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.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
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 .
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Franklin County man pleads guilty to murdering father, stepmother
A Russellville man pleaded guilty to the capital murder of his father and stepmother Wednesday.
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.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
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.
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.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
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.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
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.