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Russellville soccer teams shoot, score in 2024

The Russellville varsity soccer teams are looking to add to their winning season start. The RHS boys are ... Read more | Add your comment

Russellville baseball looks to continue winning tradition

The Russellville Golden Tigers are looking to continue their long history of baseball success during the 2024 varsity ... Read more | Add your comment

Longtime RCS childhood nutrition director prepares for next chapter

When she graduated from Russellville High School in 1976, lifelong Russellville resident Elaine Vaughn didn’t know what path ... Read more | Add your comment

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Mark Dunbar

The United States Marine Corps was the destination for 17-year-old Mark Dunbar back in 1959. “My parents had ... Read more | Add your comment

High School Sports

Russellville soccer teams shoot, score in 2024

The Russellville varsity soccer teams are looking to add to their winning season start. The RHS boys are one of the top teams in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Russellville baseball looks to continue winning tradition

The Russellville Golden Tigers are looking to continue their long history of baseball success during the 2024 varsity season. RHS advanced to the third round ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Phil Campbell Baseball Q&A with Coach Griffin Harris

Who are your top returning players and what do they bring to your team this year? “Eli Taylor returns as the ace of the pitching ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Republican primary run-off election for county commission seats takes place April 16

The Republican primary run-off election for two seats on the Franklin County Commission takes place April 16. Candidates spoke at a candidate bean lunch Feb. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Historic Roxy Theatre celebrates 75th Anniversary with upcoming entertainment

Located in downtown Russellville, the Historic Roxy Theatre will celebrate its 75th anniversary this September – the month it first officially opened its doors to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

Red Bay Softball Q&A with Coach Gary Blackburn

Who are your top returning players and what do they bring to your team this year? “We have eight returning starters, but we are still ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Track, field season gets underway for Russellville athletes

The Russellville track and field team is working hard to have a successful season this year. Head coach Chris Boatwright is leading the team into ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Russellville tennis teams continue winning ways on the court

The Russellville varsity tennis teams have a history of success on the court, and this season is off to an outstanding start for both the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Phil Campbell Softball Q&A with Coach Jason Lindsey

Who are your top returning players and what do they bring to your team this year? “I’ll highlight my lone senior, Macey Welborn. In her ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Russellville softball off to winning start under new head coach

The Russellville varsity softball team takes the field this season under the leadership of a new head coach, and the Lady Golden Tigers are off ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen Softball Q&A With Coach Sander Tverberg

Who are your top returning players and what do they bring to your team this year? “The four seniors we have returning are a huge ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Franklin County makes seven drug trafficking arrests

Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver reported March 29 that seven people were arrested for drug trafficking after being found with a large quantity of ecstasy. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Galleries

Why Knot car show cruises into downtown Russellville

Car enthusiasts show their stuff with the Why Knot car show in downtown Russellville. Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Get free weather radio at VFDs

Northwest RC&D Council is teaming up with county emergency management agencies to distribute free Midland weather radios on a first come, first served basis. Weather ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

PCHS FBLA hosts Little Miss Dream Girl Pageant

Little misses took to the stage March 16 at Northwest Shoals Community College in Phil Campbell to take part in the Little Miss Dream Girl ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Johnnie Pounders

“I would do it all again. I’m very patriotic. I believe in America.” Johnnie Pounders, now 82, spent nearly 30 years serving in three branches ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Features

Sam Warf: From Tennessee to the White House and beyond

When people picture the floral business, they might imagine someone standing behind a counter sticking stems in a vase, but for local florist Sam Warf, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

RHS softball improves to 2-0 in area with victory over Ardmore

The Russellville varsity softball team improved to 2-0 in area play with a 9-1 road win over the Ardmore Tigers. Brooklyn Butler led the No. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen, Tharptown pick up wins

Tharptown 11, Phil Campbell 4 The Tharptown Wildcats broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the fifth inning to beat Phil Campbell 11-4. Tharptown ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Mousey Brown

When the United States Army drafted Mousey Brown in 1967, the 23-year-old knew his duty. “The way I was raised up and believed, you defended ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

High School Sports

Golden Tigers sweep Jasper for area series win

The Russellville varsity baseball team improved their record on the season to 14-7 with an area series sweep of Jasper along with wins over Buckhorn ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Red Bay tops Sheffield in area series

The Red Bay Tigers swept the Sheffield Bulldogs in an area series last week 12-7 and 3-0. In game one, Ty Reynolds drove in five ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Russellville High School soccer teams celebrate senior night with wins

The Russellville High School boys’ and girls’ varsity soccer teams celebrated senior night March 21. The Golden Tigers hosted the Lawrence County Red Devils on ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

News

Russellville First Baptist Church receives historical marker

There’s a lot of history right here in Franklin County, including downtown Russellville. The Alabama Historical Commission began its historical marker program in 1975 to ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Meeting a higher standard – Russellville High School JROTC

At the college level, the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is a program that specifically prepares young adults to become officers in the United States military. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

News

RCS BOE announces new superintendent  

In a special called meeting Friday afternoon, the Russellville City Schools Board of Education voted in favor of hiring Dr. Tim Guinn as the next ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

CONTRIBUTED - Jaci Sutherland is crowned Dream Girl winner in the senior division.

News

Miss Dream Girl Pageant names winners

The annual Phil Campbell High School Miss Dream Girl Pageant took place March 15 on the Phil Campbell campus of Northwest Shoals Community College. Hosted ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

First Metro Bank hosts FAME Girls’ Ranch donation drive

First Metro Bank recently launched its annual donation drive to benefit FAME Girls’ Ranch. First Metro Bank locations in Tuscumbia, Muscle Shoals and Russellville will ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

PCHS holds annual Shelby Grissom Memorial Fashion Show

Because of flooding in the school gym, the Shelby Grissom Memorial Fashion Show as held and videod in the school library without an audience. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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