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McKenzie School graduates make their final walk

McKenzie School graduates made their final walk for graduation on Thursday, May 28. Due to weather, the graduation ceremony was held in the McKenzie School gymnasium. Social distancing was practiced and everyone who entered the gym had to wear masks. McKenzie graduated 28 students. Tabitha Beasley was valedictorian and Bonnie Houston was salutatorian.

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Georgiana School graduates celebrate

The seniors of Georgiana School are pictured together after their graduation ceremony on Friday, May 29. Due possible inclement weather, the graduation ceremony was held in R. L. Austin Gymnasium. Everyone who attended had to wear face masks and only families could sit together. Georgiana graduated 29 students. (Photo submitted)

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Greenville High School graduates celebrated

Greenville High School (GHS) graduates took to Tiger Stadium for their graduation ceremony on Monday, June 1. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, two separate graduation ceremonies were held to accommodate social distancing. There a limited number of invites available for each graduate. In all GHS graduated 142 students. Donovan Evins, pictured at the podium, was…

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COVID-19 causing blood shortages

The impact of COVID-19 continues to affect the local blood supply, as canceled blood drives throughout the coming months are causing a significant drop in donations. Many businesses, schools and churches remain closed during this time, and all typically host drives with LifeSouth. The decrease in blood drives has resulted in a low community blood…

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Memorial Day weekend wrecks start early

BY RAY Van Cor The Greenville Standard   The Memorial Day traffic troubles started early this year when a single vehicle accident occurred approximately at 12:45 pm. Friday afternoon on Alabama State Highway 55. According to ALEA’s Corporal Hirakawa, the vehicle was traveling north bound on Highway 55 south of Georgiana when it struck water…

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FDA graduates celebrated

Fort Dale Academy (FDA) held their graduation ceremony this past Friday morning. There were twenty-nine graduates honored. Among honors celebrated, the seniors of FDA were offered $1.68 million in scholarships to various colleges. The graduation was held on FDA’s football field to accommodate social distancing practices. Family and friends gathered to watch the ceremony. Pictured…

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COVID-19 guidelines amended again

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   On Thursday, Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey announced additional amendments in the relaxation of COVID-19 guidelines. Mainly, what has changed deals with restrictions that had been placed on entertainment venues, athletic activities, educational institutions, childcare facilities, and summer camps. All of these venues are now allowed to reopen,…

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Farmers Market opens

The Butler County Farmers Market opened this past Saturday and there was plenty of fresh produce and other assortment of handmade items for customers to purchase. Under new safe distance guidelines, plexi-glass shields were installed on each table. The variety of fresh produce included turnips, squash, zucchini, peppers, potatoes, blueberries and strawberries. There were also…

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Farm of Distinction named

A Lowndes County beef, poultry and pecan operation was named Alabama’s Farm of Distinction today during a special livestream of the Alabama Farm-City Awards. Thomas and Melissa Ellis of Triple E Farm and Priester’s Pecans Inc. received more than $15,000 in prizes and will represent Alabama in the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the…

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County slowly gets back to business City Halls and Courthouse still closed

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Even though businesses deemed essential have been busy, such as grocery and hardware stores, with walk-in customers, others have closed their doors and opened only by appointment or offered drive through services. Recently, with Governor Kay Ivey’s ‘Safer at Home’ announcement, certain businesses were allowed to have walk-in…

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