Watermelon Festival a success

Watermelon Festival a success

Bobby Bolton stood in the park behind First Baptist Church in downtown Russellville Saturday morning and smiled as he looked around at all of the ... Read more

Latest news

McLemore pleads to capital murder

A local man accused of capital murder and attempted murder in a 2011 case entered a guilty plea this week, courthouse officials said. According to Franklin ... Read more

  1. Man pleads guilty in mother’s killing
  2. New ambulance ordinance approved
  3. Damage Sunday caused by microburst

The Latest

Parents arrested on drug, endangerment charges

Parents arrested on drug, endangerment charges

A husband and wife staying in a local motel was arrested last week after authorities said they discovered meth in the room they were sharing ... Read more

Ellison warns of potential scam

Franklin County Revenue Commissioner Gene Ellison said he wanted county residents to be aware of a potential scam plaguing the area. Ellison said there is currently ... Read more

Renovation to courthouse steps complete

Renovation to courthouse steps complete

The renovation of the Franklin County Courthouse front steps and landing was officially completed last week, officials said. Probate Judge Barry Moore said all the new ... Read more

Unemployment rises in July

Unemployment rates for the month of June were recently released and showed Franklin County had an increase in unemployment from June to July. Franklin County’s unemployment ... Read more

Bentley joins in on SEHomes grand opening

Bentley joins in on SEHomes grand opening

Governor Robert Bentley made a stop in Russellville this past Friday at the grand opening of Southern Energy Homes’ new manufacturing facility where the end ... Read more

  1. Car crashes into business
  2. Domestic violence cases settle
  3. Drug unit seizes 38 lbs. of marijuana
  4. Students, teachers head back to school
  5. Movie to be shown at Roxy
  6. Smith chosen as DYW for Franklin County
  7. NW-SCC names academic achievers for summer semester
  8. RMS receives RC&D grant
  9. Tigerettes hosting dance camp
  10. BTCPA announces new season
  11. County schools roll out new safety training program
  12. 34th Annual Watermelon Festival set next weekend
  13. Bice encourages ‘thinking outside the box’
  14. Man arrested for taking inappropriate pictures
  15. Camp Courage campers reunite
  16. Overdose leads to burglary arrest
  17. Officials warn of utilities scam
  18. School traffic updates and reminders
  19. Commercial truck ordinance approved
  20. Man arrested for firearms theft
  21. Annual Watermelon Run set
  22. Founders Fest plans underway
  23. Officials host fishing workshop for local students
  24. Work beginning on courthouse steps

Sports

Red Bay prepares for first game

Red Bay prepares for first game

Tiger fans will have their first look at the 2014 Tiger football team this Friday as Red Bay opens the season at home against 3A ... Read more

  1. Former RBHS cheerleader pursuing her dreams
  2. Hallmark signs with Lawson State
  3. Smokin’ Guns bring home awards

Lifestyles

Watermelon artwork on display

Watermelon artwork on display

Students who are part of the Russellville High School art department will have their watermelon-themed artwork on display at this year’s Franklin County Watermelon Festival. Art ... Read more

Carter retires from Park and Rec department

Carter retires from Park and Rec department

After 31 years working for the Russellville Parks and Recreation Department, John Carter is retiring. Carter started working for the Parks and Recreation as a part-time ... Read more

Montgomery retiring after 33 years

Montgomery retiring after 33 years

Russellville resident Tommy Montgomery has been a staple in the Franklin County Courthouse for three decades, but at the end of the month, Montgomery will ... Read more

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Editorials

Quarterly chamber breakfasts could make a difference

The next quarterly Chamber Breakfast will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 a.m. at Fourth Street Grill in Red Bay. Franklin County Chamber of Commerce ... Read more

Columns & Opinions

Providing the best community news is still our mission

Today’s paper may look quite different than it has in recent years, but those of us ... Read more

Lifestyles

Have ball, will travel

Travel ball in the United States has seen a large growth in participation over the past several years. Both high schoolers and youngsters alike have taken ... Read more

Food

Soup the perfect choice for cold winter nights

Soups are the perfect choice for cold winter nights. Read more

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