Kimberly Hyde

Equality Alabama Holds Happy Hour Rally for U.S. Senate Candidate Doug Jones

LGBTQ community expresses support for Jones

1/1IMG_0492 Show Caption Hide Caption Hundreds packed Kru Bar in Montgomery to support U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones. “Doug Jones is the candidate that can bring people to the middle and the candidate that can find common ground to actually get things done in Washington, DC,” said Landon Nichols, campaign manager for Sue Bell Cobb for Governor. The human rights…

Greenville Police Host First-Ever Coffee with a Cop

Event aims to bridge gaps between public and law enforcement

1/1IMG_0485 Show Caption Hide Caption The Greenville Police Department is making bold moves to connect with the people they serve. Chief of Police Justin Lovvorn has launched Coffee with a Cop. The program – held at MO’s JO & Espresso – helps bring officers and citizens together, over a latte. “It’s very vital to what we do to have the…

Butler County Sheriff’s Office Holds Prescription Drug Take Back

More than 22 pounds of pills have been collected among the three Take Backs held this year in Butler County

1/1IMG_0481 Show Caption Hide Caption With opioid abuse on the rise, preventing more tragedies is a mission of many law enforcement agencies. The Butler County Sheriff’s Office is no exception and they are doing their part to stop prescription drug abuse. A steady stream of people came to the Butler County Courthouse Tuesday to clean out their medicine cabinets. “Alabama…

Operation Christmas Child Underway

Churches on a mission to make sure millions of children across the world aren't forgotten this Christmas

1/1IMG_0473 Show Caption Hide Caption Angela Meridith knows the impact one of these simple shoeboxes can have. “They receive a box and they say, ‘there is somebody out there,’” said Meridith, Butler County’s Operation Christmas Child coordinator.  “This is an opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with children around the world via a shoebox.” Meridith and volunteers at…

MACOA Holds 13th Annual International Tasting

Event raises $30,000 for Meals on Wheels program

1/1IMG_0469 Show Caption Hide Caption Hundreds came out to support The Montgomery Area Council On Aging’s 13th Annual International Tasting. “Montgomery is a loving place,” said Sieu Tang-Wood, Co-Chairman, International Tasting Event. “There are so many people that have a big heart to help seniors.” The fundraiser supports the organization’s Meals on Wheels program. “It’s just really a pleasure to…

20th Annual Battles for the Armory Brings History to Life in Tallassee

The annual four-day celebration is put on by Tallassee Living History and Heritage Days

1/1IMG_0463 Show Caption Hide Caption The thunder of cannons shook the grounds in Tallassee Saturday and Sunday for the annual Civil War reenactment. “It’s really exciting for just about everybody,” said event organizer Randall Hughey. “It preserves our southern culture, our southern history.” Hughey says nearly 500 reeanactors are taking part this year in the Battles for the Armory event….

Butler County Humane Society Starting Junior Ambassador Program

Humane Society bringing together the county's youth to promote animal welfare

1/1IMG_0461 Show Caption Hide Caption The Greenville Animal Shelter remains crowded with homeless dogs and cats year-round. “It fills, fills up,” said Kandys Killough, Butler County Humane Society President. The Butler County Humane Society is tasked with helping rescue these animals, but they can’t do it alone. That’s why  Killough and crew says they are starting a new Junior Humane Society ambassador…

South Alabama Regional Airport to Host Air Show Next Year

The Andalusia Opp Airshow will be the first air show held at the airport in eight years

1/1IMG_0203 Show Caption Hide Caption All eyes will be on the sky over Andalusia next year. “We’re proud to announce that here in Covington County at the South Alabama Regional Airport that we’ll be hosting an air show,” said Jed Blackwell, Executive Director, South Alabama Regional Airport. The Andalusia Opp Air Show will be the first air show held at…

Students in Butler County Schools to Start “Leader in Me” Program

Butter County Schools will join more than 3,500 schools across the nation involved in the curriculum

1/1IMG_0449 Show Caption Hide Caption Students in Butler County schools are about to start a new chapter in leadership development. “It’s called The Leader in Me program and it’s based on Stephen Covey’s ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People,’” said Dr. John Strycker, Superintendent, Butler County Schools. The book is at the core of “The Leader in Me” curriculum. Superintendent Strycker plans…

Town of Pike Road Salutes Veterans

6th Annual Veterans Appreciation Ceremony Held in Pike Road Sunday

1/1IMG_0448 Show Caption Hide Caption Military veteran Alvin Edwards signed up for the service as a teenager. “I joined the Marine Corps on my 17th birthday in 1963,” said Edwards. He went to Vietnam in 1965. “I was in Marine aircraft group 16. We flew a lot of medivacs and supplies out of Da Nang.” Edwards was among dozens of…