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The Franklin County Commission approved a resolution Monday that would pave the way for Franklin County citizens to vote on a proposed 30-year extension of the existing one-cent sales tax. The tax, originally approved by voters for a two-year period in 2010, is a countywide one-cent tax that benefits Franklin County Schools and Russellville City Schools, proportionately. The 2010 and 2012 amendme
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11/13/2017 4:06:10 PM
With a foreclosure sale looming later this month, Hodges’ Rock Bridge Canyon Equestrian Trail remains open for business, at least for now. State Bank and Trust of Winfield took the required legal steps to publish the town’s default on a $750,000 note secured by the park’s campground property, arena, camp store and the surrounding property. The foreclosure sale is set for Monday,...read more
11/13/2017 4:05:20 PM
It was a phone call from her father-in-law, Phillip Parker, that set the wheels in motion for Stacie and Jamie Parker’s new Littleville business, Parker’s Merchandise. “Before he got sick, he called us one day and suggested we do a retail store. That’s where we got the idea,” Stacie said. “I hear people talk about when the Parkers were in Newburg and going to t...read more
11/13/2017 4:04:10 PM
Roy Lee “Chucky” Mullins’ life served as an inspiration to his Russellville community. Two documentaries about his life are at the center of a federal lawsuit that appears headed to trial after a judge ruled there are material issues of fact that can be presented to a jury. The lawsuit was filed by 38 Films, LLC, and Dr. Charles E. Smith, Jr., an associate professor in the Depa...read more
11/13/2017 3:58:24 PM
Last Tuesday, students from northwest Alabama joined with students from Tishomingo, MS to learn about veterans at Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow’s Cypress Cove Farms. Fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-graders had a busy schedule, with several activities to take part in and learn about veterans. Frankie Smith, Red Bay’s Commander of American Legion Post 120, oversaw most of the activities at the eve...read more
11/13/2017 3:57:17 PM
When the Franklin County Board of Education approved a cafeteria renovation project at Tharptown School earlier this year, superintendent Greg Hamilton never envisioned the series of problems and delays that would subsequently result. The latest setback came when the contractor of the cafeteria project was held in default after repeated notices of cure, which are legal demands for the contractor ...read more
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