50 Years Ago

By Staff
Traffic Toll Triples Estimate for Year
Automobile accidents over the weekend brought the total motor vehicle fatalities in Franklin County to three times a 1954 estimate made by the Alabama Safety Council, put three others in the hospital and demolished two vehicles.
Fifteenth county death for a year in which five traffic fatalities were predicted was Marshall Overton, 35, Hodges, route one. Overton died Saturday night at 11, some 15 minutes after he reached Franklin County Hospital.
New Look is Planned for Christmas Here
Christmas in Russellville this year will have a brand new look about it from the lights that span the downtown streets to the suit Santa Claus will wear for his annual Christmas Eve visit to the community. The invocations were voted into being Tuesday when the directors of the Russellville Chamber of Commerce met.
Derby, Bonnet Prevail at Golden Age Party
Mrs. Alice Hill and Will Norris belied their more than 70 years Sunday afternoon when they appeared decked out in miniature old-fashioned bonnet and derby. The headgear became theirs because they were the best milliners at a Golden Age party held in the Veterans Home for all Russellville residents who were 70 or older.
Devotional was brought by Mrs. W.W. Hudson, and Mrs. Nathan Hoover awarded prizes.

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Miss RHS pageant takes place Friday

Franklin County

Political announcement: David Hester speaks about run for reelection as county commissioner

Franklin County

BTCPA auditions for final production of season take place March 3-4 

Franklin County

RCS holds annual Black History Month program 

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PROGRESS 2024: American Legion Posts 64 and 120 – ‘Veterans Strengthening America’

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RHS graduate crowned Miss Northwest Shoals

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RHS graduate crowned Miss UNA

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PROGRESS 2024: In memoriam – Monuments honor the fallen of Franklin

High School Sports

RHS senior chosen as Bryant-Jordan Region 8 Scholar winner

High School Sports

Russellville High School ladies soccer team members participate in annual Night to Shine

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Russellville High School Scholars Bowl team qualifies for state tournament

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Vina kindergarteners connect with lots of other classes

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PCHS JAG student places in district conference

Features

Wedding Spotlight: Layne and Frank Edwards

Franklin County

RHS senior competes at state DYW competition

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Extension, 4-H present free resume workshop

Franklin County

Franklin County has lots to love

High School Sports

Russellville High School honors alum Luther Tiggs with special night of basketball

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BTCPA announces second production of season

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RMS holds annual state assessment celebration

Franklin County

Red Bay welcomes new city attorney

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Attempted traffic stop leads to high-speed vehicle pursuit, wreck 

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Vehicle pursuit ends in wreck, arrest 

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RFD, RHS collab promotes job readiness, community safety

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