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PHOTOS: Franklin finds fun in great outdoors

With sports seasons cancelled and social distancing orders in place, Franklin County children still find ways to get ... Read more | Add your comment

RHS baseball captures 10-6 record in shortened season

Before the coronavirus pandemic ended the spring sports season prematurely, the Russellville High School baseball team racked up ... Read more | Add your comment

Q&A with Jacob Davis, RHS golf senior

Q. How old were you when you started playing golf? A. I was in the 10th grade when ... Read more | Add your comment

Q&A with Victoria Strickland, RBHS softball senior

Q. How old were you when you started playing softball? A. I started playing T-ball when I was ... Read more | Add your comment

Franklin County

PHOTOS: Franklin finds fun in great outdoors

With sports seasons cancelled and social distancing orders in place, Franklin County children still find ways to get athletic or enjoy other activities in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

RHS baseball captures 10-6 record in shortened season

Before the coronavirus pandemic ended the spring sports season prematurely, the Russellville High School baseball team racked up a record of 10-6. Highlights of the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Lifestyles

Faces of Franklin County

Russellville performing arts students help everyone “let it go” with a performance of “Frozen.” Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Q&A with Britton Kennamore, THS baseball senior

Q. How long have you played baseball? A. Since I could walk. Q. Was there anyone special in your life who helped you become a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Funeral homes share coronavirus guidelines

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the operation of everything from schools to sports to businesses, and local funeral homes are not immune to the upheaval. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

Schools to finish year through alternative methods

The next few months will present unusual challenges for Alabama schools as Gov. Kay Ivey announced in a press conference Thursday that all Alabama schools ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Dream come true: Grace-lyn Paris Habada wins Phil Campbell pageant

When 16-year-old Grace-lyn Paris Habada entered the Phil Campbell High School Dream Girl pageant, she had a professed desire to “acquire self discipline while getting ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

Coronavirus cases, deaths continue climb

In the week that has passed since the Alabama Department of Public Health announced the state’s first death from the coronavirus, that number has creeped ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

Northwest-Shoals CC students grapple with coronavirus closure

As a college student, one of the primary events to look forward to is the commencement ceremony, a day when graduates can celebrate their years ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Features

Coronavirus prompts stuffed animal safari

Many Franklin County folks have added bear hunting and going on safari to their lists of activities that can be done while maintaining social distancing ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

AHSAA addresses sports in ‘unprecedented’ times

Steve Savarese, executive director of the Alabama High School Athletic Association, addressed the cancellation of spring sports and championships in a press release Friday. “Like ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Empty fields, empty dugouts

High school athletes are not the only ones affected by the virus-mandated shutdown of spring sports. Area high school coaches have also had to come ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

COVID-19 hurts employment in FC, statewide

The Alabama Department of Labor has released the official count for initial unemployment claims filed during the week of March 15-21, and as the department ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Features

Heart for healing: Nurse’s career takes flight with Air Evac

I went home that night and said to my husband, ‘What do you think about me going to work at Air Evac?’ He said, ‘If ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Features

Rambling through Franklin countryside

As social distancing remains the order of the day, people in rural areas are finding they still have plenty of space to roam and not ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

RCS serves daily breakfast, lunch for students

In the midst of school closings, Russellville City Schools is working hard to ensure students are able to have a daily breakfast and lunch. RCS ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Phil Campbell man accepts regional VP role for Alabama Cattleman’s Association

Phil Cambell’s Steven Smith has been elected into the role of regional vice president of the Alabama Cattleman’s Association. Smith was voted into the position ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

LifeSouth plans for upcoming blood drives

The public is being urged to avoid crowds, stay home and practice social distancing, but there’s at least one destination that’s still seeking a steady ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

United Way mobilizes to help those in need

From the United Way of Northwest Alabama, to offices across the nation and the world, the United Way is joining the efforts of those reaching ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Russellville Utilities closes lobby during virus

In the midst of the COVID-19 virus, Russellville Electric is limiting personal interaction to do its part in helping stop the possible spread of the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

100-year anniversary evokes memories for family changed by flu pandemic

As the 100-year anniversary of her grandparents’ death was approaching, Grace Hurst could not help but think about the grandparents she never knew and the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

Bryant-Jordan Scholarship goes to local student-athletes

Two Franklin County student-athletes were awarded Bryant-Jordan Regional Scholar-Athlete scholarships last week. Phil Campbell’s Ben Williams was awarded the Class 3A Region 7 scholarship, while  ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Pandemic leads to 4-H state shoot cancellation

High school baseball, softball and other spring programs aren’t the only sports to fall victim to the coronavirus. Franklin County’s 4-H shooting team is hanging ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

ADPH confirms coronavirus case in FC

The coronavirus continues to spread – and now it’s hitting close to home. As of Tuesday afternoon, the Alabama Department of Public Health had reported ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

Governor order places coronavirus restrictions

Closed for business. That’s the sign people are likely to see more and more as the coronavirus, and the fear around it, continues to spread. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

Virus closes courthouse, leads to local state of emergency

The Franklin County Commission had an emergency meeting Friday to declare a state of emergency in Franklin County because of the COVID-19 virus and temporarily ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Franklin County folks stay active while social distancing

Franklin County folks are keeping busy with a variety of activities while practicing social distancing. Among them are reading, writing, painting, drawing and going for ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Phil Campbell’s Little Free Library marks one year

A one-year celebration was planned for Phil Campbell’s Little Free Library March 21, but because of coronavirus safety measures regarding halting public gatherings, the event ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Local hoops stars achieve selection to North-South All-Star basketball game

Four local basketball players and a coach were selected to participate in this summer’s North-South All-Star game in Montgomery during All-Star Sports Week. The boys ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Officials warn of scams, fraud, price gouging

In times of crisis, those who seek to take advantage of others often capitalize on that crisis in seeking their own profit. Officials are warning ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

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