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Belgreen dominates Sheffield on Homecoming night

Dacota Green scored 10 first-quarter points to help the Belgreen Bulldogs power past the Sheffield Bulldogs early, leading ... Read more | Add your comment

Red Bay heralds season with community tree lighting

The City of Red Bay welcomes the holidays with its annual tree lighting in Bay Tree Park. Entertainment ... Read more | Add your comment

Where the love-light gleams: Deedra and Barry Moore go all out with Christmas decor

For many people, decorating the Christmas tree is a key event that signals the start of the season. ... Read more | Add your comment

Red Bay City Council approves interest rate bid for rec center financing

In its regular meeting Dec. 1, the Red Bay City Council approved the only bid received for the ... Read more | Add your comment

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen dominates Sheffield on Homecoming night

Dacota Green scored 10 first-quarter points to help the Belgreen Bulldogs power past the Sheffield Bulldogs early, leading to 51-30 homecoming night win Friday. Belgreen ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

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Red Bay heralds season with community tree lighting

The City of Red Bay welcomes the holidays with its annual tree lighting in Bay Tree Park. Entertainment was a key portion of the evening. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Children meet Santa at Chamber’s Holly Day

The Franklin County Junior Leaders grab a moment with the big man during Saturday’s Holly Day event. Hosted by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Audition now for next BTCPA show

The Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts in Red Bay will soon be having auditions for its second production of the 2021-2022 season. Auditions ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Krewe de Guard hosts SantaCon

Local service group Krewe de Guard is hosting a SantaCon fundraiser Dec. 18 to benefit FAME Girls’ Ranch. The gathering will take place at 11 ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Russellville varsity basketball teams find success on court versus county teams

BOYS The Russellville Golden Tigers hosted the Red Bay Tigers Dec. 3, and RHS got the win by a 72-69 score. The two teams battled ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Tharptown hands Phil Campbell first county loss in four years

Friday night the Tharptown Wildcats did something no other team in Franklin County has been able to do in four years: beat Phil Campbell. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Galleries

PHOTOS: Holly jolly good time in Russellville

The Russellville Christmas Parade lights up the night as festive students and community groups take to the streets of downtown Russellville to celebrate the season ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

RB teams split with PC

In recent basketball action, the Red Bay Tiger teams split with Phil Campbell, with the boys knocking off the Bobcats in a close one, 43-40, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Every Light a Prayer for Peace

The RHS and RMS choruses, along with the RES fifth-grade chorus, perform during the Cultura Garden Club’s Every Light a Prayer for Peace and Tree ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

RHS standouts sign with Union University

Two Russellville High School senior baseball standouts made their future plans known Thursday at a scholarship signing celebration. The two 2021 AHSAA Class 5A state ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

News

RFD annual Breast Cancer Awareness fundraiser nets $2,271 for breast cancer screenings

Through its annual Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt fundraiser, the Russellville Fire Department collected $2,271 to donate to Russellville Hospital. “Early detection of breast cancer is ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Red Bay Lady Tigers beat Belgreen

A second half defensive effort helped spark the Red Bay Lady Tigers to a 44-32 win over the Belgreen Lady Bulldogs. Red Bay raced out ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Russellville boys, girls basketball teams both fall on road

The Russellville varsity boys and girls traveled to Tuscumbia Nov. 23 to take on the Deshler Tigers in pre-Thanksgiving basketball action. Russellville’s boys fell to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen tops Red Bay with 46-31 finish

The Belgreen Bulldogs defeated the Red Bay Tigers in a holiday matchup Nov. 23, 46-31. Red Bay was able to stay competitive early on thanks ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Red Bay boys top Mars Hill, Carbon Hill

The Red Bay Tigers picked up a couple of holiday wins over the Mars Hill Panthers, 63-60, and the Carbon Hill Bulldogs, 54-45. Red Bay ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Russellville native completes Army Drill Sergeant Academy

Military service members hold a special place in the hearts of many, and it means even more when a service member is a hometown boy. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

December’s Rockin’ at Roxy features KGB, pianist Robin Akers, RES fifth-grade chorus

December’s Rockin’ at the Roxy, hosted by the Kerry Gilbert Band and featuring pianist Robin Akers and the Russellville Elementary School fifth-grade chorus, will take ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Christmas Spectacular takes stage Dec. 9-12

The Historic Roxy Theatre’s annual Christmas Spectacular will kick off Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Shows will also be offered Dec. 10 at 7 p.m., ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

News

Holly Day promises food, fun, Santa Claus

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Holly Day festivities Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the A.W. Todd ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

Franklin County

Phil Campbell’s Christmas with McCollums returns for third year

Adam and Lesley McCollum celebrate Christmas in a big way. It’s all part of the McCollum Christmas tradition. For the third year, they are putting ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

High School Sports

Basketball season for Tharptown Wildcats – Class 2A, Area 14

GIRLS Tanna Benford is excited about her Tharptown Wildcats team this year, and may would agree she has every reason to be. She returns four ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Belgreen Bulldogs

Basketball season for Belgreen Bulldogs – Class 1A, Area 14

BOYS For Marty Cooper and the Belgreen Bulldogs, it will be hard to top this past year’s success story. The Bulldogs swept through the Northwest ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Basketball season for Phil Campbell Bobcats – Class 3A, Area 15

GIRLS Craig Thomas enters his eighth year at the helm of the Phil Campbell Bobcats girls basketball program.  Thomas and his teams have experienced a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

Sports

Basketball season for Vina Red Devils – Class 1A, Area 14

GIRLS Richie Hester has been the Vina head coach for a long time, but he’s never had the number of players he has entering this ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Basketball season for Russellville Golden Tigers – Class 5A, Area 15

BOYS The Russellville Golden Tigers enter the 2021-22 varsity boys basketball season coming off a successful season. RHS won the area tournament a year ago ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

High School Sports

Basketball season for Red Bay Tigers – Class 2A, Area 10

BOYS John Torisky will be the first to admit he is not sure what to expect out of his basketball team this year. The Red ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Vina, Phil Campbell girls pick up wins during holiday week

The Vina Red Devils and the Phil Campbell Bobcats made the most of holiday basketball action by putting a few extra tallies in their respective ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Garden Club invites all to peace ceremony, tree lighting

The Cultura Garden Club’s annual Every Light a Prayer for Peace and Christmas tree lighting event will be held outside the Franklin County Courthouse Dec. ... Read more | Add your comment

by María Camp.

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