Area News

Miss Relay Halloween to be spooktacular

Special to The Standard                                                          Helping Hearts Relay for Life team is hosting the very first Miss Relay Halloween Pageant on Oct. 27 at the historic Ritz Theater…

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Commission calls for tax vote

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard The Butler County Commission approved a special election vote for Jan. 29, 2109 at their recent Oct. 9 meeting. If passed, it would increase Butler County property owner’s ad valorem taxes by six mills. Butler County School Superintendent, Dr. John Strycker, proposed the increase to the board of education…

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Pioneers of the Alabama Territory, Part 1

BY MARY ALICE BEATTY CARMICHAEL This coming year Alabama will celebrate her bicentennial and the small, “Church that would not die”, Mt. Moriah Fellowship Baptist Church that sits “dab-smack” on the Wilcox and Butler County line, will be celebrating the 190th anniversary of its founding in 1828. Annually for approximately the last 30 years, the…

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Garlock announces write-in campaign

Special to The Standard Wayne Garlock is currently serving his fourth term as Coroner of Butler County and is seeking his fifth. While he ran and lost the democratic primary in June of this year, he has had a tremendous amount of support and encouragement to run as a write in. Garlock said, “I checked…

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Cemetery tour draws large crowd

Special to The Standard                                                         The Greenville Historic Cemetery Walking Tours started on Saturday night with the first tour at Magnolia Cemetery. The tour drew a crowd of over…

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Pray it forward

BY DANAN WHIDDON The Greenville Standard   A friend recently told me that one way she combats the negativity she sees daily on social media sites like Facebook is to say a little prayer for everyone she sees posting on her feed. Everyone gets a little prayer no matter what they post – whether they…

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Fort Dale Chapter, DAR promotes Constitution Week

Special to The Standard   There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today. While Independence Day is a beloved national holiday, fewer people know…

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