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All Butler County School System Schools Closed Wednesday, Oct 10.

All Butler County Schools will be closed on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 due to the possibility of severe weather impacting the area.  At 4:30 p.m. the severe weather advisory for Butler County was upgraded from a tropical storm watch to a tropical storm warning.  The regular school schedule will resume on Thursday, October 12th unless…

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Edge to re-open Oct. 5

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard                                                                                             After quietly closing in…

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Charges against Scott dropped

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Ollie Scott, the Butler County Coroner Elect who had recently been arrested for an altercation with a neighbor which involved a handgun, received notice the charge has been official dropped. On Sept. 14 the claimant officially dropped the charges and was duly signed by District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer.…

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Trump nominates Moorer to bench

Special to The Standard   President Donald Trump has nominated U.S. Magistrate Judge Terry F. Moorer to serve a lifetime appointment as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama in Mobile according to a Thursday, Sept. 7 announcement from the White House. Moorer was born in Greenville in…

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Scott arrested

BY BRUCE BRANUM                                                                    The Greenville Standard   Butler County Coroner-elect Ollie Scott was recently arrested after an altercation involving a handgun when…

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Carjacking at Greenville Chevron

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard On Aug. 8, just before 3:30 a.m., a family of three was travelling on I-65 and stopped at the Greenville Chevron on Fort Dale Road. A father and son entered the store while the mother remained in the front passenger seat of their vehicle. According to Greenville Police Chief…

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Dollar General robbed at gunpoint

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Two men have been arrested in association with last Thursday evening’s robbery at the Dollar General located at the intersection of Pineapple Highway West and Kolb City Road. According to Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden, his department received a call at approximately 9:50 p.m. in reference to a…

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Mount murdered in Oakey Streak

                                                    BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard Joshua J. Mount was murdered this past Friday Aug. 3 in Covington County near Hazlets Bridge which is located on Oakey Streak Road…

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Vandalism case solved quickly

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard                                                           On Tuesday, July 10, police officers began to receive complaints of paint on vehicles in the area of Carver Circle and…

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Schofield gets four life terms

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard                                                       Allen Wayne Schofield was recently dealt four life sentences, four 30-year sentences and one 20-year sentence by Butler County Circuit Judge Terri Lovell.…

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