Lanell Downs Smith, Author at The Greenville Advocate

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Recognize, care for those suffering from depression during the holidays

This editorial opinion discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Thursday, December 8, 2022 9:56 am

Community News

Pioneer Electric Cooperative Youth Tour opens opportunities for high school juniors

High school juniors attending school in Butler, Dallas, Lowndes, and Wilcox counties and homeschoolers living within those counties have the opportunity to win a trip, ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Monday, December 5, 2022 6:58 pm

News

Black Bear Solar Project to provide 20 years’ worth of clean, reliable, cost-effective energy

Beginning in January, Alabamians in 11 member cities will experience the benefits of a renewable energy project, The Black Bear Solar Project, one of the ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 3:46 pm

News

Greenville mother sues Rocky Franklin, Pornhub parent company over video of minor being sexually assaulted

On Oct. 7, a Greenville mother filed suit against Rocky Shay Franklin, 36, of Greenville; MindGeek, the parent company of Pornhub; and other companies which ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Monday, November 21, 2022 5:46 pm

Schools

ALSDE school report card, truer proficiency portrait than “failing school” list

Three area schools — Butler County’s Greenville High School and Central Elementary School and Central High School in Lowndes County — fell among the 79 ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Monday, November 21, 2022 5:39 pm

News

Greenville man held after allegedly committing string of crimes ending in St. Clair County murder

Greenville resident, Michael Jerome Butler, 35, is being held without bond at the Autauga County Jail after allegedly committing a string of violent crimes culminating ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Wednesday, November 16, 2022 3:09 pm

Community News

Veteran Jerry Feagin discovered his career as dental hygienist in the U.S. Coast Guard

Jerry Feagin joined the U.S. Coast Guard with his best friend, Bruce Palmer, right after their graduation from Georgiana School in 1977.  Feagin retired in ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Thursday, November 10, 2022 8:11 am

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Phone scammers impersonating Butler County Sheriff’s office to target area residents

As of Saturday, Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond said he had received complaints from at least five area citizens targeted by phone scammers impersonating the ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 12:15 pm

News

Voters re-elect Charlotte Tesmer as District Attorney, 2nd Judicial Circuit

Alabama voters reelected Democrat incumbent Charlotte Tesmer Tuesday as the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court’s District Attorney, serving Lowndes, Butler, and Crenshaw counties. Tesmer defeated Republican ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 10:46 am

Community News

Butler County LEOs meet, greet area residents at Cops and Kids event

The Greenville Police Department hosted its annual Cops and Kids event Saturday.  Law enforcement officers (LEOs) from three municipal departments — Greenville and Georgiana Police ... Read more

by Lanell Downs Smith, Wednesday, November 9, 2022 10:04 am

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