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Mount Pleasant parents urged to voice bus concerns

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The Jennie Moore Elementary Improvement Council sent letters to parents Wednesday urging them to let their voices be heard about school buses. More>>

Senate budget plan could include $15M for buses

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The Senate's 2013-14 budget could buy $15 million worth of new school buses for South Carolina's aging fleet. More>>

Local mechanic says fixing buses is a challenge Video included

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Jeep White is the general manager for General Diesel. The shop looks over the bus fleet in Mount Pleasant. He says his lot is usually never without a school bus in need of repair. More>>

Durham Bus Drivers: 'Make Durham be accountable' Video included

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Nearly 75 Bus drivers with Durham School Services filed into a conference room at the North Charleston Coliseum to say enough is enough. More>>

Teamsters to speak out on bus safety, working conditions concerns

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Unionized bus drivers in Charleston, Beaufort and Dorchester District 2 have planned a press conference Tuesday to address what they call "serious concerns" with bus safety. More>>

Charleston County bus drivers agree to a deal with Durham

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Charleston County bus drivers say they have agreed to a deal with Durham School Services that will avoid a work stoppage. More>>

Beaufort drivers OK new contract with Durham

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School officials for Beaufort County Schools said Wednesday night that bus drivers and monitors had reached a deal with Durham Bus Services. More>>

Source: Durham bus drivers for CCSD will vote on contract Saturday

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Durham School Services bus drivers who drive for the Charleston County School District will vote on a new contract with the bus company on Saturday, a source close to the negotiations said. More>>

'Very good progress' in negotiations, says Durham

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Durham School Services said Friday they were making "very good progress" in negotiations with the bus drivers union. More>>

Is a compromise between Durham, school bus drivers any closer?

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What can be learned from three weeks of negotiations, since a strike was first authorized by drivers? More>>

Durham officials refute claim they walked out of negotiations

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Representatives of Durham School Services walked out of negotiations Tuesday morning, according to a source with information on the talks. The bus company refuted that information, though.

SPECIAL SECTION: Union, Durham work to avert strike
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Parent writes letter of support for area bus drivers

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It took Dawn Connor about 15 minutes to write this letter showing her support for Durham bus drivers who service Charleston County schools. More>>

CARTA offering to step in for CCSD if bus strike happens

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The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority has offered to step in and help Charleston area students get to school if unionized bus drivers strike. More>>

Former Durham driver: 'You can't make a living there'

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"Some want to strike can't, some don't want to strike -- it's a mix feeling thing," said Applewhite. "Most people don't want to leave. I didn't want to leave the children but I got to work for retirement." More>>

Bus union: Progress made with Durham, negotiations continue Monday

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Teamsters Local 509, the union representing bus drivers for Dorchester, Beaufort and Charleston counties, said Thursday evening that they had made progress with Durham School Services and have plans to go back to negotiations on Monday. More>>

30 bus drivers ready to go in event of strike, says CCSD

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Charleston County School District Superintendent Dr. Nancy McGinley said Wednesday afternoon the district had 30 trained and licensed drivers at their disposal in the event of a strike. More>>

Teamsters union issues response to Durham press conference

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The Teamsters union issued a statement late Wednesday in response to the 1 p.m. press conference by the Durham School Services chairman. More>>

Durham: Charleston wage increase demands ‘beyond reason’

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Durham officials said in a press conference Wednesday that negotiators for the bus company and the Teamsters union were slowly coming together on salary increases. More>>

Durham officials: Press conference slated for 1 p.m.

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Officials with Durham School Services said Wednesday morning they had scheduled a press conference for 1 p.m. at the company's offices in North Charleston. More>>

Bus headed to Academic Magnet catches fire, officials say

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A bus headed to Academic Magnet High School caught fire Tuesday morning on Highway 17, officials with Charleston County School District said. More>>

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