Area News

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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Seale’s to celebrate 50 years of marriage

James and Gail Seale will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Nov. 21. They were married in 1970 at Forest Home Methodist Church. They have two daughters, Martha and Kristy, and seven grandchildren, Gracie, Ian, Rachel, Cole, Clay, Lauren, and Landon. The couple will have a formal celebration in the spring which will be announced…

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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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Virtual learning days planned

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Butler County School system has designated Monday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 24, as virtual learning days for all students. Students will not report to school on those days. All employees are expected to report to work both days. In-person instruction is expected to resume in the…

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FCA Jingle for Jesus 5k run/walk is Dec. 12

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will be hosting the first annual ‘Jingle for Jesus’ 5k run/walk in downtown Greenville on Dec. 12. for ages 10 and up. Participants and attendees are invited to dress up in their favorite holiday gear and enjoy the festivities. Overall first and…

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DAR HONORS VETERANS

The Fort Dale Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), gathered at the Butler County courthouse in Greenville on Veterans Day to honor Butler County veterans and place flags at memorial monuments in downtown Greenville. Members first conducted a DAR honoring service for Revolutionary War patriots and discussed their own patriot ancestors along with others…

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ALEA issues alert about license renewals

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) would like to remind all citizens to use caution and be aware of third-party websites when renewing their driver license online. Third-party websites may look “official,” and often partner with search engines to appear at the top of search results. Many third-party sites charge additional fees or…

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FDA to host guest speaker

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Kevin “Dauber” Lacz, a former Navy SEAL sniper, breacher, and combat medic, will be speaking at Fort Dale Academy on Friday, Nov. 13 at 10:15 a.m. He is also a professional speaker and author. Lacz served two tours in the Iraq War and is now a certified physician…

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