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RHS girls’ tennis team receives recognition for successes

The RHS girls’ varsity tennis team received recognition during the May 2 Russellville City Council meeting, along with ... Read more | Add your comment

Golden Tigers outlast Mustangs to earn return to state championship

The Russellville Golden Tigers are headed back to play for the AHSAA Class 5A baseball state championship. In ... Read more | Add your comment

RES gets nod as CLAS Banner School for District 7

Russellville Elementary has been named the 2021 Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools Banner School for District 7 ... Read more | Add your comment

Distinguished Through the Decades: 1996, Felecia (Wallace) Rutledge

Progress 2022: Distinguished Through the Decades Valedictorian, cheerleader, Rural Health Scholar and member of the Math Team, Fellowship ... Read more | Add your comment

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RHS girls’ tennis team receives recognition for successes

The RHS girls’ varsity tennis team received recognition during the May 2 Russellville City Council meeting, along with their coach, Charlotte Dollar, and assistant coach, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Lady Golden Tigers’ softball season ends at North Regional

The 2022 Russellville High School varsity softball season came to an end with the Lady Golden Tigers going 2-2 in the double-elimination AHSAA Class 5A ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

RHS soccer takes second in state

The Russellville boys’ soccer team went to Huntsville for the AHSAA Class 4A-5A Final Four for the second straight year and came up just short ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

County addresses roadwork projects

The Franklin County Commission announced plans during its May 16 meeting for roadwork improvements and repairs across the county. HIGHWAY 27 BRIDGE The Highway 27 ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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Summer reading fun comes to RPL

Registration is underway through May 31 for Oceans of Possibilities, the Russellville Public Library’s free summer reading program. Fully sponsored by Pilgrim’s this year, the ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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Russellville High School seniors participate in performing arts signing day

Russellville High School held a signing ceremony May 11 in the RCS auditorium to celebrate its seniors who will be going to college on performance ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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Pilgrim’s sponsors RPL’s summer reading program

Thanks to a recent donation made by Pilgrim’s to the tune of $3,250, the Russellville Public Library summer reading program is fully funded for this ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Red Bay falls in Class 2A regionals

The Red Bay Tigers’ softball season came to a close this past week in the Class 2A North Region softball tournament in Florence. Red Bay ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Red Devil takes third in state

Vina’s Cayden Lawler places third in the 1A State Track and Field Shot Put event. Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

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PC Elementary hosts Art in Park

Phil Campbell Elementary School students let their creative talents shine this week – and put them on display for the community. PCES celebrated Art in ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Phil Campbell Bobcats see repeat hopes dashed

The Phil Campbell Bobcats’ hopes of repeating as Class 3A champions were dashed in an 8-4 game three loss to the Piedmont Bulldogs Wednesday. Piedmont, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

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RHS seniors sign intent to become teachers

Russellville High School senior Future Teachers of America members signed statements declaring their intent to become teachers in a signing ceremony held in the school ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Historic season ends for Wildcat soccer

The Tharptown Wildcat soccer team’s historic season came to an end Friday night in a 2-1 loss to Collinsville in the Class 1A-3A quarterfinals. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

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Russellville’s CNP director earns top state honor

In a congratulatory reception at the Russellville City Schools central office May 9, RCS Child Nutrition Program Director Elaine Vaughn was honored as the Alabama ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen falls in area, advances to substate

The Belgreen Bulldogs, 27-17, finished runner–up in the Class 1A Area 14 tournament this past week. The Bulldogs opened the tournament with wins over Vina ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Red Bay wins third straight area title

The Red Bay Lady Tigers, 17-9, have won their third straight area title in dramatic fashion for the third straight time. Lana Bell doubled to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

RHS sweeps Leeds in baseball playoffs to advance to 5A semifinals

The Russellville baseball team hosted the Leeds Greenwave in round three of the AHSAA Class 5A playoffs, and the Golden Tigers got the sweep to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Russellville softball advances to regionals with runner-up finish in area tourney

The Russellville Lady Golden Tigers traveled to West Point to compete in the Class 5A, Area 15, tournament and went 2-2 during two days of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Russellville boys earn return to Huntsville for soccer final four

The Russellville High School boys’ soccer team is headed back to the final four of the AHSAA Class 4A-5A state tournament in Huntsville for the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Bobcats advance to semifinals for third straight year

The defending state champion Phil Campbell Bobcats advanced to the Class 3A semifinals for the third straight year, beating Elkmont 2-1 in three games. Phil ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

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Gov. Kay Ivey visits Red Bay

While speaking and touring Tiffin Motorhomes during a visit to Red Bay May 9, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey voiced her support for the State Parks ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

THS announces Tuesday blood drive

Tharptown High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society will host a LifeSouth blood drive May 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in front ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Red Bay Museum co-hosts Tammy Wynette celebration

A celebration of the life and legacy of Tammy Wynette is on the horizon for Red Bay Museum. May 14 the Red Bay Museum and ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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Caboose moves to new home in downtown Red Bay

Visitors and community members alike came together in downtown Red Bay May 4 to watch as Jeremy Funderburk and his team transported a caboose from ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

CB&S Bank celebrates local rocketry teams in advance of nationals

CB&S Bank honored Russellville and Tharptown’s rocketry teams Monday evening with a public reception to celebrate their successes as they prepare to blast off to ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Galleries

PHOTOS: Historic Roxy Theatre presents “Salute to Broadway”

“The Roxy’s Salute to Broadway,” written and directed by Hillary Malone Hall, takes the stage April 28-30 and May 1 at the Historic Roxy Theatre ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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RHS students take part in state FBLA competition

Russellville High School members of the Future Business Leaders of America participated in the state competition in Mobile April 20-21. More than 4,500 high school ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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Red Bay Garden Club, RBHS ag department hold plant sale

The Red Bay Garden Club and Red Bay High School ag department join forces to host their annual joint plant sale April 30. Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Dog attack results in woman’s death

Investigators have arrested Brandy Lee Dowdy for manslaughter and dangerous dog law, also known as Emily’s Law, after a dog attack apparently ended a woman’s ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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