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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Family of Crenshaw County Man Hoping Reward Will Help Solve His Murder

$10,000 reward offered in hopes money will help police catch killer in Earl Cosby case

1/1IMG_0203 Show Caption Hide Caption Brent Cosby has fond memories of his father. “He loved everybody. He never had a harsh word to say about anybody,” said Cosby. That’s why it was a shock, Cosby says, to learn his father Earl was murdered. Earl Cosby was found shot to death June 13, 2016 at his car dealership in Rutledge. “It…

Crenshaw Co. Schools Cancels Classes a Second Day Following Veiled Threat

Crenshaw County Schools announced on its Facebook page Tuesday evening that classes would be canceled a second day on Oct. 4 to give authorities more time to investigate an unspecified threat against the district. The FBI is heading up the investigation and so far, no arrests have been made. Crenshaw County School Superintendent, Dr. Boyd English says  “we were notified by…

Storms Threaten Damage, Flooding As They Push Across South

Severe weather was expected to bring a variety of threats to parts of the Deep South through the night. Thousands of power outages were reported in the New Orleans area, where a tornado watch remained in effect early Monday afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says 6.9 million people in large parts of Louisiana, Mississippi and south Alabama…