HEFLIN — Although most Cleburne County races ended with the primary election on March 1, Cleburne County Commission seat for District 4 is still up for grabs, with Republican Jake Durham running against independent candidate Rex Nolen. Incumbent Bobby Brooks was defeated in the primary election.

Faced with strained budgets, lawmakers in both parties have dropped their past wariness of gambling legislation and considered lotteries, legalized and taxed gambling in casinos and a possible compact with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, who already operate casinos on tribal land in Atmore, Wetumpka and Montgomery.