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Russellville animal ordinance limits livestock, chickens

Russellville City Council passed an addition to its animal ordinance concerning livestock, fowl and wild animals in its ... Read more | Add your comment

STAYING SHARP: Firefighters drill on confined space response

Being a firefighter, it is important to always stay fresh and prepared for whenever a disaster occurs. This ... Read more | Add your comment

RHS students learn through work-based learning

Not all learning takes place in a classroom, which is the idea behind Russellville High School’s work-based learning ... Read more | Add your comment

RHS soccer boys advance in postseason, girls’ season comes to end

For the first time in program history, the Russellville Golden Tigers are headed to the final four in ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Russellville animal ordinance limits livestock, chickens

Russellville City Council passed an addition to its animal ordinance concerning livestock, fowl and wild animals in its regular meeting May 3. “This is something ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

STAYING SHARP: Firefighters drill on confined space response

Being a firefighter, it is important to always stay fresh and prepared for whenever a disaster occurs. This is why firefighters across Franklin County have ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

FC approves purchase of two buses

At its most recent meeting, the Franklin County Schools Board of Education approved the purchase of two 2022 Type C buses to replace the two ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Vina stages first large theatre production

What began as a trial run with a ninth-grade English class reading “Romeo and Juliet” has grown into a full theater program set to showcase ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

RHS cracks U.S. News Top 25

For the first time since the list was established, Russellville High School has made the U.S. News & World Report’s list of the Top 25 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

Red Bay hires Heath Childers as football coach

The Red Bay Tigers have hired Heath Childers to replace Michael Jackson as the school’s head football coach. Childers, a Vina native, returns home to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

County softball area tournaments continue Thursday

Area softball tournaments began Monday and will continue Thursday. Belgreen leads the way in the winner’s bracket of the Class 1A Area 14 tournament. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Bobcats advance in postseason

The Phil Campbell Bobcats advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 3A baseball state playoffs with a sweep of Geraldine Friday. The Bobcats will be ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

RHS athlete wins state in discus

The Russellville track and field team recently competed at the state competition in Gulf Shores for Class 5A, and the Golden Tigers had success. In ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

RHS softball finishes regular season with eyes on area tourney

The Russellville Lady Golden Tigers wrapped up the regular high school softball season with a busy week on the diamond, including five games in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

Franklin 4-H competes at state

The Franklin County 4-H Junior Team takes first place in trap and third place in overall score at the Alabama 4-H Shotgun Competition. Junior team member ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

RHS goes country for Spring Sing show

Russellville High School music students will be “Gone Country” for Spring Sing this year, with the show featuring close to 200 students performing country favorites. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

RHS senior signs to play at UAB 

Another Russellville Golden Tiger is advancing in his football career, as senior Caden Watts signed April 21 as a preferred walk-on at the University of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

RHS girls return to win column

The Russellville Lady Golden Tigers varsity softball team used a balanced offensive attack to defeat the Hatton Lady Hornets by a 10-7 score April 26. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Galleries

PHOTOS: Families converge for T-ball action

Some of Franklin County’s youngest athletes tie on cleats and grab bats and gloves for a night on the T-ball field. Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

Tharptown celebrates baseball seniors

Tharptown’s senior baseball players are (from left) Colton Simmons, Travis Staten, Hunter White and Dominic Baker. Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Unemployment rate continues slow decline

As the rate of unemployment continues to slowly decrease, Franklin County has registered a small decline in unemployed people – but coupled with a decline ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

RHS girls’ tennis duo brings home first state championship

For the first time in school history, Russellville High has state champions in girls’ tennis. The RHS No. 2 doubles team of Avary Miller and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

‘It has become a part of us’

The headline in the Franklin County Times was only one word. Unbelievable. It was the worst natural disaster in Franklin County history, as an EF-5 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

RHS sinks Pirates to begin baseball playoffs

The top-ranked Russellville High School varsity baseball team began the quest for a state championship with a first-round series sweep of the Boaz Pirates in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Phil Campbell, Red Bay advance to substate

The Phil Campbell and Red Bay golf teams advanced to the substate with sectional wins over the weekend. PHIL CAMPBELL The Phil Campbell High School ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

County track, field athletes qualify for state meet

Several student-athletes from across Franklin County competed in sectional track meets over the weekend, with many qualifying for the state meet this week. The following ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen softball has strong week

The Belgreen Bulldog softball team had a strong week this past week, taking three of five games. Belgreen beat Belmont 3-1, Colbert County 6-0 and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

FCS tackles ‘summer slide’ with required reading camps

Some parents have been concerned about their children falling behind in school because of COVID-19, but the Alabama Literacy Act will require school systems to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

RHS track wins section

The Russellville High School boys’ track and field team went to Guntersville April 23-24 and won the AHSAA Class 5A Section 4 meet to qualify ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

News

Free class marks World Tai Chi and Qi Gong Day

Anna Carol Porter led a free combined session of qi gong and tai chi in downtown Russellville outside the A.W. Todd Centre Saturday for World ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Bobcats advance in postseason with 52-0 first-round wins

The Phil Campbell Bobcats put up scores in the first round of the Class 3A baseball playoffs that any football coach would be envious of. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

4-H enhances STEM with new agent

Jay Townsend has been working in education for 15 years with experience in most subjects, but now he is turning his attention to a different ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

USDA reopens signup for coronavirus assistance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has announced signup has reopened for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, as part of the Pandemic Assistance ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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