For those who have no transportation, getting to school or landing a job can be a difficult, said Gayle McClellan of Cheaha Regional Head Start which covers Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Talladega and Randolph counties.

“It is a problem,” McClellan said.

November 18 was a day Amber Parker and Kiara Akles will remember for the rest of their lives. Teammates on the Cleburne County High School softball team, the seniors held a joint scholarship signing ceremony at the school library that morning.

City Council members on Tuesday heard about some proposed changes to sick days and compensatory time for city employees.


It is Christmas time, and since Alabama is one of the most charitable states in the nation, I would expect that many of us are in the giving mood and plan to help many worthy causes across our great state.  Unfortunately, it appears that some recent rulings by the Alabama Ethics Commission are going to make it more difficult for charities across the state to raise the funds that they need to serve our communities.