LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST VALUE CITY
Value City and Gramex Retail Stores are named as defendants in a lawsuit filed at the Bond County Courthouse. The Plaintiff, Baldwin Enterprises Inc, claims that Value City and Gramex are in breach of the rental contract. The lawsuit alleged that Value City owes back rent in the amount of $84,700, an additional $80,000 for repairs to the parking lot, and back real estate taxes exceeding $56,000. According to the lawsuit, Value City and Gramex signed a lease that guaranteed rental payments through Oct. 2008, but allegedly has not made those payments since closing the store earlier this year. In total, the lawsuit claims over a quarter of a million dollars in back payments and damages. Value City and Gramex have thirty days to respond to the lawsuit.
GREENVILLE FIREMEN KEPT BUSY THROUGHOUT TUESDAY NIGHT
Due to the storm passing through the area Tuesday evening, Greenville firemen received several calls for trees and limbs down on power lines and other storm damage.
The calls began at 7:13pm as firemen were called to the junction of Rt. 127 and Rt. 140 where a power pole was on fire. Rain extinguished the fire and Ameren IP workers shut off power to the area. A tree on a house on Wyatt Street had firemen checking, but finding no fire or power lines involved, units were directed to other alarms. A limb on power lines causing arcing was reported on Franklin Street. Ameren shut off power to the home. The next call was to South Second Street where a power line was down and arcing. Firemen barricaded the area until Ameren crews arrived. At 8:53 firemen received another call to South Sixth Street where power lines were arcing. Storms caused the alarm to sound at Greenville Regional Hospital at 8:54, but firemen found no sign of fire, and at 10:28, firemen were summoned again to the sight of a pole on fire at Rt. 127 and Rt. 140. Apparently, the pole, on fire earlier, had rekindled. Firemen extinguished the fire.
Greenville firemen responded to a total of seven calls between 7:13 and 10:28 Tuesday night, with most of those calls coming in the 7:00 o'clock hour.