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Fields of Faith a success

BY KATHY PICKENS The Greenville Standard   The Butler County Fairs Grounds was the Thursday night site for the 2nd annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fields of Faith. Participants included students and athletes from Georgiana, Greenville High and Middle Schools, Fort Dale, McKenzie, Sparta Academy, and local homeschool groups. The speaker was Greenville High School…

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Decorating Georgiana

Downtown Georgiana looks a little prettier these days thanks to a small group of incredible women and the Main Street Alabama folk. Main Street Alabama is an economic development group which has fostered a promising association with the city of Georgiana and it’s their intentions to create an atmosphere which will hopefully encourage economic growth.…

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HALLOWEEN AROUND THE COUNTY

LBW Trunk-or-Treat Alien landings? Sassy chocolate candies? Mysterious tattooed gypsies? Groovy mystery-solving teens?   The Greenville Campus of Lurleen B. Wallace Community College was the place to find all these characters and more delighting the scores of pint-sized costumed cuties from the community that attended the Beta Pi Nu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor…

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$10K reward offered for info about 2017 double homicide

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond held a press conference urging anyone with information about the double homicide of Ladarious Lymon, age 22, and Ja’von Banks, age 22, to come forward. In attendance at the press conference, which was the fifth anniversary of the murders,…

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Greenville Trick-or-Treat details told

Ghosts, goblins and all things Halloween will be in full force Monday, Oct. 31, at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Greenville for one of the Camellia City’s most fun fall events. For one evening only, Greenville hosts ‘Trick-or-Treat on Commerce Street’ – a Halloween extravaganza in Confederate Park. Building on the tradition of safe trick or…

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COMMUNITY SUPPORTS TODAY’S MOM PROGRAM

In 2020, the state of Alabama had the 5th highest infant mortality rate in the United States. Butler County Extension office offers the Today’s Mom prenatal nutrition program developed by Auburn University. The six-lesson program focuses on healthy food choices for Mom and baby, including breastfeeding, food safety, appropriate physical activity, menu planning, and budgeting.…

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Operation Christmas Child starts

The local American Legion, Post 24, will host a fund raiser for Boy’s and Girl’s State on Saturday, Nov. 6. The American Legion sponsors seven local youth to attend Boy’s and Girl’s State at the University of Alabama in June of each year. The fund raiser this year will be a Turkey Shoot with age…

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America Legion to host Turkey Shoot

The local American Legion, Post 24, will host a fund raiser for Boy’s and Girl’s State on Saturday, Nov. 6. The American Legion sponsors seven local youth to attend Boy’s and Girl’s State at the University of Alabama in June of each year. The fund raiser this year will be a Turkey Shoot with age…

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GAAC 40th season underway

BY KATHY PICKENS The Greenville Standard   The Greenville Area Arts Council (GAAC) opened its 40th season with energy and style Thursday night with a street party and performance by the always popular Black Jacket Symphony. The mild fall evening provided the perfect backdrop of the pre-show “Arty Party” which featured tasty hors d’oeuvres and food…

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Collins speaks to Sasanqua Garden Club

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   The Sasanqua Garden Club of Greenville had a special visitor at the Thursday, Oct. 14, meeting, which was held at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Anne Collins was the guest speaker and her grandparents were Lillie and Lamont Glass who were from Greenville. To begin the meeting…

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