Area News

Georgiana council welcomes Moorer

BRUCE BRANUM/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD The Georgiana City Council recently introduced the new Georgiana School principal Curtis Moorer to the community at their Tuesday, July 11 meeting. A packed housed was in attendance for the greeting along with citizens who came to watch recognitions from Georgiana Police Chief Carlton Cook to the members of the Long…

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The Life and Death of Francis B. Lloyd

Special to The Greenville Standard   Mollie Waters will be the guest speaker at the next quarterly meeting of the Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society (BCHGS) on July 30 at 2 p.m. at City Hall. Waters’ topic will be “The Life and Death of Francis Bartow Lloyd.” Waters has lived in Greenville most of…

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Boutwell makes USAF Brigadier General

BRUCE BRANUM/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD On Friday, July 14, Greenville native Rick Boutwell was pinned as a Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force by General Lori J. Robinson, Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command. General Robinson spoke highly of General Boutwell’s qualifications, lauding him for being an achiever and leader.…

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Greenville still has hopes for UAB tie with hospital

BRUCE BRANUM/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD To follow is a press release by the office of the Mayor of the City of Greenville on Tuesday, July 11, 2017: Dexter McLendon announced today that the City of Greenville and an affiliate of Quorum Health Corporation have entered into a nonbinding Letter of Intent whereby the city will acquire…

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GCT show Saturday

    MOLLIE S. WATERS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD The Greenville Community Theatre (GCT) will perform “Penny for Your Thoughts: A Comedy in Two Acts” by Scott Haan on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Greenville’s First United Methodist Church in the fellowship hall. The play is about a girl named Penny Ramsey, played by Hannah Styron. Penny…

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Moorer excited to be Georgiana’s new principal

MOLLIE S. WATERS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD Curtis Moorer has been hired as the new principal for Georgiana High School (GHS). Originally from the Mobile area, Moorer has been in Alabama’s education system since 2005. He started his career in education as a sixth grade teacher in Tipton Middle School in Dallas County. Later, he moved to…

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No seat belts used in crashes

NICOLE NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD According to a press release from Alabama State Trooper only three words can be used to describe this year’s Fourth of July holiday travel period: no seat belts. Seat belts were available but not in use in seven of the eight deadly traffic crashes Alabama State Troopers are investigating from this…

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Home invasion arrests made

NICOLE NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD Arrests have been made after an April 17 home invasion. Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn sent out a release saying, “The victim told police someone knocked on his door. When he answered it, he found four males wearing masks and armed with a shotgun. Police say they forced their way inside,…

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Jeddo Bell will be missed

BRUCE BRANUM/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD My good friend Jeddo Bell passed away on Wednesday,July 5. A great cook, a great manand father, he was civic minded and a good friend to many, both here and abroad.He was well known for hiscooking skills, especially his pound cakes. If you ever had the pleasure of having a slice…

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Kilpatrick competes in state event

JEANNE CALLEN/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD On the evening of June 10, recent McKenzie School graduate Marissa Kilpatrick, the 18 year old reigning Miss Camellia competed in the Miss Alabama Pageant with 47 other girls. Even at such a tender young age Kilpatrick flashed a beautiful mega-watt smile as she danced with other contestants in choreographed skits,…

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