Update: Kitterman showing signs of improvement

An entire community came together Sunday night to pray for Russellville High School junior Austin Kitterman, who was seriously injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident ... Read more

Latest news

Court upholds Scott conviction

This week the Alabama Supreme Court upheld the conviction in one of the biggest cases in the county’s history. On Friday, Franklin County District Attorney Joey ... Read more

  1. Woman indicted for giving child alcohol
  2. Commission passes $12 million budget
  3. RFD promoting smoke detector program

The Latest

McKinney indicted for sex abuse

A Red Bay businessman accused of sexually abusing a female employee was indicted by a recent grand jury, courthouse officials said. Theron McKinney, 70, 690 Baggett ... Read more

Students build robots for class project

As sixth grade science students at Russellville Middle School walked into their classes for the first time this school year, teacher Lee Brownell had one ... Read more

RFD selling shirts for breast cancer screening fund

In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, the Russellville Fire Department is doing their part to raise money in order to help ... Read more

Vina recognized for historical contributions

VINA – The town of Vina, and specifically the White Oak Hub Company, are being recognized by the Alabama Department of Archives and History and ... Read more

Students participate in SYATP

Groups of students across the city, county, state, nation and world gathered together last Wednesday to offer up prayers for their schools and for the ... Read more

  1. Red Bay Elementary receives grant
  2. Chevron sponsoring ‘Fuel Your School’ program
  3. Community rallies behind Kitterman
  4. SAA now in Franklin County helping local animals
  5. Agee found guilty of rape
  6. ‘Muscle Shoals’ showing at Roxy this weekend
  7. Decline in meth labs locally
  8. Unemployment drops in August
  9. Shoals Ambulance receives contract
  10. New PCHS officially complete, welcomes students Monday
  11. County schools pass $32 mil budget
  12. City schools approve new budget
  13. Book signing planned for story inspired by Chucky Mullins
  14. Breakfast offered in classrooms in several county schools
  15. Self defense program planned for Thursday
  16. West Elementary receives RC&D grant
  17. BTCPA holding auditions
  18. Grants awarded to local agencies
  19. UPDATE: Pleasant Bay EMTs change mind, still in operation
  20. BREAKING: Pleasant Bay employees quit, Shoals ambulance approved as provider
  21. New safe rooms in city
  22. City holds cleanup day
  23. FCSO receives drug collection unit
  24. Founders Fest plans underway


Update: Kitterman showing signs of improvement

An entire community came together Sunday night to pray for Russellville High School junior Austin Kitterman, who was seriously injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident ... Read more

  1. RHS tops Sparkman 42-24
  2. Red Bay beats neighboring rival Belmont
  3. RMS volleyball plays in final tourney


Library hosting annual Zombie Walk

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

Mayfield a finalist for Superintendent of the Year

Mayfield a finalist for Superintendent of the Year

The School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA) and Classworks, an SSA Diamond Level Business Partner, are proud to announce the school superintendents who are finalists for ... Read more

Franklin completes law enforcement program

Franklin completes law enforcement program

A local police chief has received recognition for completing a continuing education program in his career field. “On behalf of the University Partnership for Alabama Continuing ... 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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