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Franklin County EMA receives grants for upgrades

“A few months ago, we put in for a Homeland Security grant to upgrade our emergency operations center,” ... Read more | Add your comment

Basketball season begins for Tharptown Wildcats

BOYS Sonny Conwill enters his second season as the head coach of the Tharptown Wildcats boys basketball team ... Read more | Add your comment

NW-SCC celebrates nursing program’s 50th anniversary

Northwest-Shoals Community College celebrated the 50th anniversary of the college’s nursing program on the Phil Campbell campus Nov. ... Read more | Add your comment

Phil Campbell boys get off to hot start

The Phil Campbell varsity boys are off to a hot start. The Bobcats beat Hubbertville, Phillips and Hackleburg ... Read more | Add your comment

Franklin County

Franklin County EMA receives grants for upgrades

“A few months ago, we put in for a Homeland Security grant to upgrade our emergency operations center,” explained FC EMA Director Mary Glass in ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Basketball season begins for Tharptown Wildcats

BOYS Sonny Conwill enters his second season as the head coach of the Tharptown Wildcats boys basketball team this year. Conwill, who was hired right ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Basketball season begins for Phil Campbell Bobcats

BOYS If senior leadership means anything, the Phil Campbell boys basketball team could be on the precipice of a special season. The Bobcats return 10 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Basketball season begins for Vina Red Devils

BOYS Head coach Randy Barnes said he is looking for maturity and experience to help his Vina boys basketball team continue to improve. Barnes returns ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

College Sports

Cross-country program returns to NW-SCC

Northwest-Shoals Community College athletic director Taylor Franks announced this past week that the college will add men and women’s cross-country teams for the 2023 fall ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Hodges sets tree lighting for Nov. 27

The Town of Hodges is holding its annual Christmas Memory Tree Lighting ceremony Nov. 27 in the Town Park. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m., and ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Tharptown teams down Colbert Heights

BOYS Malachi Minor dropped 20 points on the Colbert Heights Wildcats this past week to lead Tharptown to a 63-50 win. Colbert Heights jumped out ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Russellville varsity basketball teams get wins to open season

The 2022-23 varsity basketball season tipped off for the Russellville Golden Tigers with both the boys and girls taking the court. Russellville’s boys opened the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen boys defeat Waterloo

BOYS The Belgreen Bulldogs picked up a win over the Waterloo Cougars this past week 57-27. Austin James scored 13 points to lead the way ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Two Bobcats sign for Patriot baseball

With baseball now firmly reestablished at Northwest-Shoals Community College, the community can likely expect to see a number Franklin County standouts joining the Patriot program ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

REB approves building bid, year-end bonus

In the Russellville Electric Board’s most recent meeting Nov. 15, REB general manager Charles Canida gave a status update on the project to build a ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

PC approves Christmas lights, other needs

Phil Campbell is getting ready to celebrate the season with a generous sprinkling of extra Christmas cheer this year. In the council’s Nov. 15 meeting, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Red Bay FUMC offers meals for Thanksgiving Day

Red Bay First United Methodist Church is offering free Thanksgiving Day meals, for pickup or delivery, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. “We have ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

RFD promotes fire safety awareness

With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, many will be gathering in large numbers indoors to celebrate. While getting ready for the festivities might ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

RC&D spotlights completed grant projects

The Northwest Alabama RC&D Council has been busy over the past year. The council recently highlighted 12 completed projects, funded by RC&D in partnership with ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Free Franklin County public safety alerts available by phone, app

The community now has a new way to get free Franklin County emergency notifications – including public safety alerts and severe weather warnings – by ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2013 – Maggie Coan

“It was really rewarding on the local and the state level. I got to meet a lot of really good girls." Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Two standouts propel Belgreen to win over THS

Dacota Green and Noelle Willingham combined for 44 of Belgreen’s points in a 54-42 win over Tharptown Thursday. Green and Willingham scored 22 points each. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen charges past Tharptown for 66-54 final

Austin James dropped 28 points and hit four three-pointers to lead the Belgreen Bulldogs past the Tharptown Wildcats 66-54 Thursday night. Belgreen fell behind early, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Farm-City Banquet announces award winners

The annual Franklin County Farm-City Awards Banquet, presented by the Franklin County Extension and the Farm-City Planning Committee, took place Nov. 14 at the A.W. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Spartans prove too much for Golden Tigers, ending season

The Russellville Golden Tigers hosted the Pleasant Grove Spartans in round two of the AHSAA Class 5A football playoffs, and the season came to an ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

FCS second-graders graduate from Super Citizen program

As part of Liberty Learning’s Super Citizen program, second-graders in Franklin County Schools have been participating in a program designed to help them become good ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

RFD donates money through annual breast cancer fundraiser

Through its annual T-shirt fundraiser, the Russellville Fire Department raised $2,178.40, which it presented to Russellville Hospital Nov. 11 for the hospital’s Firemen’s Fund. It’s ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Russellville council hears appeal about violent dogs, animal welfare

“I don’t want any other families to be destroyed and torn apart. My whole world has changed,” shared Wesley Sheeks during the Nov. 7 meeting ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

County elects BOE members, DA, coroner, sheriff

Franklin Countians cast their votes Nov. 8 in the general election, taking part in choosing several offices as well as weighing in on 10 amendments ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2012, Mariah Horton

“The DYW program helped lay the foundation for success for my upcoming college years and my career.” Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

News

Phil Campbell church offers free Thanksgiving meals

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, Phil Campbell’s Mountain View Baptist Church, located on Highway 81, is gearing up for its annual program to provide Thanksgiving ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

American Legion Post 64 hosts Russellville Veterans Day Parade

American Legion Post 64 hosts its annual Veterans Day parade in downtown Russellville Nov. 6. Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Russellville’s Jenna Whitfield signs with Itawamba CC for softball

Russellville High School softball standout Jenna Whitfield recently made her college plans official with a scholarship signing ceremony. Whitfield will be joining the Itawamba Community ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

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