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Georgiana Man Killed in Crash Near McKenzie

A single-vehicle crash at 11:40 a.m., Wednesday November 13, has claimed the life of a Georgiana man. William Bruce Phillips, 58, was killed when the 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe he was operating left the roadway and overturned. Phillips, who was not using a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred on Butler County Road 45, approximately 2 miles…

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…

Authorities in Butler County Searching for Missing Man

89-year-old Cecil Betterton has been missing since Saturday evening

1/1IMG_0976 Show Caption Hide Caption Authorities in Butler County are looking for a missing man and they’re asking for the public’s assistance in locating him. Law enforcement identifies him as 89-year-old Cecil Betterton. They say he could be suffering from a condition that may impair his judgement. According to Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden, Betterton was last seen around 6 p.m….

Your Town Friday: Hank Williams Festival In Georgiana

Georgiana is one small town takes pride in being the home town of a big star. Many say it’s the southern hospitality and the annual Hank Williams Festival,that puts Georgiana on the map. Hundreds, gather in Georgiana every year with one thing in common, celebrating the legacy of Hank Williams. Hank Williams Fan Club President Sherri Brackin says  “It’s amazing…

Georgiana Doctor Remembered as Kind, Adventurous

Dr. Roland Yearwood. Courtesy: Georgiana Medical Center The Georgiana doctor who died on Mt. Everest Sunday is remembered as a dedicated physician and loving father. He was also someone who loved adventure and extreme hobbies. The Georgiana Medical Center website states 50-year-old Dr. Roland Yearwood was on a mission to climb the tallest peaks on all seven continents. He was…

Man Arrested, Shot House Busted in Georgiana

Arthur Payton, 61 Butler County authorities arrested a man they say was running an illegal shot house in Georgiana. Shot houses are known as places where alcohol can be bought at low prices, straight from the bottle. They are sometimes called “black market bars.” Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden says Arthur Payton, 61, was selling marijuana and alcohol out of his…

New Georgiana Police Chief Shares Plans for City

Chief Carlton Cook speaks with a city resident. The city of Georgiana once again has a police chief. In October of 2016, former Georgiana Chief David Scruggs resigned. The new chief is Butler County native Carlton Cook. “I grew up in Greenville, small place called Pigeon Creek, it’s in Butler County.” Cook says. “I attended Greenville High School, graduated 1990….

Georgiana hires interim police chief, gets help from Sheriff

The Georgiana Police Department has a new interim police chief while they wait for a permanent chief to apply. Mayor Jerome Antone appointed 21-year-old Officer Garrett Goodson as chief on Wednesday morning, almost three days after former Chief David Scruggs resigned from the position. Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden offers some advice to Interim Georgiana Chief Garrett Goodson. Scruggs resigned Monday…

Georgiana Police Chief resigns, officers walk-off the job

The city of Georgiana was without the majority of their police force Monday.  This comes after their police chief resigned over disagreements with the mayor. Former police chief David Scruggs says the issue comes from years of disagreements and that it all boiled over in what he calls a “heated argument” at a football game Friday night. “It’s built up…

Georgiana Students Rally around Fellow 8th Grader

Sophie is almost a foot taller than some adults, and she’s only fourteen. Sophie Campbell is just like any other eighth grader. She plays in the Georgiana School Band, enjoys hanging out in the hallway between classes and laughs during class with her friends. There is one thing, however, that sets her apart from her classmates: her size. Sophie was…