Kimberly Hyde

Combating the Spread of Canine Flu

Greenville veterinarian offers steps you can take to prevent your pup from getting sick

1/1IMG_0035 Show Caption Hide Caption The widespread flu virus isn’t just affecting people. Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is reporting an uptick in cases of canine influenza H3N2. But, no need to panic.  There are steps you can take to prevent your pup from getting sick. “Dogs that are in close contact with dogs that have influenza can catch it,”…

Legacy of Greenville’s Jeddo Bell to Live on through LBWCC Scholarship

Officials at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College and Jeddo Bell's family have formed a memorial scholarship in his memory

1/2IMG_0340 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2IMG_0342 Show Caption Hide Caption Jeddo Bell will be remembered for his commitment to education for generations to come. Monday, Bell’s family stood alongside Lurleen B. Wallace Community College staff to officially establish the Jeddo Bell Memorial Scholarship. “My father would be pleased about the scholarship program,” said Bell’s son Tracey Burnett. “He cared about…

Montgomery Businessman Working to Inspire Others to Take a Tech Time Out

Clay McInnis hopes weekend flip phone usage inspires others to take up the practice

1/1IMG_0336 Show Caption Hide Caption Just about everyone carries a cell phone with them 24-7. But, a Montgomery businessman says it’s time to curb what he thinks may now be an addiction. “We need to experience the presence of one another and we need to experience life again,” said Clay McInnis who runs the #ConnectMGM Facebook Group page. The Montgomery native…

Mobile Health Station Helping Cure Camellia City Residents the Natural Way

Sweet Heart Alabama is a one-of-a-kind health shop on wheels

1/2IMG_0595 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2IMG_0596 Show Caption Hide Caption It is one of the most eye-catching attractions these days in downtown Greenville. “I get a lot of honks, you know, people saying hello,” said Sweet Heart Alabama owner Danan Whiddon. Whiddon’s health shop on wheels may be the only one of its kind in the country. “I like to say…

Families Seek Help in Solving Five-Year-Old Triple Murder Mystery

Victim's families gather at Madison Park Community Center to plea for information

1/3IMG_0331 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3IMG_0333 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3IMG_0328 Show Caption Hide Caption Three families. Three unsolved murders. Family members now renewing a call for answers five years later. “It’s so hard for us to sleep at night knowing that the people who did it are still out there,” said Lakita Lewis, during a gathering Wednesday at Montgomery’s…

County Health Departments Offering Free Flu Vaccinations

As flu continues to spread across the state, Alabama Department of Public Health steps up to help communities battle the flu bug

1/1IMG_0592 Show Caption Hide Caption The flu continues to spread at a high rate across Alabama, and medical experts say the best prevention is still the flu shot. Nurse practitioner Pamela Ingram is seeing her fair share of flu patients. “More and more cases everyday,” Ingram said. She says influenza cases are being diagnosed daily at Greenville’s Stabler Clinic. “A…

Greenville Police Department is on the Move

The boys in blue are gearing up for a major improvement that will help them better serve Camellia City residents

1/1IMG_0323 Show Caption Hide Caption The Greenville Police headquarters is on the move. The department has announced it will relocate to the corner of Caldwell and Adams Streets in downtown Greenville. “A lot of good things about this new building,” said Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn about the impending move. The building once housed Butler County’s Department of Human Resources…

Students Across Montgomery Prepare to Head Back to Class after Winter Storm

Students across River Region were treated to a rare five-day weekend thanks to old man winter

1/1IMG_0324 Show Caption Hide Caption As last week’s wintry mix gripped the Capital City, students across Montgomery were treated to a rare five-day weekend thanks to old man winter. “I went outside and played in the snow and stayed in the house and watched TV,” said student Lamarriah Austin of Montgomery. School buses may have been brought to a halt,…

Butler County Honors King’s Life, Legacy

More than 500 community members, local officials and state dignitaries gather in Greenville to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/1IMG_0590 Show Caption Hide Caption Through heartfelt song and a hearty breakfast, hundreds gathered in Butler County Monday morning to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “I came out here today to celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and what he did for not only for America but around the world,” said Tanisity Smith. Each year, the Butler…

Friendship Mission among Montgomery Shelters Bracing for Arctic Blast

Friendship Mission Shelter is one of Montgomery's designated hot-spots

1/1IMG_0584 (1) Show Caption Hide Caption The return of colder weather this week has area homeless shelters preparing for large crowds — and the different needs that brings. For Clarence McDuffie, the Men’s Shelter at Montgomery’s Friendship Mission West is a special place. “It’s like a haven or a sanctuary,” said McDuffie. He says it can be a lifesaver for…