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7/28/2015 12:50:37 PM
When two dive teams searched the waters of Cedar Creek Lake in May, their objective was to find the driver of a vehicle that plummeted into the water.  Tragically, the young man's body was found, but there would be more to this diving operation. Searching the area below a landing known as “The Rock,” a small bluff approximately ten feet above the lake, divers dealt with limited v
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8/3/2015 7:11:38 PM
After waiting more than four years to be paid for debris removal and hauling in the aftermath of an EF-5 tornado that devastated northwest Alabama on April 27, 2011, Ralton Baker's patience finally ran out. Baker filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Circuit Court May 29, seeking more than $1.9 million in damages for unpaid work, labor and materials his company performed for Cahaba Disaster Recovery...read more
8/3/2015 7:08:44 PM
The first day of school is often stressful for parents and students. It is a new year, new classroom and new teacher. However, the most stressful part is the traffic. “Superintendent Heath Grimes expressed concern about the traffic problem on the first day of school,” said West Elementary School principal Deanna Hollimon. “He asked us to create a plan to help.” While both...read more
8/3/2015 7:06:17 PM
In the summer, who doesn’t like a good barbeque? Everyone has their special recipes and secret sauces. However, Pilgrim’s Pride is looking for the best barbeque chefs at their first annual BBQ Cook-Off. The cook-off will take place on Saturday, August 15 at the A.W. Todd Centre in downtown Russellville during the 35th annual Franklin County Watermelon Festival. “This is for bra...read more
8/3/2015 7:03:54 PM
Submitted to the FFP The Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office announces the following information, rules and deadlines regarding the 2015 Franklin County Watermelon Festival Contests, sponsored by Alabama Farmers Cooperatives and Franklin County Extension. All entries must be turned in to the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office by Wednesday, August 12 between the hours of 9 a.m....read more
7/28/2015 12:48:16 PM
April Newell has a busy weekend approaching. Newell, who owns Guthrie's Chicken in Russellville with her husband Jason, will celebrate their fourth anniversary as owners of their franchise. The Newells' first day as restaurant owners came August 1, 2011. Two years later, a fire would force the closing of Guthrie's for two months. Their grand reopening date? August 1, 2013. Jason joined his wife t...read more
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