02-10-2010

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MANUFACTURING PLANT PROJECT DECISION SOON

 

A company that wants to build a manufacturing plant has narrowed down its decision to Greenville or a town in Missouri, and the final decision is reportedly getting closer. Greenville officials recently met with that company's executives in Florida. Assistant City Manager Lisa Stephens talked with WGEL about the meeting. According to Stephens, she has been working with an executive of the company for over 18 months to help bring this project to Greenville. Stephens said, "This was a very good and productive trip and we walked away very optimistic." She now is hoping that local, state and federal legislatures help back this project for Greenville. Stephens added that the project, codenamed Carolina, will generate up to 150 full-time jobs with an average salary of $62,000 and benefits. Up to 2000 potential indirect jobs may be created and possibly a spin-off company. The company is expected to make their decision in the next 60 days.

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SLIPPERY ROADS CONTRIBUTE TO ACCIDENTS

 

Bond County Sheriff's Officers responded to two accidents Tuesday morning. Slippery roads were a factor in both accidents. The first occurred around 6:20 a.m. when the driver of a 2004 Honda Civic, westbound on New Douglas Ave near Griffiths Road, lost control on ice and slid 126 feet. The vehicle spun 180 degrees and ended up in the ditch. No injuries were reported but damage to the car was estimated to be over $1,500. The other accident occurred around 8:00 a.m. when the driver of a 2003 Saturn, westbound on Route 140 south of Country Club Road, lost control because of snow. The vehicle hit the rear of a snow plow, the guard-rail, spun around and hit the guard-rail again with the vehicle ending up with its rear on the guard-rail. No injuries were reported, but extensive damage was done to the car.


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HIGHLAND MAN'S STOLEN AIR CONDITIONER FOUND

 

An observant victim helped catch two alleged air conditioner thieves that were after copper wiring.  According to the Madison County Sheriff's Department, an outside air conditioner was stolen from a residence, on Giger road in Highland, Saturday.  The victim told police that they noticed a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood the day before and wrote down the license plate number.  By using the number, deputies learned the truck had been towed Sunday, since the driver had a suspended license.  The stolen air conditioner was In the bed of the truck.  The air conditioner was returned and Richard Cook, age 35, and Barry McGrew, age 54, both of Granite City were charged with alleged theft over $300, a felony.  Bond was set at $25,000 each.  

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OBITUARIES

DICK SUZUKI

 

Dick S. Suzuki, age 52, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, February 7 at his home. No funeral service is scheduled for 52 year-old Dick Suzuki. The family will receive friends Friday, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children.


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