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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Alvin Greene Tossed from Restaurant

(Weasel Zippers) - Embattled Democratic Senate candidate Alvin Greene was escorted from a meeting of the Oconee County Democratic Party on Saturday after police received reports that he and a companion were causing a disturbance.

Greene had been invited to attend the group’s routine breakfast meeting, but was disinvited after he was indicted by a grand jury on obscenity charges. But he showed up anyway, and according Seneca Police Chief John Covington, one of his staffers became angry and engaged in an argument with meeting attendees.

According to the police report filed after the incident, Greene’s companion, Dottie Sue Maggart-Feldman, argued with several members of the breakfast party, but that the altercation did not turn violent.

After police officers arrived, the owner of the restaurant told patrons that “the meeting was over” and that they “could finish their breakfast” but were required to leave when they were finished eating.

No charges were filed as a result of the incident.

As Greene and Maggart-Feldman left the building, Maggart-Feldman chatted with police officers and accused county party chairwoman Marilyn Hemingway of being “out to get her.”


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