Area News

Councilman Thigpen takes oath

BY Bruce Branum The Greenville Standard On Tuesday, Sept. 12 at the city council meeting for Greenville, Boris Thigpen became Greenville’s newest councilman. He replaces the late Councilman Jeddo Bell filling the District 5 seat after Bell’s recent death. Bell served on the council for 21 years and was elected to a fifth term in…

Read More

Bark in the Park set for Saturday

  Special to The Greenville Standard Her name is Precious and she is old. In fact, no one knows exactly how old she is. “We were told she was about two or three when we adopted her at Bark in the Park in 2004,” said Precious’s owner Mollie Waters. “My son Reagan was five at…

Read More

Health Care Authority to purchase Hospital

A press release from City of Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon indicates the Healthcare Authority of Greenville intends to purchase L.V. Stabler Hospital. The press release follows: The Health Care Authority of the City of Greenville has signed a definitive agreement to purchase L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital from Quorum Health. Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon made the…

Read More

Dietrich speaks to large crowd at Nanny’s

  Sean Dietrich speaks to large crowd at Nanny’s BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard Sean Dietrich was the guest presenter at Nanny’s Fine Dining on Sunday afternoon. Dietrich, author of seven books, writes pithy tales of Southern life. Growing up, Dietrich’s daily struggles taught him many valuable life lessons, which serve as the…

Read More

County Fair opens September 27

MICHELLE STYRON/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD Can you hear that? Do you smell it in the air? The gears are cranking and the aroma of fried batter covered in sweet confectioner’s sugar is in the air; well not quite, but it is approaching rapidly. Planning for the Butler County Fair has been underway for months now and…

Read More

Color Run raises Down Syndrome Awareness

MOLLIE S. WATERS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD Saturday’s sixth annual 5k Color Run at L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital was fun for all involved, but its main objective was to raise awareness for Down syndrome. According to event coordinator Linda Hummel, nearly one hundred people participated in the Color Run and Tot Trot, with all monies raised going…

Read More

BCHGS plans October outing

MOLLIE WATERS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD The Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society (BCHGS) is turning its October meeting into a field trip filled with wonderful opportunities for participants to visit some of the area’s most fascinating and historical sites. The trip is scheduled for October 28, and it will take participants along the Old Federal Road…

Read More

167th Infantry honored

BRUCE BRANUM/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD The Alabama National Guard recently commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the 167th Infantry Regiment’s deployment to WWI on August 28 by dedicating a bronze sculpture at Union Station in Montgomery. 3,677 Alabama soldiers departed that day by train from Union Station. 616 would not return and more than 1000 were…

Read More