HIGH WATER CAUSES COUPLE TO SWIM FROM CAR
The heavy rains on Sunday caused one couple to swim to safety from a stranded car on Panama Avenue. Paul and Nina Whiteside were traveling southbound on Panama Avenue around 9:45PM, when they crested a hill and drove into a water covered portion of the road. Paul told the Bond County Sherriff’s department that he did not notice the water in time, due to the hill. The water quickly swept the car off the road. They both got out of the vehicle, and swam to safety. Water reached the tops of the windows and even hours later the car could not be towed out due to the high water.
GREENVILLE CITY COUNCIL PREVIEW
The Greenville City Council will do double duty at city hall tonight with a short executive session planned prior to the regular 7:30 meeting. That special meeting starts at 7. Twenty-nine agenda items appear on tonight’s 7:30 meeting including payroll changes, a new police contract, special event liquor licenses, discussion of the South Fourth Street Project, next years budget, and a lot more. WGEL will be there and you can tune in tomorrow for the highlights.
BOND COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO OIL PART OF OLD RIPLEY ROAD
Old Ripley Road will be closed today from 7AM to 1PM for oiling. According to the Bond County Highway Department a detour will not be available and if you have any questions to contact the highway department at 664-1144. In case of rain the oiling will be done on Wednesday.