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7/26/2016 3:46:34 PM
When you hear them describe their town, the contrast between the two candidates for mayor of Phil Campbell is apparent. Mayor Steve Bell, seeking a second term, cites progress and growing infrastructure in his community, while challenger Vic Hawkins believes the town's growth has stagnated since the devastating April 27, 2011, EF-5 tornado that ravaged the community. Voters will decide between
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7/25/2016 7:37:58 PM
The Russellville Planning and Zoning Commission voted Monday to recommend that the Russellville City Council approve amendments to the Russellville Downtown Business Zoning Ordinance, the next step in the city's downtown revitalization process. The commission unanimously made the recommendation after hearing a presentation from Nathan Willingham with the North Alabama Council of Local Governments...read more
7/25/2016 6:30:22 PM
Debbie Bradford’s book Finding Joy On Your Journey Through Grief is a simplistic approach to dealing with the death of a loved one. “You do not want a novel while grieving,” said Bradford, whose book is packed with inspirational quotes and advice to get you through every step of the grieving process. “It's okay to have 'Eeyore' days, but you have got to be able to pick you...read more
7/25/2016 6:27:54 PM
To the citzens of Russellville, District 1: My name is John Thorn, and I am currently running for City Council District 1. My goal as city councilman is to help bring honesty, integrity and fairness to the city council. I want to reach out to my district and get their input before making decisions affecting them. My goal is NOT to promote a personal agenda, but to do what is best for the city of ...read more
7/25/2016 6:24:30 PM
Make no mistake. Brent Caldwell is 'in it to win it' when it comes to the Russellville City Council District Five race. But for Caldwell, the bigger picture is about encouraging citizens to get involved in the election process. If he can do that, he'll consider his candidacy a success in the August 23 municipal election. “That's definitely a reason I'm running. I want to encourage people t...read more
7/20/2016 10:58:45 AM
The summer holidays are coming to an end, and for all of the teachers, faculty and staff throughout the Franklin County School System, that means beginning to get to work on the upcoming school year. But before the teachers go back to working in their classrooms, the Franklin County Board of Education held a board meeting last Tuesday to discuss some personnel moves that would come into play for t...read more
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