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7/20/2017 2:46:11 PM
It's a busy summer for Brandon Whyde. The Indiana native recently completed recording his new album with Jimmy Nutt at the Nutt House in Sheffield. He filmed a video for his first release on the album, Come to Jesus, and he's traveling the country doing promotion and shows. And Whyde will be at Russellville's historic Roxy Theater on Saturday, July 22, as part of the W.C. Handy Festival, as he
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7/17/2017 4:41:11 PM
Gov. Kay Ivey's office announced that more than $925,717 in law enforcement grants have been awarded to Franklin County. The grants are part of the Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety Division (LETS) of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, or ADECA. LETS, in conjunction with the governor, administers federal funding for an array of victims' services, law enforcement, juvenile...read more
7/17/2017 4:39:44 PM
Last Tuesday afternoon, in the back room of Kelly’s Kitchen, the Russellville Civitan Club met as it does nearly every Tuesday to hear from an invited speaker. Last week, the speaker was Reverend Jim Storie of First Christian Church in Florence. Storie’s purpose in speaking to the members of the Civitan Club was not to preach from scripture but to speak from his heart. Reverends atte...read more
7/17/2017 4:36:16 PM
This Saturday, July 22, Medical Associates of the Shoals, P.C., will host a free W.C. Handy Music Festival event from 6-8 p.m. Music will be provided by the band Deja Vu. The location will be behind Helen Keller Hospital in the medical office building parking lot at 1120 South Jackson Highway, Sheffield. The stage and seating area will be under a large tent. The event is free, and the entire comm...read more
7/17/2017 4:34:48 PM
The Franklin County Arts Council is sponsoring the 17th annual “Evening at the Roxy” during the week of the W. C. Handy Music Festival. Entertainment will be presented by local talent featured as “The Great Pretenders” on Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m. The following are just some of the entertainers scheduled to perform—Konner Bendall, Hailey Peters,  Alissa Young,...read more
7/17/2017 4:33:37 PM
The Franklin County Sheriff's Department has applied for a federal grant that could open the door for school resource officers in Franklin County Schools. Sheriff Shannon Oliver told the Franklin County Commission at its July 10 work session that the department had applied for a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant in the amount of $125,000. The grant would be paid over three years a...read more
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