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Russellville Municipal Airport celebrates grand reopening

“It’s a great day in the City of Russellville,” said Mayor David Grissom, his signature line, to welcome ... Read more | Add your comment

Commission plans public hearing on landfill expansion

Editor’s note: In the Aug. 3 edition of the Franklin County Times, a story about the potential landfill ... Read more | Add your comment

Russellville celebrates retiring baseball coach’s legacy

The Russellville High School baseball program has been successfully led the past 10 years by head coach Chris ... Read more | Add your comment

PC Council donates to new band uniforms

This past week the Phil Campbell City Council unanimously voted in favor of approving a donation for $2,100 ... Read more | Add your comment

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New face takes PCES principal role

“I’m excited to be joining the school and community,” explained Dawn Rogers, new principal at Phil Campbell Elementary School. Former PCES principal Channing Wright has ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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Michael Nanney takes on RBHS principal role

Originally from Itawamba County, Mississippi, Michael Nanney is a graduate of Itawamba Agricultural High School, attendee of Itawamba Community College, graduate of Delta State University ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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McWane Center brings ocean fun, learning to RPL

From types of water to waves, sea life and more, children in the summer reading program at Russellville Public Library learned about many things on ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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CPA presents City of Russellville financial statement

Van Stack, a CPA with Stack and Blair, presented the financial statement for fiscal year 2020-2021 during the work session of the Russellville City Council ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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West Elementary welcomes new principal as former retires

Finishing a long and rewarding career in education, with the last two years as principal at West Elementary School in Russellville, retiree Ann Scott has ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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Extension, Red Bay Farmer’s Market host annual Tomato Sandwich Day

Summer was a little sweeter for those who participated in a special yearly event, Tomato Sandwich Day, hosted by the Franklin County Extension System and ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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Russellville Elementary receives recognition for reading program

Russellville Elementary School is continuing Russellville City Schools’ tradition of excellence. The Alabama State Department of Education named RES a Science of Reading Spotlight School ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office receives medical kit backpacks

Franklin County got a safety upgrade recently thanks to a portion of the $435,894 CDBG-CV grant the county received from ADECA. “This is part of ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

RHS football schedule features mix of old rivals, new opponents

The 2022 Russellville High School varsity football season is fast approaching. With kickoff on the horizon, here is a look at the matchups for head ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

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Jason Vinson fills vacancy on Red Bay water board

During Wednesday’s regular meeting this past week, the Red Bay City Council voted in favor of appointing Red Bay City Council Member Jason Vinson to ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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Aviators Detailing flies onto local scene

Aviators Detailing celebrated its grand opening in Russellville with a ribbon cutting Aug. 8 at the Russellville Municipal Airport. The event was attended by airport ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Student-athletes spruce up Belgreen

Belgreen High School held its second annual Bulldog Serve day Aug. 4. “We had 91 student athletes show up on one of their last days ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

PHOTOS: High school volleyball season approaches

Volleyball players from Phil Campbell and Red Bay participate in a clinic designed to train new officials who will referee games this fall. Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

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RPL wraps up summer reading program

After another summer of fun and learning, the Russellville Public Library summer reading program finished with a splash, celebrating with awards and a pool party ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Distinguished Young Women takes stage Aug. 13

The annual Distinguished Young Women scholarship program, held in Norton Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Alabama, returns Aug. 13 at 6 ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Franklin County Schools promotes Child Find program

In cooperation with the Alabama State Department of Education, the Franklin County Schools system is promoting a state program aimed at providing services to children ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Community supports local children through School Share Drive

The ninth annual Bank Independent School Share drive, conducted from June 27 through July 15, collected more than $16,773.88 in cash and an additional 19,167 ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

College Sports

NW-SCC reveals new Patriot athletics logos

Northwest-Shoals Community College has revealed new Patriot athletics logos as the school restarts its sports offerings in the coming season. After 11 years, the Patriots ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Bank Independent clinches big recognitions

Forbes Best-In-State Banks 2022 List Bank Independent has been names to Forbes’ list of Best-In-State Banks 2022. This is the third consecutive year Bank Independent ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

PCHS, RBHS receive recognition at state FFA convention

High school students from Phil Campbell and Red Bay took part in the Alabama State FFA Convention June 7-10, joining fellow students from across the ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

NW-SCC gets $765K per year for Upward Bound Programs 

The Upward Bound program at Northwest-Shoals Community College has been funded $764,953 for the 2022-2023 fiscal year – an increase of more than 13 percent ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

PHOTOS: Vina celebrates summer with annual July Fest

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by María Camp.

Franklin County

FC Land Management proposes expanding landfill

Editor’s note: In the Aug. 3 print edition of the Franklin County Times, this story about the potential landfill expansion mistakenly listed the next commission ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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Cedars Church leads community action for Serve Day

The Canteen, located by the A.W. Todd Centre in downtown Russellville, got a spruce up recently. Tanner and Lindsey Hall, lead pastors at Cedars Church, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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Russellville FACS teacher continues sweet summer tradition

Cupcakes, cupcakes, everywhere – and a room full of smiles. That was the scene earlier this summer in the Russellville High School Family and Consumer ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

PHOTOS: Great Pretenders entertain at Roxy

The Historic Roxy Theatre in downtown Russellville is filled with music for its 21st edition of the annual W.C. Handy’s Evening at the Roxy featuring ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

‘Feels like home’ – RCS names head baseball coach

Play ball! At their meeting Tuesday, members of the Russellville City Schools Board of Education hired Jess Smith to be the new head baseball coach ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Examiner presents BOE audit report

Denise Olive, state examiner of public accounts and audit manager for the district, presented the Fiscal Year 2021 audit report during the Franklin County Board ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Galleries

PHOTOS: Competition day prepares teams

The Russellville Golden Tigers hosted a varsity football competition day in July to prepare for the upcoming season. Joining head coach John Ritter’s RHS team ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

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