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Butler County Courthouse still closed

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard Butler County Commission, offices of the Court system, Revenue office, and others joined in teleconference call at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, to discuss how and when to open the Butler County Courthouse. Based on recommendations from the legal counsel of Calvin Poole in regards to the Sunshine…

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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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How coronavirus spreads

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about six feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the…

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State taking preemptive measures for spread of coronavirus

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   U.S. President Donald Trump also announced this afternoon he was declaring a national emergency for the corona-virus pandemic and that it would put procedures in place to allow states and territories access to fifty billion in funds to help with emergency efforts to combat the virus. Alabama Gov.…

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Local agencies announce visitation changes due to corona-virus

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Butler County Correctional Facility, Crowne Health Care of Greenville, and Georgiana Health and Rehabilitation have announced suspended visitations except for emergencies. Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond announced this afternoon that the correctional facility will not allow visitations after 12 p.m. Saturday, March 14, for two weeks. “This…

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Butler County Primary Election unofficial results

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The results of the 2020 Democratic and Republican primaries unofficial voting counts are in for Butler County. There were 5,823 unofficial votes cast today. There were 2,227 Democratic and 3,554 Republican votes cast.   On the Democratic side for President, Joe Biden was the majority winner for President…

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Suspicious package causes courthouse closure

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A suspicious package found outside of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office at the Butler County Courthouse early this morning, Tuesday, Jan. 14, led Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond to close the courthouse and the surrounding roads leading to the courthouse. Bond said the package was placed at the…

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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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