Area News

2 lives claimed in wrecks April 7

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Two lives were lost in separate vehicle accidents in Butler County on Sunday, April 7. Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn stated on Tuesday, April 9 that his department was investigating a fatal vehicle accident which occurred on Interstate 65 near the 128 exit in Greenville on April 7…

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2 caught, theft ring exposed

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A pair of locals are now in the Butler County Correctional Facility (BCCF) after having been arrested for burglary and theft in a string of crimes across at least three counties. Chad Oliver Goodwin, age 36 and from the Pigeon Creek community, was arrested on Monday, April 8…

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An Alabama-related mystery, Part 3 DID HE KILL HER, TOO?:

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   After Larry Lord Motherwell’s first wife divorced him for abandoning her and their, now, three children in 1948, he moved to Washington, D.C., which is where he met his second wife, Sarah McClurkin from Wilcox County, Alabama. According to the book “Chronicle of a Crime: The Larry…

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Fire claims six year old

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A fire in a mobile home on Prairie Lane in Butler County claimed the life of a six year old boy this past week on Tuesday, April 2. No determination on the cause of the fire has been determined yet according to Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond. The…

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Vietnam vets invited to share oral history

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Vietnam veterans are invited to participate in an officially endorsed Alabama Bicentennial project promoted by Auburn High School (AHS). Since 2014, Blake Busbin, the AP US History teacher at AHS, and his students have led the AHS Project. It is an effort to honor veterans through preserving their…

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Huge yard sale for Alzheimer’s to be held

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   On Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 there will be a huge yard sale at 105 Stoneroad Drive, Greenville to benefit the Alzheimer’s association. Friday hours will be from 12 – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. until 1p.m. All proceeds from this yard sale will…

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Did he kill her, too?: An Alabama-related mystery, Part 2

By MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Sarah White McClurkin’s memorial stone in Ebenezer Methodist Cemetery in Oak Hill does not mention her married name of Motherwell. Perhaps, considering the circumstances of her death, that can be understood. Whether her drowning was an accident, by her own hand, or by the hand of her…

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DID HE KILL HER, TOO?: An Alabama-related mystery, Part 1

By MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Oak Hill is a small community in Wilcox County only fifteen miles from the Butler County line. Most people only stop in Oak Hill because there is a literal stop sign at the intersection of Alabama Highways 10 and 21. Usually, people are on their way to…

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Camellia City Fest a hit

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Downtown Greenville was abuzz Saturday, with the return of the 5th annual Camellia City Fest. The event drew hundreds. Those in attendance enjoyed plenty of festival food, live entertainment, vendors galore and fun for the whole family with face painting jumpy houses, a balloon artist, and games…

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Kemp killed in motorcycle crash

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Frederick Kemp was killed on Friday, March 29 in a motorcycle accident, according to a report from Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA). The report stated, “A single-vehicle crash at 2:45 p.m. today, March 29, has claimed the life of a Greenville man. Frederick Lane Kemp, 52, was killed…

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