Celebrate Independence Day in new ways

One of the most patriotic – if not the most patriotic – days of the year is approaching: Independence Day.

July 4 is a big day for me and my family. Not only is it a national holiday, it is also my dad’s birthday and my parents’ anniversary. We’ve never been the type of family to host big celebrations. Instead, we choose to spend this special time simply surrounded by the people we love the most: each other.

This year I won’t be able to see my parents on this special occasion because of the two-hour drive and the day falling in the middle of the work week. Don’t fret; I will see them three days later when the blissful weekend arrives. But I will get to spend it celebrating at Jam on Sloss Lake with all of the new friends and acquaintances I have made in almost a year of living here in Franklin County.

Jam on Sloss Lake is sure to be a success with headliner Darryl Worley taking the stage. Any evening spent with the musical lineup the city has prepared sounds like a pretty good way to spend the 4th, to me. I encourage everyone to attend the event and enjoy not only the entertainment but also the beautiful lake and park that we have here in Franklin County.

And if you’re able during the day or that following weekend, celebrate your independence with a stroll through the many natural resources in Franklin County, from the Dismals Canyon to the horse trails to the campgrounds with their boating and fishing opportunities. Or if you’re feeling nostalgic like myself, plop down in front of the TV and enjoy Will Smith take on a few aliens in the classic film “Independence Day.”

Franklin County

PROGRESS 2024: Veteran Spotlight – Cody Bragwell

Franklin County

42nd annual Miss RHS pageant names winners 

News

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 

Franklin County

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

Franklin County

RHS graduate crowned Miss Northwest Shoals

Franklin County

RHS graduate crowned Miss UNA

Franklin County

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

News

Russellville High School Scholars Bowl team qualifies for state tournament

News

Vina kindergarteners connect with lots of other classes

News

PCHS JAG student places in district conference

Features

Wedding Spotlight: Layne and Frank Edwards

Franklin County

RHS senior competes at state DYW competition

News

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

News

BTCPA announces second production of season

News

RMS holds annual state assessment celebration

Franklin County

Red Bay welcomes new city attorney

Franklin County

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

x