Area News

McGuigan to wrap up GAAC season

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS                              The Greenville Standard   The Greenville Area Arts Council (GAAC) is bringing its 36th season to a close with one final performance. On Thursday night, Billy McGuigan will be the headline act. GAAC Director Nancy Idland believes McGuigan’s show will be an exciting way to cap off a wonderful year of…

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A DIFFERENT WORLD

BY BRUCE BRANUM                                                          The Greenville Standard   Two Butler County school students, Tianna Whittle and Tangela Posey, from Georgiana School recently had the opportunity to visit Appalachian State College in Boone, N.C. in January. Butler County School Superintendent Dr. John Strycker’s wife, Debra, made the effort to take the two students to North Carolina after…

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BOE proceeds with Butler County Commitment

  The Butler County Board of Education held their regular Board meeting for February last week on Tuesday night in Georgiana School’s media center. Highlighting the meeting was a Board action to pursue a six mill Ad Valorem tax increase to fund “The Butler County Commitment.” “In my nearly 30 years as an educator, I…

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Cattleman Spring Market to be March 24

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   The Butler County Cattlemen’s and Cattlewomen’s Associations are planning their inaugural Spring Market on March 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Butler County Fairgrounds. According to Alvin and Debbie Stinson, who represent the two associations, the event will include arts and crafts, lots of…

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Warrant amnesty program begins

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard                Do you have outstanding traffic warrants in Greenville? Now is the time to take care of them. The Greenville Police Department is hosting their annual Warrant Amnesty Program. Greenville Police Department Chief Justin Lovvorne and Captain Danny Bond have slated Feb. 12 through April 30 as a Warrant…

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Chamber honors local citizens

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce (GACOC) hosted its annual banquet on Thursday night. Those in attendance were happily reminded why the Camellia City is such a great place to live: its people! The first award of the night was the New Business of the Year distinction,…

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Senior Farmers’ Market vouchers available

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low-income seniors that are 60 years of age or older with $30 worth of vouchers that can be used to purchase eligible foods (fruits, vegetables, honey, and fresh-cut herbs) from farmers that grow and sell them directly at local farmers…

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Valentine’s Day had rocky start

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Valentine’s Day. A day for couples everywhere to express their love for one another with hearts, balloons, flowers, stuffed animals, or candy. Yet, Valentine’s Day had a tragic start. Sometime around the year 270 A.D. in the city of Rome, there was a priest named Valentine. At…

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A watchful eye on the sky: Tornado preparedness

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Most things have a season. There is football season, summer season, and even hurricane season. But not tornadoes. They do not have a season because, regrettably, they can happen at almost any time of the year. True. Conditions have to be just right for a tornado, but…

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Candidates announce runs for office

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard On Feb. 9 the Alabama Democrat and Republican candidates for political office officially had to qualify for inclusion on the June 5 primary ballot. The primary runoffs will occur on July 17. Independent candidates do not have to qualify until June 5 for the general election on Nov. 6…

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