Area News

LBWCC’S academic courses transfer

  It doesn’t matter if you want to become a doctor, lawyer, architect, anthropologist, engineer, dentist, journalist, scientist, or any other career field requiring at least a four-year degree, they all require general education courses. Courses such as English, history, math, science, literature, art, and speech are included in those core courses required for all…

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Greenville JROTC an Honor Unit

By Colonel Alan Hester                                       On Wednesday, April 11, a team of inspectors arrived at Greenville High School to inspect and evaluate all aspects of the High School’s JROTC Program.  Tension and uncertainty among the 121 JROTC cadets…

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The first aid kit in your kitchen

BY: DANAN WHIDDON When a real emergency arises, standard medical care is always the best option, especially for traumas. But for other minor ailments, look to the natural first aid remedies already in your kitchen. Yes, it’s always a good idea to have a standard First Aid Kit handy for those home emergencies that come…

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Miss America Serves

BY JEANNE K. CALLEN The Greenville Standard   Last Saturday four Miss Alabama contestants including Miss Camellia Loni Blatz, 11 volunteers as well as Miss Camellia Outstanding Teen Samantha Hennings and Rising Star Mattie Cook, a third grader at Greenville Elementary School (GES), participated in the 4th annual Miss America Serves Day by helping paint…

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LBWCC trains tomorrow’s workforce

  It is a growing concern throughout the country that there are not enough skilled workers to replace retirees and fill the workforce needs of a growing number of occupations. Occupations such as welding, industrial electronics, and nursing, among many others, are growing in need for a trained workforce, with graduates obtaining employment in high-demand,…

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Little Free Library now open for business

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard Ever wanted to get a new book from the library, but waited too late and the library was closed? Now, patrons can still pick up a new read even after library hours. Last week, the Greenville- Butler County Public Library (GBCPL) placed a Little Free Library outside its…

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LBWCC cost comparison saves money

As we celebrate National Community College Month in April, it is a great time to highlight the cost savings associated with attending Lurleeen B. Wallace Community College compared to four-year institutions. With high school graduations set next month, students and parents are likely thinking about the next step in the educational process. Students are often…

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Move Over Act amended

BY BRUCE BRANUM   The Greenville Standard Alabama House Rep. Chris Sells recently sponsored House Bill 158 which made substantial changes to the Alabama MoveOver Act. The bill passed the Alabama House of Representatives 99-0 on Thursday, Feb. 8 and on Thursday, March 22, the bill passed the Alabama Senate 26- 0. The bill was…

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Keep your eyes wide open

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard On a recent whirlwind tour through Greenville, U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) visited Fort Dale Academy (FDA), the Greenville Rotary Club and also Butler County Association of Volunteer Fire Departments President Keith Foster. At FDA, Roby spoke to the senior class about her service as a U.S. House of…

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS

                                By Bob Gardner Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and Steve Savarese Executive Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Many parents are trying to live the dream through their sons and daughters – the dream of landing a college athletic scholarship by specializing in a…

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