A school bus with twenty students on board was involved a minor traffic accident Friday afternoon on Student's Home Road near Magness Road.
No one was injured.
Central dispatch was notified at 3:38 p.m.
Trooper Bobby Johnson of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE that Faye Pollard, driving bus #08-25, was traveling south on Student's Home Road as 45 year old Jose Tierranegra was going north on a John Deere tractor with a nursery tree digger attachment. According to Trooper Johnson the tractor and bus sideswiped on the narrow road as both vehicles were trying to negotiate a curve. Tierranegra works for the BFN Operations nursery company.
The bus was only dented at the point of impact. While the bus was still driveable, students were loaded onto another bus and taken home.
Director of Schools Mark Willoughby, Transportation Supervisor Jimmy Sprague, and Attendance Supervisor Joey Reeder were on the scene along with a sheriff's deputy.
Several persons facing drug charges and other offenses appeared in DeKalb County Criminal Court Wednesday.
Judge David Patterson presided.
25 year old Brittney Barnes pleaded guilty to one count of sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance. She received a three year sentence in each case to run consecutively for a total of six years. However the sentence will be suspended to supervised probation after serving 180 days. She was fined $2,000. Barnes is also to pay restitution in theft cases against her. She was given jail credit of 83 days.
Barnes was indicted in a recent undercover drug investigation by the sheriff's department. The indictments allege that on March 7th she sold and delivered Dilaudid and that on March 18 she sold Cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school or public place.
28 year old Michael Snyders pleaded guilty to sale and delivery of a controlled substance. He received a two year sentence, suspended to TDOC probation supervised by community corrections. He was given jail credit of 84 days. The sentence is to run consecutive to a prior case against him.
Snyders was indicted in a recent undercover investigation by the sheriff's department. The indictment alleges that he sold and delivered Dihydrocodeinone on May 10, 2012.
32 year old Halton Wayne Hicks pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance and 32 year old Amanda May Hicks pleaded guilty to two counts of sale and delivery of a schedule II drug.
Halton Wayne Hicks received a three year sentence in the Tennessee Department of Corrections to run consecutive to three other cases against him and concurrently with a Warren County case.
Amanda May Hicks got a six year sentence in each case to run concurrently with each other to serve at 30%. The term is to also run concurrently with two other cases against her, a violation of probation sentence, and a Warren County case. She was given jail credit of 78 days.
Both were indicted in a recent undercover drug investigation by the sheriff's department. The indictments allege that on March 18th, both Halton and Amanda Hicks sold and delivered Hydromorphone; and that on March 7 Amanda Hicks sold and delivered Dilaudid.
38 year old James S. Leduc pleaded guilty to possession of a schedule IV and II drug for resale. He received a four year sentence in each case to run consecutive for a total of eight years at 30% before his release eligibility date. He was fined $2,000. The sentence is to run concurrently with a violation of probation against him. Leduc was given jail credit of 155 days.
20 year old James D. Mitchell pleaded guilty to attempted initiation of methamphetamine. He received a six year sentence and fined $2,000. He was granted judicial diversion probation.
45 year old Therese D. Tittle pleaded guilty to sale of a schedule II controlled substance and received a three year sentence, all suspended to probation. She was fined $2,000.
49 year old Aubrey L. Kilgore pleaded guilty by information to reckless endangerment and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, suspended to unsupervised probation except for six days to serve on consecutive weekends. He received a fine of $365 and a $50 statutory fine.
53 year old Tracy Veach pleaded guilty to a third offense of driving under the influence and received a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, suspended to 120 days to serve. He will lose his driving privileges for six years and be fined $1,100.