Greenville – As part of the City of Greenville Water Utility Public Education Program, the Boy Scouts of America are partnering with the City to place "NO DUMPING" markers on storm drains.
On Saturday, August 8, beginning at 8 a.m., teams of boy scouts and volunteers will be working in the neighborhoods off of Old Mill Road, Nashville, Mullaney, Patti J and Roy Warren Parkway placing these permanent markers on storm drains. This ongoing project will take place over the next several months.
– The Greenville Electric Utility System (GEUS) is awarded thousands in grant money to help save its customers money.
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) announced this week GEUS will receive $250,000 through the Weatherization Assistance Program. They had originally sought $545,000. The funds will go toward making homes of low income residents more energy efficient.
Social networking sites and sexting now a part of Texas school handbook policy to protect students; Once convicted robber from Greenville pleads not guilty to drug possession charges; Sentencing in Campbell murder case set for next Thursday; Kaufman County man pleads not guilty in weapons and money theft; 3rd annual Cotton Belt Symposium set for Saturday on the A&M-Commerce campus.
Campbell – A Campbell man will learn next week how long he'll spend in prison for the murder of his wife.
32-year-old James Ray Brown Jr. will receive his sentence next Thursday, after having pleaded guilty to murdering his wife in June. A judge Thursday scheduled next week's hearing, which had previously been postponed.
Brown is said to have killed 28-year-old Avis Baker Brown at the couples' residence in October, 2008. He is facing a maximum sentence of from five to 99 years to life in prison.
Greenville – A Greenville man, convicted a decade ago for two armed robberies, has pleaded not guilty to two drug possession charges.
Gary Desmond Allen was one of two people indicted earlier this year for possession of the drugs within 1,000 ft of the Boles ISD campus.
He received one indictment for delivery of marijuana, and for the manufacture and possession of a controlled substance, mainly PCP, in February. An interim hearing in the case has been scheduled for September 8.
– The topics of social networking websites and sexting have found their way into the handbooks of grade school students across Texas. School District boards are approving the new measures prior to the start of the fall semester, to help better inform and protect students.
Students are not to use the name or picture of a student, district employee or volunteer and post without the person's consent for the purposes of harassing or embarrassing another, regardless of when and from where they posted it.