Free Franklin County public safety alerts available by phone, app

The community now has a new way to get free Franklin County emergency notifications – including public safety alerts and severe weather warnings – by text, email, wireless or landline call or through the mobile app called MyAlerts.

“We’ve been working on getting everyone notified of these options,” explained Franklin County EMA Director Mary Glass, who noted the system can also be used to check for alerts outside of Franklin County based on current location.

Adding an address in MyAlerts will provide geographically-targeted alerts when an emergency impacts that specific location. These emergency alerts could be related to specific hazards that require action to be taken, such as evacuation, sheltering in place, boiling water and more.

While the alerts are provided free, standard text messaging rates and other wireless carrier charges could apply.

Download the MyAlerts app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, text “franklinalabamaalerts” without the quotation marks to 38276 or visit the public signup page at  http://franklinal.myfreealerts.com.

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 

Franklin County

Vehicle pursuit ends in wreck, arrest 

News

RFD, RHS collab promotes job readiness, community safety

Franklin County

Local students named to Mississippi State University’s fall 2023 President’s List

News

Russellville Elementary features among U.S. News & World Report best elementary schools

x