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From Football to Faith

Before being recruited to play football for the University of Alabama, Kerry Goode had lived on campus while working as a summer intern at Partlow Hospital, so he wasn’t intimidated by his new surroundings. He knew his way around a bit more than the usual college freshman. Plus, his brother, Chris, would be arriving in the spring of his freshman year to help him acclimate to college life.
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Flood alert issued in Florence

FLORENCE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Florence Police Department issued a flood alert Wednesday night due to heavy rain in the area. Police say several roads across the City of Florence are flooding. Motorists are advised to drive carefully through intersections. FPD says you should not drive around barricades.
FLORENCE, AL
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Florence Police warn of flooded roads due to heavy rainfall

The Florence Police Department is warning drivers to use extra caution in the city as heavy rainfall leads to flooded roads. The department specifically emphasized Wood Avenue in downtown Florence. Drivers are advised to be careful driving through intersections and to never drive around a barricade.
FLORENCE, AL
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Danny Ray Olive, Sr.

Danny Ray Olive, Sr., 66, of Florence, AL, passed away January 17, 2022 at NAMC. Danny was retired from the City Of Florence as a Recycling Truck Driver and was a member of First Baptist Church in Killen, AL. Danny is survived by:. Wife: Bonnie Loutzenhiser Olive. Son: Danny Olive,...
FLORENCE, AL
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A year later, WES teacher continues long COVID recovery

Linda Holcomb spent the better part of three decades as a teacher at West Elementary; however, with her long struggle with an extremely severe case of COVID-19 and related complications, it has now been more than a year since she’s set foot in the school. A former English Language...
RUSSELLVILLE, AL
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Collinwood stuns Culleoka for 10-A win

Collinwood earned its first District 10-A win of the year Wednesday night when the visiting Trojans stunned Culleoka 50-45. Despite 14 second-chance points from the Warriors (8-4, 2-1), coach Mike Lovett’s team couldn’t overcome turnovers and a poor shooting performance overall. “We got a lot of second-chance opportunities...
CULLEOKA, TN
Franklin County Times

City, county schools undergo construction projects

A variety of construction projects are underway in the city and county schools. The construction project at Russellville High School, originally projected to be complete in December and then adjusted to February, now has an estimated completion date for May. “Construction of this magnitude always has significant delays,” said RCS...
RUSSELLVILLE, AL
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Franklin County Times

Artist couple retouches, refreshes Phil Campbell train mural

The Phil Campbell train mural, painted in March 2015 by Cori W. Alsbrooks on a brick wall in the downtown area, has gotten a much-needed touch-up by a Haleyville couple working during parts of December and January. Although the design was still distinct, it had faded a good bit over...
PHIL CAMPBELL, AL
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A Florence High School senior's day in the life of virtual learning

Micah Metcalf, a senior at Florence High School, described the transition to remote learning as a balancing act. Some days are harder than others, but he trusts his teachers and his school system, and he knows these types of decisions aren't easy. With Florence City Schools going remote until Jan....
FLORENCE, AL
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U.S. Senate candidate visits Russellville to meet with local voters

Katie Britt, Alabama candidate for the United States Senate, attended a Franklin County Meet and Greet hosted by Brad M. Bolton, president of Community Spirit Bank and a member of the Red Bay City Council, at the Best Western Plus in Russellville Jan. 10. Bolton said he is appreciative of...
RUSSELLVILLE, AL
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Alabama All-State Choir students prepare for performances

Russellville students in the Alabama All-State Choir have spent the past few months working on honing their skills in preparation for the Alabama All-State Choral Festival March 10-12 at the BJCC in Birmingham. The festival will end with the students taking part in a professionally recorded concert. The Alabama Music...
RUSSELLVILLE, AL
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Golden Tiger teams fall in basketball area openers at West Point

Russellville opened Class 5A, Area 15, regular season play with a trip to West Point Jan. 14 and fell to the Warriors in both boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball action. The RHS boys had a six-point lead at the half and were ahead 55-48 after three quarters, but foul trouble and a rally by West Point down the stretch were too much to overcome. The Warriors got a 66-64 victory.
RUSSELLVILLE, AL
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Gaylon Douglas Urban

Gaylon Douglas Urban, 71, of Florence, AL, passed away January 18, 2022 at his home. Gaylon was a retired Laboratory Technician for Florence Hospital and Russellville Hospital. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Lauderdale County Sherriff’s Mounted Posse. Gaylon is survived by:. Wife: Joan Morrison...
FLORENCE, AL
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