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Todd Expects More Industry for Alabama
A.W. Todd, Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, spoke to the Franklin County Teachers' Association Feb. 24 when it met at the Phil Campebell High School.
Mr. Todd expressed his belief that in the near future Alabama will become much more of an industrial state, and saw a need for more trade schools.
He said the increasing migration of farmers from the state was depleting school funds, and he feels it advisable to have a state commissioner of education.
Mrs. Louise Seay presided over the routine business session. She appointed a nominating committee in preparation for the March officer elections.
Strong Wind Rips House
A strong wind ripped the northwest section of roofing from J.B. Hester's Store in Belgreen last Saturday morning and damaged several TV antennas in the area.
The damage was done about 7:30 a.m. and while no one was in the store. The Hesters live next door to the building and reportedly heard a noise but did not notice the destruction until later.
Rain did some damage to merchandise in the store before it could be moved.
First Leap Day Baby is Girl
Franklin County's first leap day baby, according to latest reports at presstime, was a little girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Ayers, Russellville 2, at Betty Wilson Hospital. She arrived at 3:15 a.m. on Feb. 29, weighing seven and a half pounds.
Easter Rehearsals Slated Fridays
Dr. Wayne Christeson will hold rehearsals for the Easter presentation of the Messiah each Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, Russellville.
This is a community-wide project, and people of all faiths who like to sing are urged to attend, choir members in particular.

Franklin County

University of Alabama announces spring graduates

Franklin County

Dean’s, president’s lists students named for UA spring term

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Hugh Plott

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PHOTOS: Inaugural downtown Russellville Art Crawl winners

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PHOTOS: Russellville Public Library holds princess, pirates bounce party

Franklin County

Northwest Shoals Community College signs 24 students in FAME class

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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