🚨 Update: Lane Blockage Due to Crash on Interstate 65, Butler County, AL
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Alabama. Attention drivers: A recent crash on Interstate 65 in Butler County, Alabama, has resulted in lane blockage. Commuters are advised to exercise caution while traveling through this area. Local authorities are on the scene addressing the situation. Updates will follow as more information becomes available. Please consider taking alternate routes to avoid delays. Safety is paramount, so please keep a close watch for any further advisories.
Lowndes County Sheriff’s Lieutenant provides comfort in community
Nick Cognasi is no stranger to law enforcement and understands the work it takes to keep the community safe. The Lowndes County Sheriff’s lieutenant said that as a law enforcement officer, it is extremely important to give the community peace of mind and a sense of comfort. “Our position...
Flood advisory affecting Lowndes and Montgomery counties Friday evening
On Friday at 5:51 p.m. a flood advisory was issued by the National Weather Service in effect until 6:45 p.m. for Lowndes and Montgomery counties. The weather service describes, "Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected." "Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Dangerous flows over low-water crossings," comments...
Georgiana Wins 1st State Crown with Class 1A OT victory over Two-time Defending State Champion Covenant Christian
BIRMINGHAM – During a timeout late in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s AHSAA Class 1A boys’ state championship game, Georgiana coach Kirk Norris barked orders to his team as they walked to the huddle at the BJCC’s Legacy Arena. Much of his wrath seemed to...
The coldest February in Lowndes County history—and the warmest
Stacker compiled a list of the warmest and coldest Februaries in each county's history using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
Class 3A Boys final: Trey Simpson’s triple-double powers Hillcrest-Evergreen past Midfield
Whatever Midfield tried in the Class 3A state championship on Friday afternoon, Hillcrest-Evergreen had an answer. More specifically, Trey Simpson had an answer. The 6-foot-7 junior posted a triple-double at the BJCC’s Legacy Arena in leading Hillcrest-Evergreen to a 52-28 win over the No. 3 Patriots. “We had no...
Cloudy, cooler Thursday; Rain likely Friday; Drier This Weekend
Thursday morning was much colder and winter-like once more across central and south Alabama. Morning lows fell into the 40s. A northeast breeze added an extra chill to the air. Cloud-cover was thin enough to allow some filtered sunshine. However, clouds thickened through the morning. By midday, the sky was gray once more. Thursday remains mainly cloudy and cool with highs in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Video Captures Moment A Deer Smashes Into Alabama Classroom
These days, you never know what could happen inside your children's schools. On the heavy side, some parents worry that scary things could happen while their child is at school. Who could ever imagine a life-threatening event happening to their child while at school?. It's not something that parents would...
Lowndes County giving away free trees to celebrate Arbor Day
Arbor Day is still a couple of months away, but the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is partnering with the Alabama Forestry Commission to celebrate early.
A Rainy Friday Ahead
A winter chill has returned and it will linger into the start of your weekend. Clouds and rain will help hold temps down and we’re only managing mid to upper 50s for highs Friday afternoon. Don’t worry though, looks like 70 degree warmth will be returning rather quickly and that will set the stage for a fairly mild weekend.
Memories Along An Alabama Road
Otto Smith Store | Lowndes County, Alabama | c. This old store in Lowndes County, Alabama sits along an old route that was first used as a native trading route, then became a stage road that connected Mobile and Montgomery. When cars came along, this road became an important route through the region, and stores like this one became staples for both travelers and locals alike. This particular store came to be known as the Otto Smith Store, although it may have been built before Otto’s time here.
Southeast Gas gives back to community
By Shannon Jackson Special to The Greenville Advocate Southeast Gas recently announced its 2024 Give Back to Schools contribution of $133,000 to 20 public school systems in Alabama. On receiving school, Greenville High School, plans to use funds from their Give Back to Schools allocation to replace fitness equipment with updated, safer equipment. To […] The post Southeast Gas gives back to community appeared first on The Greenville Advocate.
Georgiana School early release day
Georgiana School Early Release Day – Thursday, February 29, 2024 Georgiana School will release students at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024. There will be no extended day or after school services provided that day. Employees will be dismissed at 12:00 noon after all students have departed. This will allow ample time for students […] The post Georgiana School early release day appeared first on The Greenville Advocate.
Hero of the Week – Pastor John Girdley
Pastor John Girdley of First Baptist Church in Greenville has been recognized as The Greenville Advocate Hero of the Week for his dedication to Butler County and the surrounding areas and for his prayerful community service. Sue Arnold, a member of First Baptist Church, described Pastor Girdley as a “hometown hero and ambassador,” highlighting his […] The post Hero of the Week – Pastor John Girdley appeared first on The Greenville Advocate.
Fire Alert issued for counties in southwest Alabama
The Alabama Forestry Commission has issued a Fire Alert for Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington counties in the southwest region effective immediately. Gusty winds and low relative humidities are combining to create dangerous wildfire behavior, the department said in a news release. “Windy conditions are expected...
Seniors invited to Apply for Elmore Bolling Initiative Scholarship
The Elmore Bolling Initiative (TEBI) invites local high school seniors to apply for its 2024 college scholarship. Applicants must be prospective graduates from either The Calhoun School or Central High School in Lowndes County. Applications are due by April 1. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Students must complete an application and essay detailing […]
Greenville Arrests Feb. 19-25
Feb. 19 Shawn Edward Wasden, 34 – Probation revocation, promoting prison contraband Feb. 20 Shaquita L. Lee, 38 – Breaking and entering vehicle Jordon Leo Parker, 24 – Appears in public place under influence, unauthorized use of auto, no force Feb. 21 Shaquila David, 30 – Harassment/intimidation Demorquis Antonio Nettles, 31 – Appears […] The post Greenville Arrests Feb. 19-25 appeared first on The Greenville Advocate.
Greenville High launches Rodney ‘Rollo’ Bush Tournament
The Greenville High School girls’ softball team launched their annual “Lady Tigers Bash” on Feb. 24 with a new name. The round-robin tournament is now formally known as the Rodney “Rollo” Bush Tournament in honor of longtime school supporter Rodney Bush, who passed away in October 2023. Greenville High School Athletic Director Garrick Pimienta was […] The post Greenville High launches Rodney ‘Rollo’ Bush Tournament appeared first on The Greenville Advocate.
Greenville appoints new fire chief
Douglas J. Belletete was appointed as Greenville’s newest fire chief on Monday, Feb. 26, at the city council meeting. The council voted unanimously to approve Belletete’s hire. He is originally from Decatur and after being away from Alabama is glad to be back home. He said to the council, “I’d like to thank God and my wife. Without my wife I wouldn’t be here today. We are happy to be back in a small community in Alabama. We are excited about the years to come and serving this community. Belletete is pictured being sworn in to office by Butler County Probate Judge Ann Steiner Gregory. (Bruce Branum | The Standard)
Highway 80 History Symposium explores Alabama’s Civil Rights Corridor
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) -The National Parks Service will take a walk through history this week in a 3-day program exploring Alabama’s “Civil Rights Corridor” and tell some of the untold stories of the Civil Rights movement. It starts at the Montgomery Interpretive Center on Tuesday, focusing on...