The new concrete-brick dugouts are awaiting fencing to protect players from errant baseballs, and the field will be graded and reseeded but will be finished in about two weeks, said Jon Swafford, facilities manager for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Cleburne County is not the most diverse Alabama county with less than a 10 percent minority population. But county government employment is even less diverse at 100 percent white.
Cleburne County Water Authority learned on Wednesday that it had won a $341,131 grant that will allow it to extend water lines to about 23 households and upgrade service to another 25.
they reschedule it for the week before on Dec. 13. Both changes were unanimously passed by the board members.
Courts can use gag orders to protect the interests of children or victims, but some attorneys say the instrument does so at the cost of other constitutional rights.
Coroner Tracy Lambert said Jordan Perry of Heflin died after his 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe and an 18-wheeler truck collided head-on about 2 miles southeast of Interstate 20. Lambert said he was unsure of the cause of the accident.
A Cleburne County judge issued a gag order Thursday in the case of a couple whose infant son was taken into custody by the Cleburne County Department of Human Resources one day after he was born.
“We told them that we were going to do whatever we could,” Danielle Holm said as tears ran down her face. “I’m his mother. I’m supposed to be nourishing and bonding with him right now and I can’t.”
Cleburne County commissioners at their meeting Tuesday voted 3-1 to cap county employees’ sick leave accumulation at 560 hours and vacation leave at 360 hours.
The fundraiser was for the Heflin Fire Explorers, a group of five teens who are training with and observing the Heflin firefighters through the Explorers program of the Boy Scouts of America. The money raised will help them go to competitions and activities with other explorers.
Fire Explorers, a division of Boy Scouts of America, is an opportunity for young people ages 14 to 21 to observe and train with firefighters and learn more about a potential career path, according to the advisers. The Heflin Fire Explorers post is about 10 months old.
Prior to the interview session that lasted throughout the afternoon, Commissioner Laura Cobb had decided to ask the other commissioners to make a classification change to the position. She contacted Robertson Friday to stop the interviews, but he refused to change the schedule on just her request.
Employees benefited in the budget passed by the Heflin City Council on Tuesday — some more than others, as was pointed out by one of the council members who voted against approving it.
HOLLIS CROSSROADS — The Haunted Chicken House opened for its 12th season this month with some 15,000 square feet of gore and thrills aimed at scaring the most unflappable of customers.
At this beginning of the fall fire season the Talladega National Forest Shoal Creek District already has battled two fires — one involving 60 acres south of Talladega and one involving 2 acres near Heflin, according to authorities. But the Alabama Forestry Commission said with the drought it could get worse — much worse.
Four Cleburne County fire departments worked Thursday to extinguish a blaze that destroyed a home in Fruithurst that belonged to a member of the county's school board.