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1/24/2017 11:36:33 AM
Six. That’s the number of Fireman of the Year awards Floyd Thorn has earned as a 25-year veteran of the Tharptown Volunteer Fire Department, as he was named the Fireman of the Year for 2016. Floyd earned the award again for his “nearly three decades of service, dedication, and loyalty, as well as the relentless pursuit of funding,” according to a TVFD press release. After m
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1/18/2017 10:23:52 AM
“Fired up!” These words echoed throughout the streets of downtown Russellville Monday morning during a march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Northwest Alabama chapter of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship committee presented an MLK Day event, “A Day On: Not a Day Off.” The event was held to remember the lasting legacy of Dr. King, who never ceas...read more
1/18/2017 10:22:01 AM
Overnight and monthly camping fees will increase this year on Bear Creek Development Authority properties after the BCDA Board of Directors approved a rate increase at its January 12 meeting. Overnight camping fees increased from $17 to $20 per day at all five BCDA facilities, which include Slickrock, Elliott Branch, Horseshoe Bend, Williams Hollow and Piney Point. Monthly campsite fees at Elli...read more
1/18/2017 10:21:08 AM
The Bear Creek Development Authority Board of Directors approved an operating budget for fiscal year 2016-17 in the amount of $722,125 at its January 12, 2017 meeting. The budget, based on anticipated revenue and expenses, is down $9,000 from the FY 2015-16 anticipated budget and down $26,000 from last year’s actual budget. BCDA operates with a $25,000 carryover beginning balance fund each...read more
1/18/2017 10:19:31 AM
After being sworn in on December 30, Greg Hamilton was excited to start his new job as superintendent of the Franklin County School system, but there was little time to get his feet wet. He had to dive in. Now, just a couple weeks into assuming his new role, Hamilton has already dealt with some of his bigger responsibilities. “If I had to describe my first few weeks, I’d have to say ...read more
1/18/2017 10:12:51 AM
After two terms in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama will hand the keys to the White House over to President-elect Donald J. Trump, who will take his oath and be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States this Friday, January 20. With the inauguration ceremony rapidly approaching, some residents of Franklin County expressed their views on the incoming Commander-in-Chief. As one mi...read more
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