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A year later, WES teacher continues long COVID recovery

Linda Holcomb spent the better part of three decades as a teacher at West Elementary; however, with her ... Read more | Add your comment

City, county schools undergo construction projects

A variety of construction projects are underway in the city and county schools. RUSSELLVILLE CITY SCHOOLS The construction ... Read more | Add your comment

Golden Tiger teams fall in basketball area openers at West Point

Russellville opened Class 5A, Area 15, regular season play with a trip to West Point Jan. 14 and ... Read more | Add your comment

Artist couple retouches, refreshes Phil Campbell train mural

The Phil Campbell train mural, painted in March 2015 by Cori W. Alsbrooks on a brick wall in ... Read more | Add your comment

Franklin County

A year later, WES teacher continues long COVID recovery

Linda Holcomb spent the better part of three decades as a teacher at West Elementary; however, with her long struggle with an extremely severe case ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

City, county schools undergo construction projects

A variety of construction projects are underway in the city and county schools. RUSSELLVILLE CITY SCHOOLS The construction project at Russellville High School, originally projected ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Alabama All-State Choir students prepare for performances

Russellville students in the Alabama All-State Choir have spent the past few months working on honing their skills in preparation for the Alabama All-State Choral ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

U.S. Senate candidate visits Russellville to meet with local voters

Katie Britt, Alabama candidate for the United States Senate, attended a Franklin County Meet and Greet hosted by Brad M. Bolton, president of Community Spirit ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Galleries

PHOTOS: County tourney keeps court hot

County teams hit the hardwood at Vina Thursday and Friday in pursuit of Franklin glory as the county tournament continued. The tournament ended Saturday, with ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Community fights for Gracie Davis

The Red Bay and surrounding communities are still praying, donating and sending positive thoughts for Gracie Davis and her family. On a trip with friends, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Vina captures first ever B-Varsity Girls title

Five players are all that is needed to play basketball. In the first-ever B-Varsity Girls division of the Franklin County Tournament, there were two teams ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Red Bay Tigers win B-Varsity Boys title

The Red Bay Tigers pulled away from the Belgreen Bulldogs in the fourth quarter Saturday to capture the B-Varsity Boys Franklin County Tournament title, 31-24. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Tharptown girls win first county title in school history

The Tharptown Wildcats made history Saturday, night winning the school’s first–ever varsity girls Franklin County Tournament championship by beating Phil Campbell 34-33. The Wildcats’ win ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Bobcat boys win A-Junior title

The Phil Campbell Bobcats rolled to two easy wins in a row to capture the A-Junior Boys Franklin County championship.  Phil Campbell followed up a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Cheerleaders in training

Young aspiring Golden Tiger cheerleaders show their stuff following the Russellville varsity and JV cheerleaders’ recent mini cheer camp. The mini-cheerleaders had the opportunity to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

State offers storm shelter tax credit

The Franklin County Emergency Management Agency is making sure all FC citizens are aware of a new state program to recoup some of the costs ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

NW-SCC offers free CTE 101 training certification classes

Northwest-Shoals Community College will offer free CTE 101 training certification classes through the Pre-Apprenticeship and Ready to Work programs beginning in January. The deadline to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Community supports Red Bay senior Gracie Davis

On a trip with friends, driving with her boyfriend in one car, in a convoy with two other friends traveling in a different car, Red ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Sports

RHS plans baseball youth camp Jan. 17

The Russellville High School Winter Baseball Camp is coming up soon for young athletes interested in learning from the 2021 AHSAA Class 5A state champion ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

News

PC Council considers police car purchase

The Phil Campbell Police Department might welcome a used, fully-equipped – lights, cage and other typical police car accessories – vehicle to its fleet soon, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Phil Campbell installs new town welcome signs

Phill Campbell is in the process of installing two new town welcome signs, each at different ends of the town, to take the place of ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Russellville boys, girls see busy week on basketball court

Russellville’s varsity basketball teams hit the court after Christmas looking to gain some momentum as area play fast approaches. The RHS boys and girls will ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Big third quarter lifts Belgreen to win

Covenant Christian outscored the Belgreen boys in every quarter but the third – and that was all that mattered, as the Bulldogs beat the Eagles ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

County teams face off for Franklin bragging rights

The 2022 Franklin County Tournament is being held at Vina High School this week, having begun Jan. 11 and continuing through Jan. 15. There are ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Wildcats take down Hornets

Dylan Valdez and Malachi Minor combined for 40 points to help the Tharptown Wildcats take down area rival Hatton 62-40 this past week. Valdez led ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Red Bay beats rival Belmont

The Red Bay Tigers defeated state–line rival Belmont this past week 49-31. The Tigers jumped out to an 11-2 first quarter lead and extended the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

PC girls hold off Haleyville

The Phil Campbell Bobcats held off a second half surge by the Haleyville Lions to win 44-39 Saturday. Phil Campbell led for much of the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Dump truck crashes into Russellville house

A man driving a tandem axle dump truck left County Road 75 in Russellville, went airborne and crashed into a house, according to responding authorities. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Muralist Barbie Hester brightens area windows, doors

Russellville resident Barbie Hester has been keeping busy painting this holiday season, starting in November, creating murals on doors and windows in locations across Franklin ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

2021 Year in Review

After 2020, during which it seemed everything was canceled and all the news was bad, many Franklin Countians were looking forward to a better and ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Golden Tigers compete in Bracy Invitational to close 2021

The Russellville varsity boys recently continued a long-running basketball tradition of participating in the Bracy Invitational, held at Deshler High School Dec. 27-29. The Golden ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

News

Russellville City Council promotes firefighters

The Russellville City Council held a brief regular meeting Jan. 3, with the work session beginning at 6 p.m. and the meeting directly after. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

NW-SCC announces registration event Jan. 8

With the spring semester right around the corner, Northwest-Shoals Community College will host a registration event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The registration ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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