Area News

‘Down the Rabbit Hole’

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   The young ladies of Sonya’s Dance & Fitness performed “Down the Rabbit Hole” as their annual recital on June 7 and 8 at the Ritz Theatre in downtown Greenville. The performance opened with a brief introduction by owner and instructor Sonya Rice. Rice explained that the performance…

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Radio ‘Field Day’ slated

Members of the Jim Bell Wireless Association will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 22 – 23 at 285 Greystone Court, Greenville, AL  36032. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill…

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Fred’s closing July 31

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Fred’s of Greenville and owner’s Randy and Cindy Beeson have been an iconic institution here since New Year’s Eve 1987. Like many other icons in business such as Sears and Bargain Town, especially in this economic climate, are going the way of the Dodo. The retail franchise…

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Gene Schofield, Jr. remembered and honored

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Gene Schofield, Jr. was remembered and honored this past Wednesday by the State Legislature in a joint resolution signed into effect by Governor Kay Ivey. Resolution HJR40 officially named the mile marker 123 on Interstate 65 in memory of Gene Schofield, Jr. The Butler county native known…

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D-Day remembered

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   To most, in the general public, ‘D-Day’ refers to the Allied landings in Normandy of Tuesday, June 6, 1944. The ‘D’ does not actually stand for anything but is related to the word ‘day’ and references the day on which a military operation begins. Allied forces began planning…

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Sheriff Bond updates community

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond was invited to speak to the Greenville Kiwanis Club last week and he gave an update to the members about the Sheriff’s Office activities. After thanking the group for the opportunity to speak, Bond said, “I took office on Jan. 14, and it…

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Whatever It Takes Sisters yard sale June 1

BY BRUCE BRANUN The Greenville Standard   On June 1, Whatever It Takes Sisters (WITS) will have their annual yard sale from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at 523 Greenville Bypass. WITS is a non-profit organization and all proceeds will go to benefit the Crisis Closet, which is part of WITS Mission Group of Antioch…

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Safe Harbor June Jam June 8

Rebecca Duncan has a personal mission to honor her late sister’s memory, Nancy Blackmon. One year ago, Rebecca “Bec” Duncan held a benefit for Safe Harbor, which was one of Nancy’s passions. Duncan said Blackmon became involved with Safe Harbor when it first opened, and that she even served on its board of directors, which…

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Fire claims Georgiana home

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A fire claimed a home in Georgiana at 309 South Jane Avenue on Wednesday, May 22. According to Georgiana Fire Department (GFD) Chief Alvin Dantzler, the fire started somewhere in the back of the home and then consumed the entire structure. The house was unoccupied at the time…

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HANK WILLIAMS SR. FESTIVAL IS MAY 31-JUNE 1

By Gerald Hodges   The 40th Annual Salute to a Legend will be held Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1 at the Hank Williams Music Park in Georgiana, AL. Williams lived several years as a boy in a house that is now the Hank Williams Museum. Adjoining the house and museum is a…

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