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Local and national dignitaries honor Tim Sanders

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald G. Parsons, December 16, 2016 Sanders’ family gathers around him and shows him much love and support during his retirement party. In the front row, from left to right, are: Madison County Clerk of the Court Tim Sanders and Dr. Frederick Mickler. In the second row, from left to right, are: Mary Ann Sanders, Ann Morrow Hamrick, Kim Sanders, Sara Sanders and Sam Mickler. In the third row, from left to right, are: Katie Sanders Rutherford, Nida Norfleet, Lindsay Fico, D.C. Fico, Caitlin Day…

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The history behind the candy cane

Jacob Bembry, Greene Publishing, Inc. Originally used as a device to keep children quiet and focused on the real meaning of Christmas, the candy cane is now a staple of the holiday seasons. In 1670, a German choirmaster noticed children getting fidgety and bored during church services. Due to their length, it was usually the hardest to get children to be still and stay focused during Christmas services. Years after employing such techniques as threats and spankings, the choirmaster hit upon an idea that many of the congregation saw as…

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Greenville Country Christmas bake-off winners chosen

Cheltsie Holbrook, Greene Publishing, Inc. The annual Greenville Country Christmas bake-off was held on Friday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. at the Greenville/Madison Multipurpose Center. Baked goods were required to be dropped off at 4 p.m. that day. The bake-off offered many divisions for individuals to enter. For the adult division, individuals could enter the cakes, pies or breads division. Prizes consisted of $50 for first place, $20 for second place and $10 for third place in the adult division. Youth (ages 12-17) also had the opportunity to participate in…

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Greenville Country Christmas announces art contest winners

Story Submitted The Greenville Country Christmas Committee invited Greenville Elementary School to participate in a school-wide art contest. All art work was placed on display at the American Legion office beside Haffye Hayes Park, in downtown Greenville. Visitors at Greenville Country Christmas browsed the gallery and admired the students’ colorful art work. The first round of judging took place at Greenville Elementary School, courtesy of Jefferson County artist and gallery owner, Penny Hackett. In Kindergarten, Imani Powell took first place, Hayley Sparks took second place, and Tariyah Arnold won third….

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