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September 17, 2014


Before they were born: Pleasant Grove fourth-graders absorb lessons of 9/11

About three-quarters of the fourth-graders at Pleasant Grove Elementary Thursday knew that terrorists attacked the United States. What they didn’t understand was the attackers' motivation.

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Thursday 09/11/2014
Republic Services takes on household garbage pickup
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 10:15 am

Customers of the Cleburne County solid waste, or household garbage, collection program should see an improvement in the service soon. During their August meeting, county commissioners approved Republic Services of Alabama as the new contractor for the program, effective November 1, 2014.

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Wednesday 09/10/2014
Approaching 100, Heflin native looks back on a century lived
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 6:11 pm

Nancy Stephens Campbell, 99, a resident of Autumn Cove retirement community and assisted living in Anniston for the last three years, has seen a lot of changes in her lifetime.

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Thursday 09/04/2014
Sacred Harp singers, visitors carry on tradition at Shoal Creek Baptist
Updated: September 04, 2014 - 10:21 am

Down a narrow dirt road, deep in the forest, the words they sang Monday bounced off the old timbers as if coming home.

And they were.

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Thursday 08/28/2014
Proposed Cleburne budget has county at $1.2 million deficit
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 5:57 pm

Cleburne County’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015 relies on dipping into the county’s reserves to get through the year, but some county commissioners say they want to change that.

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Cleburne Commission dealing with $1.2 million deficit
Updated: August 28, 2014 - 10:23 am

The Cleburne County Commission Monday added expenses to a proposed budget that already included a $1.2 million deficit.

Though commissioners didn’t discuss the county’s overall revenue Monday, they approved a $7.7 million budget around the same time last year.

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Thursday 08/21/2014
Fair offered plenty for all to see
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 8:59 am

The second annual Cleburne County Fair at Ross Mountain Adventures, on Alabama 9 south of I-20, Saturday showed off the county’s small-town rural roots not only in its shows and contests — which also included a greased pig chase and a fiddle contest — but also in its food.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
School officials issue laptops to students with no problems
Posted: August 14, 2014

The faculty of Cleburne County’s two high schools successfully issued hundreds of laptops to students at the start of the year, school board members learned Monday.

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Cleburne Nursing Home faces $144K fine from June inspection
Posted: August 14, 2014

The Cleburne County Nursing Home will be shelling out more than $140,000 in fines as a result of an inspection in June generated by a complaint.

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