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Garden guru: Red Bay Mayor Charlene Fancher shares her happy place

Day in and day out, Red Bay Mayor Charlene Fancher can be found handling city business, from directing ... Read more | Add your comment

Latino business owners meet with census committee

Although the majority of the meeting was held in Spanish, it was not hard to understand big steps ... Read more | Add your comment

Cash Express shows gratitude to first responders

Every year Americans take Sept. 11 as a chance to remember the fallen and honor heroes from across ... Read more | Add your comment

Spruce Pine Pottery exhibit, symposium feature at Tennessee Valley art museum

“Art & Tradition at Spruce Pine Pottery” will be exhibited Sep. 22 through Nov. 1 at the Tennessee ... Read more | Add your comment

Features

Garden guru: Red Bay Mayor Charlene Fancher shares her happy place

Day in and day out, Red Bay Mayor Charlene Fancher can be found handling city business, from directing employees to promoting economic development to tackling ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Features

Credit scores: What you need to know

First things first: credit scores and credit reports are two different things. I think the onslaught of media advertising “Get your free credit score now” ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Tunes, Tees golf tourney draws record participants

or six years, FAME Girls’ Ranch volunteer Buzz McKinney has helped organize the Tunes and Tees Golf Tournament, but this year the tournament reached new ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

Education Foundation hosts annual 5K, fun run

Supporting students and teachers is something about which members of the Russellville City Schools Education Foundation are passionate, which is why they are excited about ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Red Bay prepares for Founders Day

The day community members in Red Bay mark on their calendars has finally come: Saturday, Bay Tree Park will be transformed for Red Bay’s annual ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Community supports State of Schools

This year the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce followed suit of several other counties by hosting a State of the Schools event for community members ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

Two county teams face off this Friday

Three games this week involve county teams: Vina will host Phil Campbell for homecoming, Russellville will host West Point, and Tharptown will travel to Tanner. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Bobcats fall to Clements

The Phil Campbell Bobcat offense did its part Friday night, racking up 292 yards of total offense and scoring 28 points. The defense, however, couldn’t ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Lady Golden Tigers seek consistency on volleyball court

The early part of the 2019 volleyball season for the Russellville Lady Golden Tigers has been a struggle. RHS took on seven different opponents over ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Golden Tigers build depth while rolling Hayden

The Russellville Golden Tigers traveled to Hayden Friday night to take on the Wildcats and continued their football success on the ground and through the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Vina Red Devils blow out Cherokee Indians 58-18 for second win of season

After picking up their first win in more than a year, the Vina Red Devils followed up with major exclamation point – a 58-18 win ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Tiger defense downs Addison

With seconds to go in the game, the Red Bay Tigers stopped a potential game-winning drive by the Addison Bulldogs on third-and-goal at the five-yard ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Coaching leads to RMS principal position

When first-year principal of Russellville Middle School Tony Bonds graduated from Russellville High School in 2001, he moved to Oxford, Miss., on a football scholarship ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

AFTT wins region championship in dance

AFTT might be a small dance studio from a small town, but its students are making big names for themselves as the 2019 Power Rankings ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen girls win Silver Bracket at Shoals tourney

The Belgreen Bulldogs volleyball team won the Silver Bracket of the First Metro Bank Tournament at Muscle Shoals High School Saturday. The Bulldogs got wins ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Franklin County Schools promote perfect attendance

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” —Woody Allen That famous quote, for which Allen took credit, was probably said in jest, but there is ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

RHS hosts Northwest Alabama Marching Classic

Russellville High School will host the Northwest Alabama Marching Classic Sept. 28 at the RHS football stadium, featuring an array of talent from across the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

Lady Golden Tigers get first volleyball wins of season

The Russellville varsity volleyball team had a successful tri-match Sept. 3 versus Belgreen and Hamilton to get their first wins of 2019. The Lady Golden ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Galleries

Red Bay Homecoming Parade

Photos by Ciera Hughes Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

Cash Express shows gratitude to first responders

Every year Americans take Sept. 11 as a chance to remember the fallen and honor heroes from across the world. Cash Express is no different, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

Russellville library showcases Native American demonstration

Thursday the community will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Native American culture as the Russellville Public Library partners with Oka Kapassa. The Oka ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

Marching 100 celebrates 75 years ‘Forever Golden’

Russellville band director Jeremy Willis said although organizing a halftime show only takes a few months, this year’s show is one he has been thinking ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Tea time promises special memories for mothers, daughters

The majority of little girls spend their days practicing princess etiquette over a tea party with stuffed animals, but this Saturday they will have a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

FAME Girls’ Ranch holds annual fundraiser

Shenandoah, featuring Marty Raybon, performed Sept. 5 at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center in Florence for the Fourth Annual Tunes and Tees Music Event, a ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

BTCPA announces 2019-2020 season

The Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts in Red Bay has announced production selections for its 2019-2020 season.  The first BTCPA show to grace ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Aderholt visits RBHS bank

U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt visited Red Bay High School’s branch of Community Spirit Bank Aug. 30 to learn about the financial literacy programs available to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Chamber of Commerce hosts State of Schools luncheon

At times it can seem difficult to keep up with what all is happening in local schools, but Thursday, community members can update themselves over ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

Vina picks up first win against Phillips

The Vina Red Devils picked up a big win Friday night with an 8-7 victory over the Phillips Bears. The win ended a 12-game losing ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Golden Tigers swat Yellow Jackets to open region play

The Russellville Golden Tigers opened Class 5A, Region 7 play with a 41-7 win over the Corner Yellow Jackets. It was the first home game ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Bobcats barrel past Lexington

After struggling in the season opener at Red Bay last week, Luke Barnwell was on target as he led the Phil Campbell Bobcats past the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.