Cattlemen give back through reading

Cattlemen give back through reading

There aren’t many organizations that are more active in the county than the Franklin County Cattleman’s Association. Even though their community activities take place all year-long, ... Read more

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Zombie Walk and Movie this weekend

Legions of Zombies are making their way to the small town of Russellville on Oct. 25 as the Russellville Public Library hosts the 2nd Annual ... Read more

  1. Shoals Ambulance now operating
  2. ARC plants trees at PCHS
  3. Meet the Candidates: Franklin County Sheriff

The Latest

Meet the Candidates: State Representative – District 7

This week’s featured candidates are seeking the state office of Alabama House of Representatives, District 7, an office that is currently held by incumbent Republican ... Read more

Cattlemen promoting beef

Members of the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association will be at local restaurants in the coming weeks to promote National Beef Month and the beef and ... Read more

Royal to perform at NW-SCC dinner

Royal to perform at NW-SCC dinner

Northwest-Shoals Community College's (NW-SCC) Foundation will feature entertainer and renowned musician, Billy Joe Royal, at their 22nd Annual Pathfinder's Dinner Monday, Oct. 20, at the ... Read more

Know your Neighborhood: Staying informed

Know your Neighborhood: Staying informed

It’s always important to be aware of your surroundings no matter what type of situation you may find yourself in, but Franklin County Sheriff Shannon ... Read more

Man arrested for armed robbery

Man arrested for armed robbery

A Russellville man was arrested last week after authorities said he robbed a local restaurant at gunpoint. Mebratu Ogbazgi Mehur, 27, 100 Holiday Plaza Apartments, Russellville, ... Read more

  1. McClellan sentenced to 25 years
  2. Storms cause damage in Red Bay
  3. New polling place in Tharptown
  4. Meet the Candidates: State Representative-District 18
  5. Meet the Candidates: County Board of Education-District 3
  6. Council supports RFD’s T-shirt sale
  7. Toy drive applications now available
  8. Farmers Federation applauds Bedford, Morrow
  9. Update: Kitterman showing signs of improvement
  10. Court upholds Scott conviction
  11. Woman indicted for giving child alcohol
  12. Commission passes $12 million budget
  13. RFD promoting smoke detector program
  14. McKinney indicted for sex abuse
  15. Students build robots for class project
  16. RFD selling shirts for breast cancer screening fund
  17. Vina recognized for historical contributions
  18. Students participate in SYATP
  19. Red Bay Elementary receives grant
  20. Chevron sponsoring ‘Fuel Your School’ program
  21. Community rallies behind Kitterman
  22. SAA now in Franklin County helping local animals
  23. Agee found guilty of rape
  24. ‘Muscle Shoals’ showing at Roxy this weekend


Russellville tops West Point

Russellville tops West Point

The Golden Tigers rebounded from a road loss last week against East Limestone by grinding out a tough 26-22 win on the road Friday night ... Read more

  1. Bobcats heading to the playoffs
  2. Red Bay takes the win over Hatton
  3. Tharptown blanks Mars Hill


First Metro Bank receives recognition

First Metro Bank, a community bank serving Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties, was recently ranked #7 in SNL Financial’s “Top 100 Best-Performing Community Banks of ... Read more

DaVita teammates give back to community

DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and a leading provider of kidney care services, announced a $5,000 contribution to the Huntsville ... Read more

First Metro Bank announces promotions

First Metro Bank, a community bank serving Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties, would like to congratulate the following employees on their promotions. Together these employees ... Read more

Special Sections


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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