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50 Years Ago

By Staff
Cotton Crop to Top Early Estimate Here
Franklin County's cotton crop is turning out better than expected-at least 1,876 bales better, according to the U.S. Bureau of the census.
A cotting ginning report issued this week by the bureau disclosed that 9,876 bales were ginned here from the 1954 crop prior to Nov. 1.
An estimate Oct. 14, based on a survey of ginning reports by county ginners, showed that a crop of only about 8,000 bales was expected.
Four Men to Leave for Armed Forces
Four men from Franklin County will go into the armed forces in December, says Mrs. Gladys Bobo, secretary of the local selective service board.
These men are Rayan Trapp, Phil Campbell, route two; Hollis Hugh Gaston, Russellville, route four, draftees; Jack Johnson, Vina, route two, and Junior McCarley, Atwood, volunteers. All four will report to Montgomery.
Also scheduled for December is a pre-induction call for 30 men. This will be on Dec. 16, Mrs. Bobo says.
Yule Lighting Contest to Be Held This Year
The Garden Club in connection with the Chamber of Commerce and other civic clubs of Red Bay will sponsor a Christmas lighting contest this year.
Three cash prizes are to be given: The best overall display, the best decorated picture window, and the best door.
Lights are to be burning on Dec. 20-Dec. 25.
Community Chest Drive is Underway in County
Franklin County will have a Community Chest after all!
The Community Chest was launched Monday night with an enthusiastic meeting in conjunction with the Lions Club at the Iron Gate.
The Lions agreed to work to put "over the top" Franklin County's quota of $9,000.

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Tony Chard

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Car show benefit helps raise needed funds

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Russellville High School varsity cheerleaders attend UCA cheer camp

Franklin County

NWSCC receives $18,000 in grants from Dollar General Literacy Foundation

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Russellville equine therapy visits library program

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Steam locomotive delivery to Red Bay delayed, arrives July 1

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Local author holds book signing at RPL

Franklin County

Former Russellville resident performs ‘Miracle Worker’

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Presenting: Miss Phil Campbell

Franklin County

All American Tang Soo Do students recognized

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Russellville High School students sign to pursue fine arts careers

Franklin County

Football Funday, special needs probowl take place June 15

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PHOTOS: RMS students take the stage for spring sing

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Russellville member named among finalists for GFWC Jennie Award

East Franklin

East Franklin Junior High celebrates May 21 graduation

Belgreen

Belgreen Class of 2024 celebrates graduation

Franklin County

Local churches plan Vacation Bible School programs

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PHOTOS: Tharptown High School Wildcats graduate

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PHOTOS: Phil Campbell High School students graduate

Franklin County

NEMCC announces more than 400 to spring vice president’s list

Franklin County

UNA releases spring dean’s, president’s lists

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Roxy holds June 15 concert, plans other events

Franklin County

Free summer meal program available at Franklin County Schools

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PHOTOS: Red Bay High School graduates celebrate

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