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3/19/2018 2:59:55 PM
Minutes before the Franklin County Courthouse closed early due to severe weather concerns Monday afternoon, former Franklin County Administrator Crista Madden pled guilty to two felony ethics charges and stealing more than $750,000 from the taxpayers of Franklin County. Madden pled guilty before special-appointed judge Pride Tompkins, a retired circuit judge from Colbert County. The case was hand
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3/14/2018 11:24:44 AM
Franklin County voters will soon decide whether to extend a one-cent sales tax that was originally approved in 2010. The tax, which was in two-year increments, has been overwhelmingly approved by voters four times. In 2010 and 2012, the entire one-cent tax went to benefit Franklin County and Russellville City Schools. In 2014, the Franklin County Commission requested local legislators to introdu...read more
3/14/2018 11:23:16 AM
When Freida Eubank served as mayor of Phil Campbell, she constantly searched for ways to bring people to her community. When Kenneth Cummings and Tom Willis came to her in 2002 with an idea for a weekly dance at the Phil Campbell Community Center, Eubank believed the men had presented her with a surefire way to bring folks to town every week. And years later, the dance is still a fixture on Frid...read more
3/7/2018 11:15:45 AM
In a year of firsts for the Tharptown Elementary School robotics program, the school earned its first win in a robotics competition as the TES Little Wildbots won first place at the February 24 University of North Alabama Robotics Competition. The event consisted of 23 teams, each having three to six members participating. Teams had to solve timed problems with robots they had constructed. The ev...read more
3/7/2018 11:14:46 AM
Franklin County Schools superintendent of education Greg Hamilton had some good news for his board at their February 27 meeting, as the system had an ending fund balance after January of 2018 of $732,977.55. Alabama public schools are required to maintain a fund equal to one month’s operating expenses in reserve. This is the largest sum Franklin County Schools has held in reserve since Hami...read more
3/7/2018 11:14:09 AM
Franklin County commissioners received their annual update from officials with the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments (NACOLG) at their February 12 workshop. NACOLG executive director Keith Jones shared with the commission the multiple ways his agency works for, and with, Franklin County officials and citizens, including the agency’s Department of Governmental Services, Senior A...read more
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