Brad Kellar

Reporter

Brad is a 1979 graduate of Lake Highlands High School, and attended Richland College in Dallas and East Texas State University. He’s been married since 1994 to his wife, Vida, and has three children; Nick, 21, Jaylynn, 12, and Jason, 5, and one granddaughter, Lauryn, 3. He’s a crazed fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks, and the 2011 ALCS champ Texas Rangers.

As a journalist, Brad is a beat writer and go-to reporter for the Greenville Herald-Banner, as well as a log-time contributor to KETR News.

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Greenville
7:41 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Crossroads Mall transformation coming

provided photo

Work is about to begin on the transformation of Greenville’s Crossroads Mall into a “big box” shopping center.

The mall opened in 1983, but will likely celebrate its 31st birthday as something completely different.

City Manager Massoud Ebrahim said the project is expected to get under way within three weeks.

“City officials met with the mall owners last week and learned construction should begin by either the last week of January or the first week of February,” Ebrahim said. “We have extended their building permit to the end of February 2014.”

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Greenville
7:54 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Area man sentenced to prison for armed robbery

salon.com

A Wood County man has been sentenced to prison after admitting to the armed hold-up of a Greenville convenience store last summer.

Timothy Wayne Fortune, Jr., 23, of Quitman, pleaded guilty Wednesday during a hearing in the 354th District Court to one count of aggravated robbery.

Fortune was sentenced to 25 years in the Texas Department of Corrections-Institutional Division and fined $1,000. Fortune received one indictment last September for aggravated robbery in connection with the incident on the afternoon of July 11, 2013 at a store at 3805 Lee Street.

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Greenville
7:50 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Suspects sought in robbery, shooting

jrn.com

The Greenville Police Department was searching Wednesday evening for multiple suspects wanted in connection with an early morning armed robbery during which one man was shot and seriously wounded.

Jeffrey Day, Jr. remained in the intensive care unit in Parkland Hospital in Dallas Wednesday, after being transported by air ambulance following the incident.

A reward is being offered for information which results in the arrest of the suspects responsible for the attack.

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Greenville
7:56 am
Wed January 8, 2014

GEUS board sets special closed door

Greenville Electric Utility Service

Officials with the local electric utility system will be meeting in a special closed door session later this week.

The reason for the meeting is being kept under wraps, although it reportedly has to do with competitive matters regarding power generation.

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Greenville
7:54 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Truck crashes into downtown Greenville building

No one was injured in a Tuesday afternoon two vehicle accident which sent a pickup truck crashing into a downtown Greenville building.
heraldbanner.com

No one was injured Tuesday afternoon in a two vehicle accident which sent a pickup truck crashing into the CrossFit gym in downtown Greenville.

The Greenville Police Department said the accident at the intersection of Johnson and Lee Streets was called in at approximately 1:16 p.m. Tuesday.

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Hunt County
7:46 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Not guilty plea given in marijuana plane case

heraldbanner.com

A Florida man has pleaded not guilty to a charge filed in connection with a 2010 incident in which bags full of marijuana were dumped out of a plane flying across Hunt County.

Randall Thomas May, 52, of Palm Bay Fla., is being held in the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond on a charge of  possession of between 50 and 2,000 pounds of marijuana.

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Commerce
7:43 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Guilty plea expected in stabbing death

Commerce Police Department

A Commerce woman is expected to plead guilty this week to a charge of murder, in connection with the stabbing death of a Greenville man in November 2012. Myeisha Simone Garcia has previously pleaded not guilty to one count of murder in connection with the death of Jamal Stanton. Jury selection in the case had been scheduled Monday, January 6.

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Greenville
4:17 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Time to dispose of O Tannenbaum

Feminist Philosophers

Area residents wanting to dispose of their natural Christmas trees, and get some free beneficial mulch for their garden or landscaping in return, are in luck.

The local electric utility system is offering a free Christmas tree shredding event. GEUS is presenting the program between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center in Greenville.

GEUS cannot except trees that are flocked, are artificial or which have any metal decorations or other ornaments still attached. The trees which will be dropped off will be turned into mulch.

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Commerce
4:15 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Trial in stabbing death scheduled

Commerce Police Department

A Commerce woman is facing trial early next year on a charge of murder, in connection with a stabbing death of a Greenville man in November 2012.  Myeisha Simone Garcia has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder in connection with the death of Jamal Stanton.

The indictment returned in February by the Hunt County grand jury also included a lesser charge of manslaughter.

Jury selection in Garcia’s trial is currently set for Jan. 6 in the 196th District Court.

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City of Greenville
3:35 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Street reconstruction project starting soon

City of Greenville

Work is expected to begin early next year on the first phase of a major street reconstruction project. Portions of three busy Greenville streets will be rebuilt under the first stage of the effort, which was approved by local voters in May.

The rebuilding of Stonewall Street between Mockingbird Lane and Interstate 30, Sayle Street between Kari Lane and Interstate 30, and Webb Street between Sayle and Wesley Streets will be the first phase, according to Greenville City Manager Massoud Ebrahim.

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