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In the latest example of Alabama ranking first nationally in an undesirable poll, a study by Blue Cross Blue Shield shows our state to be the highest prescribing state in the nation for opioid pain re...read more
It’s been just over six months since Greg Hamilton took over as superintendent of the Franklin County School system, and in that time the former Vina educator and coach says he has applied the s...read more
Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice and United States Senate candidate Roy Moore made a visit to northwest Alabama last Friday afternoon, making a campaign stop at Homeside Restaurant in Floren...read more
The Franklin County Board of Education will consider approval of a $1.2 million line of credit at its July meeting in order to meet a financial shortfall for the remainder of the fiscal year. Frankli...read more
Franklin County Schools saw the retirement of two veteran administrators this week with the retirements of Belgreen High School principal Myra Frederick and Red Bay High School principal Kenny Sparks....read more
Russellville City Schools students showed marked improvement this year in the ACT Aspire standardized testing, with improvements in 26 of 29 areas. RCS Superintendent Heath Grimes told the school boa...read more
Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Franklin County Extension Office and 4-H program threw it back to colonial days. On Tuesday morning, the Franklin County Courthouse hosted 4-H kids for a brief...read more
After a stalled train blocked the major crossing in Phil Campbell for four days last week, town officials are looking at ways to prevent such lengthy delays in the future. A Norfolk-Southern train bl...read more
After a stalled train blocked the major crossing in Phil Campbell for four days last week, town officials are looking at ways to prevent such lengthy delays in the future. A Norfolk-Southern train bl...read more
The Franklin County Farmers Market in Russellville will host two free community events designed to introduce consumers to what the market has to offer. The first event will be a grand opening on Frid...read more
Jobs are important. They are crucial to a thriving economy and growing community. That is an obvious statement, but as important as jobs are to individuals and communities, many jobseekers, employees...read more
Northwest Alabama is home to a great number of lakes and rivers, and right here in Franklin County, residents and visitors have access to the Bear Creek Lakes system. These bodies are used throughout...read more
From his childhood days tagging along with his father Grover to inspect Future Farmers of America (FFA) projects across Franklin County to his 28 years as a business and economics instructor at Northw...read more
  Politically, Randy Brinson has done it all in Alabama. The 59-year-old physician has volunteered for campaigns, served as campaign adviser to Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee a...read more
With the announcement Monday that the Fourth of July Spirit of Freedom Celebration has been cancelled, a record crowd is expected in Russellville for the ninth annual Jam on Sloss Lake. Organizers of...read more
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