The Cleburne County 911 Board Tuesday heard from representatives of two of the agencies that would be seeing big increases in dispatching fees if the proposed plan is approved.

Although Cleburne County 911 Board members heard a proposal for increased dispatch fees for the first time at their meeting Tuesday, some Hospital Board members showed up to protest the hikes.

Police are investigating a string of burglaries in Heflin and have made several arrests with more pending, according to local law enforcement.

Heflin Investigator Stacey Hendrix said Wednesday that three arrests have been made so far for a burglary on Brown Street in May. The home was empty at the time because the resident was in jail, Hendrix said.

 The Cleburne County Board of Education at a meeting Monday denied a request by two elementary school principals to split the employment of a full-time media specialist between their two schools.

On Saturday, June 11, Alabamians will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters. Free Fishing Day is part of Na­tional Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 4-12.

Registration for the summer read­ing program is now underway at Lucile Morgan Public LIbary. All Cleburne County boys and girls who will be en­tering grades 1-6 in the fall are invited to participate.

The Maj. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne UDC Chapter 2632 continued its annual educational work with the Confederate Coloring Contest in 4th grades in Cleburne County and Oxford City Systems; a total of 7 schools and approximately 400 students were involved.

Frustrations were aired at a Cleburne County Commission work session Monday that turned contentious during discussions of road department salaries and revamping the 911 Board.

The wind made the leaves dance for one moment in the woods of Cheaha State Park on Saturday morning. The scene made a little boy grin, and Mandy Pearson noticed.

The clouds were shrouding the sun Saturday as more than 100 people lined up at the starting line of the Strides of March 5k in front of the Heflin Recreation Center.

The Cleburne County Nursing Home passed its state recertification inspection this week with just three minor deficiencies, none dealing with direct nursing care, said the administrator.