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Holly Jolly Holiday Table

Throughout the long summer days of picnics and cookout and into a crisp autumn of tailgates and bonfires, ... Read more | Add your comment

Mountain View Baptist Church shares love of God with community Thanksgiving dinner

“This ministry really touches my heart because there is that need there for people who are alone on ... Read more | Add your comment

Red Bay breaks top 15 at FFA nationals

When Red Bay’s FFA String Band set out for the national competition, the student musicians had one goal ... Read more | Add your comment

RHS students advance to state theatre competition

Nine students from Russellville High School traveled to Cullman High School Nov. 2 to compete in the District ... Read more | Add your comment

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Holly Jolly Holiday Table

Throughout the long summer days of picnics and cookout and into a crisp autumn of tailgates and bonfires, it can be easy to turn to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

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Mountain View Baptist Church shares love of God with community Thanksgiving dinner

“This ministry really touches my heart because there is that need there for people who are alone on Thanksgiving. They are going to be sitting ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

Vina salutes veterans

CONTRIBUTED Vina High School celebrates Veterans Day with a program to honor all those who have served their country. Students sang songs including “Fifty Nifty,” ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

Red Devils close out season

CONTRIBUTED The Vina Red Devils close out their season after a first-round play-off loss to Decatur Heritage. The undefeated Decatur Heritage team took down the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Veterans receive honor at Terrace Manor

PHOTO BY PEGGY HYDE Terrace Manor Nursing & Rehab Center holds its Honoring Our Veterans event Nov. 11 for Veterans Day. Terrace Manor took the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Peggy Hyde.

Franklin County

22-mile journey highlights veteran suicide

While Veterans Day weekend is a time to honor those who have served, Operation 22 took the weekend to raise awareness of the 22 men ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

New STEM scholarship launches for local students

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are driving forces in future development, and to encourage interest in STEM careers, the University of North Alabama is offering ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Red Ribbon Week promotes drugs, alcohol education

For the past few weeks, local schools joined in a national campaign to celebrate Red Ribbon Week and educate students on the importance of staying ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Team newcomers propel Belgreen boys basketball past Lindsey Lane

The much-anticipated visit from the state of Alabama’s soon-to-be career scoring leader did not disappoint. On the one hand, many of those in attendance at ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Red Bay overcomes Cedar Bluff

The Red Bay Tigers gave up an early touchdown to Cedar Bluff but went on to blank the rival Tigers 24-7 and advance to the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Russellville season ends with play-off loss at Scottsboro

Russellville and Scottsboro battled it out on the football field in the first round of the AHSAA Class 5A playoffs, and the Golden Tigers came ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

Salute to VETERANS

Patriotism, heroism, courage, honor, duty, sacrifice. It was these values that were at the forefront Sunday as Russellville VFW Post 5184 hosted the annual Veterans ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Features

Golden Clips offers simulated work environment

Cosmetology students are used to helping with school theater makeup and prom looks for friends, but this year Russellville High School’s cosmetology department is opening ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

Fire closes West Elementary

West Elementary School closed its doors Tuesday after an early morning fire destroyed the computer lab and filled the majority of the school with smoke ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

FOOD -- FEATURE SPOT

Mountain View Baptist offers free dinner for Thanksgiving

Mountain View Baptist Church in Phil Campbell began a Thanksgiving Day dinner ministry years ago – and that ministry is still going today, serving in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen, Tharptown runners qualify for state

Four cross-country runners from Belgreen and Tharptown have qualified for the state meet Saturday at Jesse Owens Park in Oakville. In the varsity boys race, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

RBHS students win cash prize at UNA competition

By Brandi Miller For the FCT Two Red Bay High School juniors are now $500 richer after winning a cash award at Shoals Pitch, hosted ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

FCCLA reaches out to SafePlace

CONTRIBUTED Russellville High School FCCLA officers and members meet with a representative from SafePlace to present their donation of clothing and hygiene items for victims ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

BTCPA stages ‘Southern Fried Funeral’ Nov. 7-10

The Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts in Red Bay announces its first production for the 2019-2020 season: “Southern Fried Funeral.” “Southern Fried Funeral,” ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Colleges waive application fees for high school students during College Application Week

Alabama high school students applying to colleges throughout Alabama and surrounding states have an opportunity this week to skip the typical application fees. Alabama College ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

News

Alfa aims to inspire leadership at RBHS

Messages that encouraged spreading kindness, displaying servant leadership, lending a hand and standing up against bullying left an impression on students at Red Bay High ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

NW-SCC, area high schools partner for Clean Home Alabama Initiative

Northwest-Shoals Community College and northwest Alabama high schools – most of them from Franklin County – are partnering through the Alabama Community College System’s Clean ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

RMS hosts Very Hippie Spooktacular

Grizzly ghouls traveled to Russellville City Schools Auditorium Friday for a fright night of singing and dancing in A Very Hippie Spooktacular. The performance, which ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

SPAN celebrates 20 years of serving Franklin County

The Special Program for Achieving Network of Franklin County celebrated 20 years of service Tuesday with a luncheon at the A.W. Todd Center to reminisce ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Walk to Wellness weathers rain

There was not much walking at this year’s Walk to Wellness, but organizers said the goal was still achieved, as women were educated and money ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

RB string band competes at FFA nationals

They might come from a small town, but members of the Red Bay FFA String Band have big dreams when it comes to tackling FFA ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

CCHS Wildcats’ field goal in OT beats Bobcats

The Colbert Heights Wildcats got a second chance at an overtime win against the Phil Campbell Bobcats – and took full advantage of it. After ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Golden Tigers get back on track with win at Dora

The Russellville football team made its first trip to Dora High School in the history of the program Thursday night and came away with a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Red Bay maintains undefeated region record with win over Tharptown

The Red Bay Tigers finished off an unbeaten run through Class 2A, Region 7 with a 50-0 shutout win over the Tharptown Wildcats Thursday night. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

A Look Ahead: Football season heads toward play-off games

Just like that, the high school football season is coming to a close. Teams will wrap up regular season play this week. Phil Campbell and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.