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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Bruce-Corrections Sentence with Coach Page comes from an athletic family. Two brothers(Tony and Daryl) Played football at Austin Peay. One brother(Petey) Played Football at Tennessee Tech. One brother(Gary) Played football At Tennessee Tech.  Thank you Bruce   Kurt Page is the new Headmaster at Fort Dale…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   Forty years ago, in 1979, I attended summer school at The University of Alabama. I decided to because of my major, which required me to take Media Law. The instructor during the summer was good and was not as tough as the one during the regular…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   On Monday, June 24, I attended a birthday party for a former Alabama football player who turned 100 years old. Coach Don Salls played at Alabama from 1938-42. He then served in World War II until a hand injury got him out of the war. Coach…

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LBWCC Camellia City Classic is Sept. 11

The Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (LBWCC) Foundation is gearing up for the 14th annual LBWCC Camellia City Classic Golf Tournament on Sept. 11 at Cambrian Ridge, a Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, in Greenville. “We are in the process of lining up sponsors for the event, with all the proceeds to be used for…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   The genesis of this article was almost fifty years ago, Oct. 4, 1969 to be exact. Alabama was playing Ole Miss on television that night. This game put me over the edge to being a football fanatic. Alabama beat Ole Miss 33-32 in a classic game.…

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Harris’ legacy honored

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Jerome ‘Bubba’ W. Harris, Jr., who passed away on Nov. 25, 2016, was recently honored for the legacy he left to Greenville and Alabama. The Alabama Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) of District 6 provided a park bench and a plaque at the Greenville Sportsplex in his memory…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   May 29 was a big day for “Talkin’ Sports with Big C”. On that day, I interviewed Joe Namath. Yes, Joe Namath. The process to get Joe Namath for an interview started over a year ago. I called Ginger Gentry Chicatiello who lives in Tuscaloosa. Ginger…

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Auburn Club annual meeting enjoyed by all

The Butler County Auburn Club (BCAC) recently held their 2019 Annual Meeting on Thursday evening, June 13, at the Cambrian Ridge Golf Course. The special guest was Chad Prewett, Assistant Coach and Director of Operations, Auburn Basketball. Prewett, who is from Atmore spoke about Auburn’s final four run and the upcoming basketball season. BCAC President…

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Gardner Golf Tournament a success

The Jimmy Gardner Memorial Golf Tournament and Trojan Tour was a successful event according to Abbie Ballew Gardner.  There were over 40 golfers who participated in the event and close to 80 who attended the Trojan Tour Luncheon. The annual event raises money to fund Scholarships to Troy University in the honor of Jimmy Gardner.…

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Harris’ legacy honored

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   Jerome ‘Bubba’ W. Harris, Jr., who passed away on Nov. 25, 2016, was recently honored for the legacy he left to Greenville and Alabama. The Alabama Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) of District 6 provided a park bench and a plaque at the Greenville Sportsplex in his memory…

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