Area News

Green Leaf Grill wins Bama’s Best Catfish Contest

Special to The Standard                                                            The Green Leaf Grill in Mentone won Bama’s Best Catfish Contest for 2018. From left are Catfish Journal editor Mike McCall, restaurant…

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Mt. Pleasant Baptist announces homecoming

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church will be  celebrating its 130th Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, Aug. 19. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Minister of Music, Caleb Bell leading in worship. The message will be brought by Rev. Hiram Johnson, LCSW. He is the son of the late C.W. & Jimmie Sue Ledbetter Johnson of the…

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Tate, others murdered by Manson cult

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   During the night of August 8 into the early hours of Aug. 9, 1969, members of Charles Manson’s cult, also known as the “Family,” murdered five people at the home of filmmaker Roman Polanski. The four who were killed inside the home were Polanski’s pregnant wife, actress…

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Central Office to save $231K

By John Strycker   The Butler County School System is in the process of reorganizing the Central Office administrative staff team in order to perform more efficiently at a substantial financial savings for the school district. Prior to Dr. Strycker becoming Superintendent, the team was comprised of nine staff members. Recent employee transfers, resignations and…

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Sacrifices Remembered

Ray Van Cor The Greenville Standard A tap and roll of a snare drum, the ominous echo of Taps in the background set the stage for the Butler County World War One Memorial Dedication Service. The service was held this past Thursday in front of Chamber of Commerce. “A befitting location,” were the words guest…

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Purple Heart Day

BY RAN VAN COR The Greenville Standard The Purple Heart was first created on August 7, 1782, in Newburgh, N.Y., General George Washington, the commander in chief of the Continental Army, created the “Badge for Military Merit,” a decoration consisting of a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk, edged with a narrow binding of silver, with…

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Local man speaks against tariffs

BY SCOTTIE BROWN The Greenville Standard At the U.S. Department of Commerce’s most recent hearing regarding whether the imports of cars, trucks and auto parts pose a threat to American national Security, Greenville native and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama maintenance technician John Hall had the opportunity to speak against the imposed taxes. March 8, President…

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Standard wins ‘Most Improved’

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Standard The Greenville Standard was recently awarded ‘Most Improved Newspaper’ in Division D for the Alabama Press Association (APA) Better Newspaper Contest for 2018. It also claimed first place for Best Local Education Coverage. The contest is held annually with newspapers and magazines from across Alabama submitting entries for awards. Judging…

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McGuire to speak at Historical Society

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   The speaker at the upcoming Historical Society meeting on June 29 will be Covington County District Judge Frank “Trippy” McGuire. He began serving as a district judge in 1993 and retired in 2014 after two decades of service to the community. McGuire graduated from W.A. Berry High…

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