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View from Crescent Moon Acres: How one New Jersey woman found her dream life in Phil Campbell

“My whole life, I always wanted a farm,” explained Tanya Capalla of Crescent Moon Acres, her 22-acre farm ... Read more | Add your comment

Franklin County 4-H rabbit project participants bring home awards

Franklin County 4-H rabbit project participants joined 4-H students from Colbert and Winston counties in showing their skills, ... Read more | Add your comment

PHOTOS: Phil Campbell Homecoming Court

Phil Campbell’s Homecoming game will be Friday versus Carbon Hill. Read more | Add your comment

Red Bay picks up 58-24 homecoming victory

After a wild quarter and a half, the Red Bay Tigers settled in and delivered a knockout punch ... Read more | Add your comment

Franklin County

County seeks responses to broadband survey

The Franklin County Commission is asking residents to complete a short survey about their experience with the coverage and quality of broadband services in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

NW-SCC reports highest fall enrollment since 2010 

This fall Northwest-Shoals Community College is reporting more than 4,000 credit students for the first time since 2010. NW-SCC has enrolled 4,071 credit students for ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

ADEM approves $348M for water, sewer projects

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management in Montgomery announced that it has awarded $348 million in grants and loans to repair and upgrade crumbling, malfunctioning ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Extension warns: Harvest time means taking extra safety precautions

It’s harvest season, and that means local farmers are hard at work. The Franklin County Extension, Franklin County Farm-City Committee, Women’s Leadership Committee and Franklin ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

City approves line-of-credit bid from VSB for equipment purchases

In its regular meeting Sept. 19, the Russellville City Council passed a resolution to accept sealed bids received for interest rate on a loan to ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Russellville Electric Board elects officers

The Russellville Electric Board nominated and elected officers for the October 2022 through September 2024 term during its regular meeting Sept. 20. The newly-elected chairman ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Mid-season standings reveal teams’ trajectories

High school football season has reached its midpoint. Teams will step out of region play this week. While the play-off picture isn’t close to being ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

College Sports

Fall sports start for Patriots

The Northwest-Shoals Community College baseball and softball programs are preparing for the 2023 season and the return of sports for the Patriots. Fall practice and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Golden Tigers dominate East Limestone to stay atop region standings

The Russellville Golden Tigers continued their hot streak in football region play by taking down the East Limestone Indians 52-7 for a home win Friday ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

News

RCS BOE approves budget for FY-2023

Russellville City Schools CFO Lisa Witt presented the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 annual operating budget during the RCS Board of Education second budget hearing Sept. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

FCS BOE passes budget

The Franklin County Schools Board of Education passed the 2023 budget following a presentation by CFO Carla Knight. Knight reported the total budget is approximately ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Sports

PHOTOS: Wrestling helps raise money for FOP

Wrestling comes to the Ralph C. Bishop Community Center Saturday night. It was an action-packed evening presented by FOP Lodge 5 as a fundraiser. Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Red Bay plans annual Founders Day festival Sept. 24

It’s time: Red Bay’s Founders Day festival returns Saturday. “A day of free family fun,” as described by organizers, Founders Day is set for Sept. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Features

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2007, Lydia Hammock Freeman

Red Bay’s Lydia (Hammock) Freeman said she grew up doing pageants and felt competing in Junior Miss would broaden her horizons. “I really wanted to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

News

RBHS ag teacher receives Honorary American FFA Degree

“In recognition of your outstanding contributions to supporting the next generation of leaders, it is our pleasure to award you the Honorary American FFA Degree.” ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Friday night brings Homecoming, region games

It’s Homecoming week in Red Bay. The Tigers will step out of region play and host the Hackleburg Panthers. Russellville hosts East Limestone. Tharptown and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Professional wrestling benefits FOP

An action-packed evening of all-star wrestling is coming to Russellville this Saturday night. It all takes place at the Ralph C. Bishop Community Center. FOP ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

DHR hosts training for foster parents

The Franklin County Department of Human Resources will once again offer the required training course to become a license foster parent – and everyone with ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

RB council reaffirms SRO for school

During its regular meeting Sept. 8, the Red Bay City Council discussed and approved the submission of a revised Memorandum of Understanding to Superintendent Greg ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

RFD gets $50K grant for new equipment

Thanks to a grant, the Russellville Fire Department will soon be even better equipped to continue keeping Russellville safe. In the Russellville City Council Meeting ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Galleries

PHOTOS: Red Bay High School Homecoming Court

Red Bay's Homecoming game will be Sept. 16 versus Hackleburg. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

Russellville battles West Point in area volleyball action

The Russellville Golden Tigers hosted the West Point Warriors for a volleyball match Sept. 9. The two varsity squads are members of Class 5A, Area ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

County volleyball teams keep courts hot as season progresses

In recent volleyball action: BELGREEN Belgreen beat Tharptown 2-0. Hannah Borden had five aces and two kills. Carson Hovater had six kills and three aces. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Landfill withdraws expansion request

In a Sept. 8 letter issued by Franklin County Land Management Inc., to the Franklin County Commission, FCLM withdrew its request seeking major permit modifications ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Russellville meets to discuss next steps for Main Street Alabama

Downtown Russellville and Trisha Black, assistant state coordinator of Main Street Alabama, hosted a community meeting at the Historic Roxy Theatre Sept. 6 to share ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Second half lapse costs Vina Homecoming game

After practically every team in Northwest Alabama rescheduled games to Thursday night because of rain forecasted for Friday night, Vina held firm so as not ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Russellville defense holds West Point scoreless

The Russellville Golden Tigers evened their varsity football record for the season and improved to 2-0 in region play with a 27-0 win at West ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Red Bay Tigers pull away to beat Sheffield

The Red Bay Tigers needed to rebound after a bad loss to Lexington. Locked in a dog fight with Sheffield for much of the game, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Phil Campbell falls 25-22 to Colbert County

The Phil Campbell Bobcats versus Colbert County Indians matchup was as entertaining and as close as one would expect going into the game. It was ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

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