Area News

BOEs choose systems over students

By Rachel Blackmon Bryars   Boards representing three of the state’s largest public school systems – Mobile, Baldwin and Montgomery counties – recently passed resolutions calling for a repeal of Alabama’s landmark tax credit scholarships for low income families. They claim that the small yet popular program created in 2013 by the Alabama Accountability Act…

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Greenville’s Christmas Parade

A record number of parade entries lined the streets Greenville for the annual Christmas parade on Dec. 6. Ninety-four entries displayed a show of lights, decorations and Christmas spirit for this year’s parade. Float entry winners were: first place, Ozark Materials; second place, Alabama Restoration; and third place: Guardian Credit Union. Vehicle entry winners were:…

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Wrestling with a Christmas Wish

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   McKenzie’s native son Isaac Melton has been infatuated with televised wrestling for as long as he could remember and dreaming of someday becoming a professional wrestler. Undeterred, even as he served a six-year tour as a Marine in the U.S. Armed Forces, he has never given up…

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Alabama AG issues guidance for CBD

Recent questions surrounding the legality of cannabidiol (CBD) suggest that a brief explanation and review of several relevant Alabama criminal laws might be helpful to the public. Section 13A-12-212 of the Alabama Criminal Code makes it illegal to possess or receive a controlled (regulated) substance, while Sections 13A-12-213 to 214 specifically address the possession of…

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Wreck snarls traffic

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A wreck into the guard rail of Persimmon Creek on AL State Highway 10 on Wed. Nov. 28 caused traffic to be shut down for almost 12 hours on the vital link into the City of Greenville. Traffic was re-directed as the transfer truck was removed from the…

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BCBOE elects new president

The Butler County Board of Education held their regular Board meeting for November November this past Thursday evening in the library at McKenzie School. The meeting began with the election of the Board of Education President and Vice President. The Board elected Mrs. Lois Robinson as President and Ms. Linda Hamilton as Vice President. “I…

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Rentfro resigns as CEO at L.V. Stabler

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Donald Renftro officially announced his plans to resign his position as CEO at L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital to Dexter McLendon, Chairman of The Health Care Authority of The City of Greenville on Monday, Nov. 19 after their regularly scheduled call with UAB Hospital at 8 a.m. Rentfro stated…

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Commission seeks to put elevator in courthouse

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Butler County Commission is seeking to install an elevator in the Butler County Courthouse through a $250,000 Community Block Development Grant (CDBG) which will give handicap accessibility to the bathrooms and the second floor. The commissioners will meet at the courthouse on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 5…

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Thanksgiving shooting claims 1

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Javoris Reed was charged in connection with a Thanksgiving Day Murder on Nov. 22. According to Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received a call around 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 22 in reference to a shooting which took place on Whisper Lane which…

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Montgomery Ballet to perform ‘The Nutcracker’ at GHS

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Rare ballet performances will be coming to Greenville this year and next. The Montgomery Ballet reached out to Butler County School System Superintendent Dr. John Strycker recently and with the aid of his wife Debra Strycker, the ballet company is slated to have three productions in Greenville. The…

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