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December 19, 2014

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Residents enjoy Christmas Marketplace

The Heflin Armory was decked out in Christmas finery Friday for the Fourth Annual Festival of Trees and Christmas Marketplace.

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Thursday 12/11/2014
Owen is retiring after 20 years
Updated: December 11, 2014 - 10:42 am

After 20 years in office, a fixture of the Cleburne County Courthouse, Circuit Clerk Jerry Paul Owen is retiring leaving the post open for a new appointee.

Tuesday 11/25/2014
Organizers of Heflin tree lighting ceremony pleased with turnout
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:23 pm

Heflin was celebrating its first festival of Christmas with extended shopping at many of the Ross Street stores, horse and carriage rides and the official lighting of the tree of lights in front of City Hall.

Sunday 11/23/2014
Hunting season opens with the thrill of the ... wait
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Saturday marked the opening day of deer season for hunters using rifles, and Mercy Pilkington was ready. Before daybreak she had loaded her M1 .30 carbine and safety harness into the old Chevy Tahoe. 

Looming Alabama budget crunch has GOP lawmakers changing course on tax breaks
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:21 pm

As the stormy waves of deficit taxation batter Alabama's ship of state, legislators ponder battening down the tax-loophole hatches to keep a sea of red ink from swamping the whole operation.

Friday 11/21/2014
Faculty, alumni, students want JSU president’s successor to have same traits
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:14 pm

A search firm tasked with helping Jacksonville State University find its next president met with alumni, faculty and business leaders this week to find out what they want the institution’s next chief executive to be like.

Hospital board to craft a tobacco prohibition policy for nursing home
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:24 pm

The Cleburne County Hospital Board voted 5-1 to implement a “zero-tolerance” tobacco usage policy for the nursing home employees. Voting no was board member Clarence Duckworth.

Thursday 11/20/2014
Christmas in Heflin
Posted: November 20, 2014

A week ago, the first sign of the holidays came to Heflin as firefighters and city staff assembled a 12-foot Christmas tree in Ross Park.

On Nov. 24 — the Monday before Thanksgiving -- Heflin will celebrate with a Christmas tree lighting.

Thursday 11/13/2014
Turner retires after 12 years as BOE chairman
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 3:05 pm

After 12 years serving as a Cleburne County Board of Education member, three as chairman, Dana Turner is retiring.

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