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Thomas Barber went to the Russellville Walmart Monday evening and purchased a Golden Tigers hooded sweatshirt. You wouldn't think that to be a big deal until you learn that, up until the day before,...read more
Franklin County sheriff Shannon Oliver expects to hear a decision soon on a federal grant application his department submitted that could open the door for school resource officer in Franklin County S...read more
“Treading water.” That's how Franklin County Schools chief finance officer Carla Knight describes the system's Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget.While that description might not sound great, it ...read more
Although the lion's share of the meeting dealt with discussion and approval of the budget for 2018, the Franklin County Board of Education approved a number of personnel moves at its September 12 meet...read more
RUSSELLVILLE – Russellville High School has been ranked as the No. 1 Standout High School in Alabama by the school ranking site Niche.com, a great honor for RHS and for the school system as a wh...read more
The demographics of Russellville continue to change. Ethnic breakdown of last year's kindergarten class at West Elementary School saw 52 percent of the 213 students classified as Hispanic. Nearly 45 ...read more
The demographics of Russellville continue to change. Ethnic breakdown of last year's kindergarten class at West Elementary School saw 52 percent of the 213 students classified as Hispanic. Nearly 45 ...read more
With Alabama's 2018 primary elections less than nine months away, political season will soon be upon us. At the state level, candidates are already announcing and campaigning for offices including go...read more
With Alabama ranked as the nation's highest prescribing state for opioid pain reliever prescriptions, it's time for state officials to act to end the epidemic. With that goal in mind, the University ...read more
A lawsuit filed by a former employee of Williams Manufacturing, Inc., was dismissed after the Alabama Supreme Court reversed Franklin County Circuit Judge Terry Dempsey in a ruling released last week....read more
  Russellville City Schools are reaching out to the hurricane-ravaged Lumberton, Texas, schools to provide help for students by 'adopting' the district in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Lum...read more
After more than a year of dispute in the Alabama Legislature, a bill that allowed the Russellville City Council to raise the salary of the Russellville Civil Service Board finally passed earlier this ...read more
The Alabama Republican Party recently announced its opening and closing qualifying dates for the 2018 Primary Election. According to a release from the Alabama GOP, candidate qualifying will open on ...read more
Bret Gist considers himself a 'yes' man. When he's presented with a challenge, Gist prefers to say 'yes' and take the project head on. So when he received a phone call two years ago asking if his c...read more
“First In...Last Out.”“First In...Last Out.” That's the motto of the  Churches of Christ Disaster Response Team, an organization that works to render aid to disaster surv...read more
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