🚨 Traffic Alert: Lane Blockage Due to Crash on AL 106, Butler County
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Alabama. Local commuters should be aware of a traffic incident that has occurred on AL 106 in Butler County. The crash has resulted in lane blockage, and motorists are advised to proceed with caution when travelling through this area. Authorities are on the scene attending to the situation. Drivers are encouraged to stay vigilant to avoid any disruptions and to plan for potential delays while the blockage is being addressed. The safety of travelers is of the utmost importance, and updates will be provided as the situation evolves. Please consider alternate routes if possible to minimize congestion and ensure a smoother flow of traffic.
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.
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...
City paves way for $1.1 million to be spent for road resurfacing projects
The Andalusia City Council has approved a list of local streets that will be part of a resurfacing project. The project includes at least portions of 29 streets at a cost of $1.1 million, which will be paid from a 2022 bond issue. Earlier this year, the city council approved a multi-year contract that set […] The post City paves way for $1.1 million to be spent for road resurfacing projects appeared first on The Andalusia Star-News.
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.
AHSAA state tournament: Georgiana boys basketball defeats Skyline in AHSAA 1A semifinals
BIRMINGHAM — Georgiana boys defeated Skyline 58-52 in the AHSAA basketball boys Class 1A state semifinals on Monday. Skyline started the game knocking down four 3-pointers in the opening quarter. However, Georgiana's 14 second chance points and 10 points contributed from the bench gave the Panthers an early lead entering the halftime mark. Jaden Stallworth was perfect from the floor leading with 10 points in the first two quarters.
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)
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...
Black History program inspires year-round commitment to equality
By Ella-Kate Tomlin and Haley Mitchell Godwin In honor of Black History Month, Luverne High School held a vibrant and informative program, commemorating the rich heritage and contributions of African Americans. Organized by Petrina Sankey, along with assistance from several students, the program featured a series of presentations, performances and discussions highlighting pivotal moments, influential […] The post Black History program inspires year-round commitment to equality appeared first on Luverne Journal.
Chi-Town Transit Authority brings Chicago to the Ritz Theatre
The Chi-Town Transit Authority, an eight-piece Chicago Tribute band based out of Atlanta, rocked the Ritz Theatre on Feb. 22, delivering an unforgettable performance that transported the audience through four decades of Chicago’s greatest hits. Established in 2017, Chi-Town Transit Authority is dedicated to reproducing the authentic “Chicago” concert experience. With a tight horn and […] The post Chi-Town Transit Authority brings Chicago to the Ritz Theatre appeared first on The Greenville Advocate.
Arrest Reports for February 19-25, 2024
NOTE: The Andalusia Star-News will publish arrest reports as they are received. Ethan Attaway Smith was arrested and charged as a minor in consumption. Xavier Marquis Straughn was arrested and charged with violation of probation. February 20. Gabrielle Cherie Grady was arrested and charged with bondsman off bond and grand...
Oleander 2 Civic and Social Club celebrates 20 years
February and Black History Month are always special for the Oleander 2 Civic and Social Club, but this year is even more special as the club is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. The club was established in February 2004 as legacies of their Founding Mother’s The Oleander Club. The Oleander Club was established in June 1975 […] The post Oleander 2 Civic and Social Club celebrates 20 years appeared first on The Andalusia Star-News.
Spike – Sweet pup seeks forever family
Meet Spike, a charming 1-2-year-old mixed breed available for adoption at the Greenville Animal Shelter. This sweet boy is incredibly affectionate and gets along well with people and other animals. Spike is fully vaccinated, and his adoption fee of $100 includes neutering. To learn more about Spike or to schedule a visit, please contact the […] The post Spike – Sweet pup seeks forever family appeared first on The Greenville Advocate.
Bulldogs rout Bobcats for first win of season
Andalusia took control early with a seven-run second inning and ran away for an 11-3 win at Opp in a varsity baseball matchup of two winless teams on Friday, Feb. 23. The Bulldogs moved to 1-3 on the season, while the Bobcats dropped to 0-4 for the year. Michael O’Brien...
LBW nature trail named for Barbara L. McClain
The Nature Trail on the campus of LBW was officially named the Barbara L. McClain Community Trail on Friday, Feb. 23. “Barbara’s story is the American story. She was born to sharecropper parents who worked hard to provide for their five children. She applied the lesson of hard work and perseverance to her own life […] The post LBW nature trail named for Barbara L. McClain appeared first on The Andalusia Star-News.
Butler County, AL High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 26
Rally behind your favorite local high school basketball team in Butler County, Alabama today by tuning in and seeing every play. Details on how to watch all of the high-school action can be found below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family...
Alabama Medieval Fantasy Festival is this weekend
The Alabama Medieval Fantasy Festival (ALMFF) is back this weekend for another season of fun and festivities. The performers and volunteers are ready to welcome everyone to the Kingdom of Dragoncroft. Brian Perry is a long-time participant with the festival. He plays the characters Captain Silver Wolf and. Baron Sebastian...
Tigers claim second in tourney
The Greenville Lady Tigers softball team claim second place in the Rodney “Rollo” Bush 5th Annual Softball Tournament held at the Greenville Sportsplex this past weekend. Ten teams competed by beginning pool play on Friday and competing in playoffs of Saturday. Greenville first beat McKenzie and then lost to Oak Grove on Friday evening. On Saturday, Greenville defeated LAMP and Clarke County before losing to Oak Grove in the championship game. The Lady Tigers and coaching staff are pictured after receiving their trophy. (Bruce Branum | The Standard)