• Newspaper
  • Community
  • History

    The Greenville Advocate has been serving readers since it was founded in 1865.


    The Advocate strives to:

    • Report the news of our community honestly, fairly and with integrity;
    • Bend over backward to meet the needs of our customers;
    • Build commerce and promote the growth of our business community through advertising;
    • Give our readers useful, interesting and entertaining information in every issue;
    • Edit and publish the news of our community without exclusion;
    • Operate at a profit level that allows us to fairly compensate our employees, reinvest in our organization and to stand independent of outside influences;
    • Take an active leadership role and to act as a positive influence in our community;
    • Do what we say we will do;
    • Treat our readers, advertisers and employees as we would like to be treated ourselves; and, above all, to do what’s right, period.


    Greenville Advocate – twice-weekly, 3,000 circulation; Butler Express, weekly, 8,250 circulation.

    Internet presence



    The Advocate has won a number of state press association awards including first place for General Excellence in 2007, 2009 and 2010.

    Community involvement

    Advocate employees participate in a number of local organizations including: Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Achiever Award and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

  • Market

    Greenville has a good mix of industry and retail businsses. The city was honored in 2001 as the top small town in the United States by ePodunk.com, a national demographics Web site. A combination of timber and tourism (a Robert Trent Jones golf course and the busiest Interstate exit between Birmingham and Mobile) keep Greenville busy.

    Geographic location

    Greenville is located 40 miles south of Montgomery on Interstate Highway 65.


    Greenville – 6,929

    Butler County – 20,947


    Greenville residents enjoy a pleasant year-round climate, with long summers and mild winters.

    Major employers

    Coastal Forest Products, Hwashin America Corp., Hysco America Corp., and CorStone are among the area’s largest employers.


    • Butler County public school system [K-12].
    • Fort Dale Academy [K-12]
    • Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, Greenville Campus.


    The Ritz Theater in downtown Greenville, built in 1935, was recently restored and hosts a number of plays, musicals, pageants and concerts.


    Sherling Lake Park offers camping and fishing; and Greenville is home of three golf courses, including Cambrian Ridge, a stop on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

    Area information

    City of Greenville/Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce