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Terrell TB patient to be transported

May 23, 2007

Albany -- A Terrell County man with active Tuberculosis will be transported to a South Carolina hospital to get the treatment he needs.

An agreement was reached Wednesday between the Terrell County Health Department and the Sheriff's office to transport 41-year-old Michael Greene to South Carolina.

Sheriff John Bowens was ordered to transport Greene in a Sheriff's patrol car, but refused. Bowens said Greene had other medical issues making it a liability for his office to transport Greene six or seven hours.

Under the agreement, a health department employee will accompany the deputy to South Carolina. Neither side was sure when Greene would be transported.

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