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December 21, 2014

Cleburne Co.

Company’s gift making Heflin playground possible

Officials from Colonial Pipeline, a regional petroleum delivery company, presented the city with $10,000 for the playground. It will be built next to a walking track on the grounds of the art center.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Wind farms could bring tax revenue, officials agree
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 10:55 pm

A proposal for a wind farm on Turkey Heaven Mountain in southern Cleburne County has been touted as a source of easy tax dollars, and it may be.

Wednesday 12/17/2014
Heflin leaders set to vote on first capital improvements plan
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 9:37 pm

The proposed 10-year plan for capital improvements — big purchases such as buildings and vehicles --  will be presented to the city council members at their next meeting scheduled for Tuesday. It includes upcoming maintenance projects, equipment and wishlist items compiled and prioritized by the city’s department heads, Smith said.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Wind turbine opponents say structures could affect radio signals
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 5:40 pm

Opponents of a proposed wind farm on Turkey Heaven Mountain have brought up concerns that the development might hamper emergency communications in the county, and a communications expert supported their warning.

Monday 12/15/2014
Cleburne BOE appoints sick leave committee members
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 8:57 pm

The Cleburne County Board of Education on Monday approved the appointments of five committee members to create and manage policy regarding the district’s sick leave bank.

Sunday 12/14/2014
Vultures in Heflin: Why so many?
Updated: December 14, 2014 - 2:13 am

According to a local wildlife expert, vultures' numbers might be explained because deer season’s annual culling leaves lots of food in the woods for the scavenging birds. But it's hard to know for sure.

Friday 12/12/2014
Heflin residents enjoy Christmas Marketplace
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 5:58 pm

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

Wednesday 12/10/2014
Cleburne County circuit clerk to retire
Updated: December 11, 2014 - 12:48 am

After 20 years in office, a fixture of the Cleburne County Courthouse, Circuit Clerk Jerry Paul Owen, is retiring. Owen said Wednesday he plans to end his career as the custodian of the records and funds of the Cleburne County court system on Jan. 17, his 20th anniversary in office.

Wind turbine lawsuit now in federal court
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 5:34 pm

A lawsuit filed by local residents to stop development of a wind turbine farm on Turkey Heaven Mountain in Cleburne County last week moved to federal court.

Wreck injures one, slows traffic on I-20
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 4:25 pm

A two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Cleburne County injured one driver and blocked both eastbound lanes of Interstate 20, according to Alabama State Troopers.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
Local DA’s office to serve as Heflin’s city prosecutor
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 8:01 pm

The Heflin City Council Tuesday approved an agreement with Calhoun and Cleburne counties’ District Attorney’s Office to provide prosecution services for the city.

Cleburne Commission approves selling dump trucks
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 12:30 am

The prices bidders are paying for used trucks at auctions are so high that after selling the old ones, the county may only have to cover a few thousand dollars for the new trucks, according to the county engineer. 

Monday 12/08/2014
Miles, longtime auto dealer and community leader, dies
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 12:14 am

HEFLIN — Mimeger Mathis “Buster” Miles, Jr., 90, founder of Buster Miles Auto Group and a man known to hug his customers when they needed it, died Sunday at National Healthcare Corp. Anniston.

Sunday 12/07/2014
Ranburne takes pride in new pavilion
Updated: December 07, 2014 - 1:12 am

Dozens of residents Saturday crowded into the adjacent Ranburne Senior Center to buy food, crafts and poinsettias from vendors while visiting with their friends and neighbors.

Thursday 12/04/2014
Cleburne County volunteers hope to increase local donations to Toys for Tots
Updated: December 04, 2014 - 5:56 pm

Last year, 270 children in Cleburne County received three toys each through Toys for Tots, said Rex Nolen, one of the organizers of the local drive. But only about half those toys were collected locally, he said.

Wednesday 12/03/2014
Cleburne County growing agriscience program with greenhouse
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Cleburne County High School students may soon be raising crops to sell to area residents to learn agriculture along with lessons about running a business.

Tuesday 12/02/2014
As gas prices drop, some I-20 businesses see increased sales, others don't
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 5:48 pm

With easy access to Interstate 20 and the cluster of businesses at exits 199 and 205, Cleburne County’s local economy can be profoundly affected by travel, and declining gas prices may have a positive effect this holiday season.

Cleburne County BoE passes sex offender visitation policy
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 12:39 am

Passage of the policy is something several local school systems have carried out lately, to keep in line with a new state policy governing this type of situation.

Heflin's new police station gets custom touches throughout
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 1:15 am

Several officers were still busy working on their new offices. They were given carte blanche to do their own decorating, according to Officer William Chapman. “We’re spending our own money to do this,” he said.

Friday 11/28/2014
Cleburne fire departments improve ratings, saving residents money
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 3:57 pm

Cleburne County’s fire departments have been working hard, and residents may soon reap the benefits through lower property insurance rates.

Wednesday 11/26/2014
Heflin declares Small Business Saturday for Nov. 29
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 12:40 am

Small Business Saturday is a national promotion that started in 2010, according to Nancy Dennis, director of public relations for the Alabama Retail Association. She said small retailers felt like they were being pushed out of the Thanksgiving shopping weekend.

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