Area News

Help families of fallen, active service members

Memorial Day is the day when Americans remember and honor military personnel who lost their lives while serving their country.Though its unofficial designation as the start of summer makes Memorial Day weekend a time of celebration for many people, the families of fallen and active service members often find Memorial Day weekend has its fair…

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Congratulations, graduates!

It’s graduation time and pictured above are the Georgiana School graduates tossing their caps with a big hooray on Friday, May 19. Pictured right is Alex Haire, Greenville High School Valedictorian giving his address to the attendees of GHS graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 20. It is a community that makes us and our children…

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Officer of the year: Womack

JENNIFER CLONTZ/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD “Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 On Wednesday, May 17 the Greenville Police Department held its Police Memorial at Lurleen B. Wallace’s community center located on the Greenville By-Pass. Many members from the Greenville PD and Butler County…

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Yearwood dies on Mt. Everest

NICOLE NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD According to news sources, Dr. Roland Yearwood, 50, died early Sunday morning May 21 attempting to climb Mount Everest. Dr. Yearwood died near the balcony area at 8,400 meters or 27,500 feet high above sea level. It is unsure if he was on his way up or down from the summit.…

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Former Lowndes Commissioner arrested

NICOLE NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD On May 09, 2017 former Lowndes County Commissioner, Charlie King Jr., a 64-year-old, was arrested for first degree rape. According to Lowndes County Investigator, Jeremy Marvin, the victim was a 27-year-old female. King was arrested and booked into the Lowndes County Jail. King was released on a $30,000 bond and is to…

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Hank Williams Festival June 2-3

BY: GERALD HODGES The 38th Annual Salute to a Legend will be held Friday and Saturday, June2-3 at the Hank Williams Music Park in Georgiana. This year’s lineup of entertainers on Saturday will feature; Gene Watson, Jett Williams, the legendary singer’s daughter,Brad Magness, Mary Montgomery, Colin Leatherwood, Starla Jones, Flashback, Cherokee Creek, Kim Carson &…

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Agencies receive grants

NICOLE NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD Greenville Police Department and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office have been awarded ADECA grants to help purchase new equipment.The City of Greenville will use the grant to purchase new ballistic vests and upgrade special response team equipment with two grants totaling $8,346.The Butler County Commission will use the grant to purchase…

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Area churches burglarized

NICOLE NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD Recently two Butler County churches were burglarized. Both Oak Valley Baptist Church and Bragg Hill AME Zion Church are located on Ridge Road. Butler County Sheriff, Kenny Harden, stated that his office received a call from Oak Valley last Friday in reference to a break-in.Once on the scene is was discovered…

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SALUTE TO THE LEGEND

BY GERALD HODGES Friday and Saturday, June 1-2 are important dates for Hank Williams Sr. fans. The 38th Annual Salute to a Legend will be held the first weekend in June at the Hank Williams Music Park in Georgiana. There will be many great singers on the stage, but none of them will be able…

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