• Ranburne Elementary School will be having Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, March 23, 2017, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST. In order to register, your child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1.  Parents/Guardians must bring the following to registration:  Alabama shot record (m…

Two Cleburne County employees have applied for a human resource officer position vacant since June, and commissioners could hire one of the applicants at their next meeting later this month.

After initially being denied the money, Cleburne County will get up to $1.5 million from a state trust fund to help clean up a fuel spill at a former county fueling station, commissioners learned Tuesday.

The City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a budget amendment that will allow the Police Department to hire another officer.

The addition will bring the department’s number up to 13, Heflin police Chief A.J. Benefield said after the meeting.

The Cleburne County Board of Education Thursday unanimously approved an amendment of the 2017 budget that will allow excess grant money to pay portions of salaries for pre-K aids.

Claire Dryden, formerly Cleburne County’s superintendent, began a new job Wednesday as an assistant administrator at the alternative school, officials said.

Borden Springs firefighters won two federal grants from the Rural Community Development and Initiative Grant program this year to buy a utility task vehicle and trailer to haul it.

A trailer parked in front of New Harmony Baptist Church in Heflin was about half filled with stacked green, red and white cardboard shoe boxes Sunday afternoon while volunteers waited on the church steps for more to arrive.

The city of Ranburne should look a little more patriotic this Veterans Day with brand new American flags flying along Main Street thanks to the efforts of residents.

At the end of a bumpy gravel road about 1.5 miles east of Edwardsville, some nine houses, mostly mobile homes, survive either on well water or on connections that they themselves have made to a Cleburne County water main that runs along U.S. 78 past their road.

Pat Jordan’s husband, Sam, was in critical condition at Northeast Regional Medical Center in April, struggling to breath after open heart surgery.

Pat left her husband’s side for their Heflin house for a change of clothes, and to take care of their two dogs. She put the dogs — Fancy, a terrier, and Mable, a great dane — out. When she moved to bring them back inside, both were gone.

The Heflin City Council Tuesday declared four municipal candidates running unopposed for their seats in the Aug. 23 election to be in those offices.

Mayor Rudy Rooks, along with Travis Crowe (incumbent, District 1), Clinton “Shag” Austin (newcomer, District 3) and Rhonda Green (incumbent, District 5), who were all running for council, were unanimously voted into office, as state law allows.