Category: Community News

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…

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…

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…

31st Annual Greenville Country Christmas a success

Story Submitted By Joe Reams, III Greenville’s 31st Annual Country Christmas last weekend was a great success.  The parade line-up was excellent and big crowds filled Haffye Hayes Park.  Vendors reported the best sales they have had at the festival in years.  Brett Wellman and the Stone Cold Blues Band was enjoyed by all.  The…