A driver in a truck suddenly stopped, causing a line of brake lights to appear as a shopper crossed the highway carrying an armload of treasures. Another driver spotted an interesting table and nimbly turned to park in the gravel at the side of the road.
Visitors can see pottery from different private collections from all over the Southeast, according to Pete Conroy, director of the JSU Environmental Policy and Information Center. He said there will also be a folk art show by Joey Brackner at 11 a.m. Brackner is the author of “Alabama Folk Pottery.”
A hearing for a Cleburne County couple charged with aggravated child abuse was moved to a small family courtroom and closed to the public Friday afternoon, frustrating family members who came for the proceedings.
EMS director Tracy Lambert said EMS has been getting $19,750 a month from the 4-mill property tax the board receives to support the service and the Cleburne County Nursing Home. He requested the board increase the subsidy to $22,500 a month, an increase of $33,000 a year.
Drivers using a 4-mile section of Interstate 20 from the Alabama/Georgia state line heading west will experience delays tonight beginning about 7 p.m. as westbound traffic is rerouted to the newly paved inner two lanes, according to Alabama Department of Transportation officials.
The sale is scheduled to officially begin on Friday morning, said Dodson Mathies. But, he added, he’s had people set up in his yard between the Cleburne County Career Technical School and County Road 18 since Sunday.
Heflin-based Jeff Moore Construction has been renovating the store, which according to design plans submitted to the city, will seat about 30 when it opens. The franchise owners, listed on a building permit purchased on Aug. 13, are Myra Davenport and Keith Comer.
Crystal Cavender, 911 director, proposed changing the positions within the department by moving two of the part-time employees to full time. The board also approved for its employees in the 911 Department a 50 cent per hour raise
Board members Donya Beam, Jerry Cash, Ben Jones and Lonny Watson unanimously approved hiring Brittany Williamson as teacher at Pleasant Grove Elementary School, Denise Braggs as English and reading teacher and JaCee Smith as special education teacher at Cleburne County Elementary School.
The school asked five members from local churches to visit the high school Monday. They, along with school system counselors, gave students and teachers who needed it a chance to talk about their feelings in the wake of the deaths, the principal said.
The $3.1 million budget, which would take effect on Oct. 1, includes increased revenue, but also increased expenditures, Heflin City Clerk Shane Smith told the council members.
The meeting included a second budget hearing for residents, in which Superintendent Claire Dryden explained exactly how the school system’s money is spent.
HEFLIN — Cleburne County Commissioners Monday approved a $7.5 million fiscal 2017 budget, amending it to change a 2.5 percent across-the-board raise for employees to a 50-cent per hour raise.
The Jordans did not expect to see either of the dogs again. Fancy, adopted from Cheaha Regional Humane Society in 2015, was fitted with a microchip — a tiny, injectable identifier most animal shelters use that can get a lost pet home.
The school system should take in a total of $25.3 million this year, Superintendent Claire Dryden said. The budget is similar to the current year’s budget except it includes a 4 percent raise for teachers and absorbs some decreases in state funding in the Alabama Reading Initiative as well as E-rate funding which is used to pay for telecommunications.
The Cleburne County Commission is scheduled Monday to review the fiscal year 2017 county budget for possible adoption.
The Fruithurst Town Council members heard a recommendation in a work session Tuesday that they put off implementation of any sales tax until after the first of the year.
TALLADEGA NATIONAL FOREST — Close to 100 worshippers, young and old, took a trip off of the beaten path Monday to gather and sing in a church that is hidden in these woods.
In their second meeting of the week, Cleburne Board of Education members met Thursday for less than two minutes to approve some lingering personnel matters.