Area News

The Standards brings home 11 awards

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The 2019 winners for the Alabama Press Association (APA) Awards contest were announced on Friday, 26. The Greenville Standard received 11 awards in the advertising and editorial contests. The Standard competes in Division D of the APA, which is non-daily newspapers (publishing less than 3 days/week) with a…

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Happy Fourth of July

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   “The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn…

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Achiever Award announced

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   On Thursday, June 25, the long awaited announcement of Achiever Award recipients occurred at the Greenville-Butler County Library Pavilion. It was the 23rd year for the Achiever Award Program, which is jointly sponsored by the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greenville YMCA. This year there were…

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IN PRAISE OF OUR LOCAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

The WELL BEING By DananWhiddon   The pandemic has changed the way we see so many things. Just a few of the things we’ve come to appreciate more every day are the hard work and dedication of our local health care providers as well as the dangers they face on a daily basis. Our local…

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Poison Control Calls spiking

By Stephanie McGilvray, MMSc, PA-C, Department Chair and Program Director for the Physician Assistant Studies Program at the University of South Alabama   National Safety Month reminds parents to take home safety seriously. National Safety Month takes on new importance this year while families are homebound indefinitely due to COVID-19. After weeks of stay at…

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14th annual cook-off announced

It is once again the time of year when the Butler County Farmers Federation Women’s Leadership Committee hosts its annual cook-off. This is the 14th annual heritage cook-off for Butler County. Dixie Black, BCFFWLC Chair is calling all cooks, male or female, 18 years of age or older to enter this contest. The main requirement…

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There’s a new headmaster at FDA

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   David Sikes has been hired to become the new headmaster at Fort Dale Academy (FDA). He replaces Kurt Page who served for one year in that position. Sikes was offered the position last week by the FDA Board of Trustees and he accepted. Sikes said it was a…

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One murdered at Perdue Place

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Ty’Darrion McMeans of Millbrook, age 20 was shot near Perdue Place Apartments in Greenville. He was transported to Regional Medical Center of Central Alabama where he was pronounced deceased a short time later, according to Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn. Lovvorn had earlier stated in a press release,…

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Four shootings in county, one murder charge

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Four shootings in Butler County beginning on June 3 and ending on June 8 resulted in two hospitalizations and one death. On June 3, a shot was fired into a vehicle at the Chapman Post Office. Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond said the incident was probably a case…

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Flag Day in Greenville

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The Flag Resolution, passed on June 14, 1777, stated: “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that…

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