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Richie and Me: The Last Chapter

BY CARTER E. ANTHONY   Richie was built to be an attorney. From our earliest days together, he said he was going to law school and come back to Greenville to practice with his dad. We occasionally visited Mr. Paul’s office, more often than not to get a $10 bill. Richie was a good student…

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2021 Achievers are believers

Fort Dale Academy senior Jamie Pickens and Greenville High School senior Ja’Korey Shepherd were recipients of a $3,500 scholarship courtesy of the 2021 Achiever Award ceremony, held at Southside Baptist Church Thursday evening, May 13. Twenty-three amazing Butler County student-athletes were nominated for this year’s award. The Achiever Award is co-hosted by the YMCA of…

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Honoring Our Military Veterans: Patriotic Perdues

BY ANNIE CRENSHAW   People show patriotism when they salute their country’s flag, sing the national anthem, or celebrate their nation’s “birth” or Independence Day from another governing entity. A patriotic person knows what the country stands for, its history, and the sacrifices that have been made to create it and keep it. And, military…

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Storm rips through county

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A strong line of thunderstorms ripped through Butler County, late afternoon Wednesday, May 5, leaving damaged houses and buildings in its wake. First responders and utility crews were busy throughout the night and next day restoring power and clearing roadways, as E911 was inundated with calls. Butler County…

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Free prostate cancer screening May 15

On Saturday, May 15, 2021, the Urology Health Foundation will hold a free prostate cancer screening for men 40 years of age and older from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Butler County Health Department on 350 Airport Road in Greenville, Alabama. Screening will involve a PSA blood test only. Face masks will be…

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Purple Cow robber nabbed

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Purple Cow convenience and gas station, located at 1007 Fort Dale Road, was robbed by an armed suspect on Monday morning, April 26, around 7 a.m. The suspect, De’Arrius Hill, age 20 and from Lincoln, was eventually apprehended in Calhoun County on unrelated charges. According to a…

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Mayors’ race stayed until 2025

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   With the passage of Alabama Senate Bill 119 and Gov. Kay Ivey’s signature, the mayors’ races for the City of Greenville, City of Georgiana, and Town of McKenzie have been set back to June 2025. Approximately 97 percent of municipalities in Alabama will be moved away from the…

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RMCCA expands services in G’ana

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Regional Medical Center Clinics of Alabama (RMCCA) has announced the expansion of operational hours and a new imaging system at the Georgiana Clinic. The new operational hours for the clinic will include Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and Sundays from 1 – 5 p.m. The imaging…

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GHS JROTC DRILL TEAM EARNS THIRD PLACE IN STATE MEET

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Greenville High School (GHS) earned six trophies at the Alabama State JROTC Drill championships with one of those being 3rd place for Combined Overall Drill Team Saturday, April 24. GHS senior instructor Col. Alan Hester said, “Greenville High School was extremely pleased to be able to host the…

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Property tax auction goes online May 11

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   On Tuesday, May 11, the Butler County Revenue Commission Office will begin collection of delinquent property taxes through an online auction. Revenue Commissioner Deborah Crews stated her office no longer has to advertise the list of delinquent properties in a newspaper and her office will be using the…

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