Area News

Sheriff’s Office has been busy

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Butler County Sheriff’s Office has been busy over the last three weeks. The first major arrest occurred on Tuesday, July 13, when RKenneo Andrews, age 34 and from Pensacola, Fla., and Carmen Zapata, age 37 and also from Pensacola, were caught trafficking Codeine and to be possession…

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GA-ANA THEATER TO RE-OPEN AS GEORGIANA OPRY HOUSE

By April Richey   The Ga-Ana Theater in Georgiana is set to re-open as the Georgiana Opry House. Tracy Eason of Georgiana, a retired nurse, as well as a musician, was searching for a way to bring the arts back into Georgiana, especially for children and seniors. Country music has been a long time staple…

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Angie K. Long mourned by community

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   On Sunday, Aug. 1, our community lost a dear friend and staunch supporter, when Angie K. Long passed away. Angie was a notable figure in journalism, literature, the arts, and the local humane society in Butler County. There were not many school events, parades, fairs, beauty pageants, concerts…

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July is National Cord Blood Awareness Month

Every day, mothers make the lifesaving choice to donate their umbilical cord blood to a cord blood bank after giving birth. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers Cord Blood Bank (part of LifeSouth Community Blood Centers) is working to raise awareness for cord blood donation during Cord Blood Awareness Month. Umbilical cord blood is a rich source…

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ACES hosts grassroots needs assessment

On Wednesday July 21, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) Butler County office hosted its annual Grassroots Needs Assessment Advisory Group meeting. The advisory group is made up of local stakeholders and community partners. Advisory members discussed the results of targeted surveys in the areas of community resource and workforce development, agriculture, forestry and natural…

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GET OUT THERE Two waterfalls

BY KATHY PICKENS The Greenville Standard   Our recent vacation featured five covered bridges, two waterfalls, and one major city.  For those of you who love a good physical challenge and the glory of God’s creation, the waterfall segment is for you. Our Gadsden destination was about three and a half hours away. We paid the small…

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Two arrested for felony theft

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Two men were arrested July 14 for shoplifting at a local store. Christian Watson, age 25 and from Castleberry, was charged with Robbery 2nd, and two counts of Felony Theft of Property 3rd. Terry Golden, age 42 and from Evergreen, was charged with Robbery 2nd and Felony Theft…

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Emergency need for all blood types

Blood donor turnout continues to decline during the summer months impacting the local blood supply as national blood shortages remain. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers urges the community to donate now. Summer is always a slow time for blood donations, but LifeSouth reports this year is especially difficult as the need for blood to help patients…

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Wreck leads to arrest

From ALEA   CRENSHAW COUNTY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation’s (SBI) Tactical Team arrested Richard Wayne Goodwin, 37, of Highland Home on two counts of Felony Leaving the Scene of an Accident and two counts of Assault in the First Degree. Goodwin was booked into the Crenshaw County Jail…

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Crash on I65 claims one

From ALEA   A single-vehicle crash occurred at approximately 6:25 a.m. Saturday, July 17, involving a 2009 GMC Sierra has claimed the life of a Maryland man. The crash occurred when the Sierra, driven by Irvin Gustavo Aguierre Riviera, 21, of Katy, Texas, left the roadway, traveled into the median, and overturned. The passenger, Jose…

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