Great evening with ‘Great Pretenders’

Great evening with ‘Great Pretenders’

People passing by the historic Roxy Theatre last Thursday night might have had to do a double take as the likes of Elvis Presley, Hank ... Read more

Latest news

Expansion bringing new jobs

Nearly 10 months after purchasing property in Russellville, the expanded Southern Energy Homes facility will hold a grand opening event to celebrate the expansion and ... Read more

  1. Tax-free weekend set
  2. Start of school different for PCHS
  3. Wal-Mart offering savings for teachers this week

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School personnel decisions

The following are the most recent personnel decisions approved by the Franklin County School Board: Read more

Farmers markets recognized nationally

Summertime in the South is notorious for several things, like the scorching heat, the notorious humidity, backyard barbecues, sitting on a front porch with a ... Read more

S.P.A.N. hosting Kruzin’ for Kids

The Franklin County S.P.A.N. (Special Program for Achievement Network) Program will once again host the Kruzin’ for Kids Motorcycle Ride to benefit local at-risk youth. Remona ... Read more

Free tax workshop offered

Starting a new business and have tax questions? Mark your calendar and attend the Alabama Department of Revenue’s free New Business Workshop scheduled for Tuesday, ... Read more

Church holds traveling VBS

Church holds traveling VBS

Bo Lloyd said when he and other members of his church began brainstorming for this year’s Vacation Bible School program, they had one example that ... Read more

  1. Ambulance ordinance rescinded  | 1 comment
  2. ADOC to help with cleanup projects
  3. Unemployment increases locally
  4. Officials discuss broadband service
  5. Recent changes to FCT website
  6. School personnel decisions
  7. Council addresses commercial truck issue
  8. ADVA using cellular technology to give out info
  9. RHS students earn MOS certification
  10. K-9 Unit assists in arrest
  11. Culvert work closing Underwood Road
  12. Russellville burglar caught in the act
  13. Arrests made in theft cases
  14. Roxy hosting Great Pretenders
  15. Ambulance contract still unsigned
  16. Woman charged with giving child alcohol
  17. RPD establishes sub-station
  18. Safeplace paving the way for ‘change’
  19. Smith attends Girls State
  20. Arrington finalist in nursing home pageant
  21. PCHS Alumni Day set
  22. AMLA offers ways to stay cool
  23. Sub-station named for Pace
  24. Man arrested for child abuse  | 1 comment


Hallmark to sign with Lawson State

Hallmark to sign with Lawson State

Kelby Hallmark has been a fixture in the Tharptown High School athletic program for the past few years. If there was a leadership role on ... Read more

  1. Jackson competes at golf championship
  2. Greenhill, Baty win July Fest 5K
  3. RB hosts boys’ basketball camp


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

King named 2014 Watermelon Queen

King named 2014 Watermelon Queen

The 2014 Franklin County Watermelon Pageant was held this past Saturday at the RHS Auditorium. Russellville resident Tori King was crowed the 2014 Watermelon Queen ... Read more

Scott honored for service

Scott honored for service

Franklin County Arts and Humanities Council member Fletcher Scott was honored this past Saturday for his 30 years of service to the council. Scott was ... 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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