Area News

‘Crusader Without Violence’

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (LBWCC) in Greenville will have Dr. Derryn Motens as a presenter discussing a biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. at the Wendell Mitchell Conference center on the Greenville campus. Published to critical acclaim in 1959 and long out of print, Crusader Without Violence:…

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BancorpSouth robbers nabbed

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A joint investigation by the Greenville Police Department (GPD), FBI, and the Montgomery Police Department (MPD) has resulted in two arrests, according to Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn. The names of the two suspects are James Matthews, age 52, of Montgomery and Albert Dorsey, age 45, of Montgomery.…

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TO TAX OR NOT TO TAX

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   An open forum debate on the proposed Advolerm tax increase was held this past Thursday night at the Board of Education. The issue has spurned serious debate and concerns across the spectrum. There were over a hundred concerned citizens present to include WSFA channel 12 who was…

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BCBOE spotlight: AmeriCorps member Arlyric Posey

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   AmeriCorps is just one of many great programs the Butler County Board of Education (BCBOE) utilizes to help the county’s students succeed. According to its website, “AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to…

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Bond takes office

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The Butler County Courthouse courtroom was host to the swearing in ceremony of duly elected Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond and his deputies of Monday, Jan. 14. Surrounded by a packed courtroom of family, friends and well-wishers Bond shed tears after taking the oath of office which…

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Bancorp robbed

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Bancorp South was robbed on Thursday, Jan. 11 according to Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn. “Right after 11:30 a.m. a black male walked into the bank and passed a note which requested money from the bank,” Lovvorn said. A short time later the suspect left in what appeared…

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School tax forum to be held

BY SCOTTIE BROWN The Greenville Standard   The Butler County School Board will be hosting an open forum to discuss the upcoming Ad Valorem Tax Election, which would be the county’s largest tax increase to date. The proposed tax increase would raise current county millage from 12 to 18 percent and create a potential for…

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Bypass wreck claims one life

On Monday, Jan. 7, around 5 a.m., John Roy McLain lost his life in a vehicular accident on the Greenville Bypass near the Hainje’s furniture store. According to reports, McLain veered into the path of an 18-wheeler and as a result of the wreck was pronounced dead at the scene. The Bypass was closed the…

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New guidance on CBD offered

This notice has been updated to reflect recent action by the U.S. Congress regarding cannabidiol (CBD) derived from industrial hemp. On Dec. 12, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives gave final passage to the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018(i) which is expected to be signed into law. This bill contains a provision legalizing industrial hemp,…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: DR. KING BORN

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Few people are as iconic or memorable as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King emerged as the leader of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. As a leader, King encouraged peaceful protests and demonstrations that were often met with violence. With his words,…

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