My family is from Russell County. I have cousins all over--Castlewood, St. Paul, Hansonville (plenty there), Lebanon, Swords Creek, etc.
I always love to hear about economic development coming into that area. Read this article from the Washington Post concerning Lebanon. The county seat of Russell County will be home to two high-tech companies in the near future.
This line kills me: "Speculation about when a Starbucks will appear is rampant on the streets of Lebanon."
Nobody is going to pay 4 or 5 dollars for coffee when they can go down the street a mile and get it for like a dollar at McDonald's. But it would be nifty to see one in town. Has anything moved in where Heilig-Meyers used to be?