| February 08 2014 - Midland City Crisis: A Look Inside The Bus|
We know the names Charles Poland, Ethan, and Jimmy Lee Dykes. But what about the others in this tragedy? The ones who saw their friend lose his life protecting them.
| February 08 2014 - Memorial is held for school bus driver in bunker case|
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — A memorial service was held Wednesday night for 66 year old Charles Poland Jr., the school bus driver slain one year ago before a bunker standoff in southeast Alabama.
| February 08 2014 - Children healing one year after shooting on Midland City bus|
It's a scene straight from a horror movie -- an experience no one should ever have to go through. For students on a Midland City bus, they saw it unfold in person. To help cope with the horror, the Southeast Alabama Child Advocacy Center quickly stepped in and provided counseling for many of the students.
| January 28 2014 - Hundreds of flights canceled due to weather|
[...] hundreds of flights were canceled at George Bush Intercontinental Airport and at Hobby Airport with bad weather forecast in several parts of the country. At IAH, 20-year-old C.J. Ochoa was considering taking a bus back home to Midland at Terminal C after his flight was canceled. According to online information, 326 departing flights at IAH are canceled Tuesday through midnight, with 89 ...
| January 28 2014 - Freezing rain reported at IAH; flights canceled|
The weather service reported freezing rain at George Bush Intercontinental Airport at 7:45 a.m. Emmett said the precipitation could move into the city through noon. At IAH, 326 departing flights and 318 arriving flights are canceled through midnight, according to online information. C.J. Ochoa, 20, was considering taking a bus back home to Midland after his flight out of IAH's Terminal C was ...
| January 27 2014 - Memorial set for driver killed in Ala bunker drama|
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — A memorial is planned for the school bus driver who was slain a year ago during a bunker standoff in southeast Alabama. The event honoring 66-year-old Charles Poland Jr. will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dale County High School in Midland City, just a few miles from the scene of the hostage drama. A gunman boarded Poland's bus on Jan. 29, 2013, demanding children ...
| December 27 2013 - Community Calendar for the Midlands, Dec. 28|
HOLIDAY LIGHTS ON THE RIVER: 6-10 p.m. through Tuesday at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Traditional favorites of the holiday drive-through include the Dazzling Dancing Forest, the Good Sports area, Stars and Stripes, a tribute to the armed forces and the Twelve Days of Christmas in lights. Admission is $15 per car; $25 per 15-passenger van and $40 per bus. (803) 772-3903; www.icrc ...
| December 11 2013 - Blind woman helps others see Christmas|
COLUMBIA —During our annual Stuff A Bus a number of volunteers help collect donations but for one Midlands woman it's a yearly tradition despite her not being able to physically see Christmas.
| November 27 2013 - Community Calendar for the Midlands, Nov. 27|
HOLIDAY LIGHTS ON THE RIVER: 6-10 p.m. Wednesday through Dec. 31 at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Traditional favorites of the holiday drive-through include the Dazzling Dancing Forest, the Good Sports area, Stars and Stripes, a tribute to the armed forces and the Twelve Days of Christmas in lights. Check out the Wetland Wonderland Walking Trail along the boardwalk with the addition ...
| November 26 2013 - Community Calendar for the Midlands, Nov. 25|
SLEIGH BELL STROLL: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road. Family fun walk amid the displays of Holiday Lights on the River; $5, age 6 and younger, free. Proceeds benefit the Saluda Shoals Foundation. Park entrance will close at 5 p.m.; all parking will be at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church. www.icrc.net
| October 17 2013 - City Council Candidate: New initiatives at heart of traffic solution|
As our great city of Midland expands, traffic becomes an increasing and on-going concern. There are no magic wands or easy fixes that will suddenly solve this problem. However, there are some short-term corrections that include more strategic signage, marking of bike lanes to make them more visible, encouraging use of public transit and continuing to synchronize traffic lights throughout the ...
| October 09 2013 - Community Calendar for the Midlands, Sept. 9|
SHERIFF JAMES R. METTS GOLF TOURNAMENT: Monday at the Country Club of Lexington, 1066 Barr Road, Lexington. Limited to 30 four-member teams; 11:30 a.m. shotgun start. $350 per team or $87.50 per player; includes green fees, golf cart fees, range balls and buffet dinner; “Hacker Packets” available for $20, includes two mulligans, one throw and one red-tee buster. Proceeds will benefit the James R ...