SMITHBORO FIREMEN CALLED TO TRUCK FIRE
Smithboro Firemen were called around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday to Interstate 70 at mile marker 47 to a report of a truck fire. Upon arrival, it was determined that brakes on a semi-truck's trailer had locked up and caught fire. By the time Smithboro Firemen arrived, the driver had extinguished the fire. Minimal damage was done and no injuries were reported. Firemen were on the scene for approximately 30 minutes.
GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL JANUARY MEETING
The Greenville City Council met Monday night with Councilman Kenny Hampton presiding. The council passed a program that will help subsidize recycling fees for low income residents. They opened up discussion on leaf burning in the city for the second time since they passed restrictions on burning in 2007. The council has been asked to ban leaf burning altogether and they decided to surveying public opinion before making a decision, possibly at the February or March meeting. After an undercover investigation to determine compliance with the new city liquor ordinance, Police Chief Lou Lorton reported all city licensees were found to be in compliance and the first batch of licenses were renewed. In other action, the council approved the appointment of Carlos Hawley and Howard Elmore to the Zoning Board of Appeals. The council adjourned into executive session to talk about real estate, personnel and pending litigation.
FIRE ALARM AT AT&T BUILDING
Greenville Firemen responded yesterday morning at 5:31 to a fire alarm sounding at the AT&T building on north Third Street. According to the fire report, the alarm was in an equipment room. Upon arrival, firemen thoroughly checked the building and found no fire. They were on the scene for about 40 minutes.