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Phil Campbell swears in new councilman

The Phil Campbell City Council has a new face – that of Rodney Kuykendall. Selected during the Sept. ... Read more | Add your comment

Hodges festival promises food, fun, fireworks

The Town of Hodges is gearing up for a long-time community favorite, the Spirit of Hodges festival, set ... Read more | Add your comment

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2008, Paige Palmer Thorne

“I had not been away from my family for that long without being able to speak to them ... Read more | Add your comment

Red Bay claims county varsity volleyball title

The Red Bay Tigers ended a long day of volleyball action by winning the varsity division of the ... Read more | Add your comment

Columnists

Cozy up to fall with great titles

Fall is finally beginning to make itself at home here in the South, and I couldn’t be more excited! So many of us look forward ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Phil Campbell swears in new councilman

The Phil Campbell City Council has a new face – that of Rodney Kuykendall. Selected during the Sept. 27 meeting, Kuykendall was officially sworn into ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Fall brings Pumpkin Palooza, NW-SCC trunk-or-treat event

Summer is meandering toward the exit – or so it would have us believe – and fall is in the air. The community can celebrate ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Golden Tigers dominate in homecoming win over Brewer

The Russellville Golden Tigers got back on the winning track with a 58-0 homecoming football victory over the Brewer Patriots. The Golden Tigers led 45-0 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Red Bay spoils Homecoming for Tharptown

The Red Bay Tigers spoiled the Tharptown Wildcats’ Homecoming by using a dominant run game and by taking advantage of turnovers, winning 54-14. Red Bay ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Commission passes budget, shows support for two state amendments

In a special called meeting Sept. 30, the Franklin County Commission passed its annual budget for fiscal year 2022-20233, approximately $14,3777,282.60, divided as follows: General ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Lauderdale County stuffs Bobcat run game

The Phil Campbell Bobcats built their 2022 offense around a strong running attack. That running attack had been largely successful for the first half of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Galleries

PHOTOS: Russellville Homecoming Court

The Russellville High School Homecoming Court includes Kenley Lynch, Myriam Elena Garcia, Jenna Claire Whitfield, Jaiden RayLynn Calvert, Kara Beth Moore, Silvie Miller, Olivia Gann, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

Volleyball continues explosive growth in popularity in county

Volleyball has exploded in popularity in Franklin County, statewide and across the nation. Four years ago, the only schools in the county to have a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

THS, RHS prepare for Homecoming

Football teams return to region play this week with play-off positioning on the line. Phil Campbell, Red Bay and Russellville have the playoffs in sight, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

NW-SCC public relations wins seven statewide awards

The Northwest-Shoals Community College Public Relations and Marketing Department received seven awards and was recognized for outstanding marketing and public relations efforts by the Alabama Community ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Phil Campbell City Council fills vacant seat

“We have declared a vacant seat for Jeremy Kastberg’s spot on the City Council,” explained Phil Campbell Mayor Mike McQuary during the Sept. 27 Phil ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Features

Taste of Franklin: Flavors of fall

What is a fall festival without a good old-fashioned cake walk? As a child growing up, my Grandma Dolan lived in the East Franklin community. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Red Bay celebrates Founders Day with plenty of entertainment for all

The 2022 Red Bay Founders Day festival activities included plenty of fun for all – live music, food, contests, vendors, train rides and more. Contests ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

First football battle between RHS, Mars Hill comes down to last play

The first-ever meeting on the football field between the Russellville Golden Tigers and Mars Hill Panthers was a classic battle. The two talented and determined ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

FCS bus driver faces arrest, termination

Franklin County Schools bus driver Rhonda Barksdale was arrested the morning of Sept. 16. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses reported Barksdale was ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Phil Campbell shuts out Carbon Hill for homecoming

Phil Campbell had a sweet homecoming win over the Carbon Hill Bulldogs Friday night 28-0. The Bobcats were able to overcome four turnovers and 120 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Tigers rout Belmont 16-0

The Red Bay Tiger defense shut down rival Belmont Friday night, winning 16-0. The Tigers’ swarming defense held the Cardinals to 193 total yards on ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Tharptown blows past Cherokee

The Tharptown Wildcats stepped out of region play this week and got a reprieve, solidly beating the Cherokee Indians 48-22. Tharptown and Cherokee exchanged blows ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County Broadband Survey

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County seeks responses to broadband survey

The Franklin County Commission is asking residents to complete a short survey about their experience with the coverage and quality of broadband services in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

NW-SCC reports highest fall enrollment since 2010 

This fall Northwest-Shoals Community College is reporting more than 4,000 credit students for the first time since 2010. NW-SCC has enrolled 4,071 credit students for ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Features

View from Crescent Moon Acres: How one New Jersey woman found her dream life in Phil Campbell

“My whole life, I always wanted a farm,” explained Tanya Capalla of Crescent Moon Acres, her 22-acre farm on Cuba Ridge Road in Phil Campbell. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Franklin County 4-H rabbit project participants bring home awards

Franklin County 4-H rabbit project participants joined 4-H students from Colbert and Winston counties in showing their skills, knowledge and work ethic Sept. 13 at ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

ADEM approves $348M for water, sewer projects

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management in Montgomery announced that it has awarded $348 million in grants and loans to repair and upgrade crumbling, malfunctioning ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Extension warns: Harvest time means taking extra safety precautions

It’s harvest season, and that means local farmers are hard at work. The Franklin County Extension, Franklin County Farm-City Committee, Women’s Leadership Committee and Franklin ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Galleries

PHOTOS: Phil Campbell Homecoming Court

Phil Campbell’s Homecoming game will be Friday versus Carbon Hill. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

City approves line-of-credit bid from VSB for equipment purchases

In its regular meeting Sept. 19, the Russellville City Council passed a resolution to accept sealed bids received for interest rate on a loan to ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Russellville Electric Board elects officers

The Russellville Electric Board nominated and elected officers for the October 2022 through September 2024 term during its regular meeting Sept. 20. The newly-elected chairman ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Mid-season standings reveal teams’ trajectories

High school football season has reached its midpoint. Teams will step out of region play this week. While the play-off picture isn’t close to being ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

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