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9/27/2016 1:33:03 PM
The following is an opinion column from FFP Publisher John Pilati: It's rare for the Franklin Free Press editorial staff to publish our positions on political issues. Then again, it's also rare that a professional athlete refuses to stand for the Star-Spangled Banner. Or at least it was before San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick, whose early professional career saw his
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9/27/2016 4:49:26 PM
A Russellville man is being held at the Franklin County Jail after being charged with the rape and sexual abuse of a 13-year-old female. Ivan Lemus-Martinez, 33, 1400 Tyler Ave., Russellville, made an initial court appearance for a bond hearing today. He faces rape first-degree and sexual abuse first-degree charges. Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett said Martinez will ikely face additional ...read more
9/27/2016 1:50:50 PM
RUSSELLVILLE - The Russellville City Schools Education Foundation is calling all runners to participate in the inaugural 5K Torch Run that will help the Foundation raise money for teacher and student scholarships. The run is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15, with check-in and registration starting at 7:30 a.m. at the RHS Auditorium Lobby and the 5K starting at 8 a.m. There will also be a 1 Mile ...read more
9/27/2016 1:46:34 PM
ALGOP Statement on the First Presidential Debate  Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan made the following statement regarding the debate:    "With the first presidential debate over, the contrast between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is glaring. Mr. Trump wants less taxes, less government and a more decisive strong foreign policy for our nation. M...read more
9/21/2016 10:44:44 AM
Russellville High School alumni, students and fans will celebrate Homecoming 2016 a little earlier than usual, as Homecoming arrives during week five of the Golden Tigers’ football season. Russellville will host a familiar opponent as the Hartselle Tigers come to town this Friday, September 23. Hartselle and Russellville were 5A, Region 8 rivals until the Tigers moved up in class to 6A in 2...read more
9/21/2016 10:40:00 AM
With its final budget workshop set to begin immediately thereafter, the Franklin County Commission held a short business meeting Monday morning. The commission approved the hiring of Angie Haney as a tag clerk in revenue commissioner Veronica Stancil's office. Wesley Priest's hiring as a temporary employee in the Franklin County Solid Waste Department was also approved. Commissioners approved a ...read more
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