Area News

Sipper earns gold

BY Bruce Branum The Greenville Standard   Friday night 4,404 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in jolly ole London, England, the town of Georgiana was placed on the international map. The global stage at the 2019 World Martial Arts Games Competition, nine year old Georgiana native Dianna “Grace” Sipper became a two time World Grand…

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Library announces fundraising campaign

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Greenville-Butler County Public Library (GBCPL) recently announced a Phase 2 Capital Improvement Campaign and new library logo this past Thursday evening. GBCPL Director Kevin Pearcey spoke to attendees about the history of the library before introducing Trustee Chairperson Vivian McGowin who elaborated on the campaign and what…

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I-65 Marathon robbed

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Marathon gas station was recently robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday, Oct. 23. According to a press release the by the Greenville Police Department Chief of Police Justin Lovvorn, “The Greenville Police Department was called to a business robbery at 2621 Pineapple Hwy. around 7:25pm on Wednesday (10/23/19).…

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Pharm- A-Care to open in Georgiana

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The City of Georgiana will be getting a new pharmacy possibly as soon as mid-December according to statements at a press conference held on Tuesday, Oct. 15. at the Alabama Power Building in Georgiana. Pharm-A-Care (also represented as Florala Pharmacy Inc.), which is owned by Charles Smith, will…

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McKenzie to get turn lanes

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   After several years of McKenzie Mayor Lester Odom urging the state of Alabama to install turn lanes at two of the major intersections leading to the Town of McKenzie, it is finally going to happen. The costs of the two projects will be$553,750.50 and will be funded through…

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Stolen truck recovered

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   On Sept. 29 Larry Lowery reported that his 2001 Peterbilt log truck was stolen from Alabama Loggers in Industrial Park, Georgiana. On Oct. 16 at approximately 9:10 a.m. Tommy Bowen was in the area of 17047 U.S. Hwy 231 when he noticed an unoccupied vehicle parked which matched…

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Recollections of Brior Auto Parts: part 9

By Carter E. Anthony In conclusion   While many knew Mr. John as all-business, out of the store he was much like most small businessmen in Greenville.  He enjoyed social outings, dinner often with my parents, fishing, Auburn football games, First Methodist Sunday School and Church and supporting local events. Being somewhat of a workaholic…

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Wearing pink isn’t enough! October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   Break out the pink because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Yet, just wearing the color pink is not enough. Yes, it brings awareness, but action is also required. Each year, according to Breastcancer.org, an estimated one out of eight women will receive a diagnosis of breast…

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