Area News

Two bodies found

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Two bodies were found on the roadways of Butler County this past week. On the morning of Tuesday, September 15, the body of Antonio Simmons, age 31, was found on Joe Killough Road. Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond said Simmon’s body was taken to the state forensics lab…

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Hurricane Sally to affect crops in south Alabama

By Marlee Moore Slow-moving Hurricane Sally stalled for hours along Alabama’s Gulf Coast Sept. 16, her creeping progress flooding fields — and farmers’ hopes for bumper harvests. “It started blowing high winds about 3 a.m. and didn’t stop till mid-morning. It was a beating,” said Eric Street, who farms near Fairhope with his brother, Tobin.…

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USDA to provide COVID-19 assistance

On September 18, President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin September 21 and run through December 11, 2020.…

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RIDE SALLY RIDE

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   In what turned out to be one of those hurricanes which had a mind of its own, Hurricane Sally turned on the Gulf coast of Alabama and Florida after considering land fall in Louisiana. The most devastating effects Sally brought were storm surge, flooding rains, and 100+ mile…

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It’s National Chicken Month

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   September is National Chicken Month! For over two decades, the National Chicken Council has banded together with major chicken producers in the U.S. to promote chicken sales in September. As a result, September is known as National Chicken Month! In honor of this month here are some interesting…

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Labor Day traffic fatalities decrease

Troopers within the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division saw a significant reduction in the overall traffic fatalities during this past Labor Day weekend. The Highway Patrol Division investigated only three traffic-related fatalities as compared to 10 in 2019, which is a decrease of more than 60 percent. ALEA’s Marine Patrol Division experienced…

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McDougald is interim EMA Director

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Butler County assistant engineer Josh McDougald was named by the Butler County Commission to serve as interim Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director at the Commission’s business meeting on September 8. He replaces Michael Vigor, who turned in his resignation to take a school resource officer position with the…

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Commission notes

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Butler County Commission met the evening of Tuesday, September 8, for their regularly scheduled workshop and business meeting. At the workshop the first item on the Commission’s agenda was to discuss the reactivation of the Community Corrections Program for Butler County. Judge Terri Bozeman and Cheryl Leatherwood…

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Gregory takes oath for Probate Judge

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Ann Steiner Gregory was sworn in as Butler County’s first female Probate Judge Tuesday morning, September 1, at 9 a.m. Gregory, who is a registered Republican, said later, “It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve Butler County as its first female Probate Judge. I look…

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Fire claims house on Kolb City Road

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   This past Friday 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…

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