Area News

THE SKIES WERE ABLAZE

On Saturday evening, July 3, the City of Greenville held their annual their annual fireworks show called ‘Celebrate America’.  The event has been held for 17 years and is one of the most signature events in Butler County for each year. This year, there was no let down. The fireworks display was spectacular as usual.…

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The Standard racks up 32 APA awards

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Greenville Standard recently brought home seven first place awards for the year 2020 in Division D from the Alabama Press Association banquet. In first, second, and third place, The Standard racked up 32 total awards. Division D is classified as a non-daily newspaper (publishing less than three…

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Poole replaces Lovell on bench

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Butler County native Cleveland Poole was recently sworn in on Monday, June 21, to replace 2nd Judicial Circuit Court Judge Terri Bozeman Lovell. He will preside over cases in Butler, Crenshaw, and Lowndes counties. Lovell recently announced her retirement and will be the executive director for the Alabama…

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Come see the fireworks

A dazzling display of pyrotechnics is set to return to the Camellia City on July 3 to celebrate America’s Independence. The City of Greenville will once again host the city’s annual fireworks show “Celebrate America” on Saturday, July 3 below the field of Greenville High School’s Tiger Stadium. The annual Celebrate America Fireworks Show will…

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I-65 pile up claims 10

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Standard   On Saturday, June 19, on U.S. Interstate 65, at approximately mile marker 138, 10 people lost their lives in one combining incident. Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond indicated through the Sheriff’s page on Facebook, the county had one of the most terrible traffic accidents and he believed the worst…

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Lawdy, Lawdy Miss Clawdy

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Not referring to a line in the little Richard song, but Tropical Storm Claudette put a little damper on Father’s Day and festivals around the area to include the Blueberry Festival that was to be held this past Saturday in Brewton. The festival was cancelled officially Thursday…

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Honoring Our Military Veterans Charlie Jones and Old Glory

BY ANNIE CRENSHAW   Charles William Jones, or Charlie, as most of us know him, is a man who enjoys flying the American flag. “I fly Old Glory 24/7,” Charlie said. “My children gave me an automatic Dusk-to-Dawn light fixture for a birthday present years ago, and it lights the flag all night long.” We’re…

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Timber values stagnant as lumber prices soar

By Marlee Moore   Towering pines line roadways in Alabama, a state where construction is booming, and lumber prices are soaring. Meanwhile, timberland owners whose raw materials are in demand suffer stagnant timber values. “We supply that wood, and the wood is there, but the price hasn’t gone up for us,” said Elliott Poole, who…

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Memorial Day traffic claims 7

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt in a six car pile-up on U.S. Interstate I-65 in Butler County, but seven lives were lost in Alabama over the Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, May 29, four lives were claimed when a vehicle left the roadway and entered Logan Martin…

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