Kimberly Hyde

Christmas in Candyland Back for a Fourth Year

City of Andalusia opens winter wonderland featuring faster slide and new play cottages

1/1IMG_0247 Show Caption Hide Caption You won’t have to drive far this month to see a winter wonderland… Friday, the city of Andalusia officially opened Christmas in Candyland. Chamber Director Chrissie Duffy says no matter the mercury reading, snow is always in the forecast. “You can come out here in shorts and t-shirts and enjoy it and not have to…

Georgiana High School Fielding Track Team in 2018

School will have a track & field team for the first time since 2018

1/1IMG_0528 Show Caption Hide Caption Georgiana High School is starting up a new track and field team. Butler County Schools Superintendent John Strycker made the announcement Thursday at a luncheon in Greenville. It will be the first time the school has had a track team in 30 years. About 90 students have already signed up to be a part of…

Career Technical Training Helping Drive Workforce in Butler County

County's unemployment rates have plummeted 63% in past four years

1/1IMG_0521 Show Caption Hide Caption Eighteen year old Jessica McNaughton is training for a cutting edge career. “I would love to be a quality control inspector once I leave here,” said McNaughton. McNaughton is a senior at Butler County Career Academy. She’s been learning the art of welding for three years. “Right now I’m working on 70-18’s and hoping I can…

Luverne Dedicates Solar Energy Research Project

City of Luverne latest to harvest power from the sun

1/1IMG_0267 Show Caption Hide Caption The City of Luverne has taken a big step forward in the potential use of solar power. “Solar energy is the thing of the future,” said Luverne Mayor Ed Beasley. “We might not realize it now, but our grandchildren and great grandchildren, once all the fossil fuels are gone, they’re going to have to depend…

Lower Turnout, Higher Write-Ins Predicted For U.S. Senate Special Election

Monday was the last day for Alabamians to register to vote in the December 12th special election

1/1IMG_0514 Show Caption Hide Caption The U.S. Senate race between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore continues to dominate local and national headlines. This, due in big part to recent sexual misconduct allegations aimed at Moore. But, how will the controversy translate at the polls? Secretary of State John Merrill says he is lowering his initial prediction for voter turnout…

Tide, Tiger Fans React To Iron Bowl Outcome

Fans say the biggest football game in the state lived up to the billing once again

1/1IMG_0509 Show Caption Hide Caption The 2017 edition of the Iron Bowl was one for the ages. “It was a good close game the first half, you know, and then Auburn finally walked away with it,” said Bob Moseley. Moseley, an Auburn fan, says the back-and-forth battle between Alabama and Auburn had him on his feet. “Auburn really wanted the game…

Football Fans Offer Iron Bowl Predictions

Thousands and thousands hit the Plains of Auburn to tailgate for 82nd Iron Bowl

1/1IMG_0507 Show Caption Hide Caption There’s no other football rivalry quite like it. “It’s Auburn and Alabama,” said tailgater Andrea Hanson. Hanson and her family have  been camping out all week. She says the Iron Bowl has a way of bringing people together. “Everyone’s here for each other,” said Hanson, an Auburn fan. “When it comes down to it, Auburn,…

Family, Food & Football: Tailgaters Enjoy Thanksgiving On The Plains

Thousands of football fans spend holiday tailgating on campus of Auburn University

1/3IMG_0501 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3IMG_0503 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3IMG_0502 Show Caption Hide Caption Thousands have driven to the Plains of Auburn University to celebrate Thanksgiving — tailgate style. “Heart touching friends, just amazing,” said tailgater Cindy Terry. Terry has been tailgating in the hay field lot off Donahue Drive for nearly two decades. “It’s always between 100 to a…

Downtown Greenville retailers gear up for Black Friday

Downtown shops planning to welcome a slew of shoppers with deals and promotions

1/1IMG_0496 Show Caption Hide Caption Downtown Greenville is beginning to look at lot like… Black Friday. Mandy Little manages The Pineapple on Commerce Street. She’s one of many local retailers preparing for the busiest shopping day of the year. “Getting out in the community and seeing what everyone has to offer and what you can find locally, so that’s always a…

LBWCC Gives High School Seniors Glimpse Into College Life

College 101 schools prospective LBWCC students on everything from finances to courses to student activities

1/1IMG_0495 Show Caption Hide Caption Lurleen B. Wallace Community College leads the state in student retention — and one reason could be their recruitment program. Every year, the college gives high school seniors a sneak peek into what it’s really like to be a college student. One of those is McKenzie High School senior Camryn Reaves. “I really want to…