Area News

The Standard brings home awards

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Greenville Standard recently racked up several Alabama Press Association Media Awards in the Editorial and Advertising Contest for 2019. There were 90 publications who submitted 3,394 entries in the annual contest. The Illinois Press Association membership judged the entries. Publications are divided into five divisions. The Standard…

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Crash claims one in Butler County

A single vehicle crash in Butler County has claimed the life of a Wilcox County man. Corey Dwayne Williams, 41, of Camden was killed when the 2014 Hyundai Elantra he was driving left the roadway and became submerged in a creek. The crash occurred on Alabama Highway 10 at the 112 mile marker in Butler…

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Lovvorn sworn in as president of APOA

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn has a new title to add to a long list of distinguished service to law enforcement in Alabama. On Thursday, June 27, Lovvorn was sworn in as the new president of the Alabama Peace Officers’ Association (APOA) at their annual business and training…

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Business ladies of the Camellia City: Part 2

By Kaitlyn Neese The Greenville Standard   Ann Judah is known to most everyone in Greenville for her sweet treats at the Camelia City Bakery and Deli. Judah has been in the restaurant business for years. She previously owned a 250-seating fine dining in Dothan, but moved to Greenville to be closer to her child…

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Celebrate America Fireworks Show impresses crowd

This past Friday night, the City of Greenville and the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce held the annual Celebrate America Fireworks Show. Most attendees viewed the display from Greenville High Tiger Stadium but several watched from their porches or other locations in town. This picture was taken from Confederate Park across the street from Greenville…

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The Declaration of Independence

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee introduced a resolution to the Continental Congress calling for independence from England. Within less than a month Congress would formally adopt the resolution on July 2, and on July 4, 1776 the Congress would adopt a finalized version of Thomas Jefferson’s…

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Ladies of the Camellia City

By Kaitlyn Neese   The ladies of the Camelia City are doing big things for downtown and Greenville as a whole. Multiple businesses have opened downtown in the last few years, including: Sweet Heart Alabama, The Last Blossom, Artitude, Likha Salon, Salon on Main, Alabama Grill, and Elements Yoga. All of these businesses were opened…

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Briggs retires from Greenville Water Works

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard     After 40 years of service with the City of Greenville and The Water Works and Sewer Board (GWWSB) of Greenville, Velma Briggs officially retired on Friday, June 28. At her retirement reception, GWWSB manager and Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon said, “Velma was the best employee I ever…

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Stone retires after 36 years

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Sgt. Subrena Stone recently retired from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office after serving 36 years. Stone has served under five sheriffs during her employment with Butler County; they include Parker Worthington, Joe Sanders, Diane Harris, Kenny Harden, and current Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond. Stone originally was hired…

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Names released in Crook murder

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond recently released the names of three suspects charged with the murder of Willard Crook, Jr., age 47. A fourth suspect’s name is still being withheld because he or she is a minor. Jamoney Moore, age 20, Fandarious Martin, age 19, and Iveuntrez Rudolph,…

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