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SCHEDULE PREVIEW: Tharptown braces for tough season

Moving up to Class 2A has not been easy for the Tharptown Wildcats. As a matter of fact, ... Read more | Add your comment

Share your favorite Watermelon Festival memories

One of our biggest events of the summer – nay, of the entire year – in Franklin County ... Read more | Add your comment

SCHEDULE PREVIEW: Russellville Golden Tigers look to build on past success in 2020

The Russellville High School football team, coached by John Ritter will be joining Class 5A, Region 8, in ... Read more | Add your comment

Diamond dreams

Several Franklin County youth participate in the Rising Stars baseball competition this past weekend in Cullman. In addition ... Read more | Add your comment

High School Sports

SCHEDULE PREVIEW: Tharptown braces for tough season

Moving up to Class 2A has not been easy for the Tharptown Wildcats. As a matter of fact, it has been brutal. The Wildcats are ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Share your favorite Watermelon Festival memories

One of our biggest events of the summer – nay, of the entire year – in Franklin County is the annual Watermelon Festival. For decades ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

PCHS Aviation licenses first pilot

When Phil Campbell High School first began offering aviation classes in fall 2019, everyone involved still had several questions about what the program would be ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

NW-SCC to host drive-through Patriot Day Aug. 8 

Northwest-Shoals Community College will host the first fall semester drive-through Patriot Day on the Phil Campbell and Shoals campuses Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

RBHS Tigers rank fifth in preseason poll

The Alabama Sports Writers Association released its preseason football polls this week, and the Red Bay Tigers come in ranked fifth in the state in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Council holds first pinning ceremony for new fire recruit

Russellville City Council held its first pinning ceremony at Monday night’s city council meeting as Noah Daugherty was sworn in as a Russellville firefighter. Fire ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

Virus dismantles high school football schedules

The coronavirus is already wreaking havoc on local high school football schedules. Many school systems are pushing the start of their school year back a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

City analyzes Russellville street repair needs

After eight years of hard work, Russellville City Councilman David Palmer unveiled his city street presentation at this week’s Russellville City Council meeting. The presentation ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

Rollin’ up some tasty treats

Rollies ice cream in downtown Russellville opens its doors Monday night for a soft opening before its grand opening set for next week. Those in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Features

Faces of Franklin County: FC Farmers Market

A seasonal hotspot, the Franklin County Farmers Market is a major draw for local growers as well as the customers they attract with their tasty ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

SCHEDULE PREVIEW: Phil Campbell football gets set for fall 2020

Phil Campbell will be competing in Class 3A Region 8 this year. The Bobcats went 4-6 last year with wins over Lexington, Vina, Phillips and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Unbeaten records: American Legion baseball teams finish summer season on top

This summer, baseball players from Russellville competing in American Legion games representing Post 64 in varsity and junior varsity action made the most of it. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

News

Marching 100 prepares for 2020 season

The Russellville Marching 100 is celebrating being “Happy Together” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as more than 150 students completed band camp and prepared for this ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

SCHEDULE PREVIEW: Tigers prepare for challenging season

Red Bay football has one of the more intriguing schedules in the county this year with three interesting home games: the opener against Hamilton, a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Volleyball hits court for fall practice

As the fall season inches nearer, Belgreen and Tharptown volleyball teams are hitting the court for that crucial pre-season practice. This year the two county ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Russellville cheerleaders prepare to pump up Golden Tigers

Camp is a traditional part of the summer for local cheer squads, and despite coronavirus restrictions and obstacles, Golden Tiger cheerleaders were still able to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

EFJHS announces graduates

Members of the East Franklin 2020 graduating class are Peyton Bailey, Brett Cotham, Jaxon Faulkner, Manuela Gutierrez, Kevin Jimenez, Daniel Mansell, Mayson Mills, Clay Morgan ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Russellville’s Cecil Batchelor joins Alabama Business Hall of Fame

Established in 1973 to honor those individuals who have brought lasting fame to the state of Alabama through their business contributions, the Alabama Business Hall ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

Teams begin practice as AHSAA prepares way for fall sports

The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control approved the AHSAA’s Return to Play Best Practices recommended guidelines Wednesday and reaffirmed plans to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Tharptown hires another UNA softball alumn

Tharptown Wildcat softball was stung this summer after the abrupt resignation of softball coach Brooklyn Clark.  Clark, a UNA All-American, had a coronavirus-shortened season with ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

CDC isolation rules change for adults with COVID-19

Most adults who have had mild to moderate COVID-19 illness can now leave isolation after completing 10 days in home isolation, and people do not need ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

RCS pushes back first day, FCS tweaks return plans

*Editor’s Note: These meetings and discussions took place before the state mandated face masks must be worn by students. The local school boards have not ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Features

Why I Love Franklin County: Jason Miller

Franklin County Commissioner Jason Miller is also a local business owner of Miller’s Affordable Furniture and a former firefighter. The lifelong Franklin County resident is ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

County unemployment continues decline

While the Alabama Department of Labor celebrates a drop in unemployment statewide, the department’s figures for Franklin County show parallel improvement: county unemployment decreased from ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

NW-SCC gets $734K in grants for Youth Success Program

The Youth Success Program at Northwest-Shoals Community College has been awarded funding of $500,000 for 2020-2021 by the Governor’s Local Workforce Areas and $234,249 for ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

AHSAA prepares way for fall sports

The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board of Control approved the AHSAA’s Return to Play Best Practices recommended guidelines Wednesday and reaffirmed plans to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Red Bay City Council acknowledges FFA String Band accomplishment

The Red Bay City Council held a special presentation and reception for the 2019 FFA String Band July 20 at 6:30 p.m. The event took ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

New businesses come to downtown Russellville 

The downtown Russellville scene is expanding, as two businesses are expected to move in on Jackson Avenue in the upcoming months.  Russellville Florist and Gifts ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Features

Nature’s bounty: Embrace summer season’s plentiful produce

With long summer days returns an abundance of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables that so many miss during the winter months. Franklin County Extension Director ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

New ordinance requires masks 

Beginning July 16 through July 31, Alabama is under a mandatory mask ordinance requiring all individuals to wear a facial covering in public within 6 feet of another ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

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