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Skilled to Work - Tiffin Motorhomes in Red Bay

RED BAY, Ala. (WTVA) - Tiffin MotorHomes in Franklin County, Alabama, is looking to add to its team. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey visited the company on May 9 to recognize Tiffin for its contributions to helping make 2021 successful. Alabama had its second-most productive year for economic development in the...
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County addresses roadwork projects

The Franklin County Commission announced plans during its May 16 meeting for roadwork improvements and repairs across the county. The Highway 27 bridge remains closed. County engineer David Palmer reported he has received a quote from Shotcrete for its repair; however, he said the company has undertaken a big job in Florence and might not be able to get to the project until August.
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Commission approves safety enhancements at 75/724 intersection

The Franklin County Commission authorized County Engineer David Palmer to move forward with several safety enhancements for the Highway 75/724 intersection. Commissioners took the action at their May 16th business meeting. Highway 75 is the primary road used by trucks traveling to and from Pilgrim's Russellville. 724 is the former...
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Husband of dog attack victim speaks

FRANKLIN Co., Ala. (WAFF) - Last week a woman was seriously injured during a walk when a pack of dogs attacked her. The same pack of dogs that attacked Michelle Sheeks, attacked and killed another woman the very next day. The husband of a dog attack victim spoke up about...
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Vina student charged with making terrorist threat

Two Vina High School students find themselves on the wrong side of the law after they were arrested Wednesday by Franklin County Sheriff's Office deputies. The two are juveniles, meaning their names are not public information. One student is charged with Making a Terrorist Threat, a Class C felony. The other is charged with the misdemeanor of Trespassing Third Degree, according to Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver.
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Dog attack results in woman’s death

Investigators have arrested Brandy Lee Dowdy for manslaughter and dangerous dog law, also known as Emily’s Law, after a dog attack apparently ended a woman’s life Saturday. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of Alabama Department of Public Health employee Jacqueline Summer Beard. The fatality...
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Education retirees learn disaster preparedness

The Franklin County Education Retirees’ guest speaker for April was John James. Mr. James, a 25-year retired firefighter, travels as an emergency management employee teaching disaster preparedness at various locations. Check the forecast often and know how to get tornado warnings. Media broadcasts and smart phones can alert residents...
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Arrest made in Phil Campbell armed robbery

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says an arrest has been made in an armed robbery of the Texaco on Highway 237 in Phil Campbell. Javorose Monquie Yarbrough, 27, was arrested while washing his car on Highway 43 in Russellville last week. He is accused of robbing the Texaco at gunpoint...
PHIL CAMPBELL, AL
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Man with long criminal history arrested for armed robbery

FRANKLIN Co., Ala. (WAFF) - The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says that it arrested a man late last week for an armed robbery that occurred on April 23 in Phil Campbell. The armed robbery occurred at the Texaco on Highway 237 in Phil Campbell, then days later, Javorose Yarbrough was arrested while washing his car in Russellville.
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Ala. State Worker Investigating Dog Attack Is Mauled to Death, Owner Charged with Manslaughter

An Alabama woman is facing manslaughter charges after her dogs attacked and killed a public health employee investigating a previous dog attack, say authorities. On Friday morning, longtime Alabama Department of Health employee Jacqueline Summer Beard, 58, was following up on a serious dog attack reported earlier in the week in a rural area near Red Bay when she was attacked by the same pack of dogs, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
RED BAY, AL
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Track athletes, golfers head continue into post-season competition

As spring sports head into their postseasons, golfers and track and field athletes are among those seeking a stellar finale. Athletes representing Russellville High School recently participated in the section track and field meet held in Guntersville, and many qualified for state.Two Franklin County student-athletes also qualified for the state track meet after their performances at the sectional track meet in Winfield over the weekend.
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