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Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association gathers for annual meeting

The Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association held its annual meeting Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at the recreation center ... Read more | Add your comment

FCSO arrests more than 50 in year-long narcotics investigation

A collaborative effort among local law enforcement resulted in 55 arrests – which authorities hope leads to less ... Read more | Add your comment

Students share gratitude for board members

The January Franklin County Board of Education saw more visitors than usual, with a packed board room full ... Read more | Add your comment

Town of Phil Campbell pursues HGTV show slot

When Brooklyn resident Phil Campbell ended his work on the documentary “I’m with Phil,” he always knew he ... Read more | Add your comment

Franklin County

Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association gathers for annual meeting

The Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association held its annual meeting Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at the recreation center in Russellville. Steak dinners and door prizes, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

FCSO arrests more than 50 in year-long narcotics investigation

A collaborative effort among local law enforcement resulted in 55 arrests – which authorities hope leads to less drug trafficking in Franklin County streets. Arrests ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Arbor Day Foundation offers 10 free trees for joining in January

Local residents can get the year started off right with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January. 
By ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

News

Russellville City Schools Board of Education holds regular meeting

Russellville City Schools Board of Education met for its regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 16 to bring in the new year and handle new business. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Citizens endure cold weather for annual MLK march

Temperatures dropped below freezing Monday as crowds gathered at the A.W. Todd Center before marching up North Jackson Avenue in Russellville for the annual Martin ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

FC after-school program gets $1.8M

Since the Franklin County after-school programs began in 2001, some years have been easier than others to keep the programs running. After a string of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Galleries

Showstoppers

Young performers from Addie’s Flip, Tap and Tap show their skills during halftime of the boys basketball game between Russellville and Jasper Saturday night Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

ADOL posts unemployment compensation tax forms online

Alabamians who received unemployment compensation benefits in 2019 can now view and download their form 1099-G online at www.labor.alabama.gov, according to the Alabama Department of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

NASANA offers special promotion for spay/neuter in February

Even though Northwest Alabama Spay and Neuter Assistance is committed to spay and neuter awareness year-round, February receives special attention as Spay and Neuter Awareness ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

Golden Tiger BIGS continues making difference

When Golden Tiger BIGS began in the Russellville City Schools system three years ago, there was a simple goal of helping children. This month the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

RMS students learn show biz at ‘most magical place on Earth’

While the majority of students spent their holiday break relaxing, a group from Russellville Middle School experienced the magic of Disney while learning about casting ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

State ELL group launches with first meeting

BIRMINGHAM—More than 240 educators gathered in Birmingham Thursday for the very first Alabama Leaders Advocating for English Learners ALA-EL conference. Educators discussed ways to improve ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

Phil Campbell Bobcat girls go undefeated in area

The Phil Campbell Bobcats made quick work of East Lawrence 66-30 to go undefeated in their area. Phil Campbelll blew the game open right off ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

ACS names Pilgrim’s 2020 corporate sponsor

Each year the American Cancer Society partners with a local business to plan and promote events throughout the year, and this year Pilgrim’s Pride in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

State allocates money to help heat low-income houses

As the temperatures drop, those heating bills can increase as heating units work overtime to combat the cold weather. To help with this, 21 different ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

County talks weather woes

The Franklin County Commission met for its work session Monday, with the conversation focusing heavily on the bad weather that came through Saturday. EMA Director ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

KGB continues to rock Roxy in 2020

Although a new year is typically a time of change and new beginnings, some things never change – and that might be for the best. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

Russellville hosts annual winter baseball camp

Young baseball players looking to improve their skills have a chance to do so at the upcoming Golden Tigers Winter Baseball Camp. The annual camp, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

The Red Bay Tigers had a perfect week last week, beating Addison, Winston County and Belmont. Braden Ray and Clay Allison had dominating performances in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Tharptown boys, girls teams claim decisive victories over Vina, Hackleburg, Cherokee

GIRLS Tharptown 68, Vina 22 Gracie Montgomery scored 17 points to lead the Tharptown Wildcats to an easy 68-22 win over the Vina Red Devils ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen girls, boys notch wins over area foe

The Belgreen Lady Bulldogs avenged an earlier loss to the Vina Red Devils with a dominating 75-47 win, and the boys stayed undefeated in the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

RHS basketball teams look ahead to important games on horizon

BOYS Deshler 67, Russellville 56 Deshler came to Russellville Jan. 7 and defeated RHS to split the season series between the two schools on the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Severe weather drives changes to basketball tourney schedule

The severe weather threat for Saturday has forced some changes to both the junior high and high school divisions of the Franklin County Tournament. Updated ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Varsity County Tournament tips off Tuesday

The varsity division of the Franklin County Tournament will tipoff Jan. 14 at Red Bay High School. The cost of admission is $6. FRANKLIN COUNTY ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Junior High County Tournament heads into finals

UPDATE: Severe weather brings changes to tourney schedule The finals of the junior high division of the Franklin County Tournament are set after a full ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Franklin County

Extension makes latest money management calendar available

As a new year starts, many people resolve to make smarter decisions about finances. Luckily for those people, the Franklin County Extension Office just released ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Franklin County prepares for bad weather Saturday

Although towns in the South are no stranger to severe weather, it is still just as important to be weather aware. This weekend, severe storms ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

RPD receives upgrades

The Russellville City Council met for its regularly-scheduled meeting Jan. 6 with a small agenda to start the new year. Two items were approved to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

High School Sports

RHS boys, girls get back on court after holidays

BOYS Bracy Invitational The Russellville varsity boys took part in the Bracy Invitational at Deshler High School for three days after Christmas, and the Golden ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

THS teams top Brilliant

GIRLS Gracie Montgomery and Brooke Daily helped the Tharptown Wildcats get 2020 off to a good start with a 57-16 blowout win over Brilliant. Montgomery ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.