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Richie and Me, Part 9

BY CARTER E. ANTHONY   Richie and I were good students. He and I were about the same grade-wise and we had a lot of classes together. Unfortunately, we didn’t always try our hardest. We made our best grades through the ninth grade and then we got our drivers’ licenses. I suspect Mrs. Hartley warned…

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The Greatest Generation

By Annie Crenshaw   Another light has gone out of the world with the loss of John Goodwin Little, Jr., on Feb. 23, 2021. Little, who died at age 96, was a member of “the Greatest Generation” – people who lived through the Great Depression and World War II, and then lived on into some…

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BUTLER COUNTY COURTHOUSE RECOGNIZED ON TRAIL

CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH Courthouse recognized on trail   Courthouse Bonelli Jacobs   The City of Greenville and the Butler County Courthouse are listed on the National Votes for Women Trail. The Trail seeks to celebrate the diversity of people who supported the struggle for women’s suffrage. It collects sites from across the country to…

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Local man dies from two car wreck

From ALEA   TROY POST – A two-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian at approximately 6:35 p.m. Thursday, Feb 25, has claimed the life of a Butler County man, De’unte’vius Queshuntriel Truitt, 23, of Greenville. The crash occurred when a 2016 Nissan Versa driven by a teenager stopped on Alabama 10 facing east in the westbound…

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Richie and Me, Part 8

BY CARTER E. ANTHONY   Buster McGuire lived across the street and two houses up from us on Brookside Drive. We all loved Buster and Miss Nina. They had two fine children, Colin of “Big C” fame and pretty Caroline. I take credit for naming Colin, Big C, because from birth he was “Big C.”…

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Buffalo Soldiers tie to Butler County

The Greenville Standard   Mark Matthews (1894-2005) was the oldest surviving Buffalo Soldier when he died in September of 2005 at the age of 111. Matthews was born in Greenville and later moved to Ohio. His horse riding career began early when he delivered newspapers by pony. Matthews enlisted in the Army’s 10th Calvary Regiment…

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH A legacy of athletes

BY CAROLYN GRIFFIN The Greenville Standard   Butler County’s Black History in sports is phenomenal. There are so many outstanding athletes, coaches, and mentors. It would take volumes to tell the amazing stories. We are only scratching the surface. We look forward to sharing many of these stories in the future. Here are just a…

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH A legacy of agriculture and business

BY CAROLYN GRIFFIN The Greenville Standard   This article features two men who were prominent business and agricultural leaders of this county. Their legacy lives on through their mentorship and family lineage. There are many others but time, space, schedules, and access to information does not allow us to get it all in. As I…

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH A legacy of music

BY CAROLYN GRIFFIN The Greenville Standard   The legacy of music taught, played and created by Blacks in Butler County is rich in history and deserves recognition along with those influential in education and government and politics. A few names not mentioned in this article include: Ed Bell, an American Piedmont blues and country singer,…

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH A legacy of government and politics

BY CAROLYN GRIFFIN The Greenville Standard   As with education, there are so many influential Blacks who have played a role in government/politics of Butler County, it is impossible to cite them all in one publication. A few of the legacies not covered, but their names should be mentioned, include former Greenville City Councilmen Jeddo…

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