they should be compensated for all that their job entails. Everyone knows the reason there is such a shortage of drivers and its time they get the salary that they deserve.

We must be very fortunate. Our kids ride 2 different busses, depending on whether they are going to their grandparents house or home and their bus drivers are very consistent! We live in Stuarts Draft.

Thank you to everyone who has commented, messaged us and emailed! We appreciate all the feedback and will continue to check this thread.

My son goes to Wilson Middle and his bus has had like 3 different drivers this year! The one the have now the kids dont even get to school in time to eat breakfast which is insane when he is picked up at 7:05!

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4 days ago

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You can find this celebrity pig signing autographs and taking pictures with her fans. 🐷 ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

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Do you know how your local fire department operates? Reporter Claire Mitzel gives a behind the scenes look at her latest project. Part one is available on newsleader.com now and part two will be published Wednesday, Feb. 19. ... See MoreSee Less