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UPDATE: Pleasant Bay EMTs change mind, still in operation

New PCHS officially complete, welcomes students Monday

New PCHS officially complete, welcomes students Monday

There was an air of excitement floating around the Phil Campbell community on Monday as students, faculty and staff filed into the new Phil Campbell ... Read more

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Shoals Ambulance receives contract

At Monday morning’s Franklin County Commission meeting, employees of Pleasant Bay Ambulance Service took off their company shirts and resigned on the spot after learning ... Read more

  1. County schools pass $32 mil budget
  2. City schools approve new budget
  3. Book signing planned for story inspired by Chucky Mullins

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Breakfast offered in classrooms in several county schools

Breakfast offered in classrooms in several county schools

Thanks to a new program, students in several schools in the Franklin County School System are now able to enjoy breakfast each school day right ... Read more

Self defense program planned for Thursday

A self-defense program geared toward females will be hosted Sept. 18 at the Russellville High School Auditorium from 9:15-10:30 a.m. Admission for the event is ... Read more

West Elementary receives RC&D grant

West Elementary School in Russellville serves approximately 720 students, and 44 percent of their students are non-native English speaking students who are trying to keep ... Read more

BTCPA holding auditions

RED BAY – The Bay Tree Council for the Performing Arts in Red Bay has announced auditions for its first production of the 2014-2015 season: ... Read more

Grants awarded to local agencies

Grants awarded to local agencies

The Alabama Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention (also known as Children’s Trust Fund) traveled to the Shoals recently to present the Shoals Area Grantees their ... Read more

  1. UPDATE: Pleasant Bay EMTs change mind, still in operation
  2. BREAKING: Pleasant Bay employees quit, Shoals ambulance approved as provider
  3. New safe rooms in city
  4. City holds cleanup day
  5. FCSO receives drug collection unit
  6. Founders Fest plans underway
  7. Students return to Camp Courage
  8. Curves hosting open house
  9. Hydock coming to Red Bay
  10. Volunteers needed for Fishing for Kids
  11. Fundraiser being held for child with leukemia
  12. Water board moving forward with project
  13. Local group donates books to promote farming
  14. New PCHS opening delayed
  15. PC receives $100K grant
  16. Morrow officially announces candidacy
  17. It pays to be a Cattleman
  18. EMT arrested following transport
  19. Sessions, Aderholt visit IHP
  20. More movies planned at Roxy
  21. RBPD offering handgun class for women
  22. Men arrested for 92 meth labs
  23. Local woman killed in crash
  24. Courthouse closing at 5 p.m.


Russellville improves to 3-0

Russellville improves to 3-0

Momentum is an important part of athletics, but it is a difficult thing to control. Instead, teams often have to take advantage of it while ... Read more

  1. Tharptown picks up first win
  2. Red Bay beats Sulligent 24-14
  3. Panthers overcome Red Devils


Hester crowned THS Homecoming Queen

Hester crowned THS Homecoming Queen

Brianna Hester was crowned the 2014 Tharptown High School Homecoming Queen at halftime. She was escorted by her father, Brent Hester. Photo by Bart Moss. Read more

Willis earns professional certification

The Association of County Commissions of Alabama is pleased to announce that Mandi Willis, human resources director for Franklin County, has earned the Certificate in ... Read more

Pace crowned PCHS Homecoming Queen

Pace crowned PCHS Homecoming Queen

Taylor Pace was crowned Phil Campbell’s 2014 Homecoming Queen at halftime of Friday’s game. Pace was escorted by Hayden Bell. Read more

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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


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


Soup the perfect choice for cold winter nights

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

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