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5/6/2015 12:10:06 PM
More than 165 creditors received notice last week that Franklin Homes, Inc., has filed for  bankruptcy. But ongoing negotiations to sell the business to a Mississippi corporation could provide much-needed capital for the Russellville business. The petition, filed April 29, 2015 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama, Northern Division, seeks relief in the
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5/6/2015 12:25:35 PM
Looking at her cake adorned with three pink glittering candles that spelled “100”, Cleatis Kiel smiled at her family and friends who had come to celebrate her birthday with her at Russellville Healthcare. In 100 years, a lot of things have changed.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 1915 the average house cost $3,200, and the average car cost $2,005. To fill up the car cos...read more
5/6/2015 12:21:58 PM
Tim Guinn's military influence was apparent during his interview Monday afternoon for the vacant superintendent position with Russellville City Schools. And it went well beyond his respectful “Yes, sir” and “Yes, ma'am” answers. Guinn's interview was the second of the day, as he followed Lawrence County superintendent of education Heath Grimes, who met with RCS board membe...read more
5/6/2015 12:20:50 PM
For many high school students, the idea of standing before an audience is very frightening, especially if it involves singing and dancing. However, five brave Russellville students represented their school at the Alabama All-State Choral Festival this spring.  These students were Emili Crummie, Savannah Mills, Charlie Gordon, Destiny Cooper and Leah Nix. All of these students participated in...read more
5/6/2015 12:14:31 PM
After more than a year of negotiations, the much-anticipated transfer of management of Overton Farm from the Bear Creek Development Authority to the Town of Hodges is complete, as the BCDA Board approved the move last week. The action came at the board's April 29 meeting after the board received final approval from Tennessee Valley Authority officials to officially transfer control of the propert...read more
4/29/2015 11:08:57 AM
As leaders in the community, ministers act as friends, teachers and mentors, but sometimes they also fill the shoes of a counselor. However, a lot of pastors are unsure how to handle situations involving domestic violence.   That is why SafePlace created a program called Shoals Area Faith Effort (SAFE). SAFE’s goal is to build a network of ministers from all denominations and faiths wh...read more
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