Greenetrack and Greene County Commission reach settlement of past litigation; Greenetrack pays
$250,000 to county

The Greene County Commission held a Special Called Meeting on August 17, 2022, for the purpose of accepting and approving a settlement agreement between Greenetrack and the Commission.

The dispute goes back about ten years and concerns payment of rent by Greenetrack for use of the 53-acre site of the original dog racing track and ancillary buildings, which are now used for simulcast wagering on dogs and horses as well as electronic bingo.

When Bear Bryant Jr. ended his relationship as owner of Greenetrack. He gave his ownership rights in the property half to Greene County Commission and half to the employees of Greenetrack based on their position and seniority.

Greenetrack, represented by its CEO Luther Winn paid $250,000 in rental for the year 2012, but the Greene County Commission did not want to accept the check because Commission Chair, Nick Underwood, felt the county should receive more in rent. The check from Greenetrack was never cashed and clashing lawsuits were filed by both parties.

The agreement signed at the special meeting by Greenetrack CEO, Luther Winn, provides payment of $800,000 in back rent, over five years at the rate of $160,000 a year, payable April 1 of each year until April 2026. Greenetrack also agreed to a rental agreement to pay $100,000 a year rental each year for two years from April 1, 2022, to March 31, 2024, with a right of automatic lease renewals on an annual basis.

Winn signed the agreement and gave a check or $250,000, which was $10,000 less than the $260,000 required and said he would submit the rest at a later date.

The County Commission also officially approved the settlement, which includes provisions to dismiss lawsuits between the parties. This settlement also frees up a large escrow fund of over $200,000, held by the County Commission for the Greene County Water and Sewer Authority of funds paid by Greenetrack for water and sewer services during the dispute.

After handing the check to Greene County, Winn said, “Greenetrack is a major business in Greene County that employs 98 people and attracts people to visit the county. Greenetrack is currently facing a critical challenge to its existence from the Alabama Supreme Court and Alabama Revenue Commission requiring millions of dollars back sales taxes that will drive Greenetrack out of business. I had hoped the County Commission would ask us how you can help our business at this time.”

Winn went on to say that he is going to hold negotiations with the State Revenue Commission to reduce the amount of back sales taxes to a more reasonable figure representing actual income and considering a 1997 tax exemption and Tax Tribunal decisions affirming the exemption that Greenetrack received prior to the latest Alabama Supreme Court decision, which he characterized as “over-reach”.

The Commission also approved a resolution concerning bank accounts before adjourning the special meeting.

Greenetrack Inc. establishes Scholarship Fund at Miles College

Greenetrack officials with current and former employees who graduated from Miles College, pose with $20,000 check. L. to R. are: Frank Smith, Albert Turner Jr., Shemekia Little, Luther ‘Natt’ Winn, Greenetrack CEO, Bobbie Knight, President of Miles College, Johnny Coleman, Juanita T. Austin and Mary Snoddy.

 

On Thursday afternoon, September 23, 2021, Greenetrack announced it was establishing ‘The Greenetrack Inc. Scholarship’ at Miles College, an HBCU in Birmingham, Alabama. Greenetrack CEO, Luther ‘Natt’ Winn presented a check for $20,000 to initiate the scholarship fund to Dr. Bobbie Knight, President of Miles College. A number of current and former employees of Greenetrack, Inc, who attended Miles College attended the presentation.

“This scholarship’s purpose is to help students from western Alabama attain a degree so that they can return and help improve the quality of life in the region. This scholarship is being established with the initial contribution of $20,000 which will be generously supported by Greenetrack in the future,” said Winn.

Student must be from Greene, Sumter, Hale, Perry, Bibb, Pickens, Choctaw, Marengo, Dallas and Wilcox counties to qualify for the assistance.

Coordination of the scholarship will be managed through the Miles College Scholarship Program. To apply for the scholarship, students must complete an application through Miles College.

Dr. Bobbie Knight, Miles College President said, “We are very appreciative of this wonderful assistance from Greenetrack Inc. which will help students from the area reach their educational goals. It was also great to see so many graduates of our college here today.”

Herlecia Hampton, Greenetrack Gaming Coordinator pointed out that Miles College is the fourth college in the state to receive scholarship funds from Greenetrack. The others include: Alabama A & M University in Huntsville, Alabama State University in Montgomery, and University of West Alabama in Livingston.

Greenetrack Charities schedule scholarship awards to GCH graduates in postsecondary programs

Arlexia Davis
Shelton State
Community
College
Willie Davis
Shelton State
Community
College
Kyla Davis
Shelton State
Community
College
Elouise Edwards
Shelton State
Community
College
LaTaursa Jones Jr.
Alabama State
University
Sharlisa Taylor Shelton State Community
College
Quantayia Williams Alabama A& M University

Greenetrack, Inc, through its sponsoring charities, has committed a $1000 scholarship award to each Greene County High School 2020 graduate who is enrolled in a postsecondary educational program. The scholarship awards will be administered to a group of graduates monthly. This month’s recipients include Elouise Edwards, Arlexia Davis, Willie Davis, Kyla Davis, LaTaursa Jones, Jr., Sharlisa Taylor Quantiayia Williams JaQuez Hutton and Nigel Speights.
The non-profit charities operating electronic bingo at Greenetrack in Eutaw, AL, E-911 Communication Services, the Greene County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, and Woman to Woman, Inc., provided charitable contributions, for the month of September, to a variety of local organizations, all benefitting Greene County residents.
According to Luther Winn, Greenetrack CEO, Greenetrack charities operating electronic bingo at Greenetrack are following the rules set forth by Sheriff Jonathan Benison but they have decided to provide the funds directly rather than through the Sheriff’s office.
A total of $71,100 dollars was divided and given to the following charities:
Greene County Board of Education ($13,500); Greene County Hospital ($7,500); Greene County Commission ($24,000); City of Eutaw ($4,500); City of Union ($3,000); City of Boligee ($3,000); City of Forkland ($3,000); and High School Graduates College Scholarships ($9,000).
The following non-profit groups received $300: Greene County Nursing Home, SCORE, Greene County Golf Course, James C. Pool Memorial Library, Greene County Foster & Adoptive Parents Association, PARA, Greene County Housing Authority Youth Involvement, Children’s Policy Council, Reach, Greene County DHR, Greene County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, and the Society of Folk Arts and Culture.

Greenetrack Charities schedule scholarship awards to GCH graduates in postsecondary programs

Ashanti S. Harper
Alabama A&M
University
Haley Noland
Alabama A&M
University
Chastity Colvin
Shelton State
Community
College
Kamya Webb
The University of West Alabama
Kanisha Williams
The University of West Alabama
Keith Williams
Alabama A&M
University
Krislynn Black
Shelton State
Community
College
Woodrow Bullock, IV
Alabama A&M
University
Ni’keria M. Hutton – Shelton State
Community
College

The photos represent the initial nine 2020 GCH graduates who received a $1000 scholarship from Greenetrack, Inc, Charities.

Greenetrack, Inc, through its sponsoring charities, has committed a $1000 scholarship award to each Greene County High School 2020 graduate who is enrolled in a postsecondary educational program. The scholarship awards will be administered to a group of graduates monthly, beginning with September. This month’s recipients include Krislyn Black, Woodrow Bullock, IV, Kamya Webb, Ashanti Harper, Haley Noland, Chastity Colvin, Ni’Keria Hutton and Keith Williams.
The non-profit charities operating electronic bingo at Greenetrack in Eutaw, AL, E-911 Communication Services, the Greene County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, and Woman to Woman, Inc., provided charitable contributions, for the month of August, to a variety of local organizations, all benefitting Greene County residents.
According to Luther Winn, Greenetrack CEO, Greenetrack charities operating electronic bingo at Greenetrack are following the rules set forth by Sheriff Jonathan Benison but they have decided to provide the funds directly rather than through the Sheriff’s office.
A total of $71,100 dollars was divided and given to the following charities:
Greene County Board of Education ($13,500); Greene County Hospital ($7,500); Greene County Commission ($24,000); City of Eutaw ($4,500); City of Union ($3,000); City of Boligee ($3,000); City of Forkland ($3,000); and High School Graduates College Scholarships ($9,000).
The following non-profit groups received $300: Greene County Nursing Home, SCORE, Greene County Golf Course, James C. Pool Memorial Library, Greene County Foster & Adoptive Parents Association, PARA, Greene County Housing Authority Youth Involvement, Children’s Policy Council, Reach, Greene County DHR, Greene County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, and the Society of Folk Arts and Culture.

Greenetrack charities distribute $71,100 to local non-profit groups

E-911 Communication Services, the Greene County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, and Woman to Woman, Inc., provided charitable contributions, for the month of July, to a variety of local organizations, all benefitting Greene County residents.
According to Luther Winn, Greenetrack CEO, “By giving to the organizations directly, the charities are taking a progressive approach to assist the community in areas where the need is most apparent.”
Winn explained that the Greenetrack charities operating electronic bingo at Greenetrack are following the rules set forth by Sheriff Jonathan Benison but they have decided to provide the funds directly rather than through the Sheriff’s office.
A total of $71,100 dollars was divided and given to the following charities:
Greene County Board of Education ($13,500); Greene County Hospital ($7,500); Greene County Commission ($24,000); City of Eutaw ($4,500); City of Union ($3,000); City of Boligee ($3,000); City of Forkland ($3,000); and Children’s Policy Council ($3,000); Soicety of Folk Arts and Culture ($3,000) and James C. Poole Library $3,000.
The following non-profit groups received $300: Greene County Nursing Home, SCORE, Greene County Golf Course, James C. Pool Memorial Library, Greene County Foster & Adoptive Parents Association, PARA, Greene County Housing Authority Youth Involvement, Children’s Policy Council, Reach, Greene County DHR, Greene County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, and the Society of Folk Arts and Culture.

Greenetrack charities distribute $67,500 to local non-profit groups

Shown L to R: Johnnie Knott, Woman to Woman Inc; Hodges Smith, Assoc. Volunteer Fire Department; Iris Sermon, E911 Communication Services –photo on file

The non-profit charities operating electronic bingo at Greenetrack in Eutaw, AL, E-911 Communication Services, the Greene County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, and Woman to Woman, Inc., provided charitable contributions, for the month of June, to a variety of local organizations, all benefitting Greene County residents.
According to Luther Winn, Greenetrack CEO, “By giving to the organizations directly, the charities are taking a progressive approach to assist the community in areas where the need is most apparent.”
Winn explained that the Greenetrack charities operating electronic bingo at Greenetrack are following the rules set forth by Sheriff Jonathan Benison but they have decided to provide the funds directly rather than through the Sheriff’s office.
A total of $67,500 dollars was divided and given to the following charities:
Greene County Board of Education ($13,500); Greene County Hospital ($7,500); Greene County Commission ($24,000); City of Eutaw ($4,500); City of Union ($3,000); City of Boligee ($3,000); City of Forkland ($3,000); and Greene County Ambulance Service ($9,000).
The following non-profit groups received $300: Greene County Nursing Home, SCORE, Greene County Golf Course, James C. Pool Memorial Library, Greene County Foster & Adoptive Parents Association, PARA, Greene County Housing Authority Youth Involvement, Children’s Policy Council, Reach, Greene County DHR, Greene County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, and the Society of Folk Arts and Culture.

Greenetrack issues charitable contributions for February

Shown L to R: Johnnie Knott, Woman to Woman Inc; Hodges Smith, Assoc. Volunteer Fire Department; Iris Sermon, E911 Communication Services

Eutaw, AL- Today, E-911 Communication Services, the Greene County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, and Woman to Woman, Inc., non-profit charities operating electronic bingo at Greenetrack in Eutaw, AL provided charitable contributions to a variety of local organizations, all benefitting Greene County residents.
According to Luther Winn, Greenetrack CEO, by giving to the organizations directly, the charities are taking a progressive approach to assist the community in areas where the need is most apparent.
The charities operating electronic bingo at Greenetrack are following the rules set forth by Sheriff Joe Benison but they have decided to provide the funds directly rather than through the Sheriff’s office.
Over seventy –one thousand dollars were divided and given to the following charities:
Greene County Board of Education ($13,500); Greene County Hospital ($7,500); Greene County Commission ($24,000); City of Eutaw ($4,500); City of Union ($3,000); City of Boligee ($3,000); City of Forkland ($3,000); and Greene County Ambulance Service ($9,000)
The following charities received $300: Greene County Nursing Home, SCORE, Greene County Golf Course, James C. Pool Memorial Library, Greene County Foster’s Adoptive Parents Association, PARA, Greene County Housing Authority Youth Involvement, Children’s Policy Council, Reach, Greene County DHR, Greene County Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, and the Society of Folk Arts and Culture.