Area News

SouthernCare launches food drive to benefit Joseph Ministries

SouthernCare Hospice Services, a member of the Kindred at Home family,  team members will be canvassing the Butler/Crenshaw county area throughout the month of August, distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for the Joseph Ministries, one of many benefactors of Kindred at Home’s 15th Annual Food Drive. They are seeking support for this national…

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Montes and Whatley crowned

ARTICLE SUBMITTED   Saturday, Kailee Montes and Victoria Whatley were crowned Miss Camellia 2020 and Miss Camellia’s Outstanding Teen 2020, respectively. During the Miss Camellia Pageant Organization’s Family Celebration themed event, Montes and Whatley awed the crowd with their spectacular talent selections. Montes belted the aria “Glitter and Be Gay” from Candide and Whatley powerfully…

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Armed robbery ends in shooting

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   “Two masked and hooded men attempted to rob the Dollar General store located on Alabama Highway 106 in Georgiana Thursday evening,” said Georgiana Police Chief Carlton Cook. During the attempted robbery, a single patron tried to intervene and during the struggle was shot in the abdomen just…

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Drug bust nets wanted man

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Antonio Mobley, age 30 and from Georgiana, was arrested Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 6 by the Greenville area Drug Task Force (DTF) and members of the Greenville Police Department (GDP). According to a report by Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn, a search warrant was executed on South Street in…

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Business ladies of the Camellia City

By Kaitlyn Neese The Greenville Standard   More on the successful business women of the Camellia City: A&E Marketing and Consulting LLC., Proverbs Christian Bookstore, and 4808 Beauty and Style. A new addition to the Camellia City is A&E Marketing and Consulting LLC. April Greggory opened this business in 2018. Greggory saw a need for…

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Welcome Back Letter School Update

By John Strycker Superintendent   Many students drop by my office over the summer to say hi.  I always ask them, “Are you ready for school to begin?” I am very pleased that the majority of our students are ready to return to school. In most cases they are excited to see a favorite teacher…

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Oglesby and Fail win Distinguished Young Women

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   This past Saturday evening at Greenville’s historic Ritz Theatre, six of the best and brightest young women from two counties that are about to begin their senior year in high school vied for the title of Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) for 2020. Lowndes County winner Helen Oglesby attends…

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Business ladies of the Camellia City

By Kaitlyn Neese The Greenville Standard   More on the successful business ladies of the Camellia City: Harriet B. Foshee, All Occasions Creations, LLC., and Abbie Gardener Ballew State Farm. Harriet B. Foshee opened her private practice in optometry in February 1991. Optometry is a family business for Foshee, her father inspired her to become…

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Memorial Mile unveiled

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Friday evening the Wendell Mitchell Conference Center at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Greenville played host to over 200 first responders, family and friends of Gene Lee Schofield Jr. Gene Lee Schofield Jr. was the wrecker operator that was struck and killed at Mile post 123…

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This day in history: WWI begins

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Most Southerners can tell one plenty about World War II. That is because they had a grandparent, great-uncle, or other relative who participated in the war. Yet, the same cannot be said about World War I (WWI). People in this area do not know as much about…

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