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Reward Increased in 2017 Murder Case of Ladarious Lymon and Javon Banks in Butler County

Central Alabama CrimeStoppers has announced that reward money is being doubled to $10,000 in an attempt to solve the murders of Ladarious Devante Lymon and Javon Cortez Banks in Butler County. CrimeStoppers is now offering $5,000 on top of the $5,000 offered by the state. On October 26, 2017, at approximately 9:12 a.m., Lymon and Banks, both 22 years old…

Butler County Breaks Ground on New Sheriffs Office

On Thursday afternoon Butler County officials broke ground on a new sheriffs office building. County Commissioners with knowledge of the project say it was two years in the making. Right now the Butler Co. Sheriffs Office is located in the Butler County Courthouse. That building was built in 1903, and has since undergone renovations, but the space is out of…

Fort Deposit Woman Killed in Single Vehicle Crash in Butler County

A single-vehicle crash at approximately 3:55 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1,  has claimed the life of Lowndes County woman. Kristen Sexton, 47, of Fort Deposit, was killed when the 2020 Nissan Versa, she was driving, left the side of the roadway and struck an embankment. The crash happened on County Road 60, approximately 12 miles Southeast of Fort Deposit city…

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…