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“When we first bought this house, we never imagined we’d be running a guesthouse, but we want to ... Read more | Add your comment

Spruce Pine Day festival returns Oct. 16

Spruce Pine Day, always the third Saturday in October, will be held Oct. 16 at the Spruce Pine ... Read more | Add your comment

Teams look to rebound from week of losses

PCHS (4-3; 3-1) at East Lawrence (2-5; 2-2) The Phil Campbell Bobcats will travel to East Lawrence this ... Read more | Add your comment

Next generation performs with Kerry Gilbert Band

Hugh Banks, a member of the Kerry Gilbert Band, welcomes his granddaughter, Kami Collier, to the Roxy stage ... Read more | Add your comment

Features

Be our guest

“When we first bought this house, we never imagined we’d be running a guesthouse, but we want to promote Red Bay, and this is a ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Spruce Pine Day festival returns Oct. 16

Spruce Pine Day, always the third Saturday in October, will be held Oct. 16 at the Spruce Pine Museum and in the downtown area. Festivities ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Get help accessing veterans services

Although based out of Marion County, veterans service officer Marlon Holloway, 58, a retired Marine, comes to the Franklin County Courthouse in Russellville every Thursday ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Tigers, Bobcats, Wildcats, Red Devils all fall in tough losses

The Red Bay Tigers and Phil Campbell Bobcats both took tough losses Friday night. Red Bay lost to Hatton 16-14, and Phil Campbell lost to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

PHOTOS: Hodges celebrates Spirit Saturday

The community enjoys music, food and fun at the Spirit of Hodges festival Oct. 9. Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

RHS volleyball celebrates senior night

The Russellville volleyball team celebrated senior night Sept. 14. The Golden Tigers and the Brooks Lions battled it out on the court for five sets ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Tharptown honors volleyball seniors

Senior volleyball players at Tharptown are (from left) Amber Felix, Leslie Staggs, Taylor Cameron, Jaiden Gaston and Courtney Ballard. Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Phil Campbell honors volleyball seniors

Senior volleyball players at Phil Campbell are (from left) Faith Cook, Harley Cummings and Jade Roberson. Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Spirit of Hodges festival returns Oct. 8-9

Each October the town of Hodges comes alive for one of the community’s biggest yearly events. The annual Spirit of Hodges festival will kick off ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

PHOTOS: Wildcats herald Homecoming with parade

Prior to their Sept. 24 Homecoming game, the Tharptown Wildcats started getting pepped up with the traditional Homecoming parade. The Wildcats went on to smash ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Galleries

PHOTOS: Almost Elton John

“Almost Elton John,” portrayed by performer Jerred Price, and the RocketMen perform at the Roxy Sept. 25.  Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Red Bay wins Franklin County Volleyball Tournament

In the second year of their program, the Red Bay Tigers have won the Franklin County Volleyball Tournament, which took place at Belgreen Saturday. “Saturday ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Russellville crushes Ardmore for Homecoming victory

The Russellville Golden Tigers hosted Ardmore Friday night for the Homecoming football game and dominated on the field from start to finish for a 51-0 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Red Bay upends Sheffield

Aiden Quinn scored three touchdowns to lead the Red Bay Tigers to a 34-20 win over the Sheffield Bulldogs Friday. Quinn carried the ball 11 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Phil Campbell routes Colbert Heights

Kyle Pace threw for four touchdown passes as the Phil Campbell Bobcats routed the Colbert Heights Wildcats 42-7 to remain unbeaten in region play. “We’ve ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Franklin football teams battle to end season strong

PCHS (4-2; 3-0) hosts Lauderdale County (7-0; 4-0) THURSDAY Phil Campbell and Lauderdale County are fighting for the top spot in Class 3A Region 8. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

FC Commission OKs budget

In a special called meeting Sept. 29, the Franklin County Commission approved its fiscal year 2021-2022 annual budget of approximately $14,331,043.99 – divided as follows, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

RPD, RCS partner to raise funds for families of fallen Sheffield officer, FC sheriff

Russellville City Schools and the Russellville Police Department are partnering to raise funds that will support the families of two local law enforcement officers. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Phil Campbell council tables fire chief change

Rumor had it the Phil Campbell City Council would be considering a shake-up in the local volunteer fire department. The council was reportedly set to ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Features

Gardening with grandkids: Couple inspires gardening love in next generation

“I just do it because I like it.” With that simple statement, Jimmy Poss encompasses his feelings about his luscious backyard garden, where he grows ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Galleries

PHOTOS: Phil Campbell Homecoming Parade

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by María Camp.

News

Saving a life

The Russellville City Council held its regular meeting Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. – and, among its business items, recognized a hero. Russellville Police Officer ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Northwest Regional Library offers books by mail to qualifying Franklin County residents

In celebration of Library Card Sign-up Month, the Northwest Regional Library is reminding people of its Books by Mail program. Participation is open to qualifying ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

NW-SCC to host three COVID-19 vaccine clinics in October

Northwest-Shoals Community College will host COVID-19 vaccine clinics this month. Clinics will be offered Oct. 5, 14 and 19 in the Patriot Center gym on ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

PHOTOS: Tharptown High School hosts Alumni Tea

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by María Camp.

Franklin County

County applies for scrap tire removal grant

The Franklin County Commission voted to apply for a grant to pay for scrap tire removal in its regular meeting Sept. 20. “If approved, the ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

A Look Ahead: Football faces week six action

PCHS (3-2) at Colbert Heights (3-3) The Phil Campbell Bobcats will try to shake off a tough homecoming loss to Haleyville as they travel to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Russellville Public Library celebrates Banned Books Week

Russellville Public Library is spotlighting frequently banned or challenged books during 2021’s Banned Books Week, from Sept. 26 through Oct. 2. Among the titles that ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Listerhill Foundation provides new socks, shoes to every TES student

The Listerhill Foundation presented all 500 children at Tharptown Elementary School with a new pair of brand-name athletic shoes and five pairs of Bombas socks ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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