Area News

How COVID-19 is impacting Butler County residents

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   COVID-19 has made its way to Alabama, and it is making a huge impact in many ways. Currently, the public and private K-12 schools are closed, the community college (LBWCC) is closed, so are most of the city-run buildings, including the public library, the court house, and…

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CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: First Lieutenant Kayla Freeman

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Last month, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey honored First Lieutenant Kayla Freeman with the 2019 Veteran of the Year Award. Freeman became a pilot with the Alabama Army National Guard in 2018. According to an article from July 25, 2018, titled “Alabama Army National Guard welcomes first black…

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Black Plague begins

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   In medieval days, science relied heavily on the stars, astrology, and pure conjecture, which is why March 20, 1345, is listed as the day the Black Plague originated. According to an article titled “Black Death is created, allegedly” on History.com, the aforementioned date is given as the…

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ALEA notes online services

Need to renew or obtain a duplicate of your standard Alabama driver license, non-driver identification or STAR ID? Please consider using the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s online services at https://www.alabamainteractive.org/dl_renewal/welcome.action. The option to renew online is not only convenient, but it is a useful tool as the state works to limit potential exposure to COVID-19.…

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Merrill issues update on March 31 runoff election

Friday, March 13, 2020, This morning, Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) Officer Dr. Scott Harris confirmed the first Coronavirus (COVID-19) case in the State of Alabama. Secretary of State John H. Merrill is confident in the ability of the ADPH to monitor the potential spread of the virus and to treat the case(s) accordingly.…

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Wilcox Pilgrimage moved to Sept. 25 – 26

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Wilcox Historical Society has rescheduled its Pilgrimage in Camden, from March 27 – 28 to Sept. 25 – 26. If you have already purchased a ticket to the Pilgrimage it will be honored in September. The entire weekend will operate as originally scheduled. James Farmer will be the Guest…

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Walk Hard

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Before I get to the title of this article and no it’s not about the comedy movie ‘Walk Hard’ the Dewey Cox story which was a comedy spoof of Johnny Cash. I met with my oldest daughter in Enterprise to celebrate her 24th birthday and then we…

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Coronavirus makes its way to Alabama

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   After weeks of watching COVID-19, or more commonly known as the coronavirus, spread and makes its way across the country, Alabama has now become one of the last states to have confirmed cases of the illness. What impact will coronavirus make on people’s day-to-day living is the…

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FDA IS NIFTY 50

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Fort Dale Academy (FDA) held their ‘Celebratory Weekend’ commemorating the school’s 50th anniversary this past weekend. Along with class reunions on Friday night, there was ‘Family Fun’ and oldies vs. goldies sports tournament Saturday. Saturday evening, they had a dinner, silent auction, and band party with Two Lane…

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Chamber recognizes locals and businesses

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard     The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce (GACOC) hosted its 11th annual Member Banquet & Awards Ceremony this past Thursday night. The event was held at the Wendell Mitchell Conference Center on the Lurleen B. Wallace Greenville campus. There were over 200 guests who attended as part of…

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