Russellville City Schools hosted Tiger Pride Night April 11.
Russellville City Schools hosted Tiger Pride Night April 11.
At the Russellville City Council meeting April 15, the council passed a resolution to recognize April 2019 as Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month. The resolution points out, "National statistics show 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped at some point.
The annual Russellville City Schools Education Foundation Banquet was held April 8 at the A.W. Todd Centre, honoring a number of Golden Tigers. The Foundation, established in 2012, is a non-profit organization that operates outside of the school system. It distributes grants to teachers and scholarships to students.
By María Camp / For the FCT A bit of the Emerald Isle came to the Russellville Public Library March 30 with a free author and music event at 6 p.m. Eamonn Walsh, a native of Dublin, Ireland, has lived in Tuscumbia since 2004 with his wife Gail Seale Walsh, a Russellville native.
Music-lovers converged in downtown Russellville for the Mountain Breeze 2.0 concert at the Historic Roxy Theatre Feb. 9.
Literacy is being celebrated and encouraged in the Phil Campbell community with the development of a Little Free Library that will be placed in Memorial Park. March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. there will be a ribbon cutting revealing the library, which was started by Phil Campbell Elementary School librarian Andrea Hogan.
After several years, the annual Franklin County Junior Cattlemen Beef Cook-off has resumed. The event took place March 1 at the A.W. Todd Center in Russellville as a collaboration between the Franklin County Cattlemen and the Franklin County Extension System.
Feb. 2 from 2-6 p.m., Ashley Scott Brindley held a grand opening for her first hair salon, Studio B, located at 3417 Broad Street in Phil Campbell. Friends, family and members of the community attended in support of Brindley, who is the owner and sole stylist at the downtown salon.
PHOTOS BY MARÍA CAMP Children get the chance to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce's annual Holly Day.
An event at the University of North Alabama's Guillot Center Aug. 20 commemorated the signing of the National Defense Education Act and remembered Carl Elliott for his role in its creation and passage. Sept. 2 will mark 60 years since the passing of the bill.
By María Camp / [email protected] The annual Northwest Alabama Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program was held at 6 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Norton Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Alabama. The theme for this year was "Becoming Your Greatest Self." Elizabeth Ann Pierce of Russellville High School was selected as Franklin ...
The annual Franklin County Relay for Life, an event to celebrate local cancer survivors, caregivers and fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society, took place May 4 at the Russellville High School stadium. This year's theme was the survivor and caregiver experience.
The Franklin County Cattlemen's Association held a field day for its chapter of the Alabama Junior Cattlemen's Association Saturday at Michael Pounders' farm in Phil Campbell. The day started by educating members about the proper judging methods of cattle meant for food production versus cattle intended for breeding.
By María Camp for the FCT Oct. 12, the Franklin County Cattlemen's Association cooked free hamburgers for the participants of a Red Cross blood drive that was held at the Russellville Fire Department.
The North District of the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Alabama held its fall meeting Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Russellville.
By María Camp for the FCT The annual Red Bay Founders Day Festival took place Sept. 16 in Bay Tree Park, and many would agree it was well-attended. A variety of food and craft vendors were on hand, and bands performed throughout the day.
By María Camp for the FCT The annual Northwest Alabama Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program was held Aug. 5 at Norton Auditorium on the campus of The University of North Alabama. Franklin County's 2018 Distinguished Young Woman is Alison Bryant. Twenty-eight young women from Franklin, Colbert and Lauderdale counties competed in the categories of scholastics, interviewing, fitness, talent and self-expression.
By María Camp for the FCT A release party for Teri Lynne Underwood's new book, "Praying for Girls," was held at Calvary Baptist Church in Russellville July 29. "My biggest prayer for this book," said Underwood, "is that those who read it will be better equipped to pray with boldness and confidence for their daughters."
By María Camp for the FCT July Fest, an annual community event in Vina, took place July 29. Vina Fire Chief Michael Moomaw said the festival benefits the rescue squad as well as the fire department. As with most community gatherings, food is a big part of the festivities at July Fest.
By María Camp for the FCT The annual Franklin County Watermelon Festival Beauty Pageant took place at the Russellville High School auditorium July 22 and produced this year's Watermelon Queen. Chloe Erin Brown, a 2015 graduate of Phil Campbell High School, was declared the 2017 Watermelon Festival queen.
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