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Russellville Parks and Rec adult softball league grows interest

“We hope this is something that continues to grow. It gives our fields some use, gets the community ... Read more | Add your comment

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Thomas Randall Miller

Thomas Randall Miller is 78 years, and his six years in the U.S. Army are more than 50 ... Read more | Add your comment

Police search underway for man wanted in three states

Police are searching for Billy Joe Williams, also known as Jerry Williams, a wanted person who has recently ... Read more | Add your comment

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Russellville Parks and Rec adult softball league grows interest

“We hope this is something that continues to grow. It gives our fields some use, gets the community involved, gives our student workers some hours ... Read more | Add your comment

by Harleigh Borden.

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PHOTOS: Phil Campbell has volleyball play date at Cherokee

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by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Community Spirit Bank announces promotion

Community Spirit Bank has announced the promotion of Jessica Horton to chief compliance and BSA officer. Horton, with nineteen years of financial industry experience, now ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Local students earn collegiate honors

Mississippi State University names local Stephen D. Lee scholar Bailey Bolton, of Red Bay, Ala., was recognized as a Stephen D. Lee Scholar during Mississippi ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

East Franklin

PHOTOS: East Franklin Junior High awards honors

First Grade – Miss Ergle: Maddie Miller – P.E. Award; Desiree Watkins – All A’s and B’s; Paxton Oliver – All A’s and B’s; Joseph ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Traveling band makes stop at Phil Campbell High School

Phil Campbell High School hosted the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corp last week while they were traveling from Texas to South Carolina. Following an overnight ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

2024 Russellville High School football schedule features mix of old, new opponents

The Russellville Golden Tigers are working during the summer months to prepare for the upcoming football season. Their schedule for the upcoming season will be ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

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Russellville Parks and Rec holds adult sandlot softball game

Summer is often a busy time for parents, chauffeuring kids to sporting events, lessons and practices. Last week, roles were reversed as children sat in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Harleigh Borden.

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Second Canadian Phil greeted by town

Phillip John Campbell, the second Phil Campbell to visit from Canada, was officially recognized during the opening ceremony of the Phil Campbell Festival June 21. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Franklin County Schools lead nurse school nurse named administrator of the year

The Alabama Association of School Nurses has named Diane Baker, lead nurse for Franklin County Schools, as the 2024 School Nurse Administrator of the Year. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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Former Russellville resident performs in ‘Miracle Worker’

Formerly of Russellville, Elizabeth Ragsdale is playing the role of Aunt Ev – the sister of Helen’s father, Captain Keller – in this year’s production ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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PHOTOS: Russellville, Red Bay public libraries enjoy summer reading program events

Area children participating in library summer reading program events in Red Bay and Russellville have a wide range of activities keeping them busy this summer ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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PHOTOS: Golden Tigers prepare for upcoming football season

The Russellville Golden Tigers are using the summer to prepare for the upcoming football season. Players are busy working on their strength, speed and conditioning. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

RHS athlete receives tennis scholarship

Russellville High School athlete Addie Strickland has accepted a scholarship to play tennis at Central Alabama Community College where she plans to major in criminal ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight: Robbie Richardson

Although many veterans can trace their military service back to their “fresh-out-of-high-school” days, Robbie Richardson has a different story. The 53-year-old Russellville native began his ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

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University of Mississippi announces spring Chancellor’s Honor Roll

The University of Mississippi announced students named to the spring honor roll lists. Chancellor’s Honor Roll – Students who earned a semester GPA of 3.75-4.00. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Phil Campbell 10U softball places in tournament

Phil Campbell 10U softball placed fifth in the inaugural Alabama Diamond Youth Softball League State Tournament in Prattville, Ala. The girls faced tough competition and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

East Franklin holds athletic banquet

East Franklin Junior High recently held its athletic banquet, honoring the following: Girls basketball awards – Layla Baker – Most Valuable Player, Most Steals, Top ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

RHS baseball program hosts camp for kids

The Russellville High School baseball program hosted a summer camp for kids June 20-21 at the home of the Golden Tigers. RHS head coach Jess ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Sports

Coaching changes take place for area teams

Coaching changes happen every year in the months of May, June and July. So far, this summer has been much more stable than last. Below ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Golden Tigers host youth football camp

As Russellville begins preparation for its first season under Head Coach Dustin Goodwin, it’s not too early for future Golden Tigers to begin learning as ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

Auburn, Tuscaloosa will no longer host Super 7 football championships

The Alabama High School Athletic Association, in coordination with the cities of Tuscaloosa, Auburn and Opelika, have agreed to remove the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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PHOTOS: Community turns out for Phil Campbell Festival

Previously known as the Phil Campbell Hoedown, the community turned out for the renamed festival, the Phil Campbell Festival, June 21-22 in the park in ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

University of Alabama announces spring graduates

Local spring graduates from the University of Alabama include: Spruce Pine Jacob Anthony – Bachelor of Science in Education Haley Scott – Bachelor of Arts ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Dean’s, president’s lists students named for UA spring term

A total of 13,103 students enrolled during the spring semester at the University of Alabama were named to the dean’s list with an academic record ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Hugh Plott

Spending 30 years in the United States Army National Guard has given Hugh Plott, 51, a life experience or two. Plott retired two years ago, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Sports

RHS Class of 1988 Chucky Mullins Scholarship Committee hosts youth football funday

The Russellville High School Class of 1988 – Chucky Mullins Scholarship Committee hosted a youth football funday along with a pro bowl for students with ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

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PHOTOS: Inaugural downtown Russellville Art Crawl winners

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by Staff Reports.

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PHOTOS: Russellville Public Library holds princess, pirates bounce party

The first event in this year’s summer reading program at Russellville Public Library took place June 14 from 2-4 p.m. Activities included an obstacle course ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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