• 52°

Top Stories

NW-SCC employees receive recognition at 2019 Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony

Four Northwest-Shoals Community College employees were recognized Nov. 24 at the 2019 Alabama Community College System Chancellor’s Awards ... Read more | Add your comment

Franklin County welcomes back Holly Day

For the sixth year in a row, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce bringing back Holly Day to ... Read more | Add your comment

City of Red Bay hosts TREE LIGHTING

Community members packed Bay Tree Park Sunday night for an evening of holiday cheer in a winter wonderland ... Read more | Add your comment

Right down Santa Claus Lane

PHOTOS BY CIERA HUGHES Red Bay’s A Vintage Christmas in the Bay weekend wraps up with the annual ... Read more | Add your comment

Franklin County

Rep. Jamie Kiel announces space camp scholarships

Two students from Alabama House District 18 – which includes Franklin County – will receive a full scholarship to Space Academy at the U.S. Space ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

NW-SCC employees receive recognition at 2019 Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony

Four Northwest-Shoals Community College employees were recognized Nov. 24 at the 2019 Alabama Community College System Chancellor’s Awards ceremony at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Free Christmas event raises money for Jagger Mills

With Christmas right around the corner, Studio X-Treme Twirl and Dance is hosting an event to allow all children the opportunity to come experience holiday ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

County teams go on road during Thanksgiving

Several Franklin County teams recently took their hoops game to a destination at which they all want to arrive in February: the arena at Wallace ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Bay Tree Council for Performing Arts announces auditions

The Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts will hold auditions for its second production of the 2019-2020 season, “Til Beth Do Us Part,” Monday. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

Vina High School cheer squad wins big at first-ever competition

Despite being a small school, Vina High School’s cheerleading squad took on big opponents for its first-ever competition. The Red Devils placed second at the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

Vina girls pick up fifth win versus Flame

The Vina Red Devils improved to 5-1 on the season with a 47-22 blowout win over the Shoals Christian Flame. “We have a good bunch ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Russellville plans for festivities Thursday in downtown

Across the world, Christmas is a time for community members to come together and celebrate, and Russellville is no different. People will pack the streets ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

RHS girls go winless in Hartselle tournament

The Russellville girls’ basketball team spent part of Thanksgiving week in Hartselle participating in the Encore Classic, and head coach Jermaine Groce’s Lady Golden Tigers ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

Annual Farm-City Banquet recognizes local agriculture

About 275 were in attendance Nov. 27 as the Franklin County Extension celebrated farmers and their hard work at the annual Franklin County Farm-City Banquet. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Local churches help with Operation Christmas Child

In 1993 Samaritan’s Purse began Operation Christmas Child to transform the lives of children around the world. Twenty-six years later, the project is still flourishing, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

MSNHA accepts proposals for $60K in federal grant funds

The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area has $60,000 in federal money available as grant awards for planning historic preservation and recreational projects in its six ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Alabama Ag Credit partners with Sweet Grown Alabama

Sweet Grown Alabama, the state’s new agricultural branding initiative, has announced Alabama Ag Credit as a founding member of the program. “Our board and team ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Franklin County Extension hosts toy drive

It is that time of year again, when Christmas trees are decorated and carols fill the radio stations. To accompany the holiday cheer, the Franklin ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

PC boys open season with win

Shane Clay got his coaching career off to a good start at Phil Campbell Nov. 18. The Bobcats picked up a season-opening win over the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Triple-double leads Vina to blowout win

Rayleigh Guin had a triple-double to help the Vina Red Devils blow out the Cherokee Indians 81-27 last week and improve to 4-1 on the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Russellville teams open basketball season with success

The 2019-20 varsity basketball season got underway for the Russellville Golden Tigers with a couple of wins over the Colbert County Indians Nov. 21 in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

Thanksgiving service unites community

Although different churches have their own way and place of worshipping, many had one thing in common Sunday, as churches in Franklin County united for ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Bulldog teams rack up wins

Both the Bulldog girls and boys are showing their dominance on the court with wins over nearby opponents in the past week. GIRLS Autumn Bragwell ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Tharptown teams get easy wins over Colbert Heights

The Tharptown Lady Wildcats easily defeated the Colbert Heights Wildcats Nov. 19, 53-32. Three players reached double figures for Tharptown: Shaylee Wieting with 18 points, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

THS’ Shaylee Wieting signs with Coastal Alabama

Senior multi-sport athlete Shaylee Wieting signed a softball scholarship with Coastal Alabama Community College last week. Wieting, who will begin her fifth and final season ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Roxy’s ‘Spectacular’ features original song

Believe it or not, opening night for “The Roxy’s Christmas Spectacular” is just a few days away. Organizers have said this musical will certainly live ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Longstanding Freemason

CONTRIBUTED Cecil Batchelor (center right) receives commendation for his 71 years as a Freemason from (from left) Terry Bolton, Stanley Champion, Mike Boyles, Greg Batchelor. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

City council recognizes poster contest winners

A couple months ago, students at Russellville Elementary School began learning about fire safety and prevention, and Nov. 18 the poster contest winners were recognized ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

AFF women promote farming in Franklin

Members of the Women’s Leadership Committee of Franklin County, a division of the Alabama Farmers Federation, met at Belgreen High School Nov. 20 to help ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Toy Share ramps up for 2019

All locations of Bank Independent are now accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for area children through Dec. 6 as part of the bank’s ninth ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Tops in East Franklin

CONTRIBUTED Allyson Bray and Braxton Baker Wilson are named Mr. and Miss EFJH 2019 at East Franklin Junior High School. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

More than 200 people attend 200th birthday party

It is not every day there is a chance to commemorate a 200th birthday, so residents of Franklin County packed the A.W. Todd Center Thursday ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Features

On Golden Farm

FRANKLIN LIVING— On more than 600 acres in the Newburg area of the county, one Franklin family is carrying on the legacy begun by their ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

High School Sports

Red Devil girls pick up first win of season

The Vina Red Devils rallied from a halftime deficit to a big 44-39 win over Sulligent last week. Vina trailed the Blue Devils 17-12 at ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.