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Butler County House Fire Claims Life of 6-Year-Old Boy

A tragic situation in Butler County after a 6-year-old boy lost his life in a house fire Tuesday night. School officials and neighbors are heartbroken. “To see the staff and the principal broke up about this, it just makes it a tough situation,” Butler County Schools Superintendent John Strycker says. “It hurts me to my heart,” neighbor Don Thigpen says….

Butler County Probation Officer Charged With Sexual Assault

63 year old Terry Van Lewis faces sex charges

  The Alabama Attorney General’s Office describes the charges against him this way: one indictment charges that Lewis engaged in sexual intercourse with a member of the opposite sex by forcible compulsion, first-degree rape. The two remaining indictments charge that Lewis subjected another person to sexual contact by forcible compulsion. The victims in the cases were juveniles who were under…

Crenshaw and Butler Counties Elect New Sheriffs

It’s been a whirlwind of emotion for Terry Mears and Danny Bond. Terry Mears beat out opponent Rome Odom in Tuesday’s election to win the Crenshaw County Sheriff seat. “I’m grounded. I am still grounded. I’m the same guy I was yesterday,” Mears said. Bond becomes the sheriff-elect of Butler County, receiving more votes than his two opponents. “I’m just…

Work Force Professionals Receive Active Shooter Situation Training

What to do if an active shooter comes into your work place. That’s what the Georgiana Police Department wanted to teach work force professionals through an active shooter training course Wednesday. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency sent a state-certified administrator to talk to those professionals about what they can do to protect themselves and others from a gunman. “We opened…

New Butler County Memorial Pays Tribute to 19 WWI Soldiers

A memorial unveiled Thursday in Butler County pays pays tribute to a group of men who died from that area fighting for the country. The memorial, which hangs on the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, lists the names of the 19 men who lost their lives in World War I. Gerald Johnson is the Alabama World War I Centennial Committee…

Murder Victim in Butler County Identified as Missing Montgomery Woman

The victim of a murder in Butler County has been identified as a missing Montgomery woman. According to Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden, the body of 18-year-old Maura McCoy was discovered Sunday afternoon in the woods off of Mount Pisgah Road. McCoy was reported missing this weekend. Authorities have charged 18-year-old Harrison Cole English with murder.  He’s being held in…

County Health Departments Offering Free Flu Vaccinations

As flu continues to spread across the state, Alabama Department of Public Health steps up to help communities battle the flu bug

1/1IMG_0592 Show Caption Hide Caption The flu continues to spread at a high rate across Alabama, and medical experts say the best prevention is still the flu shot. Nurse practitioner Pamela Ingram is seeing her fair share of flu patients. “More and more cases everyday,” Ingram said. She says influenza cases are being diagnosed daily at Greenville’s Stabler Clinic. “A…

Greenville Police Department is on the Move

The boys in blue are gearing up for a major improvement that will help them better serve Camellia City residents

1/1IMG_0323 Show Caption Hide Caption The Greenville Police headquarters is on the move. The department has announced it will relocate to the corner of Caldwell and Adams Streets in downtown Greenville. “A lot of good things about this new building,” said Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn about the impending move. The building once housed Butler County’s Department of Human Resources…

Butler County Honors King’s Life, Legacy

More than 500 community members, local officials and state dignitaries gather in Greenville to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/1IMG_0590 Show Caption Hide Caption Through heartfelt song and a hearty breakfast, hundreds gathered in Butler County Monday morning to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I came out here today to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and what he did for not only for America but around the world,” said Tanisity Smith. Each year, the Butler…