Deputy Gary Howell said he called for backup at a traffic stop that had suddenly turned ugly. He used his walkie-talkie to do so and as he returned it to its holster, Billy Howard fired the first shot, hitting Howell in his right side.
Eric Duane Yarborough of Marietta, Ga., fled into a home on Cleburne County Road 644 after Cleburne County deputies tried to serve a warrant for theft of property and bond revocation on drug charges from 2015 about 2 p.m. Tuesday, said Cleburne County Sheriff’s Investigator Joseph Freeman.
A second recent theft from the parking lot of Buster Miles Chevrolet on Monday night makes the third vehicle-related theft from Heflin businesses in just more than a month.
Michael Callan said he heard from the Clay County District Attorney’s office Tuesday about 6:30 p.m. that Clay County Judge George Simpson had stood by his decision to grant Loren Daniel Bunner youthful offender status.
Cleburne County Hospital Board members Thursday approved a 25 percent raise for the nursing home administrator after praising his efforts to make the nursing home more efficient.
Heflin police Investigator Stacey Hendrix said Wednesday that three arrests had been made in connection with a burglary on Brown Street in May. The home was empty at the time because the resident was in jail, Hendrix said.
homeowner trying to sell his house on Brandt Street near the Heflin Armory discovered the buyer couldn’t get a loan because the house was in a business district.
The status means that Loren Daniel Bunner, who confessed to killing his ex-girlfriend, Jolee Callan, could serve no more than three years if he is sentenced in Callan’s 2015 death, said Cleburne County Sheriff’s Investigator Bryan Tumlin.
HEFLIN — The Cleburne County Water Authority plans to apply for a $341,000 Community Development Block Grant to improve the water infrastructure in the county and expand its service, authorities said Tuesday.
A female inmate was in isolation at the Cleburne County Jail on Wednesday morning after refusing to cooperate with jail staff.
County Engineer Lee Estes said the department last week lost two staff members to higher paying jobs – that makes three in 2016. The department is currently operating with about 56 percent of its allowed staffing, Estes said.
Pleasant Grove Elementary School Principal Adam Dasinger said if the Board of Education would approve allowing Stacy Cofer, the full-time media specialist at Fruithurst Elementary, to split her time at the Hollis Crossroads school it would also solve a problem he’s been having recruiting a certified teacher for the part-time position.
Debby Mathews, extension coordinator, said the Ashley Willis Fund will be available to girls who went through the office’s Be Extreme leadership program for middle school girls. The money will cover expenses associated with furthering their educations, she said.
Board member Lane Kilgore said there were 11 conditions in the original resolution passed by the commissioners that must be met or the board would cease to exist.
Board member Lane Kilgore said there were 11 conditions in the original resolution passed by the commissioners that must be met or the board would cease to exist. He wanted clarification on some, Kilgore said.
Cleburne County Investigator Joseph Freeman said the chase began Tuesday at about 9:15 p.m., when deputies pulled over the three on Alabama 281 near Abel in a car stolen in Georgia.