Two bodies found

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Two bodies were found on the roadways of Butler County this past week. On the morning of Tuesday, September 15, the body of Antonio Simmons, age 31, was found on Joe Killough Road. Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond said Simmon’s body was taken to the state forensics lab…

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Hurricane Sally to affect crops in south Alabama

By Marlee Moore Slow-moving Hurricane Sally stalled for hours along Alabama’s Gulf Coast Sept. 16, her creeping progress flooding fields — and farmers’ hopes for bumper harvests. “It started blowing high winds about 3 a.m. and didn’t stop till mid-morning. It was a beating,” said Eric Street, who farms near Fairhope with his brother, Tobin.…

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USDA to provide COVID-19 assistance

On September 18, President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin September 21 and run through December 11, 2020.…

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RIDE SALLY RIDE

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   In what turned out to be one of those hurricanes which had a mind of its own, Hurricane Sally turned on the Gulf coast of Alabama and Florida after considering land fall in Louisiana. The most devastating effects Sally brought were storm surge, flooding rains, and 100+ mile…

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FDA Volleyball seniors honored

The Fort Dale senior members of the volleyball team were honored on Tuesday, September 15, during a pregame program. They were presented with flowers and a framed photograph by their coach and head of school David Sikes before being joined courtside by their proud parents. The varsity lady eagles went on to enjoy an exciting…

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FOOTBALL WRAP-UP Three victors from county

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   After two weeks of coronavirus creating complications for Fort Dale Academy (FDA) Eagles, they finally got to travel to Coosa Valley Academy (CVA) and coasted to an easy win 32-6. In the first quarter, FDA’s Sam Bloodworth scored on a four-yard run and then followed with a two-yard…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   On this date September 26, 1970 Alabama played Florida at Denny Stadium. Florida in 1969, finished at 9-1-1, beating Tennessee 14-13 in the Gator Bowl. Ray Graves retired as Florida’s coach. Tennessee’s Doug Dickey was hired as head coach. Entering the game, Florida was 2-0 ranked…

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MYRLEEN BLACK

Funeral Service for Mrs. Myrleen Black, 84, of Georgiana was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Johnson Funeral home with Pastor Mike Holcombe officiating. The family received friends Monday night from 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral home. Mrs. Black passed away Sunday at her home. She is survived by her husband of…

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DOTTIE ZELL PUGH

Dottie Zell Pugh passed away on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. A graveside service was held Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 12 p.m. at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Greenville, with Rev. Watson Wasden officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. The family received friends Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the funeral…

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LONNIE JEFF PHELPS

Lonnie Jeff Phelps, 91, a resident of Honoraville, died Friday, September 18, 2020 at Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama. A memorial service was held Tuesday, September 22, at 11 a.m. at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Jerry Hogwood officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. Burial followed at Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery.…

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