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Gov. Ivey awards $48 million to ALSDE, up to $50 million for higher education

Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday awarded $48 million of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEERF) to the ... Read more | Add your comment

‘Celebrate America’ fireworks slated for Saturday

Though people won’t be able to socialize at Tiger Stadium as in years past, a dazzling display of ... Read more | Add your comment

Eiland discusses school re-opening process

Butler County School System Superintendent Joe Eiland is busy these days trying to figure out what the return ... Read more | Add your comment

Be the Vessel offers teen mentoring

Patrick Peagler wants to help young men of color in the local community discover there’s a broader and ... Read more | Add your comment

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14th Annual Butler County Heritage Cook-off: Candies

It is once again the time of year when the Butler County Farmers Federation Women’s Leadership Committee hosts its annual cook-off. This is the 14th ... Read more | Add your comment

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Montgomery doctor urges caution

A Montgomery doctor spoke about being cautious as COVID-19 cases begin to stabilize but still remain dangerous. Dr. Nina Garrett joined Sen. Doug Jones in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mark Rogers.

Luverne

Leanna Johnson ranked as top ten college pitcher

Brantley graduate and current Troy University student-athlete Leanna Johnson was a standout pitcher at BHS, an indispensable piece of a roster that won four state ... Read more

by Matt Hutcheson, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:06 pm

Luverne

Farmers Market attracts varied vendors in Luverne

Despite COVID-19 and the associated masks and social distancing mandates, the Crenshaw County Farmers Market is in full swing again this year. Located each Monday ... Read more

by Matt Hutcheson, Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:50 pm

Luverne

Brantley city council passes mask ordinance

The Town of Brantley decided in a special-called meeting Tuesday morning to pass a resolution requiring masks in the fight against COVID-19. According to city ... Read more

by Matt Hutcheson, Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:06 pm

Greenville

Crowne Health Care of Greenville COVID-free

Crowne Health Care of Greenville has reached a significant milestone in its fight against COVID-19. After weeks of tireless efforts by staff, the facility now ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:22 pm

Greenville

The Greenville Advocate finishes runner-up in General Excellence, claims 19 AMA awards

The Greenville Advocate placed second in General Excellence among like-size newspapers throughout the state during the 2020 virtual awards program presented by the Alabama Press ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:00 pm

Greenville

Crash crushes courthouse iron fencing

An early morning crash Tuesday caused heavy damage to a fence that surrounds the Butler County Courthouse. Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn said a GPD ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, June 25, 2020 9:27 pm

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Apprentice partnership formed at LBWCC

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (LBWCC), along with Enterprise State Community College, has partnered with Wayne Farms in Jack, Alabama to provide ten industrial electronics/mechatronics ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:52 pm

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Historical Society cancels July meeting

The continuing rise in COVID-19 cases has led the Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society to cancel its next planned quarterly meeting. “We have made ... Read more

by Angie Long, Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:37 pm

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Butler County offices offer online services

The Butler County Commission needs your help, and in doing so, you may keep your fellow citizen safe. In this difficult time, it was necessary ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:16 pm

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Troy University freezes tuition for second year in a row

Troy University trustees voted earlier this month to freeze undergraduate and graduate tuition for the second straight year.   “On behalf of the Board of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:14 pm

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Census counts still concerning

With billions of federal dollars and even congressional seats on the line, many Alabamians have not completed their Census 2020 forms. The numbers concern Alabama ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:30 pm

Records

June 15-21

The following incidents were recorded by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office between June 15-21: June 15 Greenville, theft of article from an auto. June 16 Greenville, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:10 am

Arrests

June 15-21

Arrest reports The following individuals were booked into the Butler County Correctional Facility between June 15-21: June 15 Moses L. Laude, 36, Decatur, theft of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:00 am

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CrimeStoppers seeks information on stolen Covington County guns

The Covington County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a residential burglary/theft that occurred between March 30 and April 3 on Christi Smith Road in Andalusia. ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Monday, June 22, 2020 1:33 pm

Features

Wingards leave void in town

In south Alabama, there’s a small community most have never heard of called Shreve. It’s a suburb, if you want to call it that, of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, June 21, 2020 1:23 pm

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Bid openings for road projects, new EMA building coming up

There are several projects on tap for Butler County this summer and bid openings will be coming up to determine the costs. At last week’s ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Saturday, June 20, 2020 3:36 pm

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Local Scouts experience virtual camp

The continuing pandemic has forced many traditional summer activities to go on hiatus. However, the local Boy Scouts troop did not let COVID-19 stop their ... Read more

by Angie Long, Saturday, June 20, 2020 11:27 am

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State denies Butler County man parole

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied a Butler County man parole last week. Jermaine Powell was denied parole on his nonviolent offenses on ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, June 18, 2020 2:26 pm

Greenville

Sikes named Fort Dale Academy head of school

Only days after being named the new head of school at Fort Dale Academy, David Sikes is already settling into his new role, but the ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:21 am

Greenville

County records five shootings in 10 days

When the Greenville Police Department responded to a call of a shooting last Friday night that led to a homicide investigation, it marked the fifth ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:10 pm

Luverne

Sheriff warns of Crenshaw County-specific phone scam

Crenshaw County Sheriff Terry Mears is warning local citizens of what appears to be a phone scam being attempted in the area. According to Mears, ... Read more

by Matt Hutcheson, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:15 pm

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LBWCC goes smoke-free, tobacco-free

As of June 1, 2020, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is smoke-free, vape-free and tobacco-free. “We are creating a healthier environment for all to live, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:43 am

Records

June 8-14

The following incidents were recorded by the Butler County Sheriff’s Office between June 8-14: June 8 Greenville, enters/remains on premises. Greenville, following too close, reckless driving. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:10 am

Arrests

June 8-14

The following individuals were booked into the Butler County Correctional Facility between June 8-14: June 8 Hunter Lane Hall, 24, Greenville, attempted murder, assault 1st. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:00 am

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Husband is charged in wife’s killing

A  shooting last week has left an area woman dead. Sheriff Danny Bond said that the Butler County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting on ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:24 am