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Back to school safety

ALEA offers the ABCs of Back-to-School Safety for parents; students of all ages should study the rules of the road. Somewhere between purchasing school supplies, packing lunches and selecting outfits for the first day of a new school year, parents and their students should make time to review the ABCs of back-to-school safety. ALEA’s Secretary…

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GAAC announces 40th season

BY NANCY IDLAND   The Greenville Area Arts Council is proud to be celebrating FORTY seasons of live entertainment here in Greenville. We want to thank each and every audience member and sponsor who have made this dream a reality. This season we kick off on October 13 with a grand street party in front…

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Hall arrested for McKenzie Mall robbery

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Antonio Lavon Hall, age 37, was arrested Sunday evening, July 30, for an armed robbery at the McKenzie Mall Convenience Store he perpetrated that morning at approximately 8:30 a.m. According to Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond, deputies for the Butler County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received a call from…

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CITYFEST BEATS ON

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Georgiana’s second annual Cityfest festivities got underway promptly Friday afternoon, despite the incredible high temperatures and Saturday’s heat was no different. The two day event saw patrons continue to enjoy live musical entertainment and perusing the many vendors that adorned the park. There were plenty of games…

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Safe Harbor Summer Social Aug. 27

Preparations are underway for the second annual Summer Social event benefitting Safe Harbor, the Butler County Children’s Advocacy Center, on Aug. 27. The special event will be held at Cambrian Ridge and will include an evening of great food, live music performed by Two Lane Hi-Way, and a silent auction The purpose of the Summer…

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Harris remembered

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Dianne Harris, former Butler County Sheriff and Greenville Police Department (GPD) officer, passed away on July 25, 2022. Harris had a long career in law enforcement and was well known across the state. She began working with the GPD in 1978 and served the department until 1995. While…

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BUTLER COUNTY’S NINE SERVICE MEN ON THE VIETNAM WALL

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   This past weekend, the City of Andalusia played host to the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall. This wall is a 3/5 scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Nine Butler County men lost their lives during the Vietnam War, and their names are included…

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What is Inflation? What is a Recession?

BY CARTER E. ANTHONY, CFA Inflation is an overall increase in the price of goods and services in an economy. Over time, currency loses value giving up purchasing power.  Whatever a dollar can buy today, it buys less tomorrow. Inflation occurs for a variety of reasons:  Economic stimulus plans, growth in money supply, supply chain…

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Greenville Bicentennial Tidbits Hitching posts

Not too long ago one of Greenville’s landmarks disappeared – a hitching post. It was hit by an automobile and destroyed. Just in case any of our readers are unfamiliar with hitching posts, they were posts to which a horse (or other animal) could be tethered to prevent it from straying. There are very few…

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Rogers wins Heritage Cook-off

Pictured are the winners of the Butler County Farmers Federation Women’s Leadership Committee’s 15th Annual Heritage Cook-off. From left are Linda Rogers, who won 1st place with Anytime Tailgate Sliders, and Debbie Owens place second with Manwhich Sliders. The event was held Saturday, July 23, at the Walnut Street Church of Christ Multi-purpose room. Judges…

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