Area News

Big rig thief caught

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   On Wednesday morning, March 27, the Butler County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a tractor trailer that had been stolen out of Hope Hull that belonged to Shoreline Trucking in Butler County. GPS tracking indicated the rig was headed south on Interstate 65. When it passed Greenville,…

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Alabama Grill re-opens after 20 years

BY RAY VAN COR AND BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   What a facelift the old Alabama Grill has undergone. It is truly impressive to see before and after pictures and to know the hard work that occurred to renovate the building. The floor, ceilings, and kitchen have all been replaced and a comfy deck…

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Wrecks on I-65 claim two

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A single vehicle crash at mile marker 119 on Interstate Highway 65 in Butler County claimed the life of Cameron Matthew Carlson, age 62, when the 2016 Nissan Altima he was operating left the roadway and struck a pine tree. Carlson, from Baldwin County, was traveling northbound and…

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Little decorated with Legion of Honor

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   John G. Little, Jr., a native son of Greenville, was recently decorated with the Legion of Honor, which is France’s highest merit. On Monday, March 18, Little was presented the merit during a ceremony at Fort Rucker by the Consul General of France in Atlanta. The Legion of…

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GFD battles house fire on Hickory Street

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A house at 506 Hickory Street in Greenville caught on fire Monday afternoon, March 25. A call to E-911 reported smoke coming from the house. E-911 then alerted the Greenville Fire Department (GFD) and they responded with two firetrucks within minutes of being notified. As of this report,…

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Lewis indicted for rape

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Butler County Juvenile Probation Officer, Terry Van Lewis, was indicted by a Butler County grand jury on Wednesday, March 13 for one charge of first-degree rape and two charges of first-degree sexual abuse from a period between 1994 to 1999. Lewis was hired in 1993. Lewis surrendered himself…

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Commission approves E-911 appointments

RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   At the March 12, Butler County Commission meeting, Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond and Greenville Chief Justin Lovvorn appointments to the E911 Board were approved. Jimmy Rogers presented the commissioners with a problem concerning ownership and right of way on Spring Valley road across from his property. A…

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NWTF Banquet a success

RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   This year’s Camellia Long Beard’s Hunter Heritage Banquet was a success according to Chairman Ronnie Graddy. “I’m pleased with the turnout. We really won’t know how successful our banquet was until next week,” he said. Graddy stated the banquet helps fund their scholarship program and both local and…

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Forest workshops for landowners upcoming

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Two forest landowner workshops/meetings upcoming will be of special interest to land owners of Butler County. The first is for female landowners only and will be hosted by the Butler County Forestry Planning Committed. It is called “Women in the Woods Workshop” and is planned for Friday, April…

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Oliver and Edith Brooks ‘A Community Highlight’

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   What makes a community strong? It takes a village that works together and two of Butler County’s prominent citizens, Edith and Oliver Brooks, have made community and a helping hand the basis of their lives. Oliver recently received the “Ambassador for Peace” medal from South Korea for his…

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