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McKenzie brushed by tornado

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Town of McKenzie narrowly escaped a brush with a small tornado late Sunday afternoon, Jan. 9 According to McKenzie Mayor Lester Odom the town and residents in the area were lucky. He noted several residences within town limits and a few outside the limits had damages. Among…

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The Betty White Challenge

The “Betty White Challenge,” now circulating on social media, urges fans to honor the animal-loving actor on what would’ve been her 100th birthday, Jan. 17, by donating to animal shelters. Betty White, who died on New Year’s Eve just a few weeks before her 100th birthday, was not only a beloved award-winning actress and Hollywood…

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Crenshaw inmate escapes

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Roderick Jones, 32 years of age, escaped from the Crenshaw County Jail late Saturday night, Jan. 8, and is still at large Monday afternoon, Jan 10. Jones, who is 5 feet 11 inches high, weighs 165 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes, and was wearing an orange…

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It’s all about the camellias

BY KATHY PICKENS The Greenville Standard   “It’s all about the camellias.” This was how April Sherling described the luncheon she hosted in her home along with her mother, Daisy Norman and sister, Tara Dyson. This was also the reaction of guests as they arrived to find that the already fabulous Sherling home was transformed…

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Hoops roundup

FDA highlights Jan. 3 FDA vs Sparta Boys: 49-45 loss Jackson Scott: 12 points, six rebounds Brady Long: nine points, 14 rebounds Girls: 52-32 loss Avery Royal: 19 points, 11 rebounds   Jan. 4 FDA vs Morgan Boys: 61-36 loss Clay Benson: 10 points Ethan Alford: 7 points, 11 rebounds Girls: 57-37 win Lily VanDyke:…

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BOBBY WARD

Dec. 18, 1950 – Dec. 21, 2021 Mr. Bobby Ward, 71, of Georgiana, passed away on Dec. 31, 2021 in Montgomery. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Rita Ward; David Ward (Amanda), Dwight Ward, and Daniel Ward;  grandchildren, Kayla Ward, Sydney Ward, Nathan Ward, Jordan Ward, Tyler Ward, and Emily Ward; brother,…

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CHARLES LAVON LEE

Oct. 17, 1950 – Jan. 3, 2022 Funeral Service for Mr. Charles Lee, age 71, of Prattville, was held at 12 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 at Johnson Funeral Home with Gregory Jinright officiating. Burial followed at South Butler Cemetery. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday night at the funeral home. Mr.…

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JIMMY DEWAYN LEE

Nov. 14, 1971 – Jan. 2, 2022 Jimmy Dewayne Lee, age 50, of Greenville, passed away on Jan. 2, 2022. Funeral services were held for Mr. Lee on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 at 6 p.m. from the chapel of Dunklin Funeral Home. The family received friends beginning at 4 p.m. until service time. Jimmy is…

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GARY ALAN WILLIAMS

Nov. 6, 1961 – Jan. 6, 2022 Funeral service for Mr. Gary Alan Williams was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022 at First Baptist of Georgiana with Rev. Allen Stevenson and Rev. Randy Harvill officiating. Burial followed at Union Cemetery. The family received friends from 12-1 p.m. at the church on Saturday.…

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Inmate escapes from Crenshaw jail

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Roderick Jones, 32 years of age, escaped from the Crenshaw County Jail late Saturday night, Jan. 8, and is still at large. Jones, who is 5 feet 11 inches high, weighs 165 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes, and was wearing an orange hoodie, orange pants and…

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