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Belgreen volleyball advances to regionals

The Belgreen Bulldogs are rolling into the regional tournament in Huntsville with a lot of momentum behind them. ... Read more | Add your comment

Basketball tips off with annual tournament

With the football and volleyball seasons winding down, basketball is getting ready to start. The annual Tharptown Junior ... Read more | Add your comment

Red Bay falls flat versus Mars Hill

The matchup between the No. 2 Mars Hill Panthers and No. 3 Red Bay Tigers fell flat pretty ... Read more | Add your comment

ADPH recommends Halloween coronavirus precautions

Protecting families, friends and communities from contracting and spreading the novel coronavirus COVID-19 is a major concern for ... Read more | Add your comment

High School Sports

Volleyball ends for RHS with area tourney loss

The 2020 volleyball season came to an end for the Russellville Golden Tigers with a 3-0 loss to the Madison Academy Mustangs in the opening ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen volleyball advances to regionals

The Belgreen Bulldogs are rolling into the regional tournament in Huntsville with a lot of momentum behind them. Fresh off a Franklin County Tournament championship, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Strong performance gives Golden Tigers region championship

The Russellville Golden Tigers went into Friday night’s homecoming football game against the East Limestone Indians needing a win to secure the school’s first region ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

RHS senior clinches spot in Alabama-Mississippi game

Russellville High School senior offensive lineman Edgar Amaya has been chosen to participate in the 34th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Classic. The annual football game, scheduled ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

Spruce Pine Day brings fall fun for community

The people of Spruce Pine come together Oct. 17 to celebrate the annual Spruce Pine Day. The event included live music, vendors, the bean supper, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Special event promotes voter registration

Kadesha Little coordinated a voter registration event in downtown Russellville Saturday, joined by Tammy West, NAACP’s Tory Bailey, Kamesha Tiggs, Renee Knott and other friends. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Toys for Tots begins 2020 Christmas assistance

United Way and the Marine Corps League of the Shoals is holding registration for Toys for Tots beginning Oct. 30 and continuing through Nov. 14. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

RHS begins construction of new building

Oct. 7 marked the beginning of a new era for Russellville City Schools as the iconic white columns in front of Russellville High School were ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

‘It could have been a disaster’

Both Superintendent Greg Hamilton and principal Dr. Karen Thorn breathed sighs of relief Wednesday as flames were extinguished at the after-school mobile unit at Tharptown ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Spruce Pine Day festival returns Oct. 17 for fall fun

Despite several events being cancelled because of COVID-19, Spruce Pine Day is still going strong with the event planned for Oct. 17 in downtown Spruce ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

FOOTBALL TONIGHT: Red Bay, Mars Hill face off for big game

What a week for football in Franklin County! Any other week, Russellville’s homecoming matchup against East Limestone would be the game to see in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Tennis freshman continues to hone her skills

It might be the offseason for high school tennis, but one Russellville player is making the most of that time off to continue to hone ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Real men wear pink in ACS campaign

Across north Alabama, 26 men are raising money for breast cancer research in a targeted efffort, and Joshua Bracken of Pilgrim’s Pride is representing Franklin ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

Red Bay Tigers throttle Hatton

The Red Bay Tigers methodically put away the Hatton Hornets 47-8 the old fashioned way Thursday – with a dominant defense and ground game – ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Deadline changes: Respond to census TODAY

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs – in alignment with Alabama Counts! – is urging everyone to be aware the U.S. Census Bureau ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

ACS hosts survivor celebration

While most of 2020 has not gone as expected, survivors will still be celebrated by the American Cancer Society during the month of October – ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

Belgreen captures county volleyball championship

The first-ever Franklin County volleyball tournament was arguably born out of necessity. Although volleyball coaches in Franklin County have wanted a county tournament in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Russellville mayor tests positive with two others at city hall

Russellville City Hall has been disinfected multiple times recently after three inside city hall tested positive for COVID-19 – including Russellville Mayor David Grissom. Grissom ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

BLOWOUT: Red Devils get first win of season

The Vina Red Devils notched their first win of the season with a 32-6 blowout of the Cherokee Indians. “It was a great team win ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Ribbon cutting ceremony unveils RCS Early Childhood Center

After moving into its new home in August, the Russellville City Schools Early Childhood Center opened its doors Friday for the community and members of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

New face joins council, Palmer wins third term

The remaining members of the Russellville City Council have been decided after the Oct. 6 run-off election, and the city council has a new face ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

Coronavirus shutters PC football

No one expected this to be a normal year for high school sports. The hope was that teams could make it through a full season, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Features

Reedtown Beautification Garden Club spruces up Reedtown Park

The Reedtown Beautification Garden Club began sprucing up Reedtown Park during a community workday Sunday afternoon. Activities included planting flowers, placing solar lights along part ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Tourist Association honors Scotty Kennedy for work at Red Bay Museum

When Scotty Kennedy first proposed the idea for a museum in Red Bay, he had no idea the museum would grow into what it is ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Rule the school: Red Bay, Phil Campbell select homecoming royalty

Crowning the Homecoming Queen is a time-honored tradition, one in which Red Bay and Phil Campbell participated Friday. Red Bay crowned Homecoming Queen Mackenzie Hester, Homecoming ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

NACOLG works to provide assistance to businesses

Several local businesses will be receiving aid because of COVID-19 from the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments. NACOLG received money from the CARES Act ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

THURSDAY FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Vina looks for homecoming win versus 0-5 Cherokee

Football season is on the downhill side with some big region games still on the schedule. Phil Campbell will travel to Lauderdale County this week ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Hodges opts to cancel festival

The Town of Hodges will not be hosting its Spirit of Hodges Festival this year because of expected inclement weather Oct. 10. The festival was ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

State extends mask mandate through Nov. 8

For the third time, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has announced an extension to the Safer at Home mask ordinance. The ordinance to require face coverings ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Tharptown to host first-ever county volleyball tournament

Volleyball has been growing in Franklin County for several years. When Red Bay started a program this year for the first time, it joined established ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

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