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Bus driver honored for heroic actions
Also, Robbins reports on first days of new school year
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Jackie Cornelius, a bus driver for the Kershaw County School District (center), accepts a certificate for outstanding accomplishment for taking action in an emergency situation involving a man who she noticed lying face down on the ground. Presenting her with the certificate during the Kershaw County Board of Trustees Aug. 21 meeting are Chairman James Smith (left) and Trustee Don Copley. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
One afternoon this summer, Jackie Cornelius was driving a bus load of students from a summer reading program at Midway Elementary School when she noticed a man lying face down on the side of the road. “She stopped the bus, and made sure the students were safe. Then, she called 911 and did everything as instructed by the emergency officials,” Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins said during the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees’ Aug. 21 meeting.

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