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(UNDATED)–LONG TIME MILAM COUNTY SHERIFF

DAVID GREENE DIED FRIDAY WHILE RECOVERING

FROM A MASSIVE HEART ATTACK HE SUFFERED ON

JUNE 27 WHILE HE WAS IN OREGON. GREENE HAD

BEEN IN ICU SINCE SUFFERED THE ATTACK.

GREENE HAD SERVED AS SHERIFF SINCE APRIL 1ST

2008 WHEN HE WAS APPOINTED TO FILL THE SPOT

VACATED WHEN CHARLIE WEST RETIRED. HE WAS

ELECTED THE NEXT NOVEMBER AND HAS REMAINED

AS SHERIFF UNTIL HE DIED FRIDAY. SERVICES ARE

PENDING AND WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.

MILAM COUNTY ATTORNEY BILL TORREY TOLD KRXT NEWS

THAT THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL APPOINT A

PERSON TO FILL THE POSITION UNTIL THE GENERAL

ELECTION. GREENE’S CHIEF DEPUTY CHRIS WHITE

WAS APPOINTED BY THE COURT SHORTLY AFTER

GREENE SUFFERED THE HEART ATTACK AS INTERIM

SHERIFF.

(ROCKDALE)–THE D-P-S REPORTED A PERSON WAS KILLED

IN AN AUTO PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT  ON HIGHWAY 77 SOUTH

OF ROCKDALE WEDNESDAY NIGHT. PRONOUNCED DEAD AT

THE SCENE WAS SHANE STURGILL OF GRANGER.  THE 46

YEAR OLD STURGILL WAS WALKING ALONGSIDE HIGHWAY

77 SOUTH OF ROCKDALE. THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE THAT

HIT STURGILL WAS 53 YEAR OLD RAYMOND BURNS OF

LINCOLN IN LEE COUNTY.

(ROCKDALE)–THE ROCKDALE CHAMBER OF

COMMERCE’S ANNUAL CASINO NIGHT FUND RAISER IS

SET FOR TONIGHT AT THE RANCH. PROCEEDS WILL GO

TOWARD FOR A BATHROOM AT WOLF PARK FOR PUBLIC

USE DURING COMMUNITY EVENTS THERE.

(TAYLOR)–THE BRAZOS RIVER AUTHORITY WHICH

SUPPLIES WATER FOR THE CITY OF TAYLOR FROM

LAKE GRANGER HAS IMPLEMENTED A STAGE 1 DROUGHT

WATCH FOR LAKE GRANGER.  THE CITY OF TAYLOR WILL

ALSO ACTIVATE ITS STAGE 1 DROUGHT CONTINGENCY

PLANS.

(THORNDALE)–A THORNDALE RESIDENT,  47 YEAR OLD

MELODIE KAY RODENBECK,  IS IN THE COUNTY JAIL

UNDER A $103,500 BOND ON THREE CHARGES, THEFT OF

PROPERTY 30,000 TO 150,OOO DOLLARS, POSSESSION OF

DRUGS AND POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA.

THORNDALE CHEIF OF POLICE MARTIN JACKSON PLACED

HER IN JAIL FRIDAY.

(TAYLOR)–A WILLIAMSON COUNTY ASSISTANT CHIEF

WAS TREATED FOR SMOKE INHALATION AFTER BEING

BRIEFLY TRAPPED IN AN ELEVATOR THAT CAUGHT FIRE

AT THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IN

GEORGETOWN. AROUND 11 O’CLOCK FRIDAY MORNING,

THE CHIEF WAS IN THE ELEVATOR AT THE WILLIAMSON

COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WHEN HYDRAULIC OIL IGNITED

A FIRE.

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