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Ms. and Jr. Ms. FDA winners

Sophia Dailyn Swann, a sophomore, was selected as Ms. Fort Dale Academy. Her parents are Jeff and Julie Swann. Junior Ms. FDA Kinley Woodard, who is a freshman, is pictured with Ms. FDA Dailyn Swann. Kinley’s parents are Rick Woodard and Lori Woodard. (Bruce Branum | The Standard)

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Ms. FDA winner

On Saturday, Feb. 9 Fort Dale Academy (FDA) held their beauty pageant to select both Junior Ms. and Ms. FDA. The theme for the pageant was “Love is in the Air”. There were 10 contestants vying for Ms. FDA and nine contestants for Junior Ms. FDA. Sophia Dailyn Swann, a sophomore, was selected as Ms.…

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Scam warning issued

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond has issued a warning to the citizens of Butler County advising of a phone scam currently occurring in the county. According to Bond, calls have been received by residents of the county that represent themselves as the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. In one…

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Strycker to propose upcoming budget cuts

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Butler County School Superintendent   John Stryker when speaking at the Advalorem Tax forum stated, “Either way the vote goes, we have a plan.” In a short interview last week with the Stryker who had been dealing with other legal issues facing the school system that day, was…

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Property tax voted down

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Voters who turned out for the ad valorem tax special election on Tuesday, Jan. 29 overwhelmingly voted down the tax proposal by a margin of 3-1. Of the 14,099 registered voters in Butler County, 4,516 went to the polls and cast a significant no against a raise in…

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Lawsuit names 4 DHR employees

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A lawsuit recently filed with the Butler County Circuit Clerk alleges four employees and several fictitious defendants of the Department of Human Resources (DRH) in Butler County for negligence. Nancy Buckner, Jennifer Langford, Julie Leverett and Alicia Sexton were named in the suit and are accused of negligence…

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Making Alabama hits the library

Making Alabama, A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit landed at the Greenville-Butler County Public Library (GBCPL) on Feb. 1 to praised reviews. The exhibit is sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation (AHF) and there are three exhibits currently traveling Alabama. All 67 counties are to be visited. The exhibit is part of the Alabama 200 Bicentennial celebration.…

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Rehearsals underway for GCT Valentine’s dinner theater show

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   The Greenville Community Theatre (GCT) is getting ready for its upcoming Valentine’s Day dinner theater show “Love Is in the Air.” According to GCT President Johnna Pitts, rehearsals have been underway for a few weeks, and they are going great. “We held auditions during the first week…

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Commissioners give $63K to BCAVFD

  The Butler County Commission (BCC) recently presented the Butler County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments (BCAVFD) with a check for $63,400. The check was presented at the BCAVFD monthly meeting on Tuesday Jan. 22. Present among commissioners were Chairman Darrell Sanders, Jessie McWilliams and Allin Whittle. They expressed their gratitude for the service that…

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Clubs join for meeting

By MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Greenville’s American Legion Post 24 and the Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society held a joint meeting on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the American Legion building at the fairgrounds. The guest speaker for the program was Walter Parmer, who is a member of the local American…

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