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7/23/2016 9:55:15 AM
As a meter reader in the City of Russellville for nearly three decades, Dwight Jackson had an ace in the hole when it came to winning over angry dogs on his route—a pocket full of dog treats. “I saw a lady at Walmart recently and she stopped me and said 'I miss you as a meter reader but my dog misses you more,'” Jackson said. As Jackson embarks on a run for Russellville City Co
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7/20/2016 10:58:45 AM
The summer holidays are coming to an end, and for all of the teachers, faculty and staff throughout the Franklin County School System, that means beginning to get to work on the upcoming school year. But before the teachers go back to working in their classrooms, the Franklin County Board of Education held a board meeting last Tuesday to discuss some personnel moves that would come into play for t...read more
7/20/2016 10:52:40 AM
As the administrator of Burns Nursing home in Russellville, Mark DeArman is always looking for ways to improve the lives of the residents at the nursing home. He was searching for a program to partner with that would help provide entertainment services as well as help increase safety measures for the residents. DeArman found exactly what he was looking for in the “Wish Comes True” pro...read more
7/12/2016 11:19:31 AM
While there is marked disagreement about how and why it happened, the town of Phil Campbell will soon lose an important local industry when Shelter Products, LLC, relocates to Haleyville. The company, operated by Mark and Stephen Sampson, is expected to move to Haleyville later this summer after negotiations to purchase their 50,000-square-foot facility in Phil Campbell broke down. Shelter Produ...read more
7/12/2016 11:18:35 AM
The Franklin County EMS Committee has notified Shoals Ambulance Service of several violations of its contract to provide county-wide ambulance service, the Franklin Free Press has learned. According to 911 director Brandon James, Shoals Ambulance was sent a letter dated June 17, 2016, detailing a list of alleged violations, including: •Issues related to notification to 911 on private line c...read more
7/12/2016 11:17:40 AM
For Jeremy Willis, becoming the new Marching Hundred band director at Russellville High School was a feeling much more than excitement. It was like a dream come true. After working under the great Gary McNutt for years, Willis finally has his own chance to shine. “Excitement is really an understatement for how I feel,” Willis said. Willis was once a member of the Marching Hundred hi...read more
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