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Greenville Town Manager resigns

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. Greenville Town Manager Jim McCroskey submitted his resignation to the Town Council on Tuesday, May 9. His departure follows months of turmoil within the council, mainly concerning attendance, as council-members have recently attempted to have each other removed from office. McCroskey was hired as the Town Manager in November, 2016. He brought a healthy history of experience with him, previously serving as City Manager of Holly Hills, Fl. McCroskey told Greene Publishing, Inc. that his main reason for resigning is that he wants to be…

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WRECK: Sleeping driver causes power outage

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Sunday, May 7, at approximately 9:52 p.m., a white 2015 Ford 2500, driven by 16-year-old Brandon Bunch, crashed into a utility pole, causing power outages to local Duke Energy customers. The vehicle was traveling east on E Base St., on the inside lane, before it crossed the outside lane, jumped the curb, and ran up the pole, causing the vehicle to roll over onto its driver’s side. The driver told police that he fell asleep at the wheel. Duke Energy reports that the initial…

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NFL: Chris Thompson re-signs one-year deal with Redskins

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison County native Chris Thompson has recently re-signed a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). With the new deal comes a nice pay-raise for Thompson. His previous contract was for $675,000 for the 2016 season. His new contract is for $2,746,000. This new deal comes off the most productive season of Thompson’s four year NFL career. Thompson was drafted by the Washington Redskins after a college career at Florida State University that was plagued by ill-timed injuries. Thompson will…

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Crime: Man arrested for sexual battery

Story Submitted Madison County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Epp Richardson reports that on Monday, May 8 at approximately 4:30 p.m. the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a sexual battery. Officers were immediately dispatched to the area of the Desoto Wayside Park in Madison County located off of NE Drew Way. The victim and witnesses were able to provide a detailed description of the suspect and the suspect was immediately located upon the officers arrival. The suspect, identified as Donald Bowen, Jr., 42 of Lake…

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