County Bingo facilities provide $332,820 to designated entities

Sheriff Benison continues work on changing bingo rules to help hospital

In a telephone interview with The Democrat, Sheriff Benison said that he is continuing to work on changes to the Greene County electronic bingo rules to assist the Greene County Health System (GCHS).
The Sheriff met with the GCHS Board of Directors last week and committed to increasing the per machine fee on bingo machines by $25 to support the health care services of the hospital, nursing home, physicians clinic and other services.
This change in the machine fee would generate $50,000 a month
to support health care for Greene County, starting November 1.
“ We desperately need these funds to cover ‘uncompensated care’ for low income residents,” said John Zippert, GCHS Board Chair.

Bingo

Shown above: Boligee City Councilperson Ernestine Wade, Mayor of Union James Gaines, Greene County Board of Education CFO Katrina Sewell, Bingo Clerk Emma Jackson, Greene Co. Sheriff Jonathan Benison, Bingo Clerk Minnie Byrd, Shirley Edwards Greene County Hospital Board member, Forkland Councilman Joe Tuck, and Brenda Burke representing County Commission.

 

On Friday, September 15, 2017, Greene County Sheriff Department distributed $332,820 in monthly bingo allocations from the five licensed gaming operations in the county. The recipients of the monthly distributions from bingo gaming designated by Sheriff Benison in his Bingo Rules and Regulations include the Greene County Commission, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, the cities of Eutaw, Forkland, Union, Boligee and the Greene County Board of Education. To date, only the Palace (Tommy Summerville Police Support League) contributes to the Greene County Hospital. The following assessments are for the month of August 2017.
Greenetrack, 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.
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.
Frontier (Dream, Inc.) gave a total of $60,420 to the following: Greene County Commission, $24,000; Greene County Sheriff’s Department, $9,420; 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 (NNL – Next Level Leaders and TCCTP – Tishabee Community Center Tutorial Program) 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.
Palace (Tommy Summerville Police Support League) gave a total of $92,400 to the following: Greene County Commission, $4,620; Greene County Sheriff’s Department, $36,960; City of Eutaw, $27,720; and the Towns of Forkland, Union and Boligee each, $4,620; Greene County Board of Education, $4,620 and the Greene County Hospital $4,620.

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