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9/1/2015 12:51:28 AM
Although a new proposal was sent last week by Sibley Oil Company to the Russellville City Board of Education, superintendent Heath Grimes said the board already approved a bid from FleetStar Fuel Company, and there is no need to re-bid the system's diesel fuel supply contract this year. In July, the board approved Sibley Oil Company to provide diesel fuel for RCS buses and equipment. Two bids wer
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9/2/2015 11:46:49 AM
When Walmart pulled all items bearing the Confederate flag from its store shelves in June, a spokesman for the retail giant said the action was necessary because of concerns that some customers would be offended by the symbol on merchandise. The ensuing national controversy hit Russellville last month and left a Franklin County man offended at a Walmart employee’s refusal to make copie...read more
9/2/2015 11:43:42 AM
The annual salary paid to new Russellville City Schools superintendent Heath Grimes falls just above the average of Alabama’s 136 school superintendents. The Russellville City Board of Education presented Grimes with a three-year contract with an annual salary of $130,000. Grimes will receive at least a two-percent increase in pay, or any state-funded pay raise, whichever is greater, for th...read more
9/2/2015 11:41:46 AM
Having been in Franklin County for more than fifteen years, Safeplace has been paving the way for change for domestic violence victims and their families all over north Alabama. “It is important for people to know how fortunate we are to have a domestic violence program office here in our county,” said associate director Ginger Stone. “We’re located in the Russellville Fir...read more
9/2/2015 11:37:36 AM
The Russellville High School annual staff will hold its autograph party this Thursday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Admission is $1. Yearbook dust jackets ($2), pens and old yearbooks will be sold. Refreshments will be served. Anyone who can not attend may pick up their yearbook on Friday, September 4. No yearbooks will be given out prior to the autograph party. The Tig...read more
9/2/2015 11:36:41 AM
A cracked runway does not make for a smooth landing. That is why the 5,500-foot runway at Bill Pugh Field Airport will be getting an update, with help from a federal grant as well as state and local sponsors. “We are planning to use the grant money to seal the cracks in the runway, reseal the entire runway and restripe it,” said Harry Mattox, airport manager and flight instructor. Th...read more
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