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Days after its local high school team earned a second consecutive state baseball championship, the City of Russellville hit a home run Monday with the announcement of a $10 million distribution center that will occupy the former Heilig-Meyers building in the Russellville Industrial Park.The news means up to 80 jobs will be created in the city.Georgia-based Farmers Home Furniture made the announcem
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5/11/2016 11:25:23 AM
Downtown Russellville is home to the Franklin County Watermelon Festival and has been named the Watermelon Capital of Alabama. The festival has continued to grow every year since its start in 1980. It has seen many visitors from all over the world. This year, Festival organizers were honored by the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Festivals. The best events across the Southeast compete to...read more
5/11/2016 11:20:42 AM
The Russellville City Board of Education has contracted with a Huntsville-based firm to help develop a five-year strategic plan for the system. Board members approved a contract with LEAN Frog, founded by Byron Headrick in 2009, that will pay the company $15,000 over a six-month period to help Russellville City Schools craft a vision, plan and goals for the next five years. The first step will b...read more
5/11/2016 11:18:57 AM
Administrators of a  program that provides an alternative to nursing home placement for individuals who meet certain medical and financial criteria are hoping to see increased participation from Franklin County residents. The Medicaid Waiver Program, administered through the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments, has a number of vacancies among the 620 slots it was allocated for the...read more
5/11/2016 11:17:18 AM
High expectations don’t phase Devin Jones in the least. In fact, she wouldn’t have it any other way. Jones, a Russellville High School senior, recently made the cheer squad at Alabama A&M, where she will enroll as a freshman this fall. “It took me a lot of training to get to the collegiate level, but it paid off in the long run,” said Jones, who also lettered in varsi...read more
5/11/2016 11:11:42 AM
Miss Alabama 2015 Meg McGuffin spoke about her platform, “Healthy is the New Skinny--Promoting Positive Body Image,” at the recent 121st Alabama Federation of Women’s Clubs Convention held at the Birmingham Marriott from April 29 through May 1. Other guest speakers included Tom Walker of The American Village in Montevallo; Tajuan McCarty, founder of The Wellhouse, a home for vic...read more
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