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Christmas around Butler County

It’s that time of year again when parades and all sorts of Christmas activities abound around Butler County. The City of Greenville began the festivities on Dec. 3 with their Christmas tree lighting and parade along Commerce Street. Georgiana followed with a Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 5 and a parade on Dec. 7 down…

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I-65 Exit 114 to get a red light

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   According to Alabama House Representative Chris Sells, U.S. Interstate 65 Exit 114 will be getting a stop light on the west side of the Alabama Highway 106 crossover bridge at the on and off ramps. After much community disheartenment over the Alabama Department of Transportation’s (ALDOT) decision to…

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200th Birthday Celebration is Dec. 14

BY ANNIE CRENSHAW   On December 14th, there is only one place to be:  Alabama’s Capital City, for the grand finale of Alabama’s three-year bicentennial commemoration. This is the state’s biggest birthday party ever! Alabama’s bicentennial commemoration began in 2017. That year, we “Discovered Our Places” and remembered the year that Alabama became a territory.…

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Cedar Creek Plantation honored

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Alabama State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Frazier was invited to speak at the Greenville Kiwanis Club’s Farm City Week on Nov. 19. Frazier gave an entertaining speech to the attendees who were a mix of farmers, citizens, business owners, and Kiwanians. “Let us not regulate ourselves until we are…

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‘Big John’ killed in the line of duty

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Lowndes County Sheriff ‘Big John’ Williams was shot and killed this past Saturday night while in the line of duty by William Chase Johnson, age 18. The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. at a QV convenience store at the intersection of Highway 21 and Highway 97 in…

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Jenks faces child sex charges

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Brent Jenks, age 25 and from Hope Hull, is facing multiple counts of internet sex crimes involving underage children. Charlotte Tesmer, District Attorney for the tri-county area of Crenshaw, Butler and Lowndes counties stated Jenks was charged with three counts of Transmitting Obscene Material to a Child by…

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Phillips accused in attempted homicide

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Sheree Hall Phillips, age 30 and from McKenzie, was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 21, and charged with multiple accounts of domestic violence. At 8:10 p.m. the Butler County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a call about a possible domestic violence occurrence. When deputies arrived on scene they found Phillips…

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Ms. LBWBCC announced

Ms. LBWCC 2020 is Bayli Callie-Ann Register, daughter of Adam and Teresa Register of Troy. She is a freshman in LBWCC’s esthetics program and a graduate of Goshen High School. She plans to work in a dermatologist’s office as a medical esthetician to help others feel comfortable in their own skin. She was crowned Teen…

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NOVEMBER IS DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH: A daughter’s story

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Diabetes is a serious illness, which is why the entire month of November has been deemed Diabetes Awareness Month. In addition to diabetes having a severe impact on the person who has it, the illness can also affect the loved ones of those who have it in…

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Wrecks claim two Butler County residents

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A single-vehicle crash at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, claimed the life of a Georgiana man. William Bruce Phillips, age 58, was killed when the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe he was operating left the roadway and overturned. Phillips, who was not using a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at…

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