Greenville Christmas Parade is Dec. 8

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Dec. 8, as an eagerly-awaited holiday event returns to the downtown Greenville. The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce (GACOC) has slated its annual Christmas Parade to kick off downtown at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “It’s a Wonderful Life in the Camellia City.” GACOC director Tracy Salter said this…

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Fire claims house on Hickory Street

Late Friday morning, Nov. 20, E911 dispatched a Greenville Fire Department (GFD) engine to a call of a reported house fire on Hickory Street near the vicinity of Field Street. When firefighters on the engine approached the house, smoke was evident and a general fire alarm was made. Another GFD fire engine responded to the…

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Failing virtual students a concern

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   At the Butler County Board of Education (BCBOE) meeting held Nov. 19, failing virtual students of the Butler County School System (BCSS) was the main topic of presentations made to board members. In the meeting, BCSS Superintendent Joe Eiland said, “We all have seen the need and we…

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AREA FOOTBALL WRAP-UP CCA claims state title, Brantley advances

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Crenshaw Christian Academy (CCA) Cougars of Luverne doubled down against Abbeville Christian Academy (ACA) Friday, Nov. 20 to claim the Alabama Independent School Association 1A state title 40-20. The Cougars were on the hunt at Crampton Bowl in Montgomery and did not disappoint their fans, school and…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Today I will discuss the University of Alabama’s football record on Nov. 28. The first game was played in 1901 on Thanksgiving Day in Birmingham. Alabama played the Tennessee Volunteers to a 6-6 tie. The games played in 1907, 1912, 1929, and 1935 were all played…

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WENDY SOWELL PEEVY

Mrs. Wendy Sowell Peevy, age 45 of McKenzie, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Andalusia Hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Peevy were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tirey Bowen officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to services. Interment followed in Bushfield Cemetery. She is…

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BRENDA BUSH GRUENEWALD

Brenda Bush Gruenewald, 70, of Georgiana, went home to be with the Lord Nov. 16, 2020. She was born Nov. 6, 1950, the daughter of the late Otis and Adell Bush. She was the youngest of thirteen siblings. Brenda graduated from Georgiana High School in 1969 and Troy State University in 1973, ultimately attaining a…

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KIRBY LOUIS BLACKBURN

Kirby Louis Blackburn, age 61, of Georgiana, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, at home surrounded by his family and loved ones. Kirby was known for his love and dedication to public service. He began his love for the first responder lifestyle at age 14 working with Max Ambulance Service. Having a “Servant’s Heart”,…

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BILLY LANCASTER

Funeral Service for Mr. Billy Lancaster, 88, of Greenville was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Johnson Funeral Home. Burial followed at Brushey Creek Cemetery. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mr. Lancaster passed away at his home on Monday. Survivors include his wife of…

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JILL PIERCE LOWERY

Jill Pierce Lowery, a lifelong resident of McKenzie, passed into eternal life on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer. She and her husband, Billy, have been a staple in the town of McKenzie for over 50 years. Together they owned and operated the local hardware store since 1974 after…

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