Richie and Me: The Last Chapter

BY CARTER E. ANTHONY   Richie was built to be an attorney. From our earliest days together, he said he was going to law school and come back to Greenville to practice with his dad. We occasionally visited Mr. Paul’s office, more often than not to get a $10 bill. Richie was a good student…

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2021 Achievers are believers

Fort Dale Academy senior Jamie Pickens and Greenville High School senior Ja’Korey Shepherd were recipients of a $3,500 scholarship courtesy of the 2021 Achiever Award ceremony, held at Southside Baptist Church Thursday evening, May 13. Twenty-three amazing Butler County student-athletes were nominated for this year’s award. The Achiever Award is co-hosted by the YMCA of…

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Honoring Our Military Veterans: Patriotic Perdues

BY ANNIE CRENSHAW   People show patriotism when they salute their country’s flag, sing the national anthem, or celebrate their nation’s “birth” or Independence Day from another governing entity. A patriotic person knows what the country stands for, its history, and the sacrifices that have been made to create it and keep it. And, military…

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Storm rips through county

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A strong line of thunderstorms ripped through Butler County, late afternoon Wednesday, May 5, leaving damaged houses and buildings in its wake. First responders and utility crews were busy throughout the night and next day restoring power and clearing roadways, as E911 was inundated with calls. Butler County…

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FDA tennis teams hold awards banquet

The Fort Dale Tennis teams recently held their awards banquet Tuesday, April 27, at The Lodge at Sherling Lake. Coach Jennie Hamilton recapped their successful season, distributed awards, and inspired the team with visions of next season. (input whichever caption below best fits the layout)   FDA Boys tennis awards L-R: Gus French (Breakout Player…

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Lady Eagles bow out of AISA State Tournament

The Fort Dale Academy Lady Eagles made a run at the AISA 3A state softball title at Lagoon Park on Friday, May 7. Junior shortstop Cahley Acreman got on base eight of her 10 at-bats during their three games in the double elimination tournament, racking up four singles, two triples, and a homerun. Fort Dale handily beat Springwood…

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Lady Eagles receive basketball team awards

The Fort Dale Academy girls’ varsity and JV basketball teams recently held their awards ceremony Sunday, May 2, during a cookout at the McNaughton Farm.  After sharing season accomplishments and memories and presenting awards and thanks, Coach Regina Parker outlined plans for summer camps and workouts and goals for next year. (your choice of captions…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   The 1964 Alabama team won another national championship for the second time in four years. Coming off a 9-2 record from 1963, the big name on the team was quarterback Joe Namath. He got into Coach Bryant’s doghouse and was suspended the last games of the…

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BETTY JEAN WOOD

Feb. 2, 1935 – May 3, 2021 It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Betty Jean Wood announces her passing on May 3. Surrounded by family, she departed this worldly planet to join her daughter, granddaughter, and parents in Heaven. No more sadness and no more pain will her sweet body endure.…

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WILBERT KENDRICK BOLDING

Nov. 12, 1941 – May 2, 2021 Mr. Wilbert Kendrick Bolding, 79, a resident of Greenville, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, May 2. Mr. Bolding proudly served his country with the United States Army Reserves for several years. He spent most of his life working in the timber business until an injury…

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