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#HSFT22 Stop #5 — Booneville Blue Devils

Seniors are important to Booneville football every year, but this season, the group of seniors are extra special to head coach Mike Mattox. “My daughter is a senior, too,” Mattox said. “So I’ve grown up up with these kids since they were in kindergarten and every one of them. It’s a special senior class and a team is only as good as its seniors.”
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Lady Royals still harbor big expectations

NEW SITE – Lily Whitley has graduated and Chloe Chism is injured, but that hasn’t tempered New Site’s championship aspirations. The Lady Royals won the Class 2A basketball crown in 2021 and reached the semifinals this past season. Whitley was the centerpiece of those teams. Chism is her heir apparent, but the sophomore has been sidelined this summer by an ACL injury.

Vina man charged with attempted murder after shooting girlfriend near Red Bay

A Vina man faces multiple charges, including attempted murder, after he allegedly shot his girlfriend Tuesday. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said Shannon Dale Hacker shot the victim on Garrison Hollow Road, outside the Red Bay city limits. Hacker then drove the victim to Red Bay Hospital and dropped her off with a gunshot wound to the arm before leaving the area.
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RFD responds to downtown structure fire

The Russellville Fire Department responded to a structure fire on North Washington Avenue between Cotaco Street and West Gandy Street in downtown Russellville Thursday afternoon. “We had a call to a garage that was a total loss,” explained RFD Lt. Jeremy Glenn. “It went through 911, and we were dispatched....
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Sweet T’s Meat & Greet celebrates grand opening

Sweet T’s Meat and Greet celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting June 18. Attending are (from left) Blaze Bishop, Cassie Medley, Jeremy Nix, Braxton Nix, Marie Wright, Taylor Williams, Jamie Sharp, Karson Steele, Drake Williams, Tim Williams, Peggy Williams and Matt Uptain. The business is located at 85 Scotty Moore Drive in Russellville.

Two-vehicle crash kills teen, injures three more

From The Tribune staff reports LAWRENCE COUNTY —A two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Russellville teen on Saturday, July 2, at approximately 10:50 p.m. According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA), the crash occurred when the 2018 Toyota Corolla in which the 17-year-old was a passenger struck a 2017 Ford F150 driven by […]
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Russellville celebrates freedom at Jam on Sloss Lake Monday

Russellville’s getting ready for food, fun and fireworks for the Fourth at its annual Jam on Sloss Lake. “We’re looking forward to great music and food, a tractor show and a car show by the Cotton Flat Cruisers,” explained Russellville Mayor David Grissom, “and we’re really excited to have our new City of Russellville Splash pad open for our kids. All of this will be followed by an amazing fireworks display.”

Vina man faces multiple charges after woman shot in Halltown

VINA | A Vina man is in custody following a shooting in Halltown on Tuesday that has left a woman fighting for her life with critical injuries. Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver said deputies arrested Shannon Dale Hacker on Wednesday after Hacker fled from the area following the shooting. According to Oliver, Hacker allegedly shot the woman, with whom he was in a relationship at the time of the shooting, on Garrison Hollow Road in the Halltown community outside Red Bay. The victim was taken by private vehicle to the Red Bay Hospital, and was then transported to Huntsville Hospital with critical injuries. Oliver said the victim was shot in the arm with a .22 caliber weapon.
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Why I Love Franklin County: A little chat with Joshlyn Bowen

Joshlyn Bowen is a product of Phil Campbell High School and studied business at Northwest-Shoals Community College. She continued her education and has led nationwide sales teams and marketing campaigns. As of May 16 she will be the director of Russellville Public Library. Her husband, Cody Bowen, is the assistant materials manager at TRU Homes by Clayton in Hackleburg and is a songwriter and recording artist. Her four children are Triston, Bailey, Jaiden and Alivia, and she also has one granddaughter, Gracelyn.
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Russellville hosts Dixie Youth Baseball State Tournament

More than 40 youth baseball teams took part in the 2022 Alabama Dixie Youth Rookie State Tournament hosted by Russellville June 23-26. Two Russellville teams and one Phil Campbell team represented Franklin County in double-elimination tournament bracket play. Russellville Dixie Youth Baseball and the Russellville Parks and Recreation Department hosted...
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Franklin County 4-H announces horse club, summer day camps

Upcoming opportunities for children ages 9-18 to have fun this summer include a horse club and day camps provided by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Franklin County 4-H. For these 4-H events, pre-registration is free but required. Waivers must be filled out for equine activities before participation is allowed,...