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County volleyball teams notch wins

There was plenty of action in Franklin County volleyball this week, including two inter–county matchups and the Bulldog ... Read more | Add your comment

RHS volleyball seeks consistency

The Russellville varsity volleyball team earned a couple of wins in recent action but also dropped two area ... Read more | Add your comment

Studio X-Treme senior twirlers participate in MSU honor band day

Russellville’s Studio X-Treme senior twirlers traveled to Starkville to participate in the honor band day at the first ... Read more | Add your comment

Russellville City Schools BOE approves operating budget

The Russellville City Schools Board of Education approved its operating budget Sept. 9 after hearing a detailed breakdown ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Red Bay prepares for Founders Day with pageant, contests

Founders Day is coming Sept. 25, and a few special events are helping generate excitement as the festival approaches. PAGEANT The annual Red Bay Founders ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Belgreen Bulldogs

County volleyball teams notch wins

There was plenty of action in Franklin County volleyball this week, including two inter–county matchups and the Bulldog Classic tournament Saturday. Tharptown beat Red Bay ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Football faces week four

PCHS (3-1) – OPEN After a big region win over Clements, Phil Campbell will have an off week. The Bobcats will be back in action ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Bobcats stay undefeated in region with win against Colts

Bryant Hyde ran wild on the Clements Colts Friday night to help the Phil Campbell Bobcats stay unbeaten in region play. Hyde was a workhorse ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Golden Tigers rout Brewer Patriots 52-0

The seventh ranked in Class 5A Russellville Golden Tigers dominated from start to finish in all phases of the football game Friday night to get ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

Hollywood actor, Russellville native reflects on path to silver screen

“Your dream might not make sense to the people right around you, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen.” That’s the advice of veteran actor ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Russellville downtown to pursue Main Street designation

The Downtown Redevelopment Committee met at the Historic Roxy Theatre Monday at 6:30 p.m. Tanya Maloney, a field service specialist for Main Street Alabama, spoke ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

‘To show our gratitude’

Rep. Jamie Kiel, Sen. Larry Stutts and the Alabama Forestry Association hosted a Back the Blue event to thank first responders and show their appreciation ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Sports

Future of Golden Tiger athletics

The Russellville 12U football players and cheerleaders are recognized before the varsity football game against Mae Jemison Friday. Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

News

BTCPA returns to stage

In March 2020 the Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts joined the roster of organizations canceling events as the coronavirus descended fiercely across the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

High School Sports

Football faces week three

Local teams will be looking to add to the win column with a slate of region games Friday. PCHS (2-1) hosts Clements (0-2) The Phil ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Redevelopment Committee plans take shape

Ask Russellville residents Mitch McKinney and Julie Herring McKinney when they decided to move to Alabama after calling Atlanta home for more than 20 years, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Russellville Golden Tigers continue win streak

The Russellville Golden Tigers opened football region play at home against the Mae Jemison Jaguars and made the statement that they are once again the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Bobcats route Elkmont to start region play

The Phil Campbell Bobcats laid waste to the Elkmont Red Devils Friday night to take an early region win. The Bobcats scored early and often ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Features

Hometown to Hollywood: Actor/musician Myk Watford finds his niche

“Playing Rick Hall is one of the greatest honors of my career, and it’s a dream come true to have the opportunity to portray someone ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Tiger girls get first area volleyball win

Starting a new program is measured by milestones, not instant success. The Red Bay Lady Tigers started their volleyball program this past year and experienced ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Tharptown cross country finishes top five

The Tharptown Cross Country team enjoyed some success over the weekend, finishing fifth of 18 teams in the 11th annual Pepsi Cross Country Challenge in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen, Tharptown cross-country teams compete in Florence

The Belgreen Bulldogs and Tharptown Wildcats competed in the Brooks High School Cross Country Invitational at McFarland Park in Florence in late August. Belgreen finished ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

PC enforces ordinances to improve aesthetics, safety

Change is coming in Phil Campbell. PC Police Chief Jessica Clements has been working to spread the word about town ordinances that, although they have ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

Extension names Red, White, Green contest winners

The following are winners of the Franklin County Extension’s Watermelon Festival Contests for 2021, on the theme of Red, White and Green. CUTEST BABY/CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

Teams face week two

PCHS (1-1) travels to Elkmont (0-2) The Phil Campbell Bobcats will try to shake off a disappointing 7-0 loss to Lamar County when they travel ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Community remembers Cecil Batchelor

Cecil Batchelor, age 96, beloved Russellville icon, passed away Aug. 17. His passing has led many to reflect on his legacy and the impact he ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Phil Campbell holds backpack drive, restocks school’s community closet

Not long after Tina King, PCHS JAG teacher, posted a summer call for donations of school supplies, toiletry items and clothing to restock the school’s ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Blue Springs Volunteer Fire Department holds cornhole tournament fundraiser

Blue Springs Volunteer Fire Department, 3001 Highway 75 in east Franklin, held a cornhole tournament fundraiser Aug. 28. Contestants paid $15 to participate, and $5 ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

RHS volleyball has early-season tourney success

The Russellville Golden Tigers recently got the 2021 varsity volleyball season underway. Russellville is 6-5 to start the year under head coach Anna Lisa Jackson, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Belgreen Bulldogs

PHOTOS: Volleyball teams start season with Rogers tourney

Phil Campbell and Belgreen volleyball teams compete in a tournament at Rogers. Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

City approves liquor license

The Russellville City Council held a special called meeting Aug. 30 at noon to consider a liquor license request for a downtown restaurant. The city ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Phil Campbell hosts first-ever volleyball event

The Phil Campbell Bobcats hosted their first-ever volleyball event this past week. Despite losing to Clements and East Lawrence, Coach Amy Moss said she was ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

County schools go remote for 10 days

In answer to “a significant spike in positive COVID-19 case within our school system,” all Franklin County Schools transitioned to remote learning beginning Aug. 30, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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