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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 ...read more
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...read more
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 c...read more
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 addi...read more
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...read more
Family and friends are invited to attend a 90th birthday party for James King this Sunday, March 26, from 2-4 p.m., at the A.W. Todd Centre in Russellville. King, a retired operating engineer with Te...read more
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 conso...read more
The Russellville City Council met at city hall on Monday evening to discuss and approve 15 items on the agenda. One of the first actions was a resolution commending and honoring three Russellville ...read more
A public hearing will be held next week to receive input on the proposed relocation of two voting precincts in Russellville. Under consideration is the consolidation of the Electric Board Warehouse a...read more
As a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Larry Stutts has seen an all-too familiar problem when it comes to teen pregnancies. That's why Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) has introduced legislatio...read more
The month of March brings many things to Russellville. The start of spring, longer days and blooming flowers arrive on schedule each March. The month also brings the annual benefit concert by Ronnie ...read more
If you walk or drive down Jackson Avenue in downtown Russellville it is hard to miss the Russellville Post Office. A large brick facility, located right across from city hall, the post office is one o...read more
A former Russellville police officer has sued the City of Russellville alleging gender discrimination, the Franklin Free Press has learned. Chelsea Gentry filed the lawsuit in the United States Distr...read more
After her mother died from liver cancer last May, Kassidy McCorkle decided to take action and get involved. She used the loss of her mother, Dana Lawler McCorkle, as motivation to begin fundraising f...read more
In 2002, Kenneth Cummings and Tom Willis pitched an idea to then-Phil Campbell Mayor Freida Eubank. Their idea can safely be called a success as the weekly Phil Campbell Dance recently  celebrat...read more
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