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Butler County Deputy Suddenly Dies Saturday Morning

Today, sad news arose from Butler County. The sheriff’s office has lost one of their own. Deputy Eric Jackson passed away suddenly this morning. Sheriff Danny Bond made the announcement stating the cause of death has not been released. Stay with Alabama News Network on-air and online for the latest developments in this story. Tags: butler county, Deputy Eric Jackson,…

Deadly Car Crash in Butler County

A single-vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Butler County man. Cleveon Walker, 52, of McKenzie, was killed when the 2015 Ford Fusion he was driving left the roadway and hit a tree. It happened at approximately 8:55 p.m. on July 4. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency officials tell us Mr. Walker was not using a seat belt and was…

Drive-up COVID-19 Testing Offered in Greenville on May 15

A drive-up COVID-19 testing clinic will be offered at the Butler County Health Department on Friday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. while testing supplies are available. The address of the Butler County Health Department is 350 Airport Road, Greenville. To be tested, individuals must meet these criteria: The patient is a resident (with or without symptoms) of…

Bates House of Turkey Celebrates 50 Years

A famous restaurant in Butler County is being honored for its enduring legacy and impact. Bates House of Turkey has been a staple in Greenville for 50 years.. On Wednesday, community members celebrated that special milestone. The family-owned restaurant started out as a free-range turkey farm in 1923… The Bates family then opened the doors of the restaurant in 1970….

Army Reserve Officer Returns Home to Surprise Kids at Greenville Elementary School

It was a special day in Butler County Tuesday. An officer in the Army Reserve came home to surprise his four kids at Greenville Elementary School. The surprise was planned out by the children’s mother, Meredith Godwin. Godwin’s husband Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jason Godwin had just returned home from a year-long deployment in Syria, Jordan, and Iraq. “I wanted…

Bullying Victim Wins Gold Medals In World Martial Arts Competition

In October, we told you about Dianna Sipper- a young girl who used karate to overcome bullying she faced at school. Sipper and her parents recently got back from London where she competed in the World Martial Arts for Team USA. Along with her baggage, the 9-year-old brought back some new hardware from the competition. Dianna won two gold medals and…

9-Year-Old Girl Uses Karate To Overcome Bullying

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. And it raises awareness of the hardships that so many kids experience everyday at school. Nine-year-old Dianna Sipper of Butler County took up karate to help cope with the bullying she faced in school. “There was a class that I could do karate in and mom signed me up for it. And I just…

Greenville Woman Killed in Butler County Wreck

Alabama State Troopers say a Greenville woman was killed in a wreck in Butler County late last night. State troopers say 29-year-old Rachel Renee Farrington was killed when her SUV left the road and overturned. Investigators say she was not wearing a seatbelt and was killed at the scene. The wreck happened shortly before 11 p.m. on Alabama 106 at…

City of Andalusia Receives $500,000 for Victim Services in Covington and Butler Counties

The City of Andalusia has been awarded $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women for the continuation of victim services in Covington and Butler counties. According to Andalusia Police Chief Paul Hudson, the city began providing direct services to victims in Covington and Butler counties in January 2017 through a partnership with Youth Advocate Programs Adult…

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….