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FC Rescue Squad president faces arrest for theft

In April, investigators with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about the Franklin County Rescue Squad ... Read more | Add your comment

Red Bay City Council approves water, gas board resolution

In a special called meeting June 13, the Red Bay City Council approved a resolution authorizing the Red ... Read more | Add your comment

Furr Fest fundraiser sees success

Blue Springs Volunteer Fire Department held Furr Fest Saturday as a means to help stray animals in Franklin ... Read more | Add your comment

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2001, Kathryn (Keeton) Nix

“I think it’s really important to go through that interview process because from there you are going to ... Read more | Add your comment

High School Sports

Looking back: Basketball 2021-22 – Successes on court land student-athletes in spotlight

While scholar-athletes are in the early stages of preparing for their upcoming seasons, now is a good time to take a look back at the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Columnists

When is best time to water plants?

When is the best time to water plants in the heat of the summer?    Plants have to be watered, especially in extreme conditions and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Kids, Kin program, Girl Scouts present information at RPL

Summer reading program fun continued Friday at the Russellville Public Library with dancing, reading and ice cream treats. Pilgrim’s mascot, Omelet the chicken, came to ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Summer P-EBT benefits go to families of eligible school children

The Alabama Department of Human Resources has received federal approval to distribute Summer Pandemic EBT benefits to an estimated 485,000 children who participate in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Red Bay Council discusses regulating vicious animals

In a special called meeting June 13, the Red Bay City Council continued discussing the possibility of regulating pit bull dogs within the city limits ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Black Sox continue travel baseball season

The Black Sox 17U travel baseball team continued its spring and summer season with games over the past two weekends. First, the team played at ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

THS football gets new head coach

Jacob Hamilton has been hired to replace Kevin Lacey as the new head football coach at Tharptown High School. Lacey, who served as the Wildcats’ ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Phil Campbell festival unites friends for food, fun, music

The Phil Campbell Hoedown, a well-loved yearly festival, brought lots of music, food and fun to town this weekend. The event also featured a variety ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

BTCPA gears up to perform ‘Leading Ladies,’ final play of season

The Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts in Red Bay, is getting ready to perform its final production of the season, “Leading Ladies,” written ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Student-athlete successes highlight year of prep sports

With the 2021-22 school year in the books, students sports have closed another chapter. While scholar athletes are in the early stages of preparing for ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Phil Campbell Police Department adds new vehicle to its fleet

Thanks to COVID-19 relief funds, the Phil Campbell Police Department has added a 2021 Chevy Tahoe to its police fleet. Phil Campbell Police Chief Jessica ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Face-painting fun, crafts, treats delight at RPL

Fun times continued at the Russellville Public Library summer reading program this week. Shirley Jimenez and Katernia Cole Coffey from the Franklin County Extension returned ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

PC prepares to enforce noise, impoundment ordinances

The Phil Campbell police department will begin enforcing a recently-revised noise ordinance next month. Ordinance No. 2022-0517-1, adopted and signed May 17, details regulations pertaining ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Blue Springs VFD holds Furr Fest fundraiser

Food, fun and fundraising to help Franklin County strays are all part of the plans for Blue Springs Volunteer Fire Department’s Furr Fest June 18, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Russellville promotes race amity June 12

The City of Russellville adopted a resolution during its June 6 meeting to declare June 12, 2022, be celebrated in Russellville as Race Amity Day, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2000, Lindsay (Gerstman) Almond

Progress 2022: Distinguished Through the Decades “It really gave me confidence I didn’t have as an insecure teenager. That helped throughout the rest of my ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

High School Sports

Local student-athletes snag big honors in baseball

When it comes to baseball, Franklin County doesn’t disappoint; in fact, it shows out. Phil Campbell and Russellville raked in some huge statewide honors this ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

PC Title Loan opens

Members of the community gather for a ribbon cutting for PC Title Loan in downtown Phil Campbell. Don Sheffield and his father, John Mark Sheffield, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Boutique hotel opens in downtown Russellville

Stricklin Hotel, a new boutique hotel located at 114 N. Jackson Ave., in the heart of downtown Russellville above Doe’s Eat Place, celebrates its opening. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

New business opens with ribbon cutting celebration

Owners Sherry Nix and Judi Wilkinson cut the ribbon for their business, Gigi’s Unique Finds, in downtown Phil Campbell. Members of the community gathered to ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

PC Hoedown returns for another weekend of community fun

A long-standing and well-loved tradition, the Phil Campbell Hoedown is just around the corner. Held in Phil Campbell Memorial Park, this year’s festival will take ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Trio of Golden Tigers make rosters for North-South All-Star Sports Week

Three Russellville High School athletes, rising seniors in the 2022-23 class, were recently named to the AHSAA North-South All-Star rosters. The annual All-Star Sports Week ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

County student-athletes earn softball All-State honors

Four Franklin County softball players were awarded 2022 Alabama Sports Writers All-State Softball honors. The future’s looking bright for Belgreen softball, with two young players ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Galleries

PHOTOS: Board of Education recognizes student-athlete accomplishments

The RCS Board of Education recognizes a number of students and groups during its May 26 meeting, held in the Russellville Middle School cafeteria. Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

School News: Area students mark college achievements

Wallace State recognizes 690 students named to president’s and dean’s lists Wallace State Community College congratulates the 690 outstanding students named to the president’s list ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Red Bay Council considers regulating pit bulls

Red Bay City Council approved the introduction of Ordinance 20220615, which would regulate the keeping of pit bull dogs within the City of Red Bay, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Summer baseball begins for Black Sox, including local talent

The 2022 summer travel baseball season is underway, and Franklin County is well-represented on the roster of talent for the Black Sox. The 17U Black ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

News

Fishy fun swims into summer at Russellville library

Orange you glad it’s summer? Shirley Jimenez presented the program “Endless Possibilities of Fruits and Vegetables” to kick off the summer reading program at the ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

RCS Board of Education appoints new president, vice president

The Russellville City Schools Board of Education voted to appoint the positions of president and vice president for the coming year during its May 26 ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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