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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.
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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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Two Dead After Motorcycle Collides with Tractor Trailer

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reports that two people died on Thursday in a motorcycle crash in northwest Alabama. State troopers said Marianne Esch, 72, and Carl Esch, 74, both of Madison – died after their 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed into a tractor trailer on U.S. Highway 72, approximately two miles east of Rogersville in Lauderdale County.
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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...
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Madison couple killed in motorcycle crash

ROGERSVILLE — Two people from Madison were killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday afternoon about 2 miles east of Rogersville on U.S. Highway 72. Marianne L. Esch, 72, was fatally injured when the 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle she was a passenger of struck a 1990 International tractor-trailer driven by Phillip R. Mayo, 60, of Albertville, according to troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
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Douglas Edward Springer

Douglas Edward Springer , age 67 of St Joseph, TN passed away Friday June 24, 2022 at STRHS-Lawrenceburg after a sudden illness. He was a native of Lawrence County,TN. A Veteran of the United States Air Force, retired from Graphics. No Services are Planned at this time. Survivors are:. 2-Brothers-...
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Zechariah Taylor named 2022 Mississippi Songwriter of the Year

Zechariah Taylor from Oxford has been named the 2022 Mississippi Songwriter of the Year. Taylor was one of fifeteen finalists to perform Saturday night at The MAX in Meridian, where the contest was held. Contestants competed for a chance to have their song professionally recorded at the famous Wishbone Studios...
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Madison couple killed in fatal motorcycle crash near Rogersville

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WAFF) - A Madison couple was killed on Thursday in a crash involving a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer. According to an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman, Marianne and Carl Esch were riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle around 4:40 p.m. on June 23 when they were struck by a tractor-trailer.
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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...
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2 from Madison killed in Rogersville motorcycle crash

Two people were killed in a Thursday afternoon crash near Rogersville. Marianne L. Esch, 72, and Carl E. Esch, 74, both of Madison, were killed when the motorcycle they were on crashed into a tractor-trailer, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. The crash happened about 4:40 p.m. Thursday on...
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Autism Awareness Fundraiser in Florence

FLORENCE, Ala. (WAFF) - Community members in North Alabama have chance to help raise awareness for autism, and hang out with local firefighters!. Florence Professional Firefighters Association Local 270 is hosting an autism awareness fundraiser on June 26. It’s happening at McFarland Park in Florence from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free to attend.
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Clepper and Ford Claim High School National Championship on Pickwick

FLORENCE, Ala. – Fallon Clepper and Wyatt Ford are national champions. After leading wire-to-wire in the 2022 High School Bass Fishing National Championship in Florence, Alabama, the 17-year-old Lake Creek High School rising seniors from Montgomery, Texas, can claim high school bass fishing’s highest honor. They did it...
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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 […]
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