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5/24/2018 11:08:38 AM
Northwest-Shoals Community College held its annual Commencement ceremony for the 2017-18 academic year Thursday, May 10, 2018. More than 200 graduates participated in the ceremony with approximately 641 earning a certificate or degree. Graduates are listed below for those students inside the Franklin Free Press readership area: Moulton: Ty Barrett, Rockie Compton, Claudia Counce, Holden Grimes,
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5/23/2018 11:11:04 AM
I have two children, Brooke, 18, and Lane, 15. Both attend Red Bay High School, and they are involved in several extracurricular activities. My parents are James and Pat Shewbart, who were raised in the Red Bay area. My grandparents are Carl and Susie Shewbart, and Buck and Meadie Vinson. My children and I attend the First United Methodist Church in Red Bay, where we are active members. I have tau...read more
5/23/2018 11:08:30 AM
Franklin County voters will see a change in how they sign in when they go to the polls for the Tuesday, June 5, 2018 primary election. The Franklin County Commission approved the purchase of 12 voter identification poll iPads at its May 21 meeting. Additionally, Alabama secretary of state John Merrill announced this month that his office was providing Franklin County with another 18 poll iPads, b...read more
5/23/2018 11:07:45 AM
For John Jolly, his There’s a Way, Inc., a non-profit corporation established in 2001 to benefit Franklin County high school seniors and teachers, was always about the kids and never about him. Seventeen years later, as the time demands of running the foundation along with some recent health issues have contributed to Jolly ending the foundation, it was time to say ‘thank you’ t...read more
5/23/2018 11:06:30 AM
The 12 Franklin County establishments that received health ratings during the week of April 30-May 4 each had scores that fall into the “satisfactory compliance” range. Health ratings are required to be prominently posted in all food/lodging establishments. Scores are graded by the Alabama Department of Public Health inspectors on a 100-point scale. Establishments with scores of 85 t...read more
5/23/2018 11:05:42 AM
The Franklin County Board of Education approved a resolution to develop a plan to establish and maintain a minimum general fund balance equal to one month’s operating expenses, which is $2.2 million. Alabama law requires all public school systems to maintain an emergency fund balance equal to one month’s operating expenses. Many systems in Alabama are not able to bankroll that much fu...read more
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