STORMS BRING RAIN TO THE AREA ON TUESDAY
The storms that rolled throughout the region Tuesday night brought thunder, lightning and some rain to the local area. According to the City of Greenville rain gauges, there was .47 inches reported at the Waste Water Treatment Plant, .60 inches at 6th Street and .57 inches at Route 140 and Idler Lane.
Most of the rain and storms came in from Missouri and continued traveling east, just north of Bond County Tuesday evening. According to the National Weather Service, there were several reports of Tornados that had touched down in Missouri and dozens of reports of damaged or destroyed homes and businesses, overturned cars, uprooted trees and flattened crops. WGEL will have more details when they become available.
CAR FIRE AT MABRY'S WEDNESDAY MORNING
The Greenville Fire Protection District was called to a car on fire at Mabry's restaurant Wednesday morning at 9:08am. Firefighters arrived on scene a few minutes later to find flames shooting from the hood of a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix, owned by Tammy Turner. The car was parked in front of the restaurant, and once the hood was opened, the engine was fully engulfed. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly, but the car was a total loss.
WGEL spoke with Tammy Turner who said that she had just gotten gas and was on her way to work at Mabry's. She said the car wasn't acting right. Once she parked, she noticed a little smoke coming from the hood and then went inside to get some help from another employee. Soon after, more smoke began pouring from the hood and the fire department was called. Greenville Fire Captain Jim Sutton said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
RIPSON BRIDGE FALL FESTIVAL
The 20th Annual Ripson Bridge Fall Festival will be this Sunday, October 7th, from 11:00 am - 5:00 PM. There will be live country music all day and the lunch stand will open at 11:00 am. They will have home-made chili, beans and cornbread, BBQ, fish dinners, hot dogs, pie, cake and kettle korn. There will also be children's games, craft stands, home-made apple butter, home-made lye soap and much more. Bring your lawn chair so you can enjoy the beautiful countryside while eating kettle korn and listening to the music.
To get to the festival, take Rt. 140 to Old Ripley and head North. You can't miss the sights and smells of this year's festival.