2 lives claimed in wrecks April 7

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Two lives were lost in separate vehicle accidents in Butler County on Sunday, April 7. Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn stated on Tuesday, April 9 that his department was investigating a fatal vehicle accident which occurred on Interstate 65 near the 128 exit in Greenville on April 7…

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2 caught, theft ring exposed

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A pair of locals are now in the Butler County Correctional Facility (BCCF) after having been arrested for burglary and theft in a string of crimes across at least three counties. Chad Oliver Goodwin, age 36 and from the Pigeon Creek community, was arrested on Monday, April 8…

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An Alabama-related mystery, Part 3 DID HE KILL HER, TOO?:

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   After Larry Lord Motherwell’s first wife divorced him for abandoning her and their, now, three children in 1948, he moved to Washington, D.C., which is where he met his second wife, Sarah McClurkin from Wilcox County, Alabama. According to the book “Chronicle of a Crime: The Larry…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Virginia won the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship over Texas Tech in overtime 85-77, a week ago Monday. In 2018, exactly 388 days earlier, Virginia suffered an embarrassing defeat in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Virginia was the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No.…

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RUBY D. LOWERY

Ruby D. Lowery, 86, a resident of Georgiana passed away Friday, April 12, 2019. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13 from the Johnson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Randy Harvill officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing arrangements. Survivors include: daughters, Judy Williams,…

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MARY PAGE DORRIETY

Mary Page Dorriety, 93, a resident of Georgiana passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gayle Woodard officiating and Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing arrangements. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mary was preceded…

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LEROY PITTS

Mr. Leroy “Red” Pitts, age 88 of Greenville died Friday, April 5, 2019 at Georgiana Health & Rehab. The funeral service was held Monday, April 8 at 3 p.m. at Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home with Brother Mike Moses officiating and Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home directing. Burial followed at Liberty Baptist Cemetery. A visitation…

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Fire claims six year old

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A fire in a mobile home on Prairie Lane in Butler County claimed the life of a six year old boy this past week on Tuesday, April 2. No determination on the cause of the fire has been determined yet according to Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond. The…

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Vietnam vets invited to share oral history

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Vietnam veterans are invited to participate in an officially endorsed Alabama Bicentennial project promoted by Auburn High School (AHS). Since 2014, Blake Busbin, the AP US History teacher at AHS, and his students have led the AHS Project. It is an effort to honor veterans through preserving their…

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Huge yard sale for Alzheimer’s to be held

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   On Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 there will be a huge yard sale at 105 Stoneroad Drive, Greenville to benefit the Alzheimer’s association. Friday hours will be from 12 – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. until 1p.m. All proceeds from this yard sale will…

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