By Mike Alexander
GREENWOOD — David A. Payne, a former police captain, is running against his former boss in the race for mayor of Greenwood.
Charles E. Henderson, completing his third term as mayor of this city of nearly 50,000 inhabitants, was police chief when Payne was on the force.
Henderson eked out a 400-vote victory over businessman Mike Campbell in the May 6 primary election. Now, Payne comes forward as an independent candidate and could push the incumbent to a down-to-the wire finish in the Nov. 6 general election.
Payne, 52, is a 1973 graduate of Greenwood High School. He and wife Garnet have owned for 10 years Winchester Place, 300 N. Madison Ave. Located in Old Towne, it is a beautiful section of the community, with a picturesque pond swimming with geese and fish, and rolling grassy areas accented with flowers, shrubs and trees. Read the rest of this entry →
By Kristin Hines
Center Grove High School Senior Michelle McKeehan has won two gold medals at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
Last week, McKeehan placed first in the women’s 100-meter breakstroke, beating a Canadian woman who had set the Pan Am record in the prelim’s. McKeehan’s second medal came Sunday, after she helped the U.S. team win the women’s 400-meter medley relay.
As of Sunday, the United States led the Pan American games with a total of 141 medals. McKeehan’s next venture will be July 31 – Aug. 4, back home at the Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) natatorium, where she will compete in the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming Championships.