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Bicentennial Tidbits Greenville’s Chinese Laundry

Greenville’s first Chinese laundry opened in 1899 on Commerce Street where Sunshine Cleaners was later located. A man from China named Sing Loo operated the laundry for several years before it burned in 1907. Sing Loo replaced the wooden building with a brick one, and it was reported that he made enough money in his…

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Lions Club Memorial Day Event May 30

On May 30 at the Greenville High School Auditorium the Lions will honor Memorial Day with music, speaker, and a Walk for Veterans. Greenville Lion’s Club annual 19th Memorial Day Celebration Theme this year is “Remember our Heroes.” Musical entertainment will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Gospel Chimes will play again this year. At 10:30 a.m.,…

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Have you obtained your STAR ID yet?

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) shares the following reminder: The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) enforcement deadline for Alabama’s STAR ID is May 3, 2023. STAR ID, which stands for Secure, Trusted and Reliable Identification, is Alabama’s version of REAL ID, an identification program the federal government launched more than a decade…

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Do you vote; an opinion

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   From the early beginnings of America, an idealistic governmental system of democracy “by the people, for the people” has been sought. One of the most basic rights as a citizen “of age” in the United States of America is in the say so in what type of governmental…

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Primary elections this Tuesday

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Voters who have decided to vote at their polling location for the Tuesday, May 24, Primary Election now have access to a voting machine designed to aid those who are handicapped. It can display in large text and has audio capabilities. It will accept corded earphones and will…

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This day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   This week I will write about another Alabama football Hall of Fame member Riley Smith. He was born on July 14, 1911 and died Aug. 9, 1999. He was a native of Carrollton, Miss., and moved to Columbus, Miss. and played at Coluy Columbus High School.…

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FDA peewee soccer winds up

The Fort Dale Academy soccer program just wrapped up their six-week intramural peewee season. There were teams for K-5 to first grade, second and third grades, and fourth through sixth grades. Teams were coached by Josh and Andrea Wildermuth, parent volunteers, and senior members of the Eagle soccer teams. Officiating was done by other varsity…

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Dixie Youth hard at play

Orioles pitcher Branson Stinson pitches to a Tiger batter in Dixie Youth action at Beeland Park. Safe by a second: This runner for the Dixie Youth Orioles just barely beats the Tigers’ throw. (Kathy Pickens | The Standard)  

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JOSEPH HARLOD HUGGINS

Joseph Harold “Hal” Huggins passed away at his home in Camden on May 10, 2022. Hal enjoyed a successful lifelong career in banking and was a pillar of positive influence in his community and beyond. He is survived by his wife Vickie Hogue Huggins; daughter Kristi Huggins Hickman (Christopher) of Auburn and son Joseph Matthew…

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LAMBERT BENNETT, JR.

Funeral services for Mr. Lambert Bennett, Jr. were held Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 11 a.m. from Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. C.A. Bennett officiating and Rev. Dr. James Hall, Pastor. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Hudson Funeral Service Staff directed. He will be missed greatly and memories of…

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