Gilbert named Citizen of the Year

Gilbert named Citizen of the Year

Kerry Gilbert was awarded the Citizen of the Year award Monday night at the A.W. Todd Center in Russellville during the 59th anniversary of the ... Read more

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Russellville Hospital acquired by Curae Health

Russellville Hospital has been an important part of the Franklin County community for many years, and this past week, the hospital was purchased by a ... Read more

  1. Arias sentenced for tax fraud
  2. S.P.A.N. holding open house
  3. Unemployment down in October

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Annual community-wide prayer event set

This is the season for lights – strands and strands of lights wrapped on trees, bushes, and around housetops; candles lit in windows and on ... Read more

Mistletoe Market this weekend

For those frazzled holiday shoppers who are still looking for the perfect Christmas gifts, the Russellville High School Winter Guard is hosting an event this ... Read more

Bags of Hope event to be held

A local ministry group is hoping to spread the message of the true meaning of Christmas this holiday season with an outreach event they hope ... Read more

Foundation presents grants

Foundation presents grants

Several teachers in the Russellville City school system recently received much-needed funding for their classrooms thanks to the Russellville City Schools Education Foundation. The grants, which ... Read more

Afterschool programs Celebrate “Lights On Afterschool”

Afterschool programs Celebrate “Lights On Afterschool”

Launched in October 2000, “Lights On Afterschool” is the only nationwide event that celebrates afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, ... Read more

  1. New county school board holds first meeting
  2. Chamber holding gingerbread contest
  3. Manslaughter conviction upheld
  4. PCES establishes fine arts program
  5. Officer resignation sparks discussion
  6. Officials gathering toys at parade
  7. Getting ready for life after high school
  8. Seniors learn about technology
  9. PCHS receives free AED
  10. Program helping area seniors
  11. VFW honors paramedic, firefighter and law enforcement officers of the year
  12. Recount possible in Senate race
  13. Students learn more about local industries
  14. RCS Engineering heading to championship
  15. Relay committee holds kick-off
  16. BTCPA presenting “Fruitcakes” this week
  17. Operation Christmas Child soon underway
  18. Bank participates in Wish Comes True program
  19. Two injured in accident on South Jackson
  20. Crews contain brush fire
  21. UPDATE: Teens charged in school threats
  22. Juvenile in custody in connection to RHS bomb threat
  23. Tharptown schools now evacuated for similar bomb threat
  24. UPDATE: Students given all clear to return to campus


RBHS hosts tip-off tourney

RBHS hosts tip-off tourney

Red Bay’s varsity boys came away with a split at their tip off tournament this past Saturday. The Tigers lost their opening game with Covenant Christian ... Read more

  1. Girls basketball round-up
  2. Boys basketball round-up
  3. Golden Tigers take on Bobcats


Local girl appearing in parade

Local girl appearing in parade

Olivia Little, a junior varsity cheerleader from Phil Campbell High School, is one of more than 500 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and ... Read more

Book Lovers holding fundraiser

Book Lovers holding fundraiser

Members of the Russellville Book Lovers Club are currently selling tickets for their “Christmas Dinner” fundraiser featuring chicken and dressing, green beans, sweet potato casserole, ... Read more

Farmers Federation scholarships available

Applications for the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation’s $1,750 college scholarships, now available online, are due Feb. 1, 2015. High school seniors and college students from participating ... 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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