Christmas around Butler County

It’s that time of year again when parades and all sorts of Christmas activities abound around Butler County. The City of Greenville began the festivities on Dec. 3 with their Christmas tree lighting and parade along Commerce Street. Georgiana followed with a Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 5 and a parade on Dec. 7 down…

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2020 Class of ASHF

The newly elected inductees for the Class of 2020 are as follows: Ronnie Brown, Sylvester Croom, Doug Kennedy, Q.V. Lowe, Woody McCorvery, Jorge Posada, Duane Reboul, and Steve Shaw. This is the 52nd Class inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. The eight newly elected inductees will bring the total number of inductees to…

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AHSAA football State Champions

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Alabama high school football is over for this season and the Friday nightlights are out. We have finally crowned the State Champions for 2019. 7A State Champion the Thompson Warriors of Alabaster defeated Central of Phenix City Red Devils 40 – 14 to take home the title…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   The College Football Poll now has Ohio State as No. 1 with a 28-17 over then No. 9 Penn State. LSU was No. 1 and dropped to No. 2 despite beating Arkansas 56-20. No. 3 Clemson had open date. No. 4 Georgia beat Texas A&M 19-13.…

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JAMES PATRICK O’CONNOR

James Patrick (Pat) O’Connor, 83, a resident of Georgiana passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. A Celebration of Life Service was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, from the Johnson Funeral Chapel with Minister Charles Box and Minister Ricky Bagents officiating. Burial followed in Sunrise Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing arrangements. Survivors…

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DIANE BEVERY LYNN CARLSON

Diane Beverly Lynn Carlson passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 following a three year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on June 14, 1937 in Kearny, Neb. to William Warren Edward Lynn and Janice Cora Germain Lynn Larson.  Her father died before Diane was six months old, although she never knew him,…

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TINNIE ELLEN MYRICK

Tinnie Ellen Myrick, 74, a resident of Greenville passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. A Celebration of Life Service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, from the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tracy Stinson officiating. Burial followed in Providence Cemetery with Johnson Funeral Home of Georgiana directing arrangements. Tinnie was preceded in…

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I-65 Exit 114 to get a red light

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   According to Alabama House Representative Chris Sells, U.S. Interstate 65 Exit 114 will be getting a stop light on the west side of the Alabama Highway 106 crossover bridge at the on and off ramps. After much community disheartenment over the Alabama Department of Transportation’s (ALDOT) decision to…

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200th Birthday Celebration is Dec. 14

BY ANNIE CRENSHAW   On December 14th, there is only one place to be:  Alabama’s Capital City, for the grand finale of Alabama’s three-year bicentennial commemoration. This is the state’s biggest birthday party ever! Alabama’s bicentennial commemoration began in 2017. That year, we “Discovered Our Places” and remembered the year that Alabama became a territory.…

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Bragging rights for a year

As is the annual tradition, employees of Butler County who work at the courthouse posed for a picture on Wednesday, Nov. 27 sporting their team colors for the upcoming Alabama vs. Auburn game. Auburn won Saturday’s game 48-45 in a shootout and they get to claim bragging rights for a whole year. (Bruce Branum| The…

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