Kimberly Hyde

Greenville-Butler County Public Library to Start Loaning Guitars

Library joins nationwide effort in adding musical instruments to their lending collections

1/1IMG_0292 Show Caption Hide Caption Butler County is of course the birthplace of Hank Williams, so you know music plays an important role in South Alabama. And if you’ve ever thought of learning to play the guitar, the local library may just be your ticket. Kevin Pearcey is Director of the Greenville-Butler County Public Library and he hopes his patrons…

Protecting Your Holiday Haul From Thieves

Law enforcement issues a warning to all holiday gift recipients out there: be careful what you put in your trash

The aftermath of Christmas  sits on the curbs of many homes across Montgomery. Turns out, the boxes from your pricey presents can make you a target, and your trash could become a treasure for wannabe, drive-by thieves. “You start looking at criminals, they’re looking for the opportunity,” said Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham. “When they drive by your house, they…

Holiday Shoppers Pile Into The Shoppes at EastChase

With just three days until Christmas, foot traffic at The Shoppes at EastChase is steadily flowing

1/1IMG_0285 Show Caption Hide Caption ‘Tis the season for frantic gift buying. With just three days until Christmas, the foot traffic at The Shoppes at EastChase is steadily flowing. “It’s been great,” said Meredith Sparks, Owner, Eleven Eleven – Holiday Pop Up Shop. “We’ve been super busy. So excited to help all these last minute shoppers.” According to the annual…

Don’t Let Car Trouble Ruin Your Holiday Travel

Automotive technicians offer advice to make sure your car is road trip ready

1/1IMG_0280 Show Caption Hide Caption A record 107 million Americans will travel for the holidays — the majority of them by car. Automotive technicians at Greenville’s McKinley Tire are seeing their fair share of customers. “The last thing you want to do when traveling to see family is have a problem,” said Brian Cater, Manager at McKinley Tire. Same is true…

Going Green with Container Christmas Trees

This year many are going green when it comes to their choice of Christmas trees

1/1IMG_0266 Show Caption Hide Caption The holiday season is Bruce Gibbs favorite time of the year. “We enjoy Christmas,” said Gibbs. At Covington County Tree Farm, Gibbs is busy helping people pick out the perfect Christmas tree. “People run up, pull my beard to see if it’s real,” he said. But he’s not chopping them down. Instead, Gibbs and business partner…

Covington County Courthouse Turns 100

Courthouse remains one of the city's most recognizable historic landmarks

1/1IMG_0275 Show Caption Hide Caption Hundreds gathered Tuesday in Covington County to celebrate a vital piece of their history. The Covington County Courthouse has officially turned a century old. It was built for 100-thousand dollars back in 1917. “People expect that they’ll find justice and that they’ll find mercy and that they’ll find compassion in the courthouse and we have a…

Hwashin America to Expand

Major supplier of Hyundai announces plans for multi-million dollar expansion in Butler County

1/1IMG_0277 Show Caption Hide Caption Hwashin America will undergo a $23 million project line expansion at its Greenville facility. The expansion will create approximately one hundred new jobs. That’s in addition to the 800 people already employed at the plant. The City of Greenville is granting a tax abatement to aid in construction-related expenses. Mayor Dexter McLendon says the expansion…

Retailers, Consumers Hope to Cash-in on Final Stretch of Holiday Shopping Season

It's just a week to go until Christmas and holiday shoppers in Montgomery are hitting the stores

1/1IMG_0270 Show Caption Hide Caption It’s go time for gift-givers this holiday season. And while it’s true online shopping has hurt retail stores, malls like Mongomery’s Eastdale have invested thousands of dollars to lure shoppers back… and they say it’s working. “Up to this point, it’s been a fantastic season for us here at Eastdale,” said Eastdale Mall’s General Manager David Hagood….

Authorities in Butler County Searching for Missing Man

89-year-old Cecil Betterton has been missing since Saturday evening

1/1IMG_0976 Show Caption Hide Caption Authorities in Butler County are looking for a missing man and they’re asking for the public’s assistance in locating him. Law enforcement identifies him as 89-year-old Cecil Betterton. They say he could be suffering from a condition that may impair his judgement. According to Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden, Betterton was last seen around 6 p.m….

Alabama Department of Public Health Building New Facilities in Prattville

$30 million project bringing laboratory, training center to Legends Park

1/2Untitled Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2Untitled2 Show Caption Hide Caption The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is bringing a multi-million dollar investment to the City of Prattville. Acting State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says the department is building two new facilities at Legends Park.  One, a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory, the other, a training center. In all, it will…