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BUTLER COUNTY BEGINNINGS 200 Years of History

BY ANNIE CRENSHAW   We told readers last week about several Fort Dale Academy eighth-grade students who portrayed historical figures as the “Dynamic Women of Butler County” at our Bicentennial celebration on Nov. 2. Who were the selected “Dynamic Women”? And, what young ladies participated in living history – real, here-and-now LIVING history – with…

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Walmart theft leads to chase

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   According to a press release by the Greenville Police Department (GPD), they received a call from the Greenville Walmart on Thursday, Nov. 7, around 3 p.m. in reference to an individual who had taken a large amount of merchandise from the store without paying for it. “Officers responded…

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Greenville Middle School holds Veterans Day Program

Greenville Middle School held its Veterans Day Program on Thursday, Nov. 7. Students honored the veterans with a program, and refreshments were served later. Pictured left to right are: Captain William Champion U.S. Army, Americorps members Abbie Miles and Kiya Lewis, Sgt William Lewis U.S. Army (Desert Storm), Perry Curry U.S. Army (Vietnam), and Captain…

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Alabama gift basket winner

The winner of the Butler County Bicentennial “Alabama gift basket” raffle was Carolyn Taylor of Greenville. The gift basket had an Alabama cutting board, four ceramic Alabama coasters, two wooden “Alabama200” coasters, two “Alabama200” beverage glasses, a state of Alabama-shaped cookie cutter, and a vintage-style Alabama dish towel. (Photo submitted)

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Georgiana gets water grant

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Georgiana Mayor Jerome Antone recently announced the City of Georgiana has received a USDA grant worth $321,000 for the replacement on water lines. With the funds, Georgiana will be replacing old galvanized water lines in the downtown area. Specifically the work will begin on Mill Street and will…

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Bank robbery suspect nabbed

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Community Neighbor Bank was robbed on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at approximately 12:30 p.m. by a masked individual. According to a press release the Greenville Police Department (GPD), “a black male dressed in dark clothing with his face covered entered the Community Neighborhood Bank on the Greenville Bypass and…

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NOVEMBER IS DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH: Some surprising facts

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   30 million. According to the World Population Review website, that number represents the total population of people living in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Louisiana combined. 30 million is also the total number of people in America who are currently living with diabetes. And while that number…

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Historic Mt. Moriah Fellowship Baptist Church celebrates 191 years Part 5

By Mary Alice Beatty Carmichael   History, long ago and recent   memorials: Barge, Thomas Bayne, age 94, 1925-2018 died Oct. 1, 2018.  He was born in Monterey on Nov. 14, 1924, the fourth and youngest child of Daniel Bythewood and Frances Yeldell Barge who were married in 1913 at “Dellmont,” her parents’ and grandparents’…

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BUTLER COUNTY BEGINNINGS 200 Years of History

ANNIE CRENSHAW   Those of you who joined us at the Butler County Bicentennial celebration on Nov. 2 know what a wonderful event it was. What a day! What a crowd! What great history, heritage and fun! We had an amazing selection of musical performers, an unbelievable display of historical memorabilia of all kinds, gorgeous…

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Mt. Moriah celebrates 191 years Part 4

By Mary Alice Beatty Carmichael   History, long ago and recent   These remaining “Records” remained safely unknown in the Luckie safe for decades until the late 1990’s when vandals broke into the home, and thinking there was something of monetary value, broke open the ancient safe and found … only the records of a…

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