Area News

A bit of comfort for our community

BY SCOTTIE BROWN The Greenville Standard   The Greenville-Butler Public Library Quilting and Crochet clubs are looking do their part for those in the Butler County area needing a bit of comforting. Pat Tucker, head of the crochet group, said the group had gotten the idea for Prayer Shawls from a fellow member, and the…

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Greenville High School: 50 years ago

By Carter E. Anthony One of a seven part series   Part one In January, 1968, armed with a major in Economics (one of two Economics graduates in the entire class) and a minor in Finance from the School of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama I decided law school was not…

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Writer, politician, victim

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard     On a return journey from Greenville to mail his “Rufus Sanders” column to “The Montgomery Advertiser” on the afternoon of August 25, 1897, Francis Bartow Lloyd encountered John A. Gafford just outside of Greenville. During that encounter, Gafford emptied both barrels of his double-barreled shotgun into…

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Francis Bartow Lloyd: Writer, politician, victim

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   The summer of 1897 was an interesting one in Greenville. Six men had been arrested and locked up in the Butler County Jail on the charge of murder. The six had been accused of killing three men: Hunter (first name unknown), Mack Blackburn, and Francis Bartow Lloyd.…

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Yodeling Kid treats crowd at Hank Fest

RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Mason Ramsey, age 11, who became famous after a video of him singing in Walmart store went viral, treated the attendees of the Hank Williams Festival in Georgiana this past weekend for the second year. He has been called “Little Hank” in his hometown of Harrisburg, Ill. Ramsey…

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Locals are finalists for Outstanding Young Farm Family

BY SCOTTIE BROWN The Greenville Standard   Chad and Heather Grant’s north Butler County poultry farm has been selected as a state finalist for the Outstanding Young Farm Family. The program works in conjunction with the State Farmers Committee and Young Farmers Division works to recognize young farm families and farmers between the ages of…

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Youth Empowerment Forum set

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   2007 Greenville High School graduate Patrick Peagler knows a thing or two about the importance of fitness. Since graduating high school, he has worked as an athletic trainer for the Denver Broncos, Vanderbilt University and Troy University. In 2017, Peagler launched his own fitness brand called Training…

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2018 Jimmy Gardner Golf Tourney is close

By Abbie Ballew   The Troy Trojans are gearing up for their upcoming season with the Trojan Tour 2018. University coaches will be bringing the Trojan Spirit to Greenville on Wednesday, May 30 starting at noon at Cambrian Ridge Golf course. This event is the largest meeting of Troy fans and alumni in Butler County…

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Memorial Day celebration is May 28

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard The Greenville Lions Club will host its 14th annual Memorial Day Celebration on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 in Confederate Park. Last year’s event was a stirring success for visitors and veterans who attended. The Lion’s Club has been diligently working to achieve the same success this year and…

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Hank Williams Festival is June 1-2

By Gerald Hodges   The 39th Annual Salute to a Legend will be held Friday and Saturday, June 1-2 at the Hank Williams Music Park in Georgiana. This year’s lineup of entertainers will feature, T. G. Sheppard, Tony Jackson, Brad Magness, Mary McDonald, Colin Leatherwood, Starla Jones, Elaine McMillan, Flashback, Kim Carson & The Real…

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