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Rain cancels Every Light A Prayer ceremony, tree lighting

The annual Every Light a Prayer for Peace Ceremony hosted by the Russellville Cultura Garden Club was not ... Read more | Add your comment

Vina breaks ground on new gas station, convenience store

When a fire destroyed the only gas station in Vina in early 2019, several members of the town ... Read more | Add your comment

FCCTC projects teach real-life scenarios

Each year students at the Franklin County Career Technical Center take on various projects to master their trades, ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus cancels Phil Campbell Christmas Parade

The positive numbers of COVID-19 cases are taking their toll on holiday cheer, as the Town of Phil ... Read more | Add your comment

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Rain cancels Every Light A Prayer ceremony, tree lighting

The annual Every Light a Prayer for Peace Ceremony hosted by the Russellville Cultura Garden Club was not the first event to be canceled this ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

‘True treasure to the county’ – Community remembers Dick Rowland

When walking into a local city council or county commission meeting, it did not take long to spot Richard “Dick” Rowland with his usual cowboy ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

Parks, Rec gets renovations

Christmastime typically brings new shiny toys for children, and this year the children in Russellville are receiving new shiny flooring and a fresh coat of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen’s Emma Dempsey has big games against Sheffield

Emma Dempsey had two big nights of scoring against the Sheffield Bulldogs during the Thanksgiving holiday week. Dempsey scored 27 points and 29 points in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Belgreen Bulldogs

BHS’ Will Bonner surpasses 1,000 career points

Belgreen’s Will Bonner scored 28 points to lead the Belgreen Bulldogs to a 79-49 win over Addison this past week. In doing so, Bonner surpassed ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Gracie Montgomery leads Tharptown to two wins

Gracie Montgomery had two big scoring nights to help lead the Tharptown Wildcats to wins over Athens Bible and Hackleburg. Montgomery had 24 points in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Tharptown boys rack up big win

Winston Nolen scored 30 points to help the Tharptown Wildcats hang on and beat Athens Bible last week at Athens, 56-55. Nolen hit five three–pointers ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen alum shines as ‘super fan’ of alma mater

If there was a fan a school could call a Super Fan, it would be Jason Bolton at Belgreen. Bolton is a 2007 graduate of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Pilgrim’s Pride gives back to community through Hometown Strong Initiative

JBS USA’s Hometown Strong Initiative is investing in more than 50 communities in the United States, and one of those communities is Russellville. Pilgrim’s Pride, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

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Russellville holds prayer ceremony, tree lighting to kick off holiday season

Every year the Russellville Cultura Garden Club hosts the Every Light a Prayer for Peace Ceremony, but this year the celebration will be even bigger ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Vina to add new gas station, convenience store

It is not often the Town of Vina adds a new business, so citizens are buzzing as Mountain Express Convenience Store and Gas Station is ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

Phil Campbell Christmas helps children

After the 2011 tornadoes brought devastation across Franklin County, Kristi Vandiver decided the community needed a program to help struggling families provide gifts for their ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Franklin County officials share tips to stay safe during holidays

While the holidays are some of the most joyful times, they can also be one of the most dangerous times, with an increase in house ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

CSB promotes new chief administrative officer 

Community Spirit Bank has announced the promotion of Emily Mays to chief administrative officer. Mays joins the bank’s executive management team bringing 15 years of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

FC youth competes in world shooting championship

Franklin County’s Camron Burks finished 22nd in the world in the FITASC World Cup shooting competition in Providence Hill Farm, Mississippi, earlier this month. FITASC ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

RCS Board thanks teachers

Gov. Kay Ivey declared Nov. 16-22 as Teacher Appreciation Week, and the Russellville City Schools Board of Education used its board meeting as a chance ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

DYW names Russellville winner for 2021

The annual Northwest Alabama Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program was held Nov. 7 at The Clarion Inn in Muscle Shoals – and among the participants, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

FCS names Bart Moss principal at Tharptown

When Tharptown High School opened in 2007, Bart Moss said his father Bill Moss, who was superintendent at the time, had big plans for the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Coronavirus dismantles basketball schedules

Basketball has barely begun, and the coronavirus pandemic is already wreaking havoc on basketball schedules. Locally, varsity basketball programs at Belgreen, Phil Campbell, Red Bay ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

RHS’ Kailee Simpson signs to play at Calhoun

Russellville senior Kailee Simpson said she has known for a long time that she wanted to continue playing softball after high school and worked year-round ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

RBHS’ Lila Blackburn signs for softball

Red Bay pitcher Lila Blackburn signed a scholarship this past week to continue her softball career at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Mississippi. Copiah-Lincoln is ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Russellville play-off run ends in Birmingham

The challenging but successful 2020 football season came to an end Friday night for the Russellville Golden Tigers at Birmingham’s Legion Field. Russellville took on ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

County faces Christmas cancellations

Christmas is always a festive time in Franklin County, with several events going on, but this year will be a little quieter thanks to the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

Varsity girls grab wins on court

Addison 68, Belgreen 62 Belgreen’s Emma Dempsey scored 37 points in a 68-62 loss to the Addison Bulldogs. Belgreen and Addison were tied 10-10 at ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

PC boys open season with big triple-digit win

Phil Campbell Coach Shane Clay said his team had bought into what he was trying to instill in the Bobcat boys basketball program during the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Red Bay prepares for Christmas fun

The City of Red Bay is trying to bring extra cheer to the end of the year with its annual Christmas celebration. Festivities will begin ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

Local author releases first book

When Russellville’s Sherry Myrick decided to write down the story that had been in her head for more than ten years, it took almost as ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Women’s group seeks socks

The Franklin County Women’s Leadership Committee, a division of Alabama Farmers Federation, is seeking donations for its annual Cottons for Christmas drives. Donations requested are ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Courthouse ornaments honor essential workers

Every year students in Franklin County submit ornaments to help decorate the county courthouse Christmas tree, and this year the tree is dedicated to supporting ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

THS’ Winston Nolen has career night in win over Phil Campbell

Winston Nolen had a career night, scoring 34 points, to lead the Tharptown Wildcats past the Phil Campbell Bobcats 80-72. Nolen scored 22 of his ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

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