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November 24, 2014

Cleburne Co.

Hunting season opens with the thrill of the ... wait

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. 

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Sunday 11/23/2014
There's additional local help for insurance marketplace enrollees under the ACA
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 1:44 am

There are more certified assistants and navigators in Calhoun County to help not just residents who want to enroll for the first time, but find and re-enroll existing marketplace participants so they can continue receiving the tax credits that make their plans affordable.

Small businesses employ personal touch to attract holiday shoppers
Updated: November 23, 2014 - 1:29 am

Small retailers rely on building relationships with their customers, one retail expert said. They’ll have receptions and offer refreshments, things the big chains aren’t likely to do, she said.

Friday 11/21/2014
Hospital board to craft a tobacco prohibition policy for nursing home
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 5:17 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
Cleburne BOE hears favorable report on Chromebook laptops
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 1:35 am

Disciplinary problems have decreased among the students, the superintendent said, “because they’re engaged.”

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Officials seek AG's opinion about new commissioner's business with Cleburne County
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 6:26 pm

Cleburne County administrators are seeking an attorney general opinion as to  whether they can continue business with NAPA Auto Parts in Heflin, owned by newly-elected Commissioner Terry Hendrix.

Cleburne County officials consider agreement to bring more cabins to Cheaha
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 6:18 pm

HEFLIN — A county-state partnership being explored for Cleburne County could bring more lodging tax dollars if it doesn’t fall through, said administrators.

Local high schools steering more students into Gadsden State career tech courses
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 1:12 am

To date, only Oxford's students have taken advantage of the two-year-old state-funded program, but that could soon change.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
Ranburne to unveil new pavilion Dec. 6
Posted: November 18, 2014

Ranburne city officials will unveil the city’s new pavilion at the “Christmas in Ranburne” celebration Dec. 6, officials announced at a town council meeting Monday.

Commissioners discuss garbage transition
Updated: November 18, 2014 - 12:30 am

At their meeting Monday, Cleburne County commissioners heard from administrators that the transition from Advanced Disposal to Republic Services is going well.

Sunday 11/16/2014
Heflin’s John Merrill has big plans for state office
Updated: November 16, 2014 - 1:03 am

If media accounts of the general election are accurate, Merrill, a Republican, won big on Nov. 4, defeating Democrat Lula Albert-Kaigler by a nearly 30-point margin to become Alabama's next secretary of state.

Wednesday 11/12/2014
Longtime Cleburne BOE member to retire
Updated: November 13, 2014 - 12:25 am

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

Tuesday 11/11/2014
Heflin Council votes to install stop signs at busy street
Updated: November 11, 2014 - 7:53 pm

In two weeks, drivers passing the intersection of Blake Street and Bells Mill Road will find a new four-way stop that City Council members say will make the roads safer.

Cleburne County veterans honored at Heflin event
Updated: November 11, 2014 - 4:32 pm

Nearly every branch of the military was represented at Heflin’s Veterans Day ceremony at the Heflin Armory Tuesday.

Sunday 11/09/2014
All defendants but two dismissed from wind turbine lawsuit
Updated: November 09, 2014 - 1:32 am

Circuit Judge John C. Thomason dismissed the defendants from the lawsuit without comment in an order filed on Wednesday last week

Saturday 11/08/2014
Heflin Police Department moving into larger building soon
Updated: November 09, 2014 - 12:50 am

Heflin police Chief A.J. Benefield said he had made it one of his goals to find larger quarters for the officers as soon as he was appointed chief in August 2013.

Thursday 11/06/2014
Cleburne High band recovering from water-damaged facilities, equipment
Updated: November 06, 2014 - 6:19 pm

In all, 12 classrooms were damaged after a toilet flush valve malfunctioned on the second floor of the high school and flooded the first floor, said Superintendent Claire Dryden. Three of the classrooms were unusable and classes had to be shuffled to the library for almost a week.

Wednesday 11/05/2014
Heflin concert to benefit Christmas gift program
Updated: November 05, 2014 - 5:02 pm

The Bell House in Heflin will host a fundraiser concert with songwriter and Country Music Association Song of the Year nominee Max T. Barnes as well as the Lard Bucket Bluegrass Band Saturday night.

Cleburne students to get welding upgrade
Updated: November 05, 2014 - 4:14 pm

The Cleburne County Career Technical School will soon have new, upgraded welding stations for students, courtesy of a $134,000 grant.

Tuesday 11/04/2014
Boyd returns to House for sixth term
Updated: November 05, 2014 - 12:33 am

Rep. Barbara Boyd, D-Anniston had little trouble winning a sixth term in office Tuesday.

Owen returns to Cleburne commission
Updated: November 05, 2014 - 12:55 am

HEFLIN In unofficial results, Commissioner Emmett Owen easily defeated his challenger David Easley on Tuesday to win his second term on the Cleburne County Commission.

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