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GEORGIANA ON THE GROW Rome wasn’t built in a day

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The phrase “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” originated in France in medieval times around circa 1190. The collection Li Proverbe au Vilain was the first publication to mention it. The phrase didn’t make it to English until an English playwright John Heywood, who lived hundreds of…

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Hope Afield announces future plans

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Hope Afield recently held their annual Fall Benefit Dinner this past Thursday, Oct. 7. CEO and founder Ken Kilpatrick said, “It was a great evening of fellowship, fun and celebration of Hope Afield at our Annual Benefit Dinner.” At the dinner, Kilpatrick announced future plans to construct a…

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Mentoring program for county schools starts at GMS

On Friday, Oct. 8, chosen students and faculty from Greenville Middle School (GMS) met at The Lodge at Sherling Lake to initiate a program designed to recognize student academic leaders and utilize their skills to aid other students. Shawnda Bell, path coordinator for the GMS peer help program, said, “Each of the county schools are…

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Boswell named to BCBOE

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   At a special called Butler County Board of Education (BOE) on Thursday, Oct. 7, Wayne Boswell was selected to the District 4 board seat. The seat was declared vacant at the Thursday, Sept. 16, BOE regular meeting upon BOE legal counsel Pete Hamilton’s recommendation because Kevin Mitchell, who…

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Mary Ruth’s, Gana’s newest restaurant

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Georgiana has a new restaurant called ‘Mary Ruth’s’ courtesy of Katrina Roper and family. The restaurant is open and serving fresh farm to table cuisine located at 621 Hwy 106, Georgiana, adjacent to Me Me’s Flowers shop. Roper, who is currently still working as a school teacher…

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ONE SIMPLE NOTE

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Although Christmas is still many weeks away, it is time for those who are interested in taking part in Operation Christmas Child (OCC) to get their shoeboxes filled with goodies in order to ship them to underserved children in developing countries across the world. Yves Dushime, a spokesperson…

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Fields of Faith set for Oct. 13

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   ‘Fields of Faith’ is coming to Tiger Stadium in Greenville on Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 7-8 p.m. It is a non-denominational student led rally type event where students invite, pray for, share with, and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ. The rally and…

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GAAC concert season opens Oct. 14

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Greenville Area Arts Council (GAAC) concert season will soon be underway, and the fabulous lineup has been announced.  After a year of closures, the GAAC is excited to welcome everyone back to the Ritz! Nancy Idland, Executive Director, says she is enthusiastic about this season’s lineup of…

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G’ana Opry House opens

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Music and singing rang from the rafters once again at the newly christened Georgiana Opry House Saturday afternoon, Sept 24. The grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony took place at noon with a sizable crowd on hand to enjoy the festivities. McKenzie’s Mayor Mr. Lester Odom, City…

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A MAIZING KRAZE

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   If you should venture to Georgiana out by exit 114 at interstate I-65, you’ll find a new business venture by Stinson Brangus Farm. It is 24/7 vending machines for corn and ice. In a random comedic thought I said, “Wow, corn for my deer and ice for…

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