Drivers using a 4-mile section of Interstate 20 from the Alabama/Georgia state line heading west will experience delays tonight beginning about 7 p.m. as westbound traffic is rerouted to the newly paved inner two lanes, according to Alabama Department of Transportation officials.

Heflin-based Jeff Moore Construction has been renovating the store, which according to design plans submitted to the city, will seat about 30 when it opens. The franchise owners, listed on a building permit purchased on Aug. 13, are Myra Davenport and Keith Comer.

Board members Donya Beam, Jerry Cash, Ben Jones and Lonny Watson unanimously approved hiring Brittany Williamson as teacher at Pleasant Grove Elementary School, Denise Braggs as English and reading teacher and JaCee Smith as special education teacher at Cleburne County Elementary School.

The school system should take in a total of $25.3 million this year, Superintendent Claire Dryden said. The budget is similar to the current year’s budget except it includes a 4 percent raise for teachers and absorbs some decreases in state funding in the Alabama Reading Initiative as well as E-rate funding which is used to pay for telecommunications.

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