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Jobless rate creeps up

The unemployment rate for Franklin County in January has been reported in at 6.7 percent – an uptick from December 2015, at 6.1 percent, despite a reduction in labor force from 13,659 in December 2015 to 13,501 in January.

The state’s unemployment rate hit right at 6.2 percent but reported growth overall in the labor force, which ADOL Commissioner Fitzgerald Washington pegged as a good sign.

Franklin County’s unemployment rate is lower than all surrounding counties: Lauderdale, 7.1 percent; Colbert, 7.8 percent; Lawrence, 7.8 percent; Winston, 7.9 percent; and Marion, 7.1 percent. Notably, the number of those unemployed in Franklin County, 898, was actually greater than those unemployed in Winston or Marion – 719 and 864, respectively.

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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

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All American Tang Soo Do students recognized

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Russellville High School students sign to pursue fine arts careers

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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

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East Franklin Junior High celebrates May 21 graduation

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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

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UNA releases spring dean’s, president’s lists

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Roxy holds June 15 concert, plans other events

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Free summer meal program available at Franklin County Schools

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PHOTOS: Red Bay High School graduates celebrate

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PHOTOS: Vina High School graduates celebrate

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PHOTOS: Russellville High School Class of 2024 graduates

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RPD, FCSO raise funds through softball game

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