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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…

Staying Safe While Heating Your Home

Carbon monoxide is a deadly hazard year round, but fire officials say it becomes a particular threat during cold weather

1/1Carbon Monoxide Alarm Show Caption Hide Caption There are hidden dangers when trying to fight the cold. Chief among them, fire officials say,  is carbon monoxide poisoning. Greenville Fire Chief Tim Warrick says all fuel-burning equipment creates the risk for carbon monoxide exposure. “People try to use various things in order to heat their homes such as gas ovens, gas…

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…

Greenville PD Says Stay Alert for Counterfeit Bills

Counterfeit $20 and $100 bills circulating around Camellia City

1/2IMG_3521 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2IMG_3520 Show Caption Hide Caption The Greenville Police Department is warning holiday shoppers about counterfeit money. Recently, counterfeit $20 and $100 bills have been circulating around the Camellia City. These bills have “For Motion Picture Use Only” or “Motion Picture Purposes” written in large letters. The bills are used as props for movies and/or television shows. A…

Closings/Delays for December 9

Closings/Delays for December 9: Fort Dale Academy Testing Center- Closed Saturday Montgomery Public Schools –  All Saturday activities cancelled. ACT Testing at Alabama State University – cancelled ACT Testing Saturday at Southside School in Tallassee – cancelled ACT Testing Saturday at Dadeville High School-Cancelled ACT Testing Saturday at Luverne High School – cancelled ACT Testing Saturday at Selma High School-Cancelled…

Butler County Education Retirees Helping Displaced Students Get Back on Track

Butler County has on average 160 homeless students each year

1/1IMG_0540 Show Caption Hide Caption The Butler County Education Retirees Association is working hard to make a difference this holiday season. “Once an education employee, always an education employee,” said President Wayne Boswell. Boswell says the 65-member group is busy with canned food drives and scholarship fundraisers. “Those who work in education, whether you be a teacher, a bus driver or…

Pecan Crop Looking Favorable

Despite a big blow from Mother Nature, things are looking up for the pecan crop

1/1IMG_0538.JPG Show Caption Hide Caption Priester’s Pecans gets thousands of visitors everyday especially this time of year. Shopper Alene Lawhorn is one of those. She can spot her favorite pecan a mile away. “Cinnamon honey glaze,” said Lawhorn with a smile. She’s among many stopping by Priester’s to stock up on the delicious nut. “This is the best time of the…

Greenville Elementary Getting Superhero Makeover

New beautification project has school pride growing by leaps and bounds

1/2IMG_0534 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2IMG_0536 Show Caption Hide Caption Superheroes are leaping off comic books and onto the walls at Greenville Elementary. “I really wanted to give these kids something crazy over the top,” said Debra Strycker who is spearheading the much-needed school beautification project. “It had just been dilapidated. Had been band-aided over and painted again and again and again.”…

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…

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…