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3/22/2018 11:17:59 AM
A bill known as the “Children's Equal Access Act,” sponsored by Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia), has passed the Alabama Senate and is expected to be voted on by the House this week. Senate Bill 211 provides that in child custody proceedings, whether pursuant to a divorce case or not, there shall be a rebuttable presumption that joint custody is in the best interests of the child. Stu
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3/22/2018 12:33:01 PM
The six Franklin County establishments that received health ratings during the week of March 5, 2018, through March 9, 2018, each had scores that fall into the “satisfactory compliance” range. Health ratings are required to be prominently posted in all food/lodging establishments. Scores are graded by the Alabama Department of Public Health inspectors on a 100-point scale. Establishm...read more
3/22/2018 12:32:16 PM
It wasn’t the Academy Awards, but “The Legend of Toyland” and its creators swept the slate of awards last Thursday night like a blockbuster movie piles up Oscars. The efforts of those who brought “The Legend of Toyland” back to Russellville were rewarded at the 11th annual Partnership Awards Banquet held at the A.W. Todd Centre. The event, co-sponsored by the Frankli...read more
3/22/2018 12:30:43 PM
At a short meeting Monday, the Franklin County Commission approved the purchase of four dump trucks with beds for the Franklin County Highway Department. The total cost for the four trucks will be $569,940, which will be financed by Valley State Bank over six years at a rate of 2.28 percent fixed annually. Commissioners also approved the purchase of two garbage trucks by the Franklin County Solid ...read more
3/14/2018 11:24:44 AM
Franklin County voters will soon decide whether to extend a one-cent sales tax that was originally approved in 2010. The tax, which was in two-year increments, has been overwhelmingly approved by voters four times. In 2010 and 2012, the entire one-cent tax went to benefit Franklin County and Russellville City Schools. In 2014, the Franklin County Commission requested local legislators to introdu...read more
3/14/2018 11:23:16 AM
When Freida Eubank served as mayor of Phil Campbell, she constantly searched for ways to bring people to her community. When Kenneth Cummings and Tom Willis came to her in 2002 with an idea for a weekly dance at the Phil Campbell Community Center, Eubank believed the men had presented her with a surefire way to bring folks to town every week. And years later, the dance is still a fixture on Frid...read more
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