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The Franklin Free Press has a reputation for outstanding writing in all categories, from news to editorials to sports. Once again, the Alabama Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest results demonstrate that reputation to be statewide as the FFP took home 10 awards for exceptional writing in the recently announced results. This year, 74 newspapers submitted 2,753 entries in the annual conte
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5/27/2017 4:48:48 PM
Athens, Ala. – Athens State University is delighted to honor the students who have been named to the President’s List and Provost’s List for the Spring 2017 semester. Through much hard work and determination, these students excelled in their coursework and achieved remarkable academic success. President’s List: Jared Brown, Russellville, AL Luke Henry, Russellville, A...read more
5/26/2017 10:43:39 AM
FLORENCE, Ala. -- Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) held the annual Commencement ceremony for the 2016-2017 academic year Thursday, May 11, 2017. Over 200 graduates participated in the ceremony with approximately 709 earning a certificate or degree. Graduates and certificates/degrees received are listed below by their hometowns.Degree abbreviations are as follows: AA=Associate in Ar...read more
5/26/2017 9:50:17 AM
The Russellville City Board of Education approved a number of personnel moves at its Thursday board meeting, including accepting the resignation of Russellville High School boys varsity golf coach Ryan Brewer. Brewer, along with his wife Katie, a teacher at Russellville Middle School, both resigned, as did Cody Sellers, RHS teacher, and Alice Kimbrough, RMS teacher. Other personnel moves approve...read more
5/24/2017 2:35:44 PM
Each year, the Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Haleyville host a festival to celebrate its heritage and honor first responders. Last year the 9-1-1 Festival received the great honor of being named one ofthe Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events in the Southeast United States for June of 2016. The annual Festival, set for next Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, celebrate...read more
5/24/2017 2:33:20 PM
Belgreen students recently received recognition for their scholastic achievements at the school’s 2017 Academic Awards program. Class awards were as follows: English Humphries- Most Outstanding Seventh Grade English: Brooke BaileyMost Outstanding Eighth Grade English: Scout Bragwell, Sky GargisMost Outstanding Ninth Grade English: Hannah Cox, Katie DempseyMost Outstanding Seventh Grade En...read more
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