After many jokes and a few tears in front of a full audience, judges Shannon Page and Tom Wright along with Calhoun County District Attorney Brian McVeigh took their oaths of office during a combined swearing-in ceremony Friday afternoon.
Cleburne County Commissioners at their meeting Monday directed the county attorney to check into the county’s options in collecting sales taxes collected by local businesses but not remitted.
Officials announced closures Thursday afternoon of schools and other services ahead of a winter storm expected on Friday to drop 2 or more inches of snow and sleet over the Interstate 20 corridor.
HEFLIN — At their work session Tuesday, Cleburne County commissioners heard that the county will request assistance from the state to clean up the fuel spill discovered in 2014 at the county’s fueling station.
“It is technically a part-time thing,” Michael Gore said at the end of that gravel road recently while watching a machine print decal after decal. Gore’s wife, Misty Gore, chuckled, noting it is “more than a part-time gig.”
Chad Young, the former Ranburne High School coach who won the Republican nomination for superintendent in March and had no Democratic challenger for the election in November, said his first day at the helm of the school system included a staff meeting.
He began to take Bible courses through Samford University and the Cleburne Baptist Association. In 1976, he became pastor at Harmony Grove. Friend Reba Gay said she has known the Prestridges for more than 20 years. She’s not the only one who loves the couple, she said.
Two Missouri residents passing through Heflin are facing drug and weapon charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 20 Wednesday, according to law enforcement.
Two teenage siblings are facing burglary charges after they allegedly broke into a neighbor’s workshop and stole approximately $2,000 in tools which they hoped to sell for Christmas money, according to Heflin police.
About three weeks ago a new friend of the couple started a group on social media dedicated to publicizing the Holms’ efforts to regain custody of their son and informing other parents in the same circumstances of their rights. The Facebook group is called #freebabyholm.
Heflin doesn’t have a neighborhood watch program, but there are some simple things residents can do to protect themselves. The police chief's number one tip: don’t post on Facebook that you’re going to be gone for the holidays.
A man and a woman were in custody in Georgia on Friday evening after a high-speed car chase with law enforcers that began in Cleburne County.
The newly approved policy also includes an 80-hour limit to accrued comp time. The department heads will be expected to keep a close eye on the employees’ accumulated time and make sure it is used before it gets to the cap.
Commissioner Emmett Owen, who introduced the proposed change, said he took the wording from a sample Rules and Procedures publication from the Association of County Commissions of Alabama. Owen said he always wondered why that particular wording had been left out of the county’s rules and procedures.