And the sun rises

As our Well Being column writer Danan Whiddon said recently, “Take time each morning to reflect on your blessings, to sit quietly in prayer, and to remember your own personal power. Life is not meant to be lived in panic. It’s meant to be lived in awe. Remember, this too shall pass.” This picture was…

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Gov. Ivey declares stay at home order

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   On Friday, April 3, at 4 p.m. Gov. Kay Ivey made an announcement of changes to the Alabama’s response to the coronavirus. It is as follows:   ORDER OF THE STATE HEALTH OFFICER SUSPENDING CERTAIN PUBLIC GATHERINGS DUE TO RISK OF INFECTION BY COVID-19 (APPLICABLE STATEWIDE) AMENDED APRIL…

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Hwy. 185 crash claims life

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   On Monday, March 30, at approximately 6:25 p.m. Capricia LeeAnn Jackson, age 37, of Butler County was killed in a car wreck on Alabama State Highway 185, approximately five miles south of Greenville. According to a press release by Sgt. Drew Brooks, who is with ALEA and Troy…

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County placed under curfew

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Butler County Commissioners met in a conference call Thursday, April 2, at 4:30 p.m. to discuss issuing a county wide curfew to be effective April 3, as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread within the state. After discussion the commission approved to adopt the curfew. The curfew…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will discuss the right guard position at the University of Alabama from 2010-2019. Barrett Jones started at left tackle in from 2009 – 2011, right guard in 2O10 and center 2012. He was the most decorated player in Alabama Football history. Anthony Steen started…

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BILLY GENE STEVENS

Billy Gene Stevens, age 74, born in Butler County on September 2, 1945, passed away April 1, 2020. His parents were Ola Mae Stinson Stevens and John William Stevens, both deceased. He is survived by his wife Frieda Anderson Stevens, three daughters and their husbands, Bethany and Eric Morris of Bremen, Ga.; Tiffany and Spencer…

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GLORIA STINSON BOUTWELL

Gloria Stinson Boutwell, 95, went to be with her lord and savior March 28, 2020. She accepted Christ at an early age and served him as a longtime member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church. She passed away peacefully at home with her family. Due to the coronavirus the services will be private and there will…

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Curfew for Butler County set for April 3

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Butler County Commissioners met in a conference call Thursday, April 2, at 4:30 p.m. to discuss issuing a county wide curfew to be effective April 3. After discussion the commission approved to adopt the curfew. The curfew will run from 10 p.m. at night until 5 a.m. the…

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Absentee voting for July 14 runoff

Following the postponement of the March 31 Primary Runoff Election to July 14, Secretary of State John H. Merrill reminds Alabamians of the option to vote by absentee ballot. “Amid coronavirus concerns, it is important to remember that Alabamians who are concerned about contracting or spreading an illness have the opportunity to avoid the polls…

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ALEA modifies Driver License Division operations

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is modifying its Driver License Division’s statewide operations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). ALEA’s Secretary Hal Taylor said, “Because ALEA’s Driver License Division touches the lives of many, operations have been modified.” They have suspended road testing (including CDL) and discourages anyone with a weakened or compromised immune system…

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