Area News

One murdered at Perdue Place

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Ty’Darrion McMeans of Millbrook, age 20 was shot near Perdue Place Apartments in Greenville. He was transported to Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama where he was pronounced deceased a short time later, according to Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn. Lovvorn had earlier stated in a press release,…

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Four shootings in county, one murder charge

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Four shootings in Butler County beginning on June 3 and ending on June 8 resulted in two hospitalizations and one death. On June 3, a shot was fired into a vehicle at the Chapman Post Office. Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond said the incident was probably a case…

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Flag Day in Greenville

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The Flag Resolution, passed on June 14, 1777, stated: “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that…

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Moody helps preserve Pioneer Cemetery graves

Jim Moody has been working for almost three years to repair the many graves in Pioneer Cemetery, which is located in the heart of downtown Greenville. On Monday, Moody was working on re-bricking a grave with a cast iron grave cover. Moody said he did not know the name of the person whose remains are…

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29 days left to apply for absentee ballot

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Ahead of the July 14 Primary Runoff Election, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill reminds Alabama voters that there are 29 days left to apply for an absentee ballot as of Wednesday, June 10. In order to protect the safety and well-being of voters, Merrill encourages those who…

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Chamber announces Camellia Girl / Chamber Page Program

The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for its Camellia Girl / Chamber Page Ambassador Program for the 2020-2021 school year. To be considered, students must attend Greenville High School, Fort Dale Academy, Georgiana School, McKenzie School, or an accredited home school. Minimum requirements include a 85 or higher GPA, involvement in…

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Achiever Award Scholarship 2020

It’s time for the annual Achiever Award winners to be presented; however, this year’s award will be presented a little different from the year’s past as the area’s top high school students vie for the honors. “In the face of coronavirus, continued social distancing suggestions by the state, county and city, and rise in positive…

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Crash on Hwy 31 claims one

A two vehicle crash on Sunday May 31, at approximately 4 p.m. claimed the life of a Butler County man. According to Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Sgt. Michael Simmons, who is with Highway Patrol/Troop B and Dothan Post Commander, Steven Yancey Campbell, 31, of Greenville was killed when the 2001 Kawasaki motorcycle he was operating…

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ALEA reports Memorial Day weekend deaths

Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency investigated 375 traffic crashes with five fatalities, as well as 10 boat crashes and four non-boating fatalities (drownings) during this year’s official Memorial Day holiday travel period, which was from 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 22, to midnight Monday, May 25. In May 2019, during the same extended holiday,…

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FDA graduates celebrated

Fort Dale Academy (FDA) held their graduation ceremony this on Friday, May 22. There were twenty-nine graduates honored. Among honors celebrated, the seniors of FDA were offered $1.68 million in scholarships to various colleges. The graduation was held on FDA’s football field to accommodate social distancing practices. Family and friends gathered to watch the ceremony.…

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