Area News

Forniss inspires Coalition

BRUCE BRANUM/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD At the New South Coalition Butler County Chapter Annual Banquet last Saturday, Beatrice Forniss, the guest speaker, gave a stirring and inspirational speech to a crowd of coalition members and elected officials. She currently works as a Client Liaison for Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood. Before that she was the first black…

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A Fanciful Time

  MOLLIE SMITH WATERS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD The second annual Alabama Medieval Fantasy Festival (AMFF) took place this past weekend. Drawing crowds in the thousands each day, the AMFF was a huge success and everyone from participants to attendees appeared to be having a good time. First time visitors Roy and Sherry Bourn from Pensacola, Fla.,…

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FDA beauties crowned

Grayson McCall is crowned Miss FDA for 2017 and is pictured left, along with Miss Photogenic, Abbie Salter. Lilly Boswell, Junior Miss FDA 2017 is pictured right and receives her crown with a courteous bow to Junior Miss 2016 Dailyn Swann. Kirley Woodard 1st runner-up watches as Boswell is crowned. The winners for Junior Miss…

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Second annual My Hero 5K held Saturday

MOLLIE S. WATERS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD The My Hero 5K was held this past Saturday. The race was an event to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. According to race coordinator Abbie Gardener Ballew, the race was a way to celebrate people who are actively battling cancer and a way to remember those who have…

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Wreck claims life

NICOLE NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD Friday afternoon Alabama State Troopers responded to three separate crashes on I-65 between the 105 and 107 mile markers. Two of the crashes had no injuries. The third crash occurred at the 106 mile marker and claimed the life of a 10-year-old Nashville child. According to state troopers, the single-vehicle crash…

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Amnesty program under way

NICOLE NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD The Georgiana Municipal Court is extending an olive branch to any one with warrants in the City of Georgiana. If you have a warrant appear in court, plead guilty, pay your fine and your warrant will be recalled. Since warrants will not be served during amnesty court, no one participating will…

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St. Patrick’s Day

MICHELLE STYRON/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD Shamrocks, the wearing of green, luck of the Irish, green beer…how do these relate to the traditional St. Patrick’s Day? Let’s find out. There are few facts about the mysterious Patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, but per clinical assistant professor of Irish Studies at New York University Marion Casey’s report…

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Georgiana Police offer drug take back

JENNIFER CLONTZ/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD For many Georgiana citizens knowing what to do with expired prescriptions can be a confusing situation. That’s why Police Chief Carlton Cook partnered with Andalusia SpectraCare to have the first ever prescription drug take back event. “This is all a part of many projects that the Georgiana Department is undertaking to…

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Teen accused of shooting into house

NICOLE NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD A Georgiana teenager finds himself in the Montgomery County Youthful Detention Facility after law enforcement said he fired shots into an occupied house last Saturday night. The shooting happened around 10:15 p.m. in the Cheatham Mobile Home Park on Abrams Street. When officers arrived on the scene Saturday night, they found…

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Childbirth Act gives parents more options

MOLLIE S. WATERS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD Late last month, the Alabama Birth Coalition pushed for reform in at-home childbirths using midwives with the filing of The Childbirth Freedom Act, House Bill 316 (HB 316). According to a press release from The Alabama Birth Coalition, HB 316 is being sponsored by   Representative Ken Johnson and co-sponsored by…

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