Kimberly Hyde

Fort Toulouse Turns 300

Frontier Days Mark 300th Anniversary Celebration for Historic Site

1/1IMG_0443 Show Caption Hide Caption Fort Toulouse in Wetumpka was built by the French in 1717. “It was the first European outpost north of Mobile,” said Ned Jenkins of the Alabama Historical Commission. This week’s Frontier Days marked Fort Toulouse’s historical significance as a center for trade between French merchants and the Creeks. “This was the first time Indians here had…

Fort Dale Academy Unveils Football-Themed Mural

Mural spans more than a decade of memories on the gridiron

1/1IMG_0225 Show Caption Hide Caption The Fort Dale Academy football team is winning on the field and their inspiration may just come from the field house. “Anything that gets your attention and makes you work harder and understand your goals is good for an athlete,” said Coach James Sampley, Fort Dale Academy Head Football Coach. Last week, the school unveiled a…

City of Greenville ushers in new era of healthcare

Hospital purchase comes with major healthcare partnership

1/1IMG_0223 Show Caption Hide Caption As of Wednesday, the city of Greenville has officially taken ownership of L. V. Stabler Memorial Hospital. “We’re excited about a new day and a new hospital,” said Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon. It is multi-million dollar deal that leaders say will ensure growth and stability. “The city council felt like it was important for us to…

City of Greenville Expanding Magnolia Cemetery

Hundreds of burial plots now available for public purchase

1/1IMG_0220 Show Caption Hide Caption The City of Greenville is now offering funeral plots in Magnolia Cemetery for the first time in 25 years. The expansion is all thanks to a half a million dollar storm drainage renovation across Alabama Highway 10. “We figured a way to pay for fixing our street, but at the same time add some cemetery lots.”…

Fair Food: A Timeless Tradition

From corn dogs to fried oreos, there's something for everyone to enjoy at this year's Alabama National Fair

It’s day three of the Alabama National Fair and while some people are there to ride the rides or play the games, it seems that everyone is there to eat the delicious fair food. Fair food is quite a tradition according to vendor Norman Watley who has been hand-dipping corn dogs since he was a teenager. “Nothing out of a box,…

Montgomery Biscuits Host First-Ever Ballpark Candy Walk

Hundreds of trick-or-treaters hit Riverwalk Stadium for inaugural event

1/1IMG_0219 Show Caption Hide Caption Sunday afternoon, hundreds of trick-or-treaters came out to Riverwalk Stadium. It was for the first annual Ballpark Candy Walk. The free event was hosted by the Montgomery Biscuits and featured food, games, face painting, hay rides, and more. Our very own superheroes – Olivia Deas and Chief Meteorologist Shane Butler – were on hand to…

College Football Fans Plan Slew of Activities for Bye Weekend

Local Alabama and Auburn fans gear up for off-Saturday

1/1IMG_0214 Show Caption Hide Caption Both Alabama and Auburn fans will have one thing in common Saturday and that’s… withdrawal. Eight weeks into the season, both the Tide and Tigers have that much-needed and well-deserved bye-weekend. For the players, it’s a great time to heal those bumps and bruises. But, for the fans, well, it leaves them with a blank…

MPS Still Without A 2018 Fiscal Budget

School board holds second hearing on budget

1/1IMG_0211 Show Caption Hide Caption The Montgomery Public School Board of Education held a second budget meeting Thursday.  This, in an attempt to finalize a 2018 fiscal budget plan. A budget was proposed on Tuesday which included the $9.85 million sale of Georgia Washington Middle School. Chief Education Officer Reginald Eggleston recommended the initial budget option to the board –…

Butler County Deputies Investigating Double Homicide

Butler County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a double homicide that happened today near Greenville. This morning around 9:30, officers were dispatched to a location in front of the property of Lighthouse Pentecostal Church on Airport Road. When they arrived, they say they found the bodies of two males in a vehicle on the side of the road. The identities of both victims are…

Unsung Heroes of the Skies: Montgomery Air Traffic Controllers Save Lives of Dozens of Passengers on PSA Flight

Montgomery air traffic controllers John Leslie and Lee Watson hailed as heroes for guiding plane to safe landing

1/1IMG_0208 Show Caption Hide Caption Montgomery Regional Airport air traffic controllers John Leslie and Lee Watson are unsung heroes in the sky. “We hope this doesn’t happen, but we’re prepared for when it does,” said Leslie. In June, this duo guided PSA Airlines flight 5559 to a safe landing. The flight was bound from New Orleans to Washington National Airport. With 65…