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Russell Area Exceeds Operation Christmas Child Goal

OCC 2015The Russell area stepped up in a big way this year for the annual Operation Christmas Child gift-filled shoebox collection drive at Otterbein United Methodist Church. According to organizer Alice Hammack, 1,223 shoeboxes were collected.


Stolen Pickup Recovered in Russell

Stolen VehicleA stolen vehicle was recovered early Sunday morning at a Russell hotel.


Car Trailer Reported Stolen

Crime PhotoA car trailer was reported stolen Friday in Russell County.


Russell Regional Hospital Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Outcomes

NOSORH iVantage AwardRussell Regional Hospital announced Friday it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.


RCACF Awards More Than $32,000 in Fall Grants

Russell County Area Community Foundation LogoThe Russell County Area Community Foundation (RCACF) has announced its 2015 fall grant recipients. More than $32,000 in grants were awarded to charitable projects that benefit the Russell County area, including support for education, the arts, city-led programs and public health.


Russell Area Plaid Friday Begins at Encore Antiques and Collectables

2015 Russell Area Plaid Friday LogoThe Friday after Thanksgiving means Black Friday to most, but several locally owned businesses in Russell are urging shoppers to celebrate Plaid Friday instead.


IRS Scam Warning Issued

IRS ScamThe Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.


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