Area Breaking News

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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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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