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RPD, FCSO raise funds through softball game

The Russellville Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office competed in an inaugural softball game May 18 ... Read more | Add your comment

Tharptown rocketry team blasts into first place in nation 

Tharptown’s rocketry team blasted off to victory, all the way from their home in Russellville, Ala., to securing ... Read more | Add your comment

From the Extension: Roll out the welcome mat for these Top 10 Most Wanted

Did you know? Most insects found in your garden don’t harm plants. In fact, 97 percent of the ... Read more | Add your comment

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Eric Reason

His father was a colonel who served in Desert Storm and Vietnam. His uncle served in Korea. His ... Read more | Add your comment

Franklin County

RPD, FCSO raise funds through softball game

The Russellville Police Department and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office competed in an inaugural softball game May 18 at the Lee Sports Complex by Sloss ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Columnists

Savor this moment as you prepare for next chapter

Many of you are getting ready to march across a stage or field, accept your diploma and begin the next phase of your life. Whether ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

US-43 traffic lights in front of Walmart malfunctioning

Earlier this afternoon, the Russellville Police Department reported on their Facebook page that the traffic lights on US-43 in front of Walmart in Russellville have ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Ivey announces $500,000 grant to improve Red Bay water lines

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $500,000 grant for water line upgrades to support a growing industrial base in the city of Red Bay. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Community Spirit Bank welcomes new employee

Community Spirit Bank is delighted to welcome Denean White as the newest member of the team. With a career spanning 38 years in the banking ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Pilgrim’s sponsors Russellville Public Library summer reading program

The Russellville Public Library summer reading program, fully sponsored by Pilgrim’s to the tune of $4,200, will kick off June 14. “I’m so excited to ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Red Bay baseball season comes to end in semis

It was a bittersweet end to the baseball season for the Red Bay Tigers. The Red Bay Tigers baseball team’s season came to an end ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Russellville softball team competes at 5A North Regional to end season

The Russellville High School varsity softball team competed in the AHSAA Class 5A North Regional at the Florence Sportsplex May 7-8. The Lady Golden Tigers ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen, Red Bay softball season ends at regionals

The Belgreen Bulldogs and Red Bay Tigers softball seasons came to an end in the North Regionals at Florence last week. Belgreen opened tournament play ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Features

National scholarship propels one Russellville student into Ivy League

Russellville High School senior Soraya Fonseca has big dreams for her future, and she took it upon herself to find a method to help her ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Russellville’s Barnes wins AHSAA Class 5A javelin state championship

The Russellville High School track and field program was well-represented at the AHSAA Class 5A State Meet held in Gulf Shores May 2-4. Coaches Chris ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Belgreen

Belgreen presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Belgreen High School students performed the Disney Jr. version of “Beauty and the Beast” in the school auditorium. The music was by Alan Menken and ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

RCS Education Foundation holds annual banquet

In its annual banquet April 22, the Russellville City Schools Education Foundation conducted a silent auction, dinner, entertainment, presented recognitions and held a live auction. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

Red Bay baseball reaches semifinals

The Red Bay Tigers (21-7) beat the Whitesburg Christian Warriors in two out of three games to advance to the semifinals of the Class 2A ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen, Red Bay advance to softball regionals

The Belgreen Bulldogs and Red Bay Tigers both finished runners up in their respective area tournaments to earn a bid in the North Regionals in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Russellville High School soccer teams compete in playoffs

The Russellville High School varsity soccer teams recently competed in the AHSAA Class 5A playoffs. The Russellville boys hosted the Boaz Pirates April 30 for ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

RHS falls to Springville in baseball playoffs

The 2024 Russellville High School baseball season came to an end in the quarterfinals of the AHSAA Class 5A playoffs. The Golden Tigers (27-12) hosted ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen softball team wins Franklin County Tournament

Belgreen’s softball team wins the Franklin County Tournament four consecutive years. Back row: Head coach Sander Tverberg, Brooke Tompkins, Kirby Schuker, Caleigh Lawson, Charley Hogan, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Partnership Banquet highlights Franklin County accomplishments

Correction In the print edition of this week’s paper, the winners for the educator of the year awards were incorrectly listed, naming last year’s winners. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

50th Phil joins PC signpost

It’s been 29 years since people named Phil Campbell – and variations of the name – first began annually converging on the small Alabama town ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Galleries

PHOTOS: RHS celebrates baseball senior night

The Russellville Golden Tigers celebrate baseball senior night April 15. Senior players and their families receive recognition on the field after the Golden Tigers’ 7-3 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Jerry Fancher

“I don’t think I would be where I am today if it had not been for the military. It taught me leadership, discipline, respect, motivation, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Galleries

PHOTOS: RHS celebrates softball senior night

The Russellville Lady Golden Tigers celebrate softball senior night April 23 by honoring four senior players before a 10-0 win over the Florence Lady Falcons. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Galleries

PHOTOS: Franklin County Schools teams hold track sectionals

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by Bart Moss.

News

RHS ranks 21/386 for Alabama high schools in U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report released their list of Best High Schools on Tuesday, and Russellville High School is ranked 21 out of 386 high ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

Phil Campbell girls golf team advances to substate

The Phi Campbell girls golf team shot a 333 to finish second at their sectional golf tournament at Joe Wheeler State Park on Monday. Lydia ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Appalachian eliminates Belgreen

The Belgreen Bulldogs’ (14-14) season came to an end, losing two straight to the defending Class 1A state champions, Appalachian. Belgreen lost game one 10-2 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Red Bay Tigers baseball team advances to quarterfinals

The Red Bay Tigers finished off a perfect month on the diamond with a 2-0 series win over North Sand Mountain to advance to the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Russellville wins two of three over Leeds to advance in baseball playoffs

The Russellville Golden Tigers advanced to the quarterfinals of the AHSAA Class 5A baseball playoffs by winning two games over the Leeds Greenwave during a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

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