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3/21/2017 3:00:28 PM
In his nine years as School Resource Officer at Russellville Middle School, the late Wyman Pounders impacted countless students, teachers, and staff with his kindness and care. Now, thanks to the addition of a new memorial bench, his legacy at the school will continue to live on. Pounders passed away on June 13, 2016. A few months after his death, his widow Roxann decided that he should be honore
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3/27/2017 4:38:51 PM
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is one of the biggest and most important annual events in Franklin County. This year, a few weeks before the community meets at the Russellville High School football stadium, music fans will have another opportunity to help benefit the disease-fighting society. On Friday, April 14, there will be a Relay For Life Songwriters Showcase at the A.W. Todd Cent...read more
3/22/2017 3:18:32 PM
A Franklin County bus driver has been suspended with pay pending the completion of an internal investigation, the Franklin Free Press has learned. The bus driver, whose name is being withheld pending the outcome of the investigation, was notified Monday of the suspension, according to Franklin County superintendent of education Greg Hamilton. The investigation centers around a Facebook video pos...read more
3/22/2017 10:08:23 AM
Frustrations continue to mount for a local man embroiled in a battle with the Franklin County Solid Waste Department about his unpaid garbage bill. 83-year-old Willie Ergle's battle with the county continues, and continues, and continues, as the Franklin County Circuit Court continues to put the case off at the request of the county. Ergle maintains he doesn't generate garbage and should not hav...read more
3/21/2017 2:58:02 PM
On March 15, Red Bay High School was the location of one of thousands of nationwide programs and events held for national Kick Butts Day. The “Kick Butts Rally” at RBHS, which lasted from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., was part of a program sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and was hosted by the Red Bay High School Tobacco Grant Prevention Program. The goal of “Kick Butts&r...read more
3/21/2017 12:44:07 PM
Although the crowd was small at Monday's public hearing, the consensus was overwhelmingly in favor of the proposed relocation of two voting precincts in Russellville. Under consideration is the consolidation of the Electric Board Warehouse and College Avenue School locations into one central polling place at the A.W. Todd Centre. The precincts would remain independent precincts and each would use...read more
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