Area News

Butler County law enforcement assists Wilcox County

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond recently received a call on Tuesday, Dec. 24 from the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office for assistance in the arrest of Brian Philpot. Bond stated, “This morning the Butler County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) and the Special Response Team with the Greenville Police Department assisted…

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Alabama Folklife Association gets new director

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Alabama Folklife Association has announced Emily Blejwas as its new Executive Director. Blejwas brings a wealth of experience in research, community development, and non-profit management to the position. She currently directs the Gulf States Health Policy Center in Bayou La Batre, and previously worked for Auburn University’s…

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STAND UP, SPEAK UP BECAUSE YOUR TIME’S UP

Greenville native and author Lawanda Lewis Burrell recently had a book signing at the Greenville-Butler County Public Library from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. this past Saturday. Her book is titled ‘Stand Up, Speak Up Because Your Time’s Up’. LaWanda said, “It is a self-help book which motivates you to live a life of purpose…

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Safe Harbor receives Christmas blessings

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Butler County Sheriff’s Posse and Quality Co-Op of Greenville recently made significant donations to Safe Harbor of Greenville. Kathy Smyth, Director of Safe Harbor, said, “I’ve never seen anything like a giving community as Greenville and Butler County. It’s amazing the outpouring of love and it’s just…

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ALEA plans crack down

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will have a greater Christmas presence this holiday season by assigning all available Troopers to patrol Alabama roadways and bolster enforcement efforts to prevent traffic crashes, injuries and fatalities. “Our goal is simply to save lives,” ALEA’s Secretary Hal Taylor said. The extended holiday travel period will be from…

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Ryan arrested for sodomy

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Joshua Ryan, age 31, was recently arrested on Dec. 17, for 10 counts of Sodomy involving a juvenile of Greenville, two counts of Electronic Solicitation and two counts of Possession of Child Pornography. The Greenville Police Department (GPD) was recently notified by the parents of suspicious activity on…

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FARMPAC endorses candidates for congress

The Alabama Farmers Federation’s political action committee, FarmPAC, today announced congressional endorsements for the March 2020 primary elections. Congressional endorsements are recommended by county Federations in each district based on the candidates’ positions on key issues impacting farmers and rural Alabama. Federation President Jimmy Parnell said the grassroots endorsement process is central to the organization’s…

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Faith-based board game swindler busted

Charlotte Tesmer, District Attorney for the 2nd Judicial Circuit, Butler County, Alabama; and Joseph P. Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC) announce that Rozell Adams was sentenced before Circuit Court Judge Terri B. Lovell on Dec. 5, for one count securities fraud, which is a Class B felony. Adams was sentenced to a…

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Commission honors Sipper

Last Tuesday night at the Butler County Commission meeting the Commissioners honored nine year old Dianna (Grace) Sipper for her performance at the International Martial Arts Games held this past October in London England. Grace brought home two gold medals, two bronze medals and a fourth place finish in competition against 28 countries. Commissioner Darryl…

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Scam artists target holiday shopping

AARP Alabama offers tips to protect holiday shoppers from falling victim. The holiday season is here, and that presents plenty of opportunities for scammers to spoil Alabamians’ celebrations. A few scams are specific to the holidays, but most are variations on everyday frauds, ramped up to match seasonal spikes in spending and web traffic. A…

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