SURVEY COMPLETED ON SEAGRAVES CEMETERY; BOUNDARY LINES NOT WHERE THEY THOUGHT
The Bond County Board met Tuesday morning for their regular monthly meeting. Highway Engineer Mike McCormick presented a plat of a recent survey of the Seagraves Cemetery, showing that a pond, built by Kevin Devore, did encroach on the southern part of the cemetery grounds. The pond does follow an old fence line, that was assumed by many for years to be the property boundaries. Deb Marti, representing those with family members buried at the cemetery, says that there are 50 unmarked graves in the cemetery, which could be where the pond is now, however there is no record of the actual location of the plots. Family members told the board they would like to see the pond emptied. The Bond County Board tabled the item for further research.
In other business, board members approved a list of nine names to be appointed to the county Recycling Committee. Dates and times of the meetings have yet to be decided. Dr. Stowe presented his annual report to the board, saying that another year has passed without any rabies reports in Bond County. He attributes this to the number of vaccinations given in the area.
WGEL will have more from the Bond County Board meeting in a future newscast. And you can see the meeting, in it's entirety, Wednesday night, at 6PM, on New Wave Communications Cable Channel 3.
SEVERE FIRE AND SMOKE DAMAGE TO A TAVERN IN PANAMA
The Shoal Creek Fire Department was called to a structure fire at the Dutchman Tavern in Panama Monday morning. According to Shoal Creek Fire Chief Eric Ernest,the damage was very severe but the structure is not believed to be a total loss. Where, in the tavern and how the fire started, are still under investigation. Greenville Fireman were called for mutual aid and were on the scene for over two hours.