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Turkey Shoot for America Legion

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The local American Legion, Post 24, will host a fund raiser for Boy’s and Girl’s State on Saturday, Nov. 6. The American Legion sponsors seven local youth to attend Boy’s and Girl’s State at the University of Alabama in June of each year. The fund raiser this year…

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Lions Club Radio Day Oct. 27

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Lions Club of Greenville is set to revive the Ugly Man Contest this year as they hold their annual Radio Day on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Radio Day will start at 8 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. with Q94 providing the radio broadcast service with live interviews…

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Chamber receives CCAA accreditation

The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce is one of eight chambers to recently receive distinction as an Accredited Alabama Chamber of Commerce. Greenville joined the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, Sumter County Alabama Chamber of Commerce, Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce and The…

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Carnival coming to Georgiana

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   There are really big things going on in Georgiana these days, grand openings, ribbon cutting ceremonies and now the Carnival is coming to town! James Gang Amusements will proudly present “Carnival Georgiana”, located at 384 Ebenezer Road. The Carnival will kick off officially at 6 p.m. Oct.…

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Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

Saturday, Oct 23, is a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Jones Drugs in Greenville is serving as Butler County’s designated drop off location and will be collecting from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. They are located next door to the Piggly Wiggly in Greenville. Representatives from DEA will be on hand to help collect…

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Fields of Faith stirs hearts

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Wednesday, Oct. 13, an event called Fields of Faith was held at Tiger Stadium in Greenville and by all counts was very successful for its first time being held. Jami Sikes, Director of Women’s Ministries Central Alabama for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, said, “It’s hard to put into…

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Pretty in Pink Walk a success

The 3rd Annual Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Walk, held on Saturday morning, Oct. 16, was an enormous success and inspiration to everyone. Early morning rain and a drop in temperature did not dampen the spirits of those in attendance. Sonja Blankenship, her daughter Brittany, and their team made sure this was a memorable event…

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Greenville awarded “Hungry for History” marker grant

Tracy Salter, Executive Director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, announced that the Chamber has recently been awarded a “Hungry for History” historic marker grant. Hungry for History™ markers, sponsored by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, celebrate America’s food history by telling the stories of local and regional food specialties across the United States.…

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OLE STUFF AND SUCH Chores on the Farm: Syrup making

Illustration by Billy Peavy   By Frances Lowery Garner   Country folk looked forward to syrup making time. They would have fresh syrup to “sop,” syrup to cook with (good ole syrup cake), and syrup to trade on the Rolling Store. The cane plants were put into the ground in early March and were ready…

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