Area Breaking News

COVID-19 temporarily closes McKenzie School

PRESS RELEASE   Butler County School System’s McKenzie School Closed to Students until February 15, 2021   McKenzie School’s buildings will be closed to students February 8 through February 12, 2021 due to an increased level of COVID-19 exposures within the school.  During this time students will continue the learning process from their homes.  Staff…

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COVID-19 closes GMS until Feb. 15

PRESS RELEASE Butler County School System’s Greenville Middle School Closed to Students  Until February 15, 2021   Greenville Middle School’s buildings will be closed to students beginning February 1 through February 12, 2021 due to an increased level of COVID-19 exposures within the school.  During this time students will continue the learning process from their…

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COVID Vaccine Drive Thru Clinic Tuesday, Feb. 2

Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama will hold a COVID Vaccine Drive Thru Clinic Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Butler County Fairgrounds. This vaccine clinic is for individuals 75 years and older ONLY. Key points you need to know: Bring your own pen for writing and signatures. Wear a…

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Weather Alert Special Weather Statement issued January 15 at 10:44AM CST by NWS Mobile

ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI, SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH-CENTRAL ALABAMA, AND THE WESTERN FLORIDA PANHANDLE… Drier air will filter into the region today, with very low relative humidity values generally in the 20 percent range expected. In addition, sustained westerly winds will be between 15-20 mph with wind gusts reaching…

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COVID-19 closes Revenue Commissioner’s Office

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Revenue Commissioner Debra Crews has indicated her office will be closed from Jan. 5-14. Two employees were exposed to the virus and Crews stated she will follow COVID-19 protocol and close the office for 10 days. The office email will be monitored and payments can still be online…

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JAMES GANG CARNIVAL COMING SEPT. 30

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   After earlier cancelling the Butler County Fair due to coronavirus, the Greenville Kiwanis Club announced last Friday that James Gang Amusements will provide a Midway carnival at the fairground starting Wednesday, September 30. The carnival will be open every evening at 6 p.m. through Saturday, October 3. As…

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Fire claims house on Kolb City Road

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   This afternoon around 2 p.m. an older home at 2073 Kolb City Road near Greenville caught fire as a result of an air conditioning window unit which had an electrical shortage. The home, constructed mostly of heart pine, was engulfed in flames within a matter of minutes and…

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Unofficial municipal election results in Butler County

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Municipal election results were held in Greenville, Georgiana, and McKenzie, on Tuesday, Aug 25.   For Greenville elections, unofficial vote totals are as follows: Mayor Dexter McLendon           1349 Kenneth Crum  1008 District 3 Joseph West      268 Tommy Ryan      261 District 4 Jae’Ques Brown               224 Jimmy Lawson   158  …

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Courthouse closed tomorrow

An email from the Butler County Commission announced the Butler County Courthouse will be closed Friday, August 21 and the Circuit Clerk’s Office will remain closed for 14 days. All other offices plan to reopen Monday, August 24.   The email states,   “Good afternoon, All   Due to an employee testing  positive for  COVID…

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