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Business ladies of the Camellia City

By Kaitlyn Neese The Greenville Standard   More on the successful business ladies of the Camellia City: Harriet B. Foshee, All Occasions Creations, LLC., and Abbie Gardener Ballew State Farm. Harriet B. Foshee opened her private practice in optometry in February 1991. Optometry is a family business for Foshee, her father inspired her to become…

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Memorial Mile unveiled

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   Friday evening the Wendell Mitchell Conference Center at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Greenville played host to over 200 first responders, family and friends of Gene Lee Schofield Jr. Gene Lee Schofield Jr. was the wrecker operator that was struck and killed at Mile post 123…

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This day in history: WWI begins

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Most Southerners can tell one plenty about World War II. That is because they had a grandparent, great-uncle, or other relative who participated in the war. Yet, the same cannot be said about World War I (WWI). People in this area do not know as much about…

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Roby will not seek 6th term

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) announced on Friday, July 26, she will not seek reelection to a sixth congressional term in 2020. She released the following statement: “Riley and I, and our children, Margaret and George, will be forever grateful to the people of Alabama’s Second District for giving us the tremendous privilege and honor…

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Business ladies of the Camellia City

By Kaitlyn Neese The Greenville Standard   More on the successful business women of the Camellia City: Modest Apparel, Court Square Café, Marilyn’s, and Artitude on Main. Shirley Huff opened Modest Apparel in 2005, but she has been sewing since she was eight. She has always sewn for the public. In high school, she would…

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High speed chase leads to arrest

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   A high speed chase starting in Greenville after a theft Thursday morning, July 25, led to the arrest of Darryl Curtis Clayton, 41, from Montgomery. According to Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn, Clayton was observed taking items from a store in Greenville without paying for the items. A…

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This day in history: Disneyland opens to the public

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Few places are as magical as Disneyland, which opened for the first time on July 17, 1955. According to an article on History.com, Disneyland may have started small and in just one place, but since its opening nearly 65 years ago, it has expanded to multiple parks…

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Robocall epidemic on the rise

Service announcement from AARP   The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates that nearly 50% of the 48 billion robocalls in 2018 were illegal – and some predict the number of robocalls will continue to rise to 60 billion in 2019. The term “robocall” covers a wide array of calls, many of which are legal, such…

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Business ladies of the Camellia City, part 3

McFerrin’s Jewelry has been a family business for three generations. Crystal Fountain, known today as McFerrin’s Jewelry, was opened in 1985 by Evelyn and Dan Pride. About five years later, they sold the business to their niece and her husband, Susan and Bob McFerrin Foster. They renamed the store McFerrin’s Jewelry in 1985. Jehle Piggot…

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Sipper fundraiser slated for August 10

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   A fund raising event for Dianna Grace Sipper has been slated for Aug. 10 at Hank Williams Memorial Park. Nine year old Grace Sipper is an incredibly gifted martial artist for her age and was ranked fifth in the U.S. last year. She received the honor and…

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