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Free prostate cancer screening May 14

On Saturday, May 14, the Urology Health Foundation will hold a free prostate cancer screening for men 40 years of age and older from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Butler County Health Department on 350 Airport Road in Greenville. Face masks will be required. No appointments are needed. Prostate cancer is the second…

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Fort Dale Chapter DAR is 60

The Fort Dale Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, held a special gathering on April 21 at Cambrian Ridge to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the chapter. A group of patriotic Greenville women organized the chapter in 1962 with Nora Dean Stabler as Regent. Many of these women were from families of…

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What to make of the first quarter

BY CARTER E. ANTHONY   Can there be another quarter with more countervailing winds than the first quarter of 2022? The world is not yet free of COVID 19, in fact, some areas of the world are seeing cases spike higher. A war criminal, a bully, is leading a war of genocide against a brave…

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Bicentennial Tidbits Greenville’s First (and only) Streetcar

Yes, Greenville had a streetcar in the late 1800s, but, since the town had not yet been modernized with electricity, this public transport was drawn by mules. Mr. Frank McCarthy wrote in 1941 about his family moving to Greenville in 1890. When they got off the train, “the first thing that I saw was our…

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USDA grasslands CRP signup

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages producers and landowners to enroll in the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) starting next week through May 13. Grassland CRP provides a unique opportunity for farmers, ranchers, and agricultural landowners to keep land in agricultural production and supplement their income while improving their soils and permanent grass cover. Grassland…

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Free photo voter IDs still available

Monday, April 18, 2022—MONTGOMERY, AL— This is a reminder that even though Driver’s License Examining Offices across the state are temporarily closed starting today with plans to reopen on Tuesday, April 26, registered voters may still obtain a free photo voter ID card. Eligible Alabamians can receive a free photo voter ID by visiting their…

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HAPPY EASTER

The Greenville Standard hopes everyone had a blessed Easter weekend enjoyed with friends and family. This picture was taken Wednesday, March 30, and displays St. Elizabeth Catholic Church as a backdrop behind two azaleas in full bloom. ( Bruce Branum | The Standard)  

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Get a permit before you burn

Spring is here and so is outdoor burning season in Alabama. State law requires that you obtain a permit from the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) before you burn any woodland, grassland, field, or new ground that is over one-quarter acre in size or lies within 25 feet of natural fuels, such as woods or grass.…

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School Days-GHS-1950s-1960s: Part 3

BY CARTER E. ANTHONY   As we turned the corner to the ninth grade, literally because most of our classes were on the Senior High Wing, classwork and homework became more challenging. We entered into the realm of Miss Northcutt for Algebra I, Mrs. Thornton for ninth grade English and for some of us, Mrs.…

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Absentee voting information

The absentee voting period for the May 24 Primary Election began on March 30. A voter may cast an absentee ballot if he or she: Expects to be absent from the county on election day; Is ill or has a physical disability that prevents a trip to the polling location; Is a registered Alabama voter…

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