Yesterday, Clarkesville Mayor Terry Greene died at Atlanta Medical Center as a result of a gunshot wound to the head. The shooting happened at his home in Habersham County, reportedly during a domestic dispute, and according to the AJC, local police have requested that the GBI handle the investigation. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
Greene, a physician, lived in Clarkesville, where he had served as mayor since 2005, with his wife and four children (as of this writing, the Clarkesville website’s links to information about Greene are broken). The following is from a statement from Habersham Medical Center CEO Jerry Wise:
“The Habersham Medical Center family is filled with unimaginable grief and sadness upon learning of the passing of Dr. Terry Greene. Our hearts go out to his family, office staff, patients and countless others who admired and appreciated his medical expertise and leadership. Dr. Greene served for 23 years on the HMC Medical Staff, including serving as Chief of Staff from 2012 to 2014. His passing is a huge loss to our medical family, and we join the entire Habersham County community in mourning.”