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In the News: City says: Take pride in Russellville

Originally published in the Franklin County Times.

The city of Russellville this week announced its new Take Pride Initiative.

Initiative is defined as “an act or strategy intended to resolve a difficulty or improve a situation; a fresh approach to something.” That fresh approach in Russellville is a revamped focus on cleanliness and beautification in the city, backed by a desire to Take Pride in the community.

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Aug 24 2017

37th Annual Watermelon Festival

Aug 22 2017

In the News: City council recognizes local boys for clean-up efforts

Originally published in the Franklin Free Press.

The Russellville City Council convened last Monday night to discuss and approve a number of items on the meeting’s agenda. The action got started during the work session when Chris Ozbirn, who serves as the chief archivist at the Franklin County Archives, asked the council for its help in restoring two of the oldest cemeteries in the city.

“Old Town Cemetery and Sadler Cemetery are a mess,” Ozbirn told the council. “I don’t know what it is, but something has to be done.”

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Aug 16 2017

In the News: U.S. Senate candidate visits Franklin County

Photo by Alison James | Franklin County Times

Originally published in the Franklin County Times.

As the Aug. 15 special election for U.S. senator fast approaches, candidates are making their final efforts to meet the people and spread their campaign messages. One candidate made a visit to Franklin County this week to reach voters locally.

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Aug 09 2017

In the News: Expressing gratitude

Photo by Alison James | Franklin County Times

Originally published in the Franklin County Times.

The Russellville City Council often approves resolutions to honor people and groups for their hard work or success in some area of life. Monday, the councilmembers honored one of their own for his efforts.

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Jul 19 2017

In the News: Council approves purchase of two vehicles

Originally published in the Franklin Free Press.

The Russellville City Council met at City Hall on Monday, July 3 to approve a number of items on the agenda.

Originally, there were eight items on the agenda, but during the work session, one item was omitted. Item No. 6, which asked the council to consider approving quotes received for roof repairs at the John Blackwell Sports Complex, was taken off.

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Jul 06 2017

In the News: Russellville gets approval for additional storm shelter

Originally published in the Times Daily.

After a devastating 2011 EF5 tornado ripped through Franklin County, city officials decided to do all they could to provide storm shelters for residents.

“We were able to use FEMA grants to get money to build the storm shelters,” said District 2 City Councilman William Nale. “Our goal was to make sure everyone had a safe place to go, if at all possible.”

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Jun 23 2017

In the News: Ball park safe room project approved

Originally published in the Franklin Free Press.

The Russellville City Council met on Monday night to discuss 11 items on the approved agenda. One item on the agenda, which regarded a contract with an engineering firm, was omitted in the work session.

Russellville mayor David Grissom was not present, so District 3 councilman Gary Cummings led the meeting.

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Jun 21 2017

In the News: Community, governor-candidate tour loft apartments

Originally published in the Franklin County Times.

Downtown loft apartments drew citizens to the heart of Russellville Sunday, as developers David Grissom and Chris Wallace threw open the doors of the two one-bedroom residences in the Reed Building on Jackson.

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Jun 14 2017

In the News: Gubernatorial candidate makes stop at open house

Originally published in the Franklin Free Press.

The Reed Building in downtown Russellville hosted a special guest when it held its open house on Sunday afternoon. The recently renovated building, which consists of a downstairs office space and two upstairs loft apartments, was packed with people, among which were many elected officials.

Mayor David Grissom, whose company Made in USA Properties, LLC. owns the building, was there, as well as many members of the Russellville City Council and Alabama state senator Larry Stutts. But the man people came to see was Huntsville Republican mayor Tommy Battle, who has mounted a 2018 gubernatorial campaign.

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Jun 12 2017
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