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4/24/2015 11:34:11 AM
As outgoing Russellville City Schools superintendent Rex Mayfield listened from the audience, both candidates seeking to succeed him indicated they would plan to continue, rather than undo, Mayfield's work during the last four years. “Russellville is a friendly, community-minded city, and I'd like to be part of that,” Dr. Vicky Spear told RCS Board members. “Russellville City Sc
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4/22/2015 1:12:19 PM
With an increasing number of complaints about roaming pets, Franklin County Animal Control now has live traps available for residents who need them. After several residents on Duncan Creek Road told the Franklin County Commission last week about problems with dogs from an area residence, commissioners asked Joey Wingo, Animal Control officer, to look into the matter.  “We had three la...read more
4/22/2015 11:39:20 AM
Megan Barber Franklin Free Press Today is Earth Day, a chance for everyone to pause for a moment and think about what they have or have not done this past year to help the earth. Schools across the country spend this day educating students on the importance of recycling and taking care of the planet. After all, it is where we all live, so why wouldn’t we want to keep the air, water and so...read more
4/22/2015 11:30:26 AM
When American novelist Charles Dudley Warner first coined the phrase “politics makes strange bedfellows” in 1870, chances are he didn't have the Alabama legislature in mind. But no clearer example of the veracity of Warner's words came recently when SB 115, which proposed to phase out retail alcohol sales by the State of Alabama, died in the Senate General Fund Committee. That commit...read more
4/20/2015 7:49:28 PM
The white building that currently houses Tharptown Elementary School turns 75 years old this year. However, in 75 years, the school has grown from one building to several. In 1886, Tharptown School began in an old church house located at present-day Tharptown Baptist Church. The school taught 40 students. Later, the school moved to the Smith House located across the road from the old Tharp’...read more
4/20/2015 4:02:18 PM
A man embroiled in a dispute with the City of Red Bay received good news as to criminal charges he was facing, although his federal lawsuit against the city and a police officer has been cored down considerably from the original complaint. James Steven Scott was arrested June 2, 2013 and charged with obstructing governmental operations and resisting arrest. The charges stemmed from an investigati...read more
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