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Old 05-19-2014
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I know this is a bird spotted post but to important for that.about 3 hrs ago I was south bound on US1 5miles south of WAYCROSS GA.Spotted 70 80 s FC toad in front and behind? Stopped and talked realized they were escort cars.Nice men asked if I knew R DUPREE RANDY DUPREE formally from FLA. I told them I did he is in BAINBRIDGE GA area. THE white and black FC took off with escourts all lite up'locked and loaded. Writing on side of FC GEORGIA DEPT. CORRECTIONS,escourts GEORGIA STATE TROOPER. RUN RANDY RUN
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I know this is a bird spotted post but to important for that.about 3 hrs ago I was south bound on US1 5miles south of WAYCROSS GA.Spotted 70 80 s FC toad in front and behind? Stopped and talked realized they were escort cars.Nice men asked if I knew R DUPREE RANDY DUPREE formally from FLA. I told them I did he is in BAINBRIDGE GA area. THE white and black FC took off with escourts all lite up'locked and loaded. Writing on side of FC GEORGIA DEPT. CORRECTIONS,escourts GEORGIA STATE TROOPER. RUN RANDY RUN
Damnitman!!
I thought i was hiding over here in plain sight!

You sure that was a prison bus,not a chicken bus?
hahahahaaa!
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They probably need a good mechanic and someone referenced you, of course it means you are probably cooking up some convict stew tonight, oh, and they might to borrow some chains for the night
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Don't worry, if you go to jail, we'll get you out.......it might take a couple of weeks though..
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no worries!
I need a rest!
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It seems that Georgia Department of Corrections will be driving Blue Bird buses for a while. I ran across this article this morning which I copied from a press release by the Dept of Corrections.







First Blue Bird redesigned All Americans delivered in Georgia

<p>Phil Horlock (right) of Blue Bird Corp. presents the keys to the 2014 All Americans to Brian Owens of the Georgia State Department of Corrections. At left is state of Georgia Chief Operating Officer Bart Gobeil.</p>FORSYTH, Ga. — On Wednesday, officials from Blue Bird Corp. and dealer Yancey Bus Sales and Service delivered 10 of the manufacturer's redesigned 2014 All American buses to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

The new buses will be placed into immediate use, replacing buses in the existing fleet that have each accumulated over 300,000 miles.

The Georgia Department of Corrections tasked Blue Bird with providing increased passenger and storage capacity with its newly redesigned All American bus. Officials said the manufacturer met the challenge, providing buses that increase seating capacity by four, seating a total of 50 passengers. In addition, storage was fully maximized with pass-through luggage compartments and interior storage bins. These buses also feature a custom onboard lavatory.

The Georgia Department of Corrections’ buses are the first of Blue Bird’s redesigned 2014 All American buses to roll off of the production line in Fort Valley, Ga.

Officials said that the buses feature Blue Bird’s exclusive purpose-built chassis, an ergonomic driver’s cockpit for increased driver comfort, a larger windshield, which provides improved driver sightlines, an excellent turning radius, a larger entrance door, enhanced serviceability, excellent fuel economy and greater parts commonality with other Blue Bird buses.

“As a Georgia-based manufacturer for over 86 years, and as the second largest manufacturer in the automotive category in Georgia, Blue Bird is pleased to provide the Georgia Department of Corrections with buses that have been crafted by and for Georgians,” said Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird Corp. “Blue Bird’s longstanding commitment to the state of Georgia is present in every bus it builds. Our manufacturing facilities are all based in Fort Valley, and we employ 1,500 Georgians from over 20 Georgia counties. Additionally, over 20% of the materials used to build our buses are sourced from Georgia-based companies. Blue Bird supports Georgia-based companies to further stimulate a prosperous Georgia economy.”

Officials said that a 2009 economic multiplier study found that for every $1 that Georgia school districts and other customers spend on Blue Bird buses, that dollar is multiplied four times within the state. Every Blue Bird bus sold in Georgia provides a positive impact to the state gross domestic product by approximately $86,000.

<p>Brian Owens, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections, boards one of the buses. The event was held at the Georgia Department of Corrections’ State Offices South at Tift College.</p>“Our partnership with Blue Bird Corp. is a new beginning for the Department [of Corrections],” Commissioner Brian Owens added. “We are pleased to own buses that were designed and built by a Georgia-based company.”

Also, Eric Arnold, vice president of power systems for Yancey Brothers Co., parent company of Yancey Bus Sales and Service, noted that the dealership is “honored” to have the opportunity to provide buses to the Georgia Department of Corrections.

“We look forward to future opportunities where we can provide products and services that allow for safe and dependable transportation throughout Georgia,” Arnold said.

In addition to Horlock, Owens and Arnold, officials in attendance at the event included state of Georgia Chief Operating Officer Bart Gobeil, Chris Cummiskey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, local elected officials and representatives from the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce.


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