11-06-2008

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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.

 

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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.


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THREE GREENVILLE MEN EXCEL AT MUSIC FESTIVAL

 

The Greenville High School Music Department congratulates three outstanding young musicians who participated in the Illinois Music Educators Association District Music Festival.  Owen B eans, Billy Link and Jace Reinhard were chosen through audition to perform in Carbondale, on the SIU campus, along with several hundred other high school students from the southern part of the state.  These students represented their school and the community very well during the audition and throughout the festival.  In several weeks all the state officials will come together and decide who will represent the district at the state conference, at Peoria in January.  All three of these students have the chance to make it to state.


ILLINOIS STATE POLICE CRACK DOWN ON SPEEDERS

 

The Illinois State Police have announced that they will be conducting roadside safety checks during the month of November. These safety checks are used to deter motorists from drinking and driving. With the arrival of the fall season, there is more inclination to be involved with sports related parties that involve alcohol. Please use a designated driver if you are planning on drinking. These checks will be held in the Metro-East area, including Bond, Clinton, Madison, St. Clair and Monroe Counties.


OBITUARIES

HARRY E. ARNOLD

 

Harry E. Arnold, age 85, of Greenville, formerly of Mulberry Grove and Granite City, passed away Tuesday in Tennessee.  Funeral services for 85 year-old Harry Arnold will be Saturday, November 8th, at 3:00 PM at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.  Interment will be in Mulberry Grove Cemetery with full military honors by American Legion Post 1180 of Mulberry Grove.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM Saturday until service time at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to the family.


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