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Officers past and present honored at memorial service

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The 22nd Annual Greenville Police Department Law Enforcement Memorial Service was held last Wednesday at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College’s Mitchell Conference Center. The service was standing room only with more than a hundred in attendance. It is held to honor those who have served both past…

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Robbery suspect caught

BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Timothy Obryant Smith, 32, has been arrested and charged with Robbery 1st after committing an armed robbery in the vicinity of the 900 block of Fort Dale Road in Greenville. According to Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery and spoke with…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Wallace assassination attempt

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Few Alabama politicians have been as controversial as former Governor George C. Wallace. Wallace was born in 1919 in Clio, Alabama, to a farming family. According to an online Encyclopedia Britannica article, Wallace worked hard as a young man to achieve his goals. “Wallace worked his way…

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Turner recognized nationally

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Based on reviews posted by new and used car shoppers and those who took their vehicles to dealerships for service in 2018, two businesses owned by Greenville native Allen Turner in Pensacola, Fla., have earned top spots on a list of the highest-ranked car dealers in the country.…

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A program of success

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The JROTC program in Butler County continues to see improvement under the leadership of Col. Alan Hester. The number of cadets entering the program has been growing and Hester believes the JROTC program has shown improvement in motivation and work ethic. He stated that JROTC had done more…

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Let me know if you cooked it

CALLEN’S COMMENTARY By Jeanne K. Callen   I married a man who forgot the recipe for ice water the day we got married, but I had a father who was a great cook. Dad was the youngest of nine and by the time he came along he had older siblings who worked the farm or…

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Farmer’s Market to open May 25

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Butler County Farmer’s Market recently met to decide the opening date of the market and it will be on Saturday, May 25. They are excited about this year as the weather has been cooperative to their farms and gardens. Among produce expected this year for sale at…

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Maraman name Junior High State Rodeo Champion

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The Alabama Junior High State Rodeo Finals were held April 19 – 22 in Rainsville. Ethan Maraman is the fourteen year old son of Melvin Maraman and grandson of Albert and Lucille Maraman of Georgiana. Ethan won his second straight Chute Dogging (Jr. Steer Wrestling) State Junior…

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Achiever winners announced

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Tiffany Giddens and Ja’Bez Sims were announced the winners of the 22nd Butler County Achiever award on Thursday, May 2. Thirty-one of Butler County’s top student-athletes vied for the honor of being named the recipient at the Achiever Banquet. The Achiever Award is a program jointly sponsored by…

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Amnesty Court date announced for Georgiana

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Georgiana Municipal Court will hold its Amnesty Court on June 13 from 2 – 6 p.m. People with a variety of outstanding cases in Georgiana Municipal Court will be able to partake in the Amnesty court. Those persons who have outstanding cases for various traffic tickets and probation…

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