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Still true: We will never run out of stories

Another month, another magazine! Our September/October issue of Franklin Living comes out this week.

You’ve got to check out this edition. I know I feel this way every time I see a new Franklin Living hit the shelves, but this is one of my favorites.

It’s finally football season, and Amy McCollum has the perfect menu for a football party – or, let’s be honest, the perfect menu for any time. Who doesn’t love taco soup, chips and dips, cheese balls, punch and more? If your mouth isn’t watering at the thought, you might need to get yourself checked out.

Just kidding. Kind of.

Does the cover photo put you in the fall frame of mind like it does me? We were so excited to be invited out to Tanya Capalla’s Phil Campbell farm for a little photo shoot. She has an amazing homestead out in rural Franklin County, and we hope to give you a more expansive view of her Crescent Moon Acres in a future edition of the magazine.

As you might recall, I once wondered what would happen when I ran out of stories for Franklin Living. I foolishly thought the day would come when the supply of stories would be run out and I would be left scrambling, facing a future where magazine features had to be scraped up from nothing.

Ha.

I was so naive.

Even now, six years into this job, I sometimes think, “Huh. I don’t have a plan for xyz magazine. What if I can’t find any good stories to tell?”

But I always do. We haven’t run out of stories yet, and I don’t foresee we ever will.

In this edition we are pleased to spotlight a few of our famous friends, each well known in their own way, from Hollywood’s Myk Watford – a “local boy makes good” if you ever saw one, to Red Bay’s Charlene Fancher, to Russellville’s Billie Sue and Jimmy Poss.

You likely know these folks; if you don’t, let us introduce you, and if you do, well, we still suspect you just might learn something new from reading their stories in this edition.

Do you know someone who deserves to be Franklin famous? We’d love to hear your suggestions for future features. Our corner of Alabama is endlessly rich with stories to share, tales that deserve to be told.

News

Red Bay prepares for Founders Day with pageant, contests

Franklin County

Studio X-Treme senior twirlers participate in MSU honor band day

News

Russellville City Schools BOE approves operating budget

Franklin County

Hollywood actor, Russellville native reflects on path to silver screen

News

Russellville downtown to pursue Main Street designation

Franklin County

‘To show our gratitude’

News

BTCPA returns to stage

News

Redevelopment Committee plans take shape

Features

Hometown to Hollywood: Actor/musician Myk Watford finds his niche

News

PC enforces ordinances to improve aesthetics, safety

Franklin County

Extension names Red, White, Green contest winners

News

Community remembers Cecil Batchelor

News

Phil Campbell holds backpack drive, restocks school’s community closet

Franklin County

Blue Springs Volunteer Fire Department holds cornhole tournament fundraiser

News

City approves liquor license

Franklin County

County schools go remote for 10 days

Franklin County

Heavy rain, flash flooding, wind gusts pose threats to local area

Franklin County

Appreciation event provides free hotdogs, hamburgers to first responders

Franklin County

NWTF holds hunting heritage fundraiser banquet at A.W. Todd Centre

Franklin County

Fall armyworms threaten local properties

News

Architect updates BOE on high school construction

News

Chamber of Commerce welcomes 306 BBQ with ribbon cutting

Franklin County

County second-graders kick off Super Citizen program

Franklin County

Blue Springs VFD hosts cornhole tournament Saturday 

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