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Bicentennial Tidbits Greenville’s Chinese Laundry

Greenville’s first Chinese laundry opened in 1899 on Commerce Street where Sunshine Cleaners was later located. A man from China named Sing Loo operated the laundry for several years before it burned in 1907. Sing Loo replaced the wooden building with a brick one, and it was reported that he made enough money in his…

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Lions Club Memorial Day Event May 30

On May 30 at the Greenville High School Auditorium the Lions will honor Memorial Day with music, speaker, and a Walk for Veterans. Greenville Lion’s Club annual 19th Memorial Day Celebration Theme this year is “Remember our Heroes.” Musical entertainment will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Gospel Chimes will play again this year. At 10:30 a.m.,…

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Have you obtained your STAR ID yet?

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) shares the following reminder: The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) enforcement deadline for Alabama’s STAR ID is May 3, 2023. STAR ID, which stands for Secure, Trusted and Reliable Identification, is Alabama’s version of REAL ID, an identification program the federal government launched more than a decade…

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Do you vote; an opinion

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   From the early beginnings of America, an idealistic governmental system of democracy “by the people, for the people” has been sought. One of the most basic rights as a citizen “of age” in the United States of America is in the say so in what type of governmental…

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Primary elections this Tuesday

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Voters who have decided to vote at their polling location for the Tuesday, May 24, Primary Election now have access to a voting machine designed to aid those who are handicapped. It can display in large text and has audio capabilities. It will accept corded earphones and will…

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GHS Class of 1961 holds reunion

The Greenville High School Class of 1961 recently held a class reunion to celebrate their 61st anniversary. Picture are, front row l-r: Jeanette Reid Hester, Jean Cheatham Russell, Ann Hornsby Killough, Phyllis Norsworthy Armstrong, Betty Till Wilson, Jean Newton Tutchtone, Charlotte Smith Andress, Jean Williford Haygood, and Janice Spann Pyle; second row: Don Boutwell, Roland…

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GRPD unveils new playground

The Greenville Parks and Recreation Department held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new playground at the Beeland Recreation Center. The event was well attended by members of the community, city personnel and officials, first responders, and Eagle Learning Academy students and staff. Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon cut the ribbon and thanked everyone for attending.…

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OLD STUFF AND SUCH The Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog

By Frances Lowery Garner     We only got the wish book once a year. This was a very heavy book of approximately 5-6 hundred pages, delivered by our rural carrier. This book drew the interest of the entire household, it contained all types of clothing boys, girls, men’s and women’s and even shoes. One…

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Acreman and Ortega named 2022 Achievers

Fort Dale Academy senior Cahley Acreman and Georgiana School senior Santos Ortega were recipients of a $3,500 scholarship courtesy of the 2022 Achiever Award Scholarship ceremony, held at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College Wendell Mitchell Conference Center in Greenville on Thursday evening, May 5. Seventeen Butler County student-athletes were nominated for this year’s award. More…

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Southeast Al Gas District donates to BCCED

Southeast Gas presented a check to the Butler County Commission for Economic Development (BCCED) in the amount of $13,000, Tuesday morning, May 3. Southeast Gas (SG) Director of External Affairs and Economic Development, Wiley Lott, represented SG and presented the check to BCCED board member Dave Crenshaw. Lott said it is a way SG gives…

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