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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…

Butler County Preparing for Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

Butler County is among the state's counties opting to participate and they're working hard to make sure residents are severe weather-ready

1/1IMG_0312 Show Caption Hide Caption Butler County Emergency Management Agency Director Kris Ware knows how quickly Mother Nature can strike in Butler County. “We’ve had a hurricane threat, we’ve had tornadoes in the northern part, we’ve had snow and ice, and we’ve had strong winds,” said Ware. That’s why she’s encouraging residents to take advantage of the upcoming Severe Weather…

Butler County Education Retirees Helping Displaced Students Get Back on Track

Butler County has on average 160 homeless students each year

1/1IMG_0540 Show Caption Hide Caption The Butler County Education Retirees Association is working hard to make a difference this holiday season. “Once an education employee, always an education employee,” said President Wayne Boswell. Boswell says the 65-member group is busy with canned food drives and scholarship fundraisers. “Those who work in education, whether you be a teacher, a bus driver or…

Georgiana High School Fielding Track Team in 2018

School will have a track & field team for the first time since 2018

1/1IMG_0528 Show Caption Hide Caption Georgiana High School is starting up a new track and field team. Butler County Schools Superintendent John Strycker made the announcement Thursday at a luncheon in Greenville. It will be the first time the school has had a track team in 30 years. About 90 students have already signed up to be a part of…

Career Technical Training Helping Drive Workforce in Butler County

County's unemployment rates have plummeted 63% in past four years

1/1IMG_0521 Show Caption Hide Caption Eighteen year old Jessica McNaughton is training for a cutting edge career. “I would love to be a quality control inspector once I leave here,” said McNaughton. McNaughton is a senior at Butler County Career Academy. She’s been learning the art of welding for three years. “Right now I’m working on 70-18’s and hoping I can…

Butler County Humane Society Starting Junior Ambassador Program

Humane Society bringing together the county's youth to promote animal welfare

1/1IMG_0461 Show Caption Hide Caption The Greenville Animal Shelter remains crowded with homeless dogs and cats year-round. “It fills, fills up,” said Kandys Killough, Butler County Humane Society President. The Butler County Humane Society is tasked with helping rescue these animals, but they can’t do it alone. That’s why  Killough and crew says they are starting a new Junior Humane Society ambassador…

Butler County Deputies Investigating Double Homicide

Butler County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a double homicide that happened today near Greenville. This morning around 9:30, officers were dispatched to a location in front of the property of Lighthouse Pentecostal Church on Airport Road. When they arrived, they say they found the bodies of two males in a vehicle on the side of the road. The identities of both victims are…

LBW Community Colleges Losing Upward Bound Programs

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College campuses are losing funding for the Upward Bound program this year. Upward Bound has been at LBWCC for 40 years and helped thousands of students, according to the LBWCC Upward Bound Director Bridges Anderson. “So I was in the first summer residential program in 1977,” Anderson adds. “I’ve been part of this program over half…

Steady Rains Could Impact Some Butler County Roads

The steady rain hasn’t had much of an impact on Butler County roads just yet. There are a certain number of roads that usually flood during severe weather, says County Engineer Dennis McCall, but so far so good. “We’ve had no issues with this slow rain,” he says. “I guess our concern is if it continues to do this throughout…