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October 20, 2014

Cleburne Co.

Antique tractors get their day in the sun

The fourth annual Old-Fashioned Plow Day was hosted by Howle Farm, a United States Department of Agriculture Century Farm, and organized by the West Georgia Two-Cylinder Club based in Carrollton, Ga., and the East Alabama Antique Tractor Club based in Wedowee.

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Thursday 10/16/2014
Cleburne County Hospital Board member volunteers to help manage nursing home
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 10:24 pm

Before the board voted on the proposals, newly appointed board member Denise White asked to speak. She said she had combed through public records dealing with the two companies, including star ratings, reviews and legal records.

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Police identify suspect in checks forged from city account
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Heflin police say they have identified a suspect who they believe cashed a forged check on the city of Heflin’s account, and officers have forwarded a warrant to the law enforcement agency where the suspect lives.

Tuesday 10/14/2014
Heflin council appoints new member
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 8:20 pm

Councilman Jerry Gaines died in September after battling multiple illnesses. He still had two years to serve in office. The council members declared his seat vacant at their Sept. 23 meeting. Four people, including Gaines, Ted Beam, Kevin Brown and Tony Sanders sought the seat.

Monday 10/13/2014
Group plans shelter in Cleburne County for human trafficking victims
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 2:30 pm

The project is aimed at helping women forced into prostitution, a trade in which as many as 300,000 women and children are working, advocates for victims say, many of them in the Southeast. And, according to the advocates, many of those sex workers are funneled along Interstate 20.

Sunday 10/12/2014
Ranburne group expects to hear grant news regarding community pavilion
Updated: October 12, 2014 - 2:04 am

The program, which accepted four communities this year, teaches leadership and project planning and provides each community a $5,500 grant for a development project of its choosing.

Friday 10/10/2014
Escaped horse prompts 911 calls in Cleburne County
Updated: October 10, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Friday morning, a lone horse took a stroll through northern Cleburne County, prompting calls to the county’s emergency dispatch and one dispatcher to make a quick trip to try to catch the gelding.

Thursday 10/09/2014
Rural communities struggle to keep doctors
Updated: October 09, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Increasingly expensive regulations have led to the decline in the availability of physicians in rural areas. 

Tuesday 10/07/2014
Cleburne BOE adds driver
Updated: October 07, 2014 - 6:06 pm

The Cleburne County Board of Education on Monday hired a new bus driver, a move that will end up saving the system money, said the superintendent.

Department officials ask Cleburne County Commission to approve new hires
Updated: October 07, 2014 - 12:24 am

The Cleburne County Commission at a work session Monday heard requests for filling two vacant positions and is scheduled to vote on the requests at their meeting on Oct. 20.

Deputy removed from home of a former girlfriend
Updated: October 07, 2014 - 12:26 am

A Cleburne County deputy was removed from the home of a former girlfriend by other deputies Monday afternoon after he threatened to shoot the woman and her family, according to witnesses.

Wednesday 10/01/2014
Airgun championship this weekend in Heflin
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 5:29 pm

Heflin’s Parks and Recreation Department will host the 2014 American Airgun Field Target Association U.S. Field Target National Championships this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Fourth candidate steps up for vacant Heflin council seat
Updated: October 02, 2014 - 1:25 am

A fourth candidate has said he wants to fill a vacancy on the Heflin City Council left by a member’s death last month.

I-20 work to shift westbound traffic Thursday
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Construction on Interstate 20 will shift westbound traffic to the outside lanes from Alabama 46 at Heflin exit 205 to west of the Tallapoosa River at mile marker 209 Thursday beginning at 8 p.m., according to state transportation officials.

Tuesday 09/30/2014
Organizers hope for record turnout at Haunted Chicken House fundraiser
Updated: September 30, 2014 - 5:00 pm

The Haunted Chicken House in Hollis opened its doors Friday for a 10th season and is hoping for a record 10,000 visitors over its 12 operating days thanks to some celebrity visits, say organizers.

Monday 09/29/2014
Three candidates interested in Heflin council seat
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 7:03 pm

Three people have asked the Heflin City Council to be considered to finish out the term of Councilman Jerry Gaines, who died Sept. 17.

Friday 09/26/2014
Roadside treasures
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 7:37 pm

Cars and trucks crawled along Alabama 46 on Friday as drivers waited for bargain-hunters to cross with their finds or as they scanned the offerings lined up on tables and blankets spread in the grass. The Highway 46 yard sale had arrived again.

Industry board rejects spending agreement with Cleburne commissioners
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 12:42 am

“We just don’t want our hands tied,” said board member Steven Lines. “We don’t want it earmarked for a specific purpose.”

Wednesday 09/24/2014
Cleburne County preps for annual 26-mile yard sale
Updated: September 24, 2014 - 5:26 pm

HEFLIN — The Highway 46 Yard Sale is set to kick off Friday for its 17th year, and Wednesday vendors were already setting up their roadside stands.

Weekend show to focus on Cleburne pottery
Posted: September 24, 2014

HEFLIN — Pottery created by Cleburne County potters in the 1800s is beautiful, say collectors, but it also represents the resourcefulness of early settlers in the area.

Event to showcase historical pottery of Cleburne County
Updated: September 24, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Jacksonville State University, the Heflin Arts Council and the Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring the event, showcasing exhibits of the historic pottery and offering pottery identification by experts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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