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Alabama begins to open for business

Restrictions on businesses and government offices announced by Gov. Kay Ivey Friday morning will begin the process of ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID compensation: Hazard pay OK’d for Lowndes employees

Some Lowndes County employees on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic will be receiving “hazard pay” for ... Read more | Add your comment

Man drowns in Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man drowned last week in the Alabama River near White Hall. Lowndes County Sheriff Chris ... Read more | Add your comment

Sewell gives updates on opening Alabama

Congresswoman Terri Sewell updated constituents Tuesday about efforts to ease restrictions and begin to open Alabama up as ... Read more | Add your comment

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Road commission continues projects, EMA receiving PPE

The Lowndes Highway Department is continuing its duties every day despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Lowndes County Engineer David Butts spoke to the Lowndes County Commission ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:30 pm


COVID-19 safety concerns sheriff

Lowndes County Sheriff Chris West asked the Lowndes County Commission for help in the form of hazard pay for employees Tuesday and got it, but ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Friday, May 1, 2020 3:15 pm


ADOL releases March unemployment stats

The staggering impact of COVID-19 on employment reached a new peak last week, when it was revealed that more than 22 million Americans have filed ... Read more

by Matt Hutcheson, Friday, May 1, 2020 1:15 pm


Lowndes County to accept proposals for ambulance contract

With a contract expiring at the end of June, the Lowndes County Commission discussed ambulance service in the county during its teleconference meeting on Tuesday. ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Friday, May 1, 2020 8:50 am


Thank you meals offered at Greenville McDonald’s

Area first responders on the front lines helping patients fight the coronavirus and also preventing the spread of the deadly disease by helping enforce state ... Read more

by Adam Prestridge, Thursday, April 30, 2020 10:00 am


Resilience, ingenuity, creativity help

My parents grew up during the Great Depression and were teenagers  and young adults during WWII. They knew all about stretching limited resources, making do ... Read more

by Angie Long, Thursday, April 30, 2020 8:15 am


County Commission to host phone meeting

The Lowndes County Commission is slated to hold a meeting next week, but it will be at a different time and in a different format. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 25, 2020 12:00 pm


Storms rumble through region, more expected

Storms rumbled through the region late Sunday and early Monday morning downing trees, triggering power outages and causing minor flooding. It also appears that Butler, ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, April 23, 2020 3:30 pm


Tesmer recognizes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week April 19-25

Butler, Lowndes and Crenshaw Counties: In recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, Charlotte Tesmer announces that this upcoming week is generally marked with activities ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:10 pm


Gov. Ivey Announces Ribbons of Hope campaign

Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced her “Ribbons of Hope” campaign at a ceremony at the Alabama State Capitol. During the duration of the COVID-19 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:00 pm


Playground work continues in Mosses

After breaking ground in late November, the Mosses Park renovations are moving along. The park project includes such items as playground equipment, a resurfaced basketball ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:30 am


Gov. Ivey: Census 2020 important

Gov. Kay Ivey today stressed the ongoing importance of the 2020 Census, which is currently under way and available for immediate online, phone or mail ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:05 am


National Guard dispels rumors

A graphic is making the rounds on social media claiming that the Department of Homeland Security is preparing to mobilize the National Guard. This information ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, April 23, 2020 8:30 am


Sewell voices concerns about COVID-19 in Black Belt

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell is concerned with the spread of COVID-19 in Black Belt counties, including Lowndes County, and the quality of healthcare available to ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:30 am


Lowndes COVID-19 testing set for Friday

Lowndes County will again host a testing site for those who fit the COVID-19 testing criteria. The drive-up testing center will be open Friday, April 24, ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:30 am


Nursing home resident tests positive for COVID-19

A resident at Orchard Rehabilitation & HealthCare Center in Hayneville recently tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Alabama Nursing Home Association. The resident was ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:20 am

Fort Deposit

Blaze battled: Fire damages home near Fort Deposit

A Tuesday afternoon fire near Fort Deposit damaged a home and gave numerous area fire departments a several hours long battle. Just after 4:30 p.m. ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:38 pm

Fort Deposit

Strong storms expected; State of Emergency issued

Strong storms are expected to move into the region later this evening. Butler, Crenshaw and Lowndes counties have been moved into the “moderate” risk category ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Sunday, April 12, 2020 4:05 pm


Lowndes Commission imposes countywide curfew

The Lowndes County Commission met in emergency session Friday and adopted a resolution “imposing a safety curfew for the inhabitants of Lowndes County.” According to ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Friday, April 3, 2020 5:07 pm

Fort Deposit

Hayneville, Fort Deposit enact immediate COVID-19 curfews

If you’re in the Town of Hayneville or Fort Deposit, don’t be out and about between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. without ... Read more

by Mark Rogers, Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:46 pm


Gov. Ivey issues statewide health order, beaches closed

Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on Thursday issued a statewide health order to aid in Alabama’s efforts to contain ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:26 pm


Primary Runoff postponed until July 14 due to COVID-19

Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday morning that the state’s Primary Runoff Election would be held on July 14, due to the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:43 am


All state public schools closing for 2 1/2 weeks

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced late Friday afternoon during a press conference that all state public schools will close for two and a half weeks beginning Wednesday, March 18, when ... Read more

by Adam Prestridge, Friday, March 13, 2020 6:07 pm


McAlpine falls in Primary; Farrior prevail

Lowndes County took to the polls Tuesday, along with the rest of the state and a sizable portion of the nation to help decide a ... Read more

by Matt Hutcheson, Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:00 pm


Sydney McGriff joins GNL staff

Greenville Newspapers, LLC. is pleased to welcome a new smiling face to our staff. Sydney McGriff, a lifelong Greenville native, joined the GNL staff earlier ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:00 pm