Greenville

Fire Destroys Baymont Inn Hotel in Greenville

A fire has destroyed the Baymont Inn Hotel in Greenville. According to Police Chief Justin Lovvorn, the fire started at about 8:45 p.m., Wednesday. The are no reports of injuries and no word on the cause of the fire. Chief Lovvorn says roads around the hotel will closed until the area is deemed safe. Alabama News Network will  post updates…

Fatal Accident

Greenville Man Dies

A Butler County accident has caused the death of a Greenville man. State Troopers Identify the victim as 37 year old Thorice Markel Tyson. The vehicle he was driving on New Search Road near I-65 ran off the road and hit a tree. The accident scene was about two miles North of Greenville, in Butler County.   Categories: News, South…

Butler County House Fire Claims Life of 6-Year-Old Boy

A tragic situation in Butler County after a 6-year-old boy lost his life in a house fire Tuesday night. School officials and neighbors are heartbroken. “To see the staff and the principal broke up about this, it just makes it a tough situation,” Butler County Schools Superintendent John Strycker says. “It hurts me to my heart,” neighbor Don Thigpen says….

Greenville’s Edge 8 Movie Theatre, Closes Down Suddenly

Greenville’s only movie theatre, The Edge 8,  showed it’s last movie on the big screen Sunday night, before suddenly closing its doors. Those that drove by Monday expecting to see showtimes posted, saw a sign instead from Phoenix Theatres Entertainment, the theatre’s managing company, apologizing for the inconvenience and offering patrons a reimbursement for their gift cards. The same notice…

New Butler County Memorial Pays Tribute to 19 WWI Soldiers

A memorial unveiled Thursday in Butler County pays pays tribute to a group of men who died from that area fighting for the country. The memorial, which hangs on the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, lists the names of the 19 men who lost their lives in World War I. Gerald Johnson is the Alabama World War I Centennial Committee…

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…

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…

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…

Pioneer Electric Cooperative Looking for Talented Students for Annual Montgomery Youth Tour

Greenville company giving high school juniors chance to meet lawmakers and visit historic landmarks in Capital City

1/4Leglislators DC Pic Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Aderick and Emiley Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Fun in Montgomery- ALYT17 Picture Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4ALYT17 Meeting with Legislators Show Caption Hide Caption “It’s honestly a life-changing experience even though it’s just a week long.” That’s the way Fort Dale Academy Senior Braxton Daniels describes his experience on last year’s Montgomery Youth…