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Candidates mingle with community at EFVFD fundraiser

Community members filled East Franklin Volunteer Fire Department Friday night as the fire department hosted its annual Candidate ... Read more | Add your comment

Red Bay falls to Calhoun in state semifinals

An historic season for the Red Bay boys basketball program came to an end on the floor of ... Read more | Add your comment

FCCTC students compete at state HOSA

Ten students from Franklin County Schools traveled to Montgomery this past week to compete in the HOSA State ... Read more | Add your comment

Russellville baseball sweeps Decatur, East Limestone

The Russellville High School varsity baseball team hosted the Decatur Red Raiders and the East Limestone Indians Feb. ... Read more | Add your comment

High School Sports

Softball: Kelby Daniel leads Bobcats

Kelby Daniel is not new to working with young athletes. He’s coached and trained many players in the past and said he is looking forward ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Softball: RB aims to build on past success

The Red Bay Lady Tigers ended the 2019 season with a 23-12 record, and Coach Shane Nichols said he is hoping to build on that ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Softball: BHS targets state win

Last year the Belgreen Bulldogs advanced to the Final Four in the Class 1A softball tournament. This year the Bulldogs want to finish the job. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Softball: New coach preps to lead Wildcats

Brooklyn Clark said she is excited to lead her first high school softball program. Clark was hired this year to take over the Tharptown Wildcats ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Softball: RHS girls face stiff competition to start season

Russellville 15, Smithville (Miss.) 0 The Lady Golden Tigers got the 2020 season off to a winning start with a dominating victory over Smithville at ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

News

Parks, Recreation looks back on six months under RCS

It has been six months since Russellville City Schools took control over Russellville Parks and Recreation, and Russellville Superintendent Heath Grimes said things seem to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

Baseball: PC aims to capitalize on experience

There is only one thing the Phil Campbell Bobcats can do to top their semi-final run from last year – go all the way. With ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Baseball: Wildcat boys target growth

Shannon Benford enters his fifth year of building a Tharptown baseball program essentially from the ground up. The Wildcats have fielded some young teams the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Baseball: Vina boys prepare to take next step

The Vina Red Devils were one game away from the playoffs this past year and dropped game three to the Hackleburg Panthers. Vina coach Donavan ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Baseball: Lawler prepares to rebuild RB program

Jamie Lawler has a tall task ahead of him in rebuilding a Red Bay baseball program that returns one starter. Lawler, who comes to Red ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

RCS rejects bid on West Elementary roofing project

Russellville City Schools Board of Education held a special meeting Feb. 20 so the board could officially accept or reject bids for repair to the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Auburn Tigers

Former RHS stars continue to shine at AU

Russellville’s Judd Ward became the first Auburn baseball player to hit for the cycle since 2005 as the Tigers defeated Illinois-Chicago in a game Feb. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

News

Community members buy Ronnie McDowell tickets

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by Ciera Hughes.

News

Phil Campbell holds Pre-K, kindergarten registration

The sight of tiny feet carrying brightly-colored backpacks is not far off as Phil Campbell Elementary prepares for Pre-K and kindergarten registration. Registration will be ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

Phil Campbell falls to Lauderdale County

The Phil Campbell Bobcats dug themselves an early hole and could never climb out as they fell short of another trip to Birmingham, losing to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Grimes pushes for equitable funding

While Russellville City Schools Superintendent Heath Grimes has always been a strong proponent for English Language Learners, he now spends his time researching funding for ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

Russellville High School opens 2020 baseball season

The Russellville varsity baseball team opened the 2020 season with a road game versus Hartselle followed by a home double-header against Westbrook Christian School. Feb. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Basketball season ends for Russellville boys

The Russellville Golden Tigers went to East Limestone Feb. 11 for AHSAA Class 5A sub-regional boys’ basketball, and the Indians took the win by a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

News

BTCPA announces auditions Feb. 23-24

The next production for the Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts will be “Cheating Cheaters” by John Patrick April 23-26 – and auditions are ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

RHS students attend Night to Shine

Each year the Tim Tebow Foundation helps churches across the country celebrate people with special needs, and this year students from Russellville High School joined ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Students see behind scenes through job shadowing

Deciding on a career path to pursue after high school can be a struggle, but students in the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Junior Leadership ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

Red Bay student earns trip of lifetime thanks to cheer talents

Red Bay High School junior Alexis Tabbs recently had the opportunity few high school students ever get. Tabbs was able to travel to London and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

Red Bay boys make history

The Red Bay Tigers made history Tuesday night, beating the Vincent Yellow Jackets 44-31 and advancing to the Class 2A Final Four for the first ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Cowboy Church welcomes back barrel races

The past few months have been slow for the arena in front of the Cowboy Church of Franklin County, which is used to hosting plenty ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

Bobcat girls make return to regional finals

The Phil Campbell Bobcats used their size and quickness to defeat the New Hope Indians 44-26 and advance to the finals of the Northwest Regional ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Red Bay Tigers advance to regional finals

The Red Bay Tigers have advanced to the regional finals for the first time since 1995, beating Southeastern 72-55. The Tigers will face Vincent Tuesday ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

A Valentine crown

Terrace Manor Nursing & Rehab names the Valentine King and Queen Friday during the facility’s Valentine’s Day party. This year’s king is Vergil McKelvy, who ... Read more | Add your comment

by Peggy Hyde.

High School Sports

RHS baseball locker room gets golden makeover

Russellville baseball head coach Chris Heaps said when he first arrived in Russellville in 2012, he urged his players to be uncommon to achieve an ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

State maintains record low for unemployment

As another year passed, Alabama continued to maintain its record low unemployment rate by ending December 2019 with an unemployment rate of 2.7 percent. This ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

Alabama to mentor states on work-based learning programs

Alabama has been named to a select group of states chosen to mentor other states on building high-quality, work-based learning programs. This program, through the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

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