Area News

Earthquake shakes ground near Brewton

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A small earthquake rattled the border between Alabama and Florida past Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake, which happened about 10:07 a.m., was centered in Escambia County, about ten miles southwest of Brewton and less than two miles north of Mt. Carmel, Fla. The…

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It’s official, votes certified

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   On Tuesday, September 1, the city councils of Greenville, Georgiana, and McKenzie met to canvass the votes for the August 25 election. All three city councils voted to approve resolutions canvassing the election results. Greenville was the only municipality which had provisional ballots to tally. There were 13…

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Gregory appointed Probate Judge

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Ann Steiner Gregory has been appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to fill the term of retired Butler County Probate Judge Steve Norman. She was one of seven candidates from Butler County who applied for the office. Norman’s official last day in office was August 31 and Gregory began…

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Stinson claims Butler County DYW

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   This past Saturday afternoon Katelyn Stinson and Faith Lane were named 2021 Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) of Butler and Lowndes County Scholarship Program, respectively. The scholarship program took place at the historic Ritz Theater in downtown Greenville with family, friends and others in attendance. After several days of…

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EMA director resigns

Michael Vigor recently announced his resignation as Butler County EMA director. Vigor began his term with the county on June 1. It is the second EMA director the county has had to replace in eight months. Vigor’s predecessor, Kris Ware, turned in her resignation in December 2019. Vigor decided to leave and return to a…

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Butler County Fair postponed

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Due to COVID-19, the Butler County has been postponed according to Eddie Pope, who is chairman of the Butler County Fair Association and member of Greenville Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis Club typically holds the Butler County Fair and associated carnival in late September but this year is different…

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Clerk’s Office closed

BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   After an employee of the Butler County Circuit Clerk’s Office tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, August 20, a decision was made to close the Butler County Courthouse the following Friday. An email from the Butler County Commission announced the Circuit Clerk’s Office would remain closed for 14 days.…

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Probate Judge to retire Aug. 31

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Butler County Probate Judge Steve Norman plans to officially retire on Monday, August 31. He has been the probate judge of Butler County for 17 and one-half years, winning three elections after being appointed by Governor Don Seigelman. He replaced MacDonald Russell. The probate judge terms are set…

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‘Folk in Five’ launched in state

The Alabama Folklife Association (AFA) is asking Alabamians to share their folk traditions in 5-minute videos as part of a statewide “Folk in Five” initiative. Videos will be posted online, providing a wide range of folklife examples for access by educators and the public. Each month, the AFA will pick a winner to receive an…

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