Greenville Alabama

Thunder Truck: Road Update from Butler County

Alabama News Network anchor Andrew James is in Thunder Truck, checking on road conditions throughout the local area as Hurricane Sally pushes through. In Butler County, Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn is watching the storm carefully. He says the downtown area is one flood-prone spot that will need to be monitored throughout the day. Earlier today, there were some power…

Greenville Mayor, Wife Recover from Coronavirus

Alabama News Network sat down with Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon in his office to talk about how he and his wife Janice have successfully fought coronavirus. They were diagnosed in May. Mayor McLendon says the first four or five days were especially tough on them. He says they never feared they would die. They were not hospitalized. Mayor McLendon says…

State JROTC Drill in Greenville Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Alabama News Network has learned that the Alabama JROTC State Championship Drill scheduled for Saturday in Greenville has been cancelled due to concerns over the coronavirus. “I cannot express how disappointing this is for our cadets and for me personally,”  Col. Alan Hester, the senior JROTC instructor at Greenville High School, said via email. “We invested a lot of time…

Breaking: Suspicious Package Found in Greenville

**UPDATE** The package has been removed and the courthouse is now open to normal traffic. https://t.co/PlAbXxTKIR — Chief Justin Lovvorn (@justin_lovvorn) January 14, 2020 **ORIGINAL STORY** Alabama News Network is working to get more information about a suspicious package found in Greenville this morning. We have a crew on the way to the scene. Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn says…

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 Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Photo from Greenville Police Dept. Greenville police say they’ve arrested an armed robbery suspect. Police say Timothy Obryant Smith, 32, of Greenville has confessed to the armed robbery of a business in the 900 block of Fort Dale Road. Police say the robbery took place Sunday morning around 4 a.m. The clerk says a man entered the store wearing a…