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6/22/2017 5:27:57 PM
Ending months of speculation, former senator Roger Bedford, Jr., announced Thursday afternoon he would not pursue another term as state senator for Alabama Senate District 6. In an exclusive interview with the Franklin Free Press, Bedford said he considered running for the position he held for 28 years before deciding to stay on the sideline. Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow has already announced his ca
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6/22/2017 4:58:20 PM
As she addressed the employees of Montgomery Distributing, Inc., in Spruce Pine, Twinkle Cavanaugh talked about Alabama government needing a “good downsizing.” And Cavanaugh, the President of the Alabama Public Service Commission, knows something about downsizing. When she was first elected to the PSC six years ago, Cavanaugh immediately began working to reduce the size of her staff...read more
6/22/2017 1:36:15 PM
The scorching days of summer in Alabama can be brutal, but there are few better ways to beat the heat than a nice dip in the pool. On May 30, the Russellville City Pool opened up for the summer and is ready to accommodate families and groups looking to have a fun and safe day in the water. “We’re looking forward to a good summer,” said Jeff Studdard, the assistant superintenden...read more
6/21/2017 11:39:20 AM
The Russellville City Council met on Monday night to discuss 11 items on the approved agenda. One item on the agenda, which regarded a contract with an engineering firm, was omitted in the work session. Russellville mayor David Grissom was not present, so District 3 councilman Gary Cummings led the meeting. The first major item approved by the council was an agreement with the Northwest Alabama ...read more
6/20/2017 4:20:23 PM
With the ever-increasing number of online classified transactions comes the increased concern for safety for users of Craigslist and other sites. According to safetradestations.com, 105 killings have been linked to Craigslist through 2015. While the site offers an important service, user safety should be of paramount concern. With that in mind, Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett announced t...read more
6/20/2017 4:15:59 PM
There are many college graduates with business degrees who start their own companies after completing their education. Jamie Kiel is an exception. Kiel began his heavy equipment company in 1995, two years before graduating from the University of North Alabama with a management/marketing degree. “I started the business and started at UNA at the same time. I went to UNA at night and a coupl...read more
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