Lanell Downs Smith, Author at The Greenville Advocate


Where does the time go?

Last week my best friend’s granddaughter participated in a pageant at her school. Marley Anne Brown was just one of many beautiful young ladies who ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Thursday, April 18, 2024 4:54 pm


Dobson, Figures take Congressional runoff wins

Voters took to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots for candidates vying for the U.S. Representative of the 2nd Congressional District. By late evening ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Wednesday, April 17, 2024 7:06 pm


A poultry adventure: What to do with two roosters

The verdict is in. After months of speculation, we have determined that Fred is a rooster. The teenaged chicken my granddaughter Caroline named Fred was ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Sunday, April 7, 2024 9:39 am


Carlton named to Auburn University dean’s list

Auburn University released its dean’s list March 21, recognizing a student local to both Lowndes and Butler counties. William Carter made Auburn’s dean’s list for ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Thursday, March 28, 2024 9:31 am


Secretary of State Certifies primary results, runoff candidates

On Friday, Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen certified the March 5 4 Primary Election Results and the candidates for the April 16 runoff. For ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Tuesday, March 26, 2024 9:53 am


Simmons, Suggs denied parole

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles denied parole to two Butler County petitioners in hearings held earlier this month. Shernardo Simmons, 33, is currently ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Sunday, March 24, 2024 1:34 pm


Greenville author to release ‘In the Light of Nostalgia’

A local author, Jennifer (Lowery) Bagwell, will soon celebrate the release of her debut book “In the Light of Nostalgia,” a collection of free-verse poetry ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Sunday, March 17, 2024 9:00 am


Georgiana celebrates Panther championship

Butler County Schools hosted a celebration Saturday, coming together with Panther fans to honor Georgiana School’s varsity boys’ basketball team as the AHSAA Class 1A ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Saturday, March 16, 2024 9:42 am

Community News

Fort Dale DAR Chapter names 2024 Good Citizens

By Pamala Nolan Special to The Greenville Advocate The Fort Dale Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution is proud to announce that Joseph Ealum ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Monday, March 11, 2024 10:32 pm


Georgiana man dies in traffic crash

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) reported Sunday afternoon a single-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 4 a.m. Sunday, March 10, claiming the life of ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Sunday, March 10, 2024 3:36 pm

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