• 79°
franklin county times

The Meridian Star repeats for Best Special Section'

By Staff
From staff reports
June 17, 2001
For the second consecutive year, The Meridian Star has taken top honors for "Best Special Section" in the Mississippi Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.
The Meridian Star also took the first-place award for "Best Special Section" last year, for a four-part series in honor of the new millennium.
The newspaper won honorable mentions in the "Best Editorial" and "Best General News Story" categories.
Editor Buddy Bynum earned an honorable mention for a series of editorials in October and November addressing the state flag debate, guns in schools and the mayor's "pay to stay" incentive plan. The last of those editorials was headlined, "Ill wind wafting toward city hall."
Reporter Marianne Todd and former staff writer Sharon White won an honorable mention for coverage of the tornado that struck northern Lauderdale County in December.

News

Phil Campbell swears in new councilman

Franklin County

Fall brings Pumpkin Palooza, NW-SCC trunk-or-treat event

Franklin County

Hodges festival promises food, fun, fireworks

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2008, Paige Palmer Thorne

Franklin County

Commission passes budget, shows support for two state amendments

Galleries

PHOTOS: Russellville Homecoming Court

Franklin County

PHOTOS: Tharptown Homecoming Court

Franklin County

NW-SCC public relations wins seven statewide awards

Franklin County

Phil Campbell City Council fills vacant seat

Features

Taste of Franklin: Flavors of fall

News

Red Bay celebrates Founders Day with plenty of entertainment for all

Franklin County

FCS bus driver faces arrest, termination

Franklin County

County seeks responses to broadband survey

Franklin County

NW-SCC reports highest fall enrollment since 2010 

Features

View from Crescent Moon Acres: How one New Jersey woman found her dream life in Phil Campbell

Franklin County

Franklin County 4-H rabbit project participants bring home awards

News

ADEM approves $348M for water, sewer projects

Franklin County

Extension warns: Harvest time means taking extra safety precautions

News

City approves line-of-credit bid from VSB for equipment purchases

News

Russellville Electric Board elects officers

News

RHS Marching Hundred hosts Northwest Alabama Classic

News

RCS BOE approves budget for FY-2023

Franklin County

FCS BOE passes budget

News

Red Bay plans annual Founders Day festival Sept. 24

x