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7/28/2015 12:50:37 PM
When two dive teams searched the waters of Cedar Creek Lake in May, their objective was to find the driver of a vehicle that plummeted into the water.  Tragically, the young man's body was found, but there would be more to this diving operation. Searching the area below a landing known as “The Rock,” a small bluff approximately ten feet above the lake, divers dealt with limited v
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7/28/2015 12:48:16 PM
April Newell has a busy weekend approaching. Newell, who owns Guthrie's Chicken in Russellville with her husband Jason, will celebrate their fourth anniversary as owners of their franchise. The Newells' first day as restaurant owners came August 1, 2011. Two years later, a fire would force the closing of Guthrie's for two months. Their grand reopening date? August 1, 2013. Jason joined his wife t...read more
7/28/2015 12:45:34 PM
Personnel moves comprised the majority of last Thursday’s meeting of the Russellville City Board of Education. The board unanimously approved 17 personnel moves recommended by superintendent Heath Grimes. Although the item was not on Thursday’s agenda, Grimes said he expects Russellville City Schools to implement the free breakfast and lunch program, Community Eligibility Provision, w...read more
7/28/2015 12:44:05 PM
Groups or individuals wanting to use the Franklin County Courthouse or the Franklin County Courthouse Annex will now be required to sign a written agreement prior to their event. The Franklin County Commission unanimously approved a motion whereby groups wanting to use county facilities for a “public purpose” must sign an agreement, which includes a waiver and indemnity clause releasi...read more
7/28/2015 12:42:11 PM
Having invested fourteen years in the ministry, Mark Daniel has served as a pastor at several churches in north Alabama, but he always wanted to serve close to home. After a stint as the interim pastor at North Russellville Baptist Church, the congregation enjoyed him so much they asked him to stay. “We had several other opportunities offered to us, but we could not take them because I tho...read more
7/28/2015 12:39:15 PM
Selected from nominees from five counties for her outstanding service to her community, Shirley Rambo received the Foster Grandparent Program Volunteer of the Year award at the program’s annual award banquet held last December. “She is very deserving of this award,” said Jessica Latham, director of the Foster Grandparent Program. “She works non-stop to help the children wi...read more
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