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4/26/2016 4:10:53 PM
Gary Williams, the superintendent of Franklin County schools, recently discussed how the April 27, 2011 tornadoes impacted the county, how they changed our perception of severe weather, and how we have moved forward since the events of that tragic day five years ago. Williams is a graduate of Belgreen High School’s class of 1975. After graduating, he went to Northwest Shoals Community Colle
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4/27/2016 2:09:58 PM
Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Chorale will hold its finale Spring Concert Tour this Sunday, May 1 with the group that performed in New Orleans earlier this month. The NW-SCC Chorale will make their final appearance of the Spring Concert Tour at the First United Methodist Church in Russellville on Sunday at 3 p.m. The NW-SCC Chorale is directed by Jeff McAlister. Admission is F...read more
4/26/2016 4:41:18 PM
The third annual Casey Stockton Memorial Scholarship Fishing Tournament is set for Saturday, May 21 at Cedar Creek Lake. The annual event raises money for local scholarships. The tournament will run from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 21 and will launch from Slick Rock Boat Ramp. Entry fee is $60 per boat. Prize money will be awarded as follows: $500 for first place; $250 for second place; $150 for third ...read more
4/26/2016 4:32:10 PM
Five years ago the most disastrous and deadliest tornado ever to hit Franklin County had an enormous impact on Russellville Hospital and its staff. Russellville Hospital was the closest to Hackleburg and Phil Campbell, the areas most affected by the natural disaster. Keri Moody, marketing director at Russellville Hospital, recounted the events of that tragic evening. With Russellville Hospital b...read more
4/26/2016 4:29:55 PM
The Phil Campbell Restoration Church, formerly known as the Phil Campbell Church of God, was entirely destroyed during the tornados of April 27, 2011. Despite this, the church rebuilt and continued to serve the community. From organizing a food pantry to hosting the juniors and seniors of Phil Campbell High School for almost an entire semester, the church has been a large part of the community of ...read more
4/26/2016 4:20:11 PM
Barry Pounders, the leader of the Phil Campbell Rescue Squad for the last 30 years, discussed his view of how far the community has come in the five years since the tornadoes of April 27, 2011. Over the years, the Rescue Squad has been an integral part of the Phil Campbell community. Many times, the citizens of Phil Campbell depend on the Rescue Squad when there is an emergency and they need to b...read more
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