ContributorsPublishersAdvertisers

Butler County, AL

thegreenvillestandard.com

BCHGS FALL TOUR OF HOMES

This week’s featured home is the Milner-Speir-Skipper House located at 310 Dunklin Street, circa 1840s. The oldest house on the tour, it was once home to John T. Milner, a railway engineer, who added two rooms to the house after he purchased it. This two-story frame house later became the home of Dr. Phillip Speir, who built a two-story brick hospital on the grounds. Through the years, this house was owned by Annie Laurie Frazer and her husband, Dan Rouse, and the family of Cecil Earl Moody. In 1980 the house was purchased by the current owners, Tim and Pat Skipper, who performed extensive renovations. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. For more information on the Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society’s Fall Tour of Homes, please contact butlercoalhistory@gmail.com, 334-383-9654 or go to eventbrite.com.
BUTLER COUNTY, AL
Picture for BCHGS FALL TOUR OF HOMES
thegreenvillestandard.com

Butler County Auburn Club meets

Aubie, Auburn’s mascot, was on hand recently to greet fans at the Butler County Auburn Club’s annual meeting at Cambrian Ridge. Coach Jimmy Brumbaugh was the keynote speaker. Brumbaugh, a former All SEC defensive lineman for the Tigers, joined the Auburn staff in January as the defensive line coach. Other highlights of the evening included awarding scholarships to incoming freshmen and Fort Dale graduates Kinley Woodard( left) and Mary Virginia Meadows(right). (Photo submitted)
BUTLER COUNTY, AL
Picture for Butler County Auburn Club meets
TOP CITIES
LOCAL CHANNELS
thegreenvillestandard.com

FDA football hard at work

The Fort Academy varsity football team is hard at work this summer. Head coach Eric Folmar has a solid conditioning plan focused on strength and speed. He’s looking to get his boys “bigger, stronger, and faster.” Folmar and his coaching staff are also taking advantage of opportunities to let players see live competition in 7-on-7 events. The Eagles recently hosted Crenshaw Christian in one such event and will travel to Samford University in Birmingham for a 7-on-7 tournament. Pictured: Eagle quarterbacks Ethan Alford (junior; left) and Everette Black (senior; right) warm-up their arms and receivers before Fort Dale’s 7-on-7 matchup with Crenshaw Christian Academy. (Kathy Pickens | The Standard)
BUTLER COUNTY, AL
mulletwrapper.net

Opelika golf tourney is in memory of Girls Ranch children killed while returning from G.S. vacation

Children killed while returning from G.S. vacation. A tragic multi-vehicle crash on I-65 in Butler County claimed the lives of nine children and one adult, including eight children who were affiliated with the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch, has continued to inspire thousands of people from around the world to reach out in support of the ranch, a nonprofit organization that provides a home for neglected or abused school-aged children.
OPELIKA, AL
Greenville Advocate

Hwashin adding 100 new jobs in Greenville

As reported in the June 8th edition of the Greenville Advocate, Hwashin America Corporation, who is a global automaker and partner of Hyundai/Kia Motors, is getting ready to open its new annex. The former Joyson/Key Safety Systems building located in Greenville Industrial Park, was purchased by Hwashin for the purpose...
GREENVILLE, AL
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
thegreenvillestandard.com

Airport vital to the community

The ‘Mac Crenshaw Memorial Airport recently was host to The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Butler County Commission for Economic Development, and the City of Greenville combined Business After Hours and Networking Event on June 14. There was large crowd which gathered for an evening of socializing, food...
GREENVILLE, AL
thegreenvillestandard.com

Hwashin announces expansion

Hwashin announced on Monday, June 13 at a Greenville City Council meeting, its plans to add 100 jobs. David Hutchinson, Butler County Commission for Economic Development executive director, stated to the council Hwashin America Corporation was formed in 2003 after Hyundai, in 2002, announced their decision to manufacture automobiles in Montgomery.
GREENVILLE, AL
Andalusia Star News

Unemployment rates see slight increase for May

Unemployment rates for May saw a slight increase across the area, including in Covington County, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. In May, Covington County’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate came in at 2.3 percent, an increase from April’s rate of 1.9 percent. The May 2022 number is a decrease from the same month in 2021 when unemployment was at 2.9 percent.
COVINGTON COUNTY, AL
thegreenvillestandard.com

June 14 Commission notes

The Butler County Commission met on June 14 at the regular monthly meeting which occurs on the second Tuesday of the month. All commissioners were present. After adopting the agenda, the commission agreed for Murray Fail to be a temporary emergency replacement to The Board of Equalization. It was explained...
BUTLER COUNTY, AL
WALA-TV FOX10

‘We relive it every day’: One year since I-65 crash claimed 10 lives

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - On June 19, 2021, a tragic multi-vehicle crash on I-65 in Butler County claimed the lives of 10 people, including nine children. Eight of the children killed were affiliated with the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch, a nonprofit organization that provides a home for neglected or abused school-aged children.
BUTLER COUNTY, AL
thegreenvillestandard.com

GPD holds 23rd annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service

The Greenville Police Department (GPD) recently honored the sacrifices of local law enforcement at its 23rd annual memorial service. The service was held Wednesday, June 8, at the Lurleen B.Wallace Community College Wendell Mitchell Center in Greenville. After a welcome by Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn, Southside pastor Brother Herbert...
GREENVILLE, AL
thegreenvillestandard.com

Crash claims one

TROY POST – A single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, has claimed the life of a Georgiana woman. Frances Marie Smith, 56, was fatally injured when the 2004 Mitsubishi Galant she was driving, left the roadway, struck an embankment, and overturned. Smith, who was...
GEORGIANA, AL