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Russellville man killed in single-vehicle crash

FRANKLIN CO., Ala. (WBRC) - Troopers with ALEA Highway Patrol Division say 47-year-old William Smith of Russellville was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Saturday, June 25. The crash happened around 7:20 p.m. on Franklin County 81 approximately eight miles east of Russellville according to ALEA. Troopers say Smith was...
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Russellville man killed in Saturday night crash

FRANKLIN Co., Ala. (WAFF) - A Russellville man was fatally injured Saturday night when the car he was driving struck a tree near Franklin County Rd. 81. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), William Smith, 47, was pronounced dead on the scene after his 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer struck a tree.

ImagineIF library director turning the page despite controversy

Ashley Cummins, ImagineIF’s new library director, originally planned to get started by immersing herself in the job, meeting her staff and learning about the community. It has been more of a “hit the ground running” scenario. Cummins’ hiring comes after months of tumultuous relations between the ImagineIF Library staff and their board. Interim Director Martha Furman announced in December that she would be resigning from the position due to conflicts with the board. “Because I came in at kind of a weird time and they've been without leadership for a while, I did a lot more in terms of restructuring than...

Man dies in Franklin County crash

A single-vehicle crash fatally injured 47-year-old William Smith of Russellville, ALEA says. The crash happened around 7:20 p.m. Saturday on Franklin County 81. That's about eight miles east of Russellville. ALEA says the vehicle Smith was driving went off the road and struck a tree. Smith was not wearing a...

Russellville man facing murder, drug trafficking charges after dispute with roommate

A Russellville man is being held in the Russellville City Jail facing murder and several drug charges after a Wednesday night dispute turned deadly. Tyler Blake Garrison, 31, was arrested early Thursday morning at his residence located at 614 Cotaco Street, the same location where Garrison allegedly fatally stabbed a roommate, Richard Anthony Davis, 42.

Russellville man dies in single-vehicle wreck

From The Tribune staff reports FRANKLIN COUNTY — A single-vehicle crash at approximately 7:20 p.m. Saturday, June 25, has claimed the life of a Russellville man. William O. Smith, 47, was fatally injured when the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree, according to a report from the Alabama […]

Landowners upset over proposed highway route

Alabama District 16 Representative Kyle South posted a series of images on Facebook on Feb. 25, showing details of a proposed interstate bypass project that would widen Highways 171 and 129. The bypass would start from 171 in Fayette County and meet Highway 129 in Winfield at an intersection on Highway 118. There has been no word from the governor or the Alabama Department of Transportation regarding a date and time for a public meeting to discuss the proposal.

Argument leads to fatal stabbing in Russellville, police say

A man was found stabbed to death in Russellville after an apparent argument Wednesday night. Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett said 42-year-old Richard Anthony Davis was found with a stab wound to his torso in the 600 block of Cotaco Street. Witnesses said he had been verbally arguing with 31-year-old...

Obituary: Vadie Leigh Overton

Vadie Leigh Overton, 90, of Double Springs, entered into rest on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Walker Baptist Medical Center. Vadie was born on April 12, 1932, in Itawamba County, Mississippi to Tom and Pearlie Farris Stockton. She was a member of Pine Grove Church of God. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Double Springs. Reverend T.J. Millican will officiate. Vadie is survived by her brother: Albert Stockton and his wife Pat; niece: Heather Stockton – Bostick, her husband, Jack and daughters; Emma Kate and Caroline Bostick and nephew: Hayden Stockton, his wife Melissa and children, Olivia and Cooper Stockton. She was preceded in death by her husband: Leldon Overton and her parents.