Standing over her dining room table Lorraine Boyd Watson, 100, spoke animatedly about the residential history of Heflin she’s creating.

The table is covered with her hand drawn maps and notes about the people who have lived in her hometown.

A local candidate is considering contesting the Nov. 8 election results after learning that the Cleburne County Republicans may not have filed all the paperwork in advance of the election.

Cleburne County commissioners Wednesday rescinded a resolution they had passed at their October meeting capping employees’ sick leave accumulation at 560 hours and annual leave accumulation at 360 hours.

Political newcomer Jake Durham won the District 4 Cleburne County Commission seat Tuesday with a decisive 67 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results.

Lines at Cleburne County polls could move a little faster this Election Day if the county’s participation in a new electronic poll pad system at all 14 polling places has the desired effect, according to officials.

As drought continued across much of the Southeast, water supplies in some places such as Haralson County, Ga., were suffering this week, sending them in search of more sources of water.

Danielle Holm, 32, sat on a bench Wednesday afternoon outside the Cheaha Restaurant taking in the horizon where the mountain drops sharply down to Cheaha Lake.

The Heflin Fire Explorers will be hosting a disc golf tournament fundraiser at Lake Point Park on Mountain Street in Heflin Saturday to support the members’ activities.

Starting Tuesday of next week at 7 p.m. drivers on eastbound Interstate 20 should expect delays as traffic is shifted to the two inner lanes beginning four miles from the Alabama/Georgia border, according to Alabama Department of Transportation officials.

The month of September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month.  CCHS Fccla is making  chemo care kits. Items  are due by September 23 and can be taken to Ms. Green  at the high school or the rec center.  These chemo kits will be sent to the children at the Children’s hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Donations include: (items should be new and unused) Germx, lotion, socks, crayons, journals, coloring books, word search puzzles, teddy bears, stuffed animals, barbie/toy car, small toys, candy, blanket, movies, gift cards and books (children or teens)

Cleburne County High School administrators are working with students to help them deal with the deaths of two teenage sisters killed in a car wreck last week.