Sheriff distributes $251,360 to governmental entities; no bingo funds to the hospital

Bingo Check jpg L to R: Boligee Mayor Louis Harper, Bingo Clerk Minnie Byrd, Louise Harkness Union Councilperson, Forkland Mayor Ollie Vester, Sheriff Benison, Emma Jackson, Bingo Clerk, Brenda Burke representing the County Commission, Barbara Collins representing the City of Eutaw and Sharon Washington representing Greene County Board of Education.

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In various public gatherings, representatives from the Greene County Health System have sought financial assistance from Sheriff Jonathan Benison’s bingo receipts, to no avail. On Wednesday, May 18, 2016, Greene County Sheriff Department distributed $251,360 in monthly bingo allocations from the four licensed gaming operations in the county. None of these funds were allocated to the hospital, nursing home, physicians clinic or Home Health Care Services. The Greene County Health System has never been a regular recipient of Greene County bingo allocations since Sheriff Benison has been in office. The recipients of the monthly distributions from bingo gaming designated by Sheriff Jonathan Benison in his Bingo Rules and Regulations include the Greene County Commission, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, the cities of Eutaw, Forkland, Union and Boligee and the Greene County Board of Education. The assessments reported at this time are for the month of April 2016. Green Charity (Center for Rural Family Development) gave a total of $60,000 to the following: Greene County Commission, $24,000; Greene County Sheriff’s Department, $9,000; City of Eutaw, $4,500; and the Towns of Forkland, Union and Boligee each, $3,000; Greene County Board of Education, $13,500. Greenetrack, Inc gave a total of $71,360 to the following: Greene County Commission, $28,544; Greene County Sheriff’s Department, $10,704; City of Eutaw, $5,352; Towns of Forkland, Union and Boligee each, $3,658 Greene County Board of Education, $16,056. Frontier (Dream, Inc.) gave a total of $60,000 to the following: Greene County Commission, $24,000; Greene County Sheriff’s Department, $9,000; City of Eutaw, $4,500; and the Towns of Forkland, Union and Boligee each, $3,000; Greene County Board of Education, $13,500. River’s Edge (Young People Alliance Association) gave a total of $60,000 to the following: Greene County Commission, $24,000; Greene County Sheriff’s Department, $9,000; City of Eutaw, $4,500; and the Towns of Forkland, Union and Boligee each, $3,000; Greene County Board of Education, $13,500.

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