Area News

DAR holds ceremony at Perdue Cemetery

A patriotic ceremony to honor veterans of all wars was held on Nov. 11 at the historic Perdue Cemetery in Honoraville. The cemetery was established in the 1850s by the family of James Hiland Perdue and Martha Ellis Perdue, who settled in Alabama in 1819. Six generations of their descendants are buried in the cemetery,…

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General Election results announced for Butler County

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   With several bordering states having contentious elections, namely Georgia and Florida, Alabama’s general election went relatively smooth. For Butler County, there was a little disturbance as Wayne Garlock mounted a successful last minute write-in campaign for Butler County Coroner against democratic candidate nominee Ollie Scott. Garlock had lost…

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Greenville lands $300K brownfield grant

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   At the recent community Brownfield Kickoff reception hosted by the City of Greenville at the Ritz Theater, Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon announced the award of a $300,000 grant for the City of Greenville by the Environmental Protection Agency. McLendon said he heard about the grant at a Delta…

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Grace Point

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard “Our mission is to love God, love people and the community,” said Pastor Rick Ousely of Grace Point Greenville. “Our intention is that regardless of lifestyle, background, baggage, race or creed, it doesn’t matter; we are going to love you where you are,” he continued. Ousley, who has started…

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BCBS works to end opioid epidemic

In a continued effort to help battle the opioid epidemic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is updating its opioid management strategy, effective Jan. 1, 2019, for its commercial members. This further promotes members’ care and safety. Since 2015, opioid prescriptions in the U.S. and in Alabama have declined.  Over the last two years,…

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“A Storybook Christmas” Parade

Mark your calendars for Thursday, Dec. 6 as an eagerly-awaited holiday event returns to the downtown Greenville. The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce (GACOC) has slated its annual Christmas Parade to kick off downtown at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas.” GACOC director Tracy Salter said this year’s theme was decided by…

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‘Faces Never Forgotten’

Special to The Standard                                                                                  The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation project “Faces Never Forgotten” needs help…

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Old -Fashioned Turkey Shoot

Special to The Standard   The Greenville American Legion Post #24 conducted a turkey shoot on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Central Volunteer Fire Station on Halso Mill Road. The purpose of the shoot was to raise funds for sponsorship of the Boys/Girls State program. During previous years the Post had used funds from the…

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In Memoria of Mt. Moriah members

  The following members of Mt. Moriah Church were recognized recently after their passing:   Donald, Robert “Bob” Glenn, Jr. was born Oct. 29 1957 in Selma and died July 22, 2017 in Montgomery.  He was the son of Robert Glenn Donald Sr. and Sara Sutton Timmons. Bob went to the University of Alabama where…

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Wild pig workshop planned

BY BRUCE BRANUM                                                                   The Greenville Standard   A wild pig management workshop will be held on Nov. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 8…

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