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5/20/2015 11:08:09 AM
The Alabama Press Association released the winners of the 2015 Better Newspaper Contest last week in Montgomery, and the Franklin Free Press was richly awarded for its coverage of news and sports in Franklin County. The Free Press placed in six different categories, with each of the newspaper’s three staff writers winning awards in this year’s contest. “The hard work and dedica
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5/25/2015 5:35:24 PM
Megan Barber Franklin Free Press The end of the school year is here at last. As the reality of summer break takes hold, students are rejoicing over their freedom, and teachers are traveling to their favorite vacation spots. However, a few students will find themselves in summer school, and some teachers will not be returning next year. These details were discussed by the Franklin County Board ...read more
5/25/2015 5:31:44 PM
John Pilati Franklin Free Press Jerry Groce will serve as the Russellville City Schools Board of Education president for the 2015-16 school year, and Greg Trapp will serve as president-elect. The actions were made as part of the board’s May 19 business meeting. Board president Greg Batchelor recognized outgoing superintendent Rex Mayfield for his service and dedication to Russellvill...read more
5/25/2015 5:28:55 PM
Having been a finalist for the National History Bee every year since he was a freshman, Russellville High School junior Niles Butts has proven he has a knack for history. “I like history,” said Butts, adding that he regularly watches the History Channel and reads historical novels. “It's fun and something different. History is my hobby.” The National History Bee is set up...read more
5/25/2015 5:23:01 PM
Wanting to become a dermatologist and attend the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Russellville Middle School seventh-grader Maxim Moussad is already making college preparations by taking the ACT. Although students do not begin taking the ACT until they enter high school, Moussad was able to begin working towards a good score through the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Mollie B...read more
5/21/2015 4:28:14 PM
“Make your momma proud.” Having lived by this motto, Tharptown High School valedictorian Mikayla Murphree has worked hard to make her momma proud. “I want to make my mom happy,” said Murphree.  “She has high expectations for me, and I want to meet them and make her smile.” Murphree’s parents are Joel and Nancy Murphree, and she has a sister named C...read more
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