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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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21 wrecks on I-65 in week

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard                                                             Over the course of one week, 21 wrecks have occurred near mile marker 138 of U.S. Interstate I65. On Monday,…

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Misdemeanor leads to felony arrest

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Greenville Police Department Lieutenant Kenneth Hadley of the Warrant Division served two misdemeanor warrants last Wednesday morning at the residence of John Scott Tindall 163 Lakewood Drive. In the course of their arrest of Tindall was found to possess drug paraphernalia, marijuana and 1.7 grams of methamphetamine.…

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Alleged arson closes Walmart

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   On the afternoon of June 19, around 3 p.m. the Greenville Fire and Police Departments were called to the local Walmart due to a crime of arson. An investigation into the incident led to security camera footage which revealed that 17 year-old Victor Rafael Ramos II of…

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English charged in teen’s murder

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Tuesday, May 12 at a press conference held on the steps of the Butler County Court House, Sheriff Kenny Harden said, “It’s a sad day for us all.” He added the Sheriff’s department received a tip on Sunday and deputies responded to a suspected dead body. “A…

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Cook defeats Harden in race for Sheriff

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard Incumbent Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden lost to contender Carlton Cook, who is the Georgiana Police Chief, in the recent June 5 democrat party primary elections held in Butler County. Both campaigned hard across the county. A small crowd of Chief Cook supporters stood and clapped when the announcement…

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Double Homicide in Garland

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden has reported there was a double homicide of two males near Garland in Butler County on Saturday, June 3. Harden received a call from a subject Saturday afternoon who had noticed two lifeless bodies off a dirt road. Harden met the subject and they…

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Butler County Sheriff candidates answer questions

BY APRIL RICHEY The Greenville Standard   One of the most important primary elections in Butler County for 2018 will be for Sheriff. There are two candidates in active campaigns who are vying for the democratic nomination in the June 5 primary; incumbent Sheriff Kenny Harden is facing Georgiana Police Chief Carlton Cook. Greenville Police…

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