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Tharptown seventh-grader finds niche with Shoals basketball team

While many local high school basketball teams were making special runs through the playoffs, a special team was playing largely unnoticed, except by close family ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Bart Moss.

Planning proceeds for 40th Watermelon Festival

Planning a large event always comes with stresses, but this year – planning an event during a pandemic – brings a different type of stress. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ciera Hughes.

PC Council promises cleanup

During municipal election season in 2020, several members of the Phil Campbell City Council made promises to clean up the city if they were voted ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ciera Hughes.

New restaurant opens in Russellville after year of pandemic pushback

After experiencing a year of delays opening because of the pandemic, El Buen Sabor held its grand opening March 20 in downtown Russellville, finding a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ciera Hughes.

Local students benefit from partnership with Lockheed Martin

Schools in Franklin County are among the first in the state to begin offering an advanced manufacturing and basic skills pre-apprenticeship through Lockheed Martin. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ciera Hughes.

Local CPA adds third generation

Strickland and Barksdale is continuing a family tradition of CPAs, as Will Barksdale recently became a third-generation accountant in the family business by passing his ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ciera Hughes.

Spring storms leave trail of damage across county

Severe weather disrupted life in Franklin County this past week, with storms hitting Thursday and Saturday. The storms Thursday largely missed Franklin County, with the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ciera Hughes.

Vaccine clinic serves county March 31, April 1

Citizens who qualify for the COVID-19 vaccine will have a special opportunity to receive it with a walk-in clinic set for March 31 and April ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Alison James.

PC reschedules Easter egg hunt

With a possibility of storms Saturday, the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce decided to cancel the county’s three Easter egg hunts. The annual egg hunts were scheduled to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ciera Hughes.

Traveling passion leads to side career for Cassie Goodwin

Once upon a time – that’s how all the great classics begin, and it’s how Cassie Goodwin’s story of becoming a travel agent begins, too. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Alison James.

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