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CDC issues guidance as Delta COVID-19 variant surges

Health officials are scrambling as the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve. Although it seemed recently that the virus ... Read more | Add your comment

Old Red Bay water tank moves to main street

The old wooden water tank and tower, nearly 120 years old, was moved to its new home in ... Read more | Add your comment

PHOTOS: Vina celebrates 30th July Fest

The community converges in downtown Vina for the 30th July Fest. The day was filled with shopping, live ... Read more | Add your comment

20th annual Great Pretenders show entertains at Historic Roxy

The Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council sponsored the 20th annual W.C. Handy Evening at the Roxy Thursday. ... Read more | Add your comment

Franklin County

CDC issues guidance as Delta COVID-19 variant surges

Health officials are scrambling as the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve. Although it seemed recently that the virus had been flattened to a manageable level, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

News

Old Red Bay water tank moves to main street

The old wooden water tank and tower, nearly 120 years old, was moved to its new home in Red Bay Thursday. The original location was ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Bobcats sign for athletic futures

Two Bobcat baseballers make their college plans official, signing on the dotted line to continue their diamond dreams with athletic scholarships. In July, utility player ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association holds annual meeting

The Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association held its annual meeting Saturday at the recreation center in Russellville. Activities included a steak dinner, entertainment and, at the ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Dream Center, Redemption Church give away backpacks

Three hundred free backpacks filled with school supplies will be handed out to students in kindergarten through 12th grade at the Neon Night Backpack Giveaway. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

PHOTOS: East Franklin Awards Day

KINDERGARTEN Belle Baker—All G’s; Madalyn Kastberg—All G’s; Maci Turbyfill—All G’s; Belen De La Rosa—All G’s; Shelby Weeks—All G’s; Fisher Newell—All G’s, P.E. Award; Amos Nix—All ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

Football practice gears up this week for county high schools

After an unseasonably cool – well, less hot – and wet summer, the heat and humidity have finally come arrived just in time for the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

McWane Center presents Reactions in Action at RES

Students participating in the summer program at Russellville Elementary were treated to a Reactions in Action presentation by McWane Center presenter Norman Schmitz Thursday. Schmitz ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

July Fest returns Saturday for 30th year

July Fest, a long-standing Vina tradition, will resume this year after skipping 2020 because of COVID-19 precautions. The festival will be held on the grounds ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Place of Grace receives land donation for women’s rehabilitation center

For Jocelynn James Edmonds, the desire to open a faith-based rehab center for women who want help to break free of addiction is a personal ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Tammy Wynette Legacy Center welcomes front gates from her homeplace

The Tammy Wynette Legacy Center in Tremont, Miss., unveiled the gates from Tammy Wynette’s home in Nashville, Tenn., at 4121 Franklin Road, during a wine ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Steve Trash performs at Russellville Public Library Friday

Steve Trash, globe-trotting magician, “Rockin’ Eco Hero” and Frog Pond resident, will perform his magic show at Russellville Public Library July 30 at 2 p.m. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Council declares Mahan-Malone tennis courts obsolete

In a July 19 council meeting, the Russellville City Council approved a resolution declaring the Mahan-Malone tennis courts obsolete. Nov. 29, 1974, the city was ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

RCS Board recognizes rocketry students

The Russellville City Board of Education met Thursday and, along with other business, honored some star students. Special recognition was extended to the two Russellville ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

4-H archery, shotgun event draws youth to Cedar Hill Trap Range

Alabama 4-H held an event for archery and shotguns Saturday, giving local youth something to shoot for this summer. Franklin County and Colbert County young ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

FCSO recaptures escaped inmates

Two inmates, Timothy Kyle Sawyer, 29, and William Messer, 34, escaped from the Franklin County Jail Thursday at approximately 9:40 a.m. – but they weren’t ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

W.C. Handy’s Evening at the Roxy features Great Pretenders

The Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council is sponsoring the 20th annual W.C. Handy Evening at the Roxy July 29. Entertainment will be presented by ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Sports

Russellville Tigers win ARPA softball state championship

The 12U Russellville Tigers topped all tournament competition and are the 2021 Alabama Recreation & Parks Association softball state champions. In the state tournament, held ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Galleries

PHOTOS: East Franklin Athletic Awards

A-TEAM BOYS BASKETBALL A-Team Boys Basketball winners include Israel Sanchez, Practice Award; Josh Molina, Most Valuable Player; Gage Baker, Team Captain; and Levi Baker, 100% ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Russellville couple takes up their cross for Christ

When most people talk about walking the Christian walk, it’s in a metaphorical sense. When they talk about taking up one’s cross, they just mean ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

Chamber of Commerce announces this year’s Junior Leaders

Each year the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce chooses high school juniors to represent the county as Junior Leaders over the course of a 10-month ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

RHS, THS rocket teams notch top 10 finishes at nationals

Russellville and Tharptown high school rocketry teams competed in The American Rocketry Challenge national competition in mid-June and came away with high finishes among the ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Auburn Tigers

RHS grad signs with Nationals

Former Russellville High School and Auburn University baseball standout Cody Greenhill has signed a free agent deal with the Washington Nationals. Greenhill, who just finished ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

News

Council approves resolution declaring Mahan Malone tennis courts obsolete

In Monday night’s meeting, the Russellville City Council approved a resolution declaring the Mahan Malone tennis courts obsolete. Nov. 29, 1974, the city was awarded ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

College Sports

PC alum gets all-star nod

UNA baseball player and former Phil Campbell Bobcat Peyton Thomas has earned a selection to the Cal Ripken Collegiate League All-Star Team. “It was an ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

FC hires three head coaches

Three new head coaches were hired at the most recent Franklin County Board of Education meeting. Greg Winstead finds himself back in a familiar role ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Area volleyball teams start scrimmaging

Volleyball season begins in mid-August for area teams, but preparations have begun already. Teams use the summer months of June and July for conditioning, fundamentals, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Local Black Sox grab more wins

The summer travel baseball season is winding down for the local Black Sox teams, which includes many athletes from Franklin County, and the squads are ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

News

Two Bobcats get college scholarships

Phil Campbell Bobcat baseball players continue to reap the rewards of their 2021 run to the Class 3A state championship. Utility player Austen Baker and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

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