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Basketball postseason action begins

It is that time of the year: The basketball postseason. It’s a challenging time for a weekly newspaper. ... Read more | Add your comment

Bridal feature: Lacey and Evan Hargett

Lacey and Evan are both from Belgreen. The happy couple now resides in Russellville following their July 9, ... Read more | Add your comment

Russellville High School holds Community Partnership Breakfast to connect with community

“We are all excited to explore how RHS can work with local businesses to provide real-world opportunities for ... Read more | Add your comment

Russellville club names Bob Seeley Civitan of Year

The Russellville Civitan Club named longtime member and treasurer Robert “Bob” Seeley Civitan of the Year during its ... Read more | Add your comment

High School Sports

Area Tournament: Vina upsets top-seed Phillips to advance to area finals

The Vina Red Devils pulled off the high school equivalent of a 16-seed beating a one-seed to kick off March Madness. Vina, a four-seed in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Bart Moss

Basketball postseason action begins

It is that time of the year: The basketball postseason. It’s a challenging time for a weekly newspaper. By the time this week’s paper reaches ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Russellville Elementary students celebrate Board of Education Appreciation Month

“We appreciate each one of you. We couldn’t do our jobs without your support, so thank you for all that you do.” Such were the ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

BTCPA stages ‘Bad Year for Tomatoes’

The Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts will soon stage its second production of the 2022-23 season, “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” by John ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

County takes needed steps to continue broadband expansion

Armed with constitutional approval to invest federal COVID-19 relief funds into the expansion of broadband services, Franklin County Probate Judge Barry Moore joined officials from ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Sign up now for youth rec sports through March 1

Russellville youth sports for children ages 6–12 will soon be in full swing in the community. Registration is underway through March 1 for softball, baseball ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

New year brings official end to concealed carry permit requirement

With the new year, House Bill 272, which Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law March 10 this past year, became effective, thus bringing about a ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Schools recognize Franklin County Board of Education

Principals and student ambassadors from Tharptown and Belgreen thanked the members of the Franklin County Board of Education during their Jan. 19 meeting, in recognition ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Phil Campbell teams take down Panthers, Wildcats

GIRLS Macy Hardy found the scoring touch this past week, helping Phil Campbell to wins over Tharptown and Hackleburg. Phil Campbell 50, Hackleburg 35 Hardy ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Belgreen Bulldogs

BHS teams hold off Vina

The Belgreen Bulldog boys had to hold off a second-half surge to beat the Vina Red Devils 39-38 last week, while the girls’ game was ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Vina girls get wins over Tremont, Lynn

The Vina varsity girls improved to 14-12 this past week with wins over Tremont and Lynn. Vina 57, Tremont 45 Vina beat Tremont 57-45. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Columnists

Book Lovers Study Club submits 2022 reports

The Russellville Public Library was the site for the GFWC Book Lovers Study Club’s January meeting. The program focus was on celebrating the General Federation ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

RHS alum receives Keller Key at UNA

Ten graduates from the December commencement ceremonies at the University of North Alabama were honored as part of the event as recipients of the Keller ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Cattlemen convene for annual banquet

A crowd lined up outside the A.W. Todd Centre in downtown Russellville Saturday evening, waiting to be admitted to the annual meeting and banquet of ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen hires football coach for fledgling program

The Belgreen Bulldogs took another important step this past toward starting football at the school. At its Jan. 17 meeting, the Franklin County Board of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Red Devil teams rack up wins

The Vina Red Devils had an exceptional week this past week, piling up wins. The varsity girls beat Lynn, Berry and Cherokee for the trifecta. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

RHS boys snag regular season basketball area title with win at West Point

The Russellville varsity boys have a history of basketball area tournament success under head coach Patrick Odom – and this season, they have earned the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Red Bay teams knock off Phil Campbell

“It’s been a minute,” as the saying goes, since the Red Bay Lady Tigers have beaten the Phil Campbell Lady Bobcats, but the Tigers finally ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen girls notch wins over Red Bay, Covenant Christian, Haleyville

The Belgreen varsity girls beat Red Bay, Covenant Christian and Haleyville this past week. BELGREEN VERSUS RED BAY A balanced scoring attack helped Begreen outlast ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Tharptown girls snag area win

The Tharptown Lady Wildcats picked up an area win over Sheffield and also won a non-area contest against Shoals Christian this past week. Against Sheffield, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Bobcat girls lock up home court advantage in area

The Phil Campbell Lady Bobcats picked up two area wins this past week to lock up the home court advantage in the area tournament in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

City approves temporary fire department promotions

In its regular meeting Jan. 17, the Russellville City Council approved the following temporary appointments, for a period of three months, in the Russellville Fire ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Commission decides to request bids for elevator maintenance

At the Franklin County Commission’s Jan. 17 meeting, the commission amended its previously-approved plan for maintenance of the courthouse elevator. In mid-December the commission voted ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Whimsical window art brightens RPL

Many around town have likely noticed the colorful window art scenes at Russellville Public Library in downtown Russellville. They’re the work of Moulton muralist Nikki ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Buzzer beater lifts Bobcats past Colbert

Cam Habada hit six three–pointers to lift Phil Campbell to a big area win over the Colbert County Indians Friday night. It was the last ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen gets football coach

The Franklin County Board of Education has scored a coach for the Belgreen High School football program. At its Jan. 19 meeting, the board hired ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Martin Luther King commemorative march takes place in downtown Russellville

The Franklin County Branch of the nonprofit Dr. Martin Luther King Scholarship Committee held the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration March in Russellville this ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

New district attorney swears in

It was a moment several years in the making Sunday afternoon when Jeffrey Wade Barksdale, Franklin County’s assistant district attorney since 2014, stood in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Cattlemen’s Association prepares for annual meeting

The Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association is getting ready for its annual meeting, to take place Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. at the A.W. Todd Centre ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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