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County broadband expansion receives additional funding

From school to business, work, entertainment, reading and other pursuits, reliable access to fast and affordable Internet is ... Read more | Add your comment

FC Cattlemen’s Association names Andy Pounders Cattleman of Year 

The Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association held its annual meeting Jan. 23 at the Ralph C. Bishop Center in ... Read more | Add your comment

Russellville gets $300K for demolition

As part of $18 million in grants awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey at the State Capitol Jan. 20 ... Read more | Add your comment

Baseball standouts pick up state honors

The Alabama Baseball Coaches Association held its annual awards banquet Saturday night in Birmingham to recognize top performances ... Read more | Add your comment

EDITORIAL -- FEATURE SPOT

Stay warm as winter drags on

After a mild holiday season, it now seems winter has settled in to stay for awhile. Here in the Southeast, we are accustomed to mild ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

County broadband expansion receives additional funding

From school to business, work, entertainment, reading and other pursuits, reliable access to fast and affordable Internet is something nearly everyone needs nowadays; however, it ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Doris Day Foundation provides grant for spay, neuter assistance

The Doris Day Animal Foundation, a national non-profit organization founded by the legendary actress, singer and animal welfare advocate, has provided a $5,000 grant to ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Phil Campbell girls dominate area

The Phil Campbell girls picked up two area wins this past week to remain undefeated in area play. Phil Campbell beat East Lawrence 56-24 and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Tharptown: Boys get OT win over Colbert Heights, girls narrowly top Belgreen

BOYS Tharptown 60, Colbert Heights 57 The Tharptown Wildcat boys overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to take the Colbert Heights Wildcats to overtime and win ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Golden Tiger teams celebrate senior night

The Russellville boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams had a busy week on the court. With the regular season winding down, the Golden Tigers are ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen’s Will Bonner scores 2,000 career points

While players scoring 1,000 career points seems to happen a few times each year, scoring 2,000 career points is a rare accomplishment. Belgreen’s Will Bonner ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Red Devil girls get pair of wins

The Vina Red Devils picked up a pair of wins this past week, beating Sheffield 65-55 and Phillips 54-30. In the Sheffield game, Sara Scott ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

HOPE in FC works toward establishing animal shelter

Interested members of the community are doing what they can to help save the stray dogs and cats of Franklin County. That shared desire is ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Belgreen Bulldogs

1,000 points

Collin Bonner scored his 1,000th career point on his first basket in the semi-final game of the  Franklin County Tournament against Tharptown Thursday night. Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

27-straight free throws earns AHSAA Spotlight

Vina High School senior post player Sara Scott quietly had a free-throw shooting stretch over a recent six-game stretch that caught veteran Vina head coach ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Features

Anatomy of a wedding photo

Clair (née Kennedy) and Wilson Whitlock are Red Bay natives who tied the knot Sept. 4. When it came to a wedding photographer, the bride ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

A year later, WES teacher continues long COVID recovery

Linda Holcomb spent the better part of three decades as a teacher at West Elementary; however, with her long struggle with an extremely severe case ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

City, county schools undergo construction projects

A variety of construction projects are underway in the city and county schools. RUSSELLVILLE CITY SCHOOLS The construction project at Russellville High School, originally projected ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Golden Tiger teams fall in basketball area openers at West Point

Russellville opened Class 5A, Area 15, regular season play with a trip to West Point Jan. 14 and fell to the Warriors in both boys’ ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

Artist couple retouches, refreshes Phil Campbell train mural

The Phil Campbell train mural, painted in March 2015 by Cori W. Alsbrooks on a brick wall in the downtown area, has gotten a much-needed ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Alabama All-State Choir students prepare for performances

Russellville students in the Alabama All-State Choir have spent the past few months working on honing their skills in preparation for the Alabama All-State Choral ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

U.S. Senate candidate visits Russellville to meet with local voters

Katie Britt, Alabama candidate for the United States Senate, attended a Franklin County Meet and Greet hosted by Brad M. Bolton, president of Community Spirit ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Galleries

PHOTOS: County tourney keeps court hot

County teams hit the hardwood at Vina Thursday and Friday in pursuit of Franklin glory as the county tournament continued. The tournament ended Saturday, with ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Community fights for Gracie Davis

The Red Bay and surrounding communities are still praying, donating and sending positive thoughts for Gracie Davis and her family. On a trip with friends, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Vina captures first ever B-Varsity Girls title

Five players are all that is needed to play basketball. In the first-ever B-Varsity Girls division of the Franklin County Tournament, there were two teams ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Red Bay Tigers win B-Varsity Boys title

The Red Bay Tigers pulled away from the Belgreen Bulldogs in the fourth quarter Saturday to capture the B-Varsity Boys Franklin County Tournament title, 31-24. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Three-peat: Belgreen boys win third straight county title

The Belgreen Bulldogs won an overtime thriller to capture their third straight Franklin County Tournament championship, beating Red Bay 51-45 Saturday night at Vina. It ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Tharptown girls win first county title in school history

The Tharptown Wildcats made history Saturday, night winning the school’s first–ever varsity girls Franklin County Tournament championship by beating Phil Campbell 34-33. The Wildcats’ win ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Bobcat boys win A-Junior title

The Phil Campbell Bobcats rolled to two easy wins in a row to capture the A-Junior Boys Franklin County championship.  Phil Campbell followed up a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Cheerleaders in training

Young aspiring Golden Tiger cheerleaders show their stuff following the Russellville varsity and JV cheerleaders’ recent mini cheer camp. The mini-cheerleaders had the opportunity to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

State offers storm shelter tax credit

The Franklin County Emergency Management Agency is making sure all FC citizens are aware of a new state program to recoup some of the costs ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

NW-SCC offers free CTE 101 training certification classes

Northwest-Shoals Community College will offer free CTE 101 training certification classes through the Pre-Apprenticeship and Ready to Work programs beginning in January. The deadline to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Community supports Red Bay senior Gracie Davis

On a trip with friends, driving with her boyfriend in one car, in a convoy with two other friends traveling in a different car, Red ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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