6-26-2008

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CELL PHONE USE BANNED AT UNIT 2 SCHOOLS - PHONES MUST BE LEFT IN LOCKER OR CAR.

 

 

 

In open session Monday night, the Bond County Unit Two School board approved 10 changes to the school handbook.  In the coming school year, the use or possession of cell phones, by students in Greenville, Sorento and Pocahontas schools, will be prohibited during school hours.  While the rule has always been in place to ban students from using cell phones during school hours, the new interpretation and wording would require students to leave their phones in their locker or car.  High School Principal Kevin Cochrane also said that since many students will store their cell phones in their lockers, starting next school year, students will be required to have locks on their lockers.  Locks are provided free of charge by the school. 

 

In other action, the board awarded a bid to Unterbrink Construction for 928,000 dollars for Phase Two of the Athletic Complex, including the concession stand, grandstand and high-mast light poles. The board approved Channel One, a free, current, news program, available over satellite, that broadcasts news and features about teen issues

 


BURGLARY IN MULBERRY GROVE

 

According to Mulberry Grove Police Chief Robert Sutton, Dena Harper's residence, at 105 East Tower Street in Mulberry Grove, had been burglarized sometime on Tuesday or Wednesday.  Damage to the residence and the detached garage was extensive with forced entry to two different single-entry doors as well as severe vandalism throughout the residence. A vehicle parked inside the garage was also extensively damaged. It is unknown just how many items were taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mulberry Grove Police Department at 618-326-8815.

 


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JUNE 26 POLICE REPORT

 

In news for this morning from local law enforcement---

 

Smithboro First Responders were paged at 11:05 AM Wednesday to Main and Commercial Streets in Smithboro.  The call was for a man whose lawn mower had turned over on him. According to Smithboro Fire Chief, Dale Deverick, the man complained of pain in his right hip.  Bond County EMS also responded and transported the 89 year-old man to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment.

 

Bond County Officers responded to two accidents Wednesday evening.  The first occurred at 6:35 on the Red Ball Trail North of Lynch Loop, and the second call came at 8:56 on Millersburg Road, south of Rt. 143.  No injuries were reported from either accident.

 

Greenville Police also responded to two accidents Wednesday.  At 9:25 AM, Police were called to 3rd Street and Harris Avenue, the site of a 2-car accident.  Officers were called again at 1:11 PM to 2nd Street and College Avenue to a car/truck accident.  No one was injured in either accident

 

 


ALCOHOL REFERENDUM BOOTH AT GLOBE THEATER SATURDAY

 

 

Greenville City residents will have an opportunity to sign a petition for the referendum regarding sale of alcoholic beverages in the City, this Saturday at the Globe Theater. Volunteers will have a booth, between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM, to collect signatures.  Anyone wanting to volunteer to help with the petition should contact Jan Koonce at 664-1644.

 

 


SPORTS

ODORIZZIE NAMED ONE OF USA TODAY'S TOP PLAYERS

 

 

Highland High School senior, Jake Odorizzi, who helped the Bulldog baseball team to the Class 3A-state championship, has been named national high school Player of the Year by USA today. Odorizzi was picked as USA Today's top player Wednesday. The young pitcher finished the season with 14 wins and no loses and 9 shutouts, he also played shortstop, hit for a 412 average with 15 homeruns, and signed a million dollar plus contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.




OBITUARIES

JAMES WOOSLEY

 

59 year-old  James Woosley of Midland Texas, formerly of Pocahontas, passed away Monday June 23rd at Veteran's Hospital in Big Springs Texas.  A memorial service will be held at a later time. 


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