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16 hrs ago | Alabama Live

Arab, Red Bay and air wars: Bentley and Griffith gubernatorial campaigns fight over the skies

When Gov. Robert Bentley walked into an event in Arab, one speaker told the crowd that hell had frozen over.

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Related Topix: Robert Bentley, US Governors, Marshall County, AL, US Politics, Representative Parker Griffith, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Alabama Live

92 meth labs found at Franklin County residence

Citizen tips have helped Franklin County sheriff's deputies uncover one of the county's largest methamphetamine operations ever, according to AL.com's news partner, WHNT News 19 .

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Related Topix: Colbert County, AL

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Two arrested; 92 meth labs found on Franklin County property

What may look like just a grown-up lot on Highway 43 North near the Colbert County line, one of the largest meth lab operations in Franklin County history was found.

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Related Topix: Colbert County, AL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WHNT-TV Huntsville

After-school program cut in Russellville elementary schools

A federally funded after-school and summer program in Franklin County is being cut when the grant expires at the end of September.

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Related Topix: Russellville, AL

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Alabama Live

In Russellsville today, an old movie theater trying to live again

The last time the Roxy Theater in Russellville showed a movie, Hollywood was dominated by stars like Burt Reynolds, Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, John Wayne and Clint Eastwood .

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Related Topix: Russellville, AL

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Alabama Live

Franklin County man pleads guilty to murdering father, stepmother

A Russellville man pleaded guilty to the capital murder of his father and stepmother Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Russellville, AL

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Franklin County man pleads guilty to parents' murders

Michael McLemore was sentenced to life without parole. Prosecutors say with the guilty plea, he waives any direct appeals to the murders.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

WAFF-TV Huntsville

Phil Campbell students have first day

Students in Franklin County headed back to school on Friday. For Phil Campbell students, that meant classes in church buildings as they anxiously await the completion of their new school.

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Related Topix: Phil Campbell, AL

Alabama Live

A bright spot in the Shoals: Leaders welcome SEHomes facility employing 270 in...

The housing manufacturing industry has faced tough times in recent years, but Southern Energy Homes has recovered with a new home building facility employing 270 workers in Franklin County.

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Related Topix: Russellville, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Alabama Live

Gov. Robert Bentley to visit Franklin County for grand opening of new Clayton Homes...

Gov. Robert Bentley will be in Franklin County on Friday morning for the grand opening of Clayton Homes' new home building facility in Russellville.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Robert Bentley, Russellville, AL

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Business Journal

Clayton Homes adding Alabama jobs with opening of homebuilding plant

Clayton Homes is opening a new homebuilding plant in Russellville, where the company plans to add more than 50 new jobs.

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Related Topix: Russellville, AL

WHNT-TV Huntsville

Franklin County Schools unviel new campus security measures

There's been much talk about 2013's Alabama House Bill giving volunteers in Franklin County the ability to arm themselves to protect rural schools.

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Alabama Live

New Franklin County school security plan forgoes armed volunteers, at least for now

Franklin County will not put armed volunteers in its schools this fall, despite a state law that gives it the right to do so.

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Related Topix: Russellville, AL, Red Bay, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Alabama Live

Franklin County schools setting up security teams with volunteers; some could be armed

Officials on Thursday will announce a security plan for Franklin County schools that might include armed volunteers, which is allowed under legislation that passed over the governor's veto in 2013.

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Related Topix: Red Bay, AL, Robert Bentley, US Governors

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