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BCSS selected as MTSS Cohort 1

Butler County School System is celebrating being selected as an Alabama Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Cohort I school district. This distinction reflects the endless hours the district and building-based employees have spent and will spend securing measures for our students to be successful. A Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a framework for how…

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WE SURVIVED Butler County Fair Oct. 5-8

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Greenville Kiwanis Club has announced that the Butler County Fair will resume in full this year. The dates for the Fair will be Oct. 5-8 and the theme this year is “We Survived.” Gate prices will be $7 for anyone over 60 inches tall. For anyone 48-60…

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CityFest brings many a smile

A large crowd gathered on Saturday, Sept. 10, to enjoy good food, music, and comradery at the 8th annual Camellia CityFest. Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce Director Tracy Salter said of the event, “What a great weekend in in downtown Greenville for the 8th annual Camellia CityFest! A huge crowd gathered to enjoy the many…

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Wave your flag on 9/11

On Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, national nonprofit Wreaths Across America (WAA) is calling on all Americans to join them in waving the American flag in their own communities to commemorate the 21st anniversary of 9/11. Members of the WAA family, including staff, volunteers, Gold Star and Blue Star Families, and veterans, will join to share…

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See your dermatologist

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Although summer is drawing to a close as far as the calendar year goes, everyone in south Alabama knows that the sun will keep shining bright with blissfully hot days well into October and November. Still, after all the recent sun exposure, people should recognize that the…

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Stocks are out of touch with real economics

By:  Carter E. Anthony, CFA   Investment banking firms Morgan Stanley and Blackrock analysts are sounding the alarm that stock market valuations and economic fundamentals aren’t in sync. According to their analysts, the stock market is disconnected from reality. In other words, we are in a “bear market rally”. Investors are assuming the decline from…

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BICENTENNIAL TIBITS When Pensacola moved to Greenville

In 1860, Pensacola, Florida, was a thriving town with a population of 2,876 people. To someone who is not familiar with the history of Florida over a century ago, this figure might seem ridiculously small. Nevertheless, Pensacola was the largest town in predominately rural Florida. It was the leading industrial center in the state. There…

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September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Greenville-Butler Co. Public Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. Tony Award-winning performer, actress, singer-songwriter, and…

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Smith arrested for kidnapping

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   After a manhunt and barricaded suspect situation, Darrius Smith, age 35, was arrested on Aug. 31 for multiple charges to include attempted murder and kidnapping. According to the Georgiana Police Department, at approximately 4 p.m. that day Georgiana officers responded to a 911 call in reference to…

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Hasty’s body found Sunday

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Family and friend’s hopes were let down on Sunday, Sept. 4, after a missing person report to the Butler County Sherriff’s Office and subsequent search led to the discovery of the body of Christopher Hasty. Hasty, a male, age 49 lived in the 13,000 block of Ridge Road.…

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