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The Franklin County Commission voted Monday to accept resolutions from the Isbell and Rockwood Water Systems requesting they disband and have their service absorbed by the Russellville Water and Sewer Board. Both systems receive water through Russellville already, but handle billing and service themselves. Isbell and Rockwood manager Frank Bishop said it was no longer economically feasible for th
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1/17/2018 1:07:01 PM
More than 3,300 toys and $1,125 were donated to the seventh annual Bank Independent and WAFF-48 Toy Share toy drive over the holidays, surpassing 2016 totals and helping hundreds of families across seven counties. “This program grows every year thanks to our generous communities,” says Macke Mauldin, Bank Independent president. “And every year our community partners distribute t...read more
1/17/2018 1:05:50 PM
The Russellville Public Library will host a program with author Clara Ruth Holt this Thursday, January 18. Holt’s late husband, John Hayman, Jr., was the author of seven books and more than 60 academic articles. Two of his books were Bitter Harvest (an authorized biography of former attorney general Richmond Flowers) and A Judge in the Senate (an authorized biography of former U.S. Senator ...read more
1/9/2018 2:26:33 PM
Northwest-Shoals Community College recently announced its President’s and Dean’s Lists for the fall semester of 2017. Requirements for the President’s List are a semester grade point average of 4.0 and completion of a minimum semester course load of 12 semester credit hours of college-level work. Students from the Free Press readership area earning President’s List honors...read more
1/2/2018 2:52:33 PM
An overview of the FY 2017-18 budget for the Franklin County Solid Waste Department shows total revenue of $2,604,900 and total expenditures in the amount of $2,471,921.25. The Franklin Free Press obtained a copy of the FY 2017-18 Franklin County Solid Waste Department budget, and the primary revenue and expenditures are outlined below. The largest revenue source for the department comes from so...read more
1/2/2018 2:51:52 PM
After a series of problems and delays, the Franklin County Board of Education received some good news last week on the cafeteria and classroom project at Tharptown High School. Work is expected to begin in mid-January on the long-awaited project that has seen a series of setbacks. A new contractor, First Team Construction, Inc. from Auburn is now the contractor for the project after the original ...read more
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