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9/19/2017 1:24:02 PM
Thomas Barber went to the Russellville Walmart Monday evening and purchased a Golden Tigers hooded sweatshirt. You wouldn't think that to be a big deal until you learn that, up until the day before, Barber had never heard of Russellville, Alabama. A resident of Ocala, a northern Florida city hammered by Hurricane Irma, Barber made his way to Russellville last Sunday looking for a hotel room, so
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9/19/2017 1:21:47 PM
Franklin County sheriff Shannon Oliver expects to hear a decision soon on a federal grant application his department submitted that could open the door for school resource officer in Franklin County Schools. Oliver said he was contacted by officials with the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program last week asking him to submit additional materials in support of the county's grant app...read more
9/19/2017 1:19:33 PM
“Treading water.” That's how Franklin County Schools chief finance officer Carla Knight describes the system's Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget.While that description might not sound great, it beats last year's theme of “growing pains.” With public schools funded based on the enrollment 20 days after Labor Day of the previous academic year, last year saw Franklin County Schools...read more
9/19/2017 1:17:35 PM
Although the lion's share of the meeting dealt with discussion and approval of the budget for 2018, the Franklin County Board of Education approved a number of personnel moves at its September 12 meeting. Personnel actions included: •Retirement: Tilda Sumerel, Federal Programs Coordinator, effective October 1, 2017. •Resignation: LaShea Humphres, school nurse at Vina and Michelle Cole...read more
9/19/2017 1:15:08 PM
RUSSELLVILLE – Russellville High School has been ranked as the No. 1 Standout High School in Alabama by the school ranking site Niche.com, a great honor for RHS and for the school system as a whole. In order to be considered for this ranking, schools had to meet certain criteria. While similar lists released in the past only considered factors such as test scores, the percent of students wh...read more
9/13/2017 9:43:53 AM
The demographics of Russellville continue to change. Ethnic breakdown of last year's kindergarten class at West Elementary School saw 52 percent of the 213 students classified as Hispanic. Nearly 45 percent of Russellville City Schools' enrollment, as reported by parents and/or guardians, are Hispanic. Meanwhile, the decline in African-American students continues in Russellville City Schools; wi...read more
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