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Players, coaches celebrate athletics return with hard work

To say student-athletes were excited to get back on campus and get to work Monday would be an ... Read more | Add your comment

Studios offer students virtual lessons during coronavirus pandemic shutdown

Things have not looked the same for local businesses since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but local ... Read more | Add your comment

Council cancels Jam on Sloss Lake

After much consideration, the Russellville City Council unanimously voted at their Monday meeting to cancel this year’s Fourth ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus cancels PC Hoedown

Every year people travel to Franklin County to enjoy the Phil Campbell Hoedown, but this year will be ... Read more | Add your comment

High School Sports

Players, coaches celebrate athletics return with hard work

To say student-athletes were excited to get back on campus and get to work Monday would be an understatement. In the two and a half ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

College Sports

RHS baseball alums face NCAA seasons cut short by virus

They have produced game-winning home runs, pitched strikeouts and made catches and throws that wowed the crowd. They have won state championships, and a couple ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

Watermelon Festival planning continues

Despite the unknowns of the COVID-19 pandemic, planning is continuing as usual for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Watermelon Festival. Set for Aug. 21-22, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Libraries forego summer programs

After much thought and consideration, Russellville Public Library and Weatherford Library in Red Bay have decided not to host summer reading programs this year because ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Local businesses begin to reopen under more relaxed state restrictions

Local businesses have had to learn to operate differently since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, but things are finally returning to normal – or ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

West Elementary receives grants

West Elementary School has received two different grants from the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Development that will benefit both Pre-K and kindergarten classes.  WES ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

United Way accepts funding applications from distressed non-profit agencies

The United Way of Northwest Alabama has been raising money through the Northwest Alabama COVID-19 Emergency Fund since March. Even prior to the Stay-at-Home Order ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

More local athletes make state all-star teams

Three local athletes were selected to the North-South all-star spring sports squads; however, these student-athletes will not get to compete in the annual All-Star Sports ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

RHS football players catch attention of college recruiters

Things have been quiet on high school football fields lately, but a group of Russellville Golden Tigers are still drawing interest from colleges and universities ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brannon King.

Franklin County

LifeSouth tests all blood donors for COVID-19 antibodies

As the coronavirus pandemic has worn on, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers has continued to encourage blood donation to maintain the supply needed by local hospitals. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

NW-SCC to disburse $1M in CARES funds

Northwest-Shoals Community College President Dr. Glenda Colagross announced in an email to students earlier this week that $1,034,735 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

State gives all-clear for student-athletes to return to campus

High school coaches and athletes got the news last week they’ve been waiting to hear for more than two months: It’s time to get back ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

News

Downtown welcomes sidewalk dining

After a request from a local business owner, sidewalk dining is now allowed on Jackson Avenue after approval by the Russellville City Council. This will ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

Safer at home order continues

Whether there are too many or too few restrictions on citizens in light of COVID-19 is a matter of opinion – and, in some arenas, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

Jack Daniels donates hand sanitizer to county

Jack Daniel’s Distillery is momentarily stepping away from the alcoholic beverages it is known for to take part in helping with the COVID-19 virus by ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

News

Council postpones Ronnie McDowell for 2020

The coronavirus continues to monopolize the headlines, and Franklin County events have not been immune to its effects. Because of the pandemic, the Franklin County ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Franklin County Schools makes summer program plans

Summer programs for schoolchildren are not a new concept in Franklin County, but this year things will look different because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Franklin County

NW-SCC begins summer semester online

As Northwest-Shoals Community College looks to begin its summer session, classes will look a little different for students and professors as the college adjusts to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ciera Hughes.

Features

Why I Love Franklin County: Jeremy Willis

Jeremy Willis is a familiar fixture at Russellville High School as the director of the Marching Hundred band, as well as the concert and pep ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Features

Their piece of the sky: Family pursues agritourism dreams at Rusty Armadillo Farm

On 61 acres of rural beauty in Hodges, Tracy and Doug McCauley and their children enjoy the peace that comes from finding a place that ... Read more | Add your comment

by Alison James.

Franklin County

Blood shortages continue in wake of COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 continues to affect the local blood supply, according to LifeSouth, as canceled blood drives throughout the coming months are causing a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

Bank Independent sews, delivers more than 1,000 masks to local hospitals

With the onset of the coronavirus, businesses and groups across the nation have identified ways to go beyond their usual scope of service and help ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

PHOTOS: Vina Senior Spotlight

Vina held 2020 commencement exercises May 21. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

PHOTOS: Tharptown Senior Spotlight, H-Z

Tharptown High School will hold commencement exercises May 21 at 7 p.m. For more photos, click the link below or check out the C section ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

PHOTOS: Tharptown Senior Spotlight, A-G

Tharptown High School will hold commencement exercises May 21 at 7 p.m. For more photos, click the link below or check out the C section ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Franklin County

PHOTOS: Belgreen Senior Spotlight

Belgreen High School will hold commencement exercises May 21 at 7 p.m. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

High School Sports

AHSAA cancels summer competitions

The Alabama High School Athletic Association announced this week that all summer competitions for 2020 have been cancelled. In a press release, AHSAA representatives said ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

2020 All-Star Sports Week falls victim to coronavirus

The Alabama High School Athletic Association announced on Monday that the annual All-Star Sports Week in July has been cancelled for this year. Several local ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

College Sports

Red Bay alum continues to excel at Memphis

University of Memphis golfer Isaiah Jackson, a senior and graduate from Red Bay High School, has been selected to the NCAA Division 1 PING All-America ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

High School Sports

Q&A with Ethan Howard, Russellville High School tennis senior

Q: How old were you when you started playing tennis? A: 16 Q: Was there anyone special in your life who helped you become a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Bart Moss.

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