Jeffrey Bryant, Cleburne County High School principal, was attending his first Homecoming On Main event, having been hired as the school’s principal during the summer, and was celebrating with hundreds of others near a bonfire. “I think it’s great, anything we can do to draw interest to downtown can involve the school and the community together."

Around 2000, a Boston terrier became a member of my daughter’s family quite by accident. One day, while living in Georgia, they arrived at their church and found a Boston hunkered against a glass door, cold and hungry. They brought her home, tried to find her owners to no avail, and then fel…