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Dec 21 2017

In the News: Russellville Council orders for downtown study

Originally published in the Times Daily.

William Nale said he loves to look at the work going on downtown, and think about how some old, dilapidated, empty buildings are being refurbished buildings and new businesses are popping up.

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Dec 10 2017

In the News: White honored at Foster Grandparent Banquet

Originally published in the Times Daily.

Corrine White was sitting at the table with friends, clapping for people being honored at the Foster Grandparents Program.

Suddenly, a look of surprise and shock came over her face when White heard her name called as the Foster Grandparent of the Year.

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Dec 08 2017

In the News: Celebrating 50 years of art in Russellville

Celebrating 50 years of art in Russellville

Originally published in the Franklin County Times.

With the joy the Christmas holiday brings, people find many reasons to celebrate during this festive season. Some celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ; some celebrate the giving and receiving of gifts; and some celebrate the chance to spend time with family. The City of Russellville has found a new reason to celebrate this year: the 50th year of art in Russellville City Schools.

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Dec 06 2017

In the News: Russellville applies for grant

Originally published in the Times Daily.

The City Council approved applying for a grant to improve sidewalks in the downtown area during Monday’s council meeting.

The council authorized Mayor David Grissom to apply for the Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grant.

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Dec 05 2017

In the News: City council approves ‘Spend $22’ resolution

Originally published in the Franklin Free Press.

Russellville mayor David Grissom plans to do some last-minute shopping on December 22, and he’ll do it right here in his hometown as part of the city of Russellville’s “Spend $22 in Russellville” Day.

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Dec 05 2017

In the News: Revitalization efforts encouraging to citizens

Originally published in the Times Daily.

Mayor David Grissom appears excited when he see’s everything that is happening downtown.

For years, economic development efforts stagnated as just a few open businesses were scattered among several vacant buildings. That’s not the case anymore.

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Nov 06 2017

In the News: Dream Center staff, residents continue giving back to the community

Originally published in the Franklin Free Press.

For ten years, the staff and residents of the Russellville Dream Center have worked to improve their own lives through a Christian-based recovery program.

They also strive to improve the lives of others in their community through service projects and their outreach program. The latest example came Saturday when Dream Center residents painted a building at the corner of Franklin and North Jackson Avenue. The building, owned by Wayne Miller, is used as a church.

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Oct 24 2017

In the News: CHAMPS program offers free after school meals to local youth

Originally published in the Franklin Free Press.

As one of only 31 cities nationwide to be part of the Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMPS), the City of Russellville was chosen as the Alabama location to host an event celebrating after school meals.

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Oct 18 2017

In the News: Local officials enjoy National School Lunch Week

Originally published in the Franklin Free Press.

Who says you can’t enjoy a school lunch?

Some of Franklin County’s and Russellville’s elected officials, along with members of the Russellville Police and Fire Departments joined Russellville High School students for lunch Thursday as part of National School Lunch Week.

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Oct 13 2017
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