BROTHER CHARGED WITH MURDERS
One person is in custody in connection with a double murder in Madison County. 45 year-old Douglas Jackson of Gillespie was charged with the alleged killing of 68 year-old John McAfee and his 48 year-old step son Kelly Jackson. Douglas Jackson, the brother of Kelly, is also charged with two counts of alleged armed robbery and two counts of alleged aggravated battery with a firearm. After a cooperative investigation from police agencies in Madison, Macoupin, St. Clair and Bond Counties, Douglas Jackson was taken in for questioning and was eventually charged in Madison County. Bond is set at one-million dollars.
LOCAL MAN INTERVIEWED PRESIDENT ELECT BARACK OBAMA
It was nearly four years ago that now President-elect Barack Obama visited Greenville during his campaign for the US Senate. Ryan Mifflin got a chance to speak with Barack. According to Mifflin, he got to talk with President-elect Obama for about five minutes and remembers asking Obama about a conversation he had with Senator John Kerry on stage after Obama's 2004 DNC Convention speech that propelled him onto the national political stage. President-Eelect Obama's visit to Greenville happened just a week after that speech was given. This picture was take during that interview, by Bond County Clerk Randy Reitz, in front of what was then Sid's Second Street Cafe, on the Greenville Square.
GREEN CONTEST WINNERS RECOGNIZED AT GREENVILLE REGIONAL HOSPITAL
The "Green Team" at Greenville Regional Hospital advances community health by protecting the environment. Through the month of August, the "Green Your Routine" contest was facilitated by the Green Team. Departments and individuals were encouraged to institute a "green" project and measure its environmental impact. Sharon Saunders and Sam Kinman were recognized along with the hospital's housekeeping, surgery, and laboratory departments. Projects showed reduced fuel consumption due to speed reduction and increases in recycling of paper, plastics, linens, aluminum, and ink cartridges. Winners received plaques made of 100% recycled bamboo and coconut shells. The goals of the program are to have the organization purchase in an environmentally friendly manner, reduce the use of materials and energy, and reuse or recycle materials when possible.