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Georgiana Hospital to close March 8

“In an effort to maintain the quality of care, Georgiana Medical Center will close on Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m. Most hospital employees have already found placement in other facilities. This decision was not made lightly; it is very important to close the hospital fully staffed and with the same quality standard we opened…

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SCAM WARNING ISSUED

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond has issued a warning to the citizens of Butler County advising of a phone scam currently occurring in the county. According to Bond, calls have been received by residents of the county that represent themselves as the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. In one…

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Rentfro resigns as CEO at L.V. Stabler

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Donald Renftro officially announced his plans to resign his position as CEO at L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital to Dexter McLendon, Chairman of The Health Care Authority of The City of Greenville on Monday, Nov. 19 after their regularly scheduled call with UAB Hospital at 8 a.m. Rentfro stated…

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Hazardous spill in Tanyard Branch leaves fish dead

BY BRUCE BRANUM   The Greenville Standard   On Monday, Oct. 29 the smell of dead fish permeated the Cunningham Street bridge after a recent hazardous spill upstream left its death toll on several aquatic species in Tanyard Branch. Residents along the branch noticed a strong odor and reported the smell to E911 on Oct.…

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Arrests made for double homicide

      BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard Attorney General Steve Marshall released a statement last week indicating that three men and one woman had been arrested for the murder of two Evergeen men near the Garland community on Dilly Hill Road. The release stated, “The following defendants are charged with crimes related to…

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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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