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OLE STUFF AND SUCH Hog Killings, Part I

By Frances Lowery Garner   Hog Killings on the farm in the old days was contingent upon the weather and neighbors available if the family did not have enough grown men in the house. The temperature had to be real cold or else the fresh pork might ruin so the farmers would take no chances.…

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Fourth quarter’s ours. In fact, the whole year was Ours!

By:  Carter E. Anthony, CFA   In January, 2021, it would have been more than difficult to find anyone optimistic about the financial markets. In fact, in mid-2021, even late 2021, it was difficult to find anyone excited about the stock market. Facing a shaky new Democratic administration with spending dreams beyond comprehension, a continued…

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3rd Annual MLK Parade held in Greenville

The third annual Martin Luther King Parade was held on Commerce Street in Greenville, Monday, Jan. 17. A few souls attended the parade and braved the overcast and cold day. Sponsored by Butler County Concerned Citizens (BCCC), the parade began at 12 p.m. and traveled from the railroad underpass, past Greenville City Hall and to…

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Commission notes from Jan. 11

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Butler County Commission met Tuesday evening, Jan. 11 for a workshop and business meeting. Commissioners present for the meeting were Allin Whittle, Rebecca Butts, Jesse McWilliams, and Joe Peavy. Darrell Sanders was sick. The main items on the agenda was to give appropriation checks to the Three…

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Oh what a night!

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The sounds of Lynyrd Skynyrd rocked the Ritz Theater Thursday evening, Jan. 13. The Black Jacket Symphony took the stage and performed Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Second Helping album with fun and enthusiasm for the first part of their performance. For the second half of the concert they entertained the…

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McKenzie brushed by tornado

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Town of McKenzie narrowly escaped a brush with a small tornado late Sunday afternoon, Jan. 9 According to McKenzie Mayor Lester Odom the town and residents in the area were lucky. He noted several residences within town limits and a few outside the limits had damages. Among…

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The Betty White Challenge

The “Betty White Challenge,” now circulating on social media, urges fans to honor the animal-loving actor on what would’ve been her 100th birthday, Jan. 17, by donating to animal shelters. Betty White, who died on New Year’s Eve just a few weeks before her 100th birthday, was not only a beloved award-winning actress and Hollywood…

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Crenshaw inmate escapes

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Roderick Jones, 32 years of age, escaped from the Crenshaw County Jail late Saturday night, Jan. 8, and is still at large Monday afternoon, Jan 10. Jones, who is 5 feet 11 inches high, weighs 165 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes, and was wearing an orange…

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It’s all about the camellias

BY KATHY PICKENS The Greenville Standard   “It’s all about the camellias.” This was how April Sherling described the luncheon she hosted in her home along with her mother, Daisy Norman and sister, Tara Dyson. This was also the reaction of guests as they arrived to find that the already fabulous Sherling home was transformed…

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JAN. 7 IS CAMELLIA DAY

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Starting in December, many varieties of Camellia japonica bushes have been flowering in Greenville, the Camellia City. A long history, with efforts by Butler County residents, surrounds how Greenville came to be known as The Camellia City, how the Camellia japonica Linnaeus came to be the State Flower…

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