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1/22/2015 10:56:23 PM
When Rex Mayfield was hired by Russellville City Schools in 1981, the young teacher realized how much his career had been shaped by Calvin Parmer, his ag teacher at Russellville High School. “I graduated from RHS in 1973. I had a great ag teacher in Calvin Parmer. He had such an influence on me going to college. I had such admiration and respect for him. He got the chance to go from ag teac
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1/23/2015 5:50:17 PM
When Russellville Middle School science and robotics teacher Lee Brownell was recognized last year as the South's BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Teacher of the Year, that accolade did not go unnoticed. Brownell caught the eye of University of North Alabama officials who were looking to hire an additional specialist for the school's AMSTI (Alabama Mathematics, Science and Tech...read more
1/23/2015 4:11:32 PM
Alabama State Department of Education Transportation Director Joe Lightsey presented the Lawrence County School system a certificate this week recognizing the transportation department for a high level of performance.    The department earned the award for having a level of less than 10 percent deficiencies for its school bus inspection for the 2014 inspection year.   ...read more
1/23/2015 11:50:45 AM
With the exception of a waistline, growth is usually seen as a good thing. From the business world to the church pews, growing numbers are seen as a sign of success. And with school systems, growth in enrollment is indicative of a successful system. But with that growth, comes a price. With enrollment now at an all-time high,  officials must deal with a new dilemma—the need for additi...read more
1/21/2015 1:34:29 PM
Since 2001, CLAS Banner School Awards have been given to schools that have excelled in providing students with the best educational learning opportunities. This year, Russellville High School was chosen along with 14 other schools to receive the 2015 CLAS Banner School Award. Of the 15 schools selected, RHS was the only one from Alabama. The criteria that schools must meet to be selected are pro...read more
1/20/2015 7:00:23 PM
Franklin County's two House of Representatives delegates received key appointments when committee assignments were made last week. Rep. Ken Johnson, who represents House District 7, including eastern Franklin County, will serve on the powerful Ways and Means General Fund Committee and Financial Services Committee for the upcoming legislative term. Johnson will sit as Vice-Chairman of both commit...read more
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