Area News

Murphy shares story of adoption

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard Susan Samford Murphy considers her life a blessing. When she was three and a half years old, she was adopted by two people who made her feel loved and cherished. She chronicles her story of adoption in her first book, “I Was Chosen: A Loving Story of Adoption.”…

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Cates and Sanders recognized

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard Eric Cates and Joey Sanders were recently recognized by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) on behalf the State of Alabama at the annual Greenville Kiwanis Club’s Farm City Week recognition meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 14. Cates, whose family has owned and operated Persimmon Ridge farms for…

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BOE honors McKenzie employees, leaders

Special to The Standard                                                                The Butler County Board of Education held their regular Board meeting for November Thursday night in the McKenzie High School Media Center. Prior to the meeting, the Board and the McKenzie staff held a reception recognizing the employees of the Town of McKenzie and Mayor Lester Odom. “I have a…

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Merrill speaks to Kiwanis

BY JEANNE K. CALLEN The Greenville Standard The Greenville Standard John Merrill is a man of action with a passion for his job. Since being elected and then taking office on Jan. 19, 2015, Merrill has made sweeping changes and vast improvements to his office which has and will continue to make a positive impact…

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BCCC Town Hall a success

BY CAROLYN GRIFFIN The Greenville Standard The Concerned Citizens of Butler County is a newly formed organization that is making its presence known throughout the county. This group has been attending all city council, school board, civic league and county commission meetings in an effort to introduce themselves and their mission to the leaders of…

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Sweet Tea Trio gets a standing ovation

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard From sound set up to the end of the last Thursday evening’s concert at the Ritz Theater in downtown Greenville, the group Sweet Tea Trio wowed most that listened and were treated to a standing ovation at the end of their performance. The young ladies, who are from Alabama,…

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Stabler Hospital purchase official

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard On Wednesday, Nov. 1, L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital’s ownership officially changed hands from Quorum Health to The Health Care Authority of the City of Greenville. After months of negotiations, corporate representative meetings and many conference phone calls, Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon said the deal is final. “We are excited…

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Roby: Honor Veterans in Your Hometown

Roby: Honor Veterans in Your Hometown   In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year, the armistice ending World War I was signed. Originally known as Armistice Day, Congress later passed and President Dwight Eisenhower signed a resolution officially designating Nov. 11 as Veterans Day. Now,…

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Birthday Bash for Georgiana Centenarians

BRUCE BRANUM The Standard   Two centenarians recently were honored with a birthday celebration and proclamations from the cities of Georgiana and Greenville this past Thursday, Oct. 2 at Georgiana Health and Rehabilitation (GHR). Mary Walton and Willie Savage, both residents at the facility, recently turned 108 and 102 years old respectively. Both Walton and…

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Operation Christmas Child

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Although Christmas is still many weeks away, it is time for those who are interested in taking part in Operation Christmas Child (OCC) to get their shoeboxes filled with goodies in order to ship them to underserved children in developing countries across the world. According to the…

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