• Richard Searcy Clay, 35, Heflin, possession marijuana.

Piedmont Rescue & Emergency Medical Services will answer medical calls in the north end of Cleburne County, according to a unanimous vote of the Cleburne County Hospital Board on Thursday night. The Piedmont agency will receive $6,000 per year to serve the Borden Springs area and the rest of Cleburne County above County Road 202.

Cleburne County Commission Chairman Ryan Robertson proposed a resolution to remove the $3 per quarter fee on the residential garbage bill, but was met with resistance from his fellow commissioners during the work session Monday night.

Cleburne County Middle School student teacher Trenton Townsend found himself in a sticky situation as students taped him to a wall during the annual pirate dance Thursday. Townsend smiled as layers and layers of colored duct tape sealed his fate.

Dennis Anglin has never held public office before, but he’s looking forward to doing so as the newest member of the Town Council here. Anglin, 62, was sworn in Monday night prior to the council meeting to serve out the remaining 36 months of the term of Councilman Larry Smith, who recently resigned.

The Cleburne County school board on Monday voted unanimously to hire Vanessa Whaley as a licensed practical nurse and school bus aide at Cleburne County High School effective Oct. 23.

Currently Cleburne County has two cleanup days each year for residents to dispose of large household items, but if county Commissioner Laura Cobb’s resolution is approved at the next meeting, a convenience center to handle those items will be open for residents three days a week.

The fourth annual Cleburne County Pottery Show will be held on Saturday, September 23 at the Cleburne County Mountain Center, two miles north of Heflin off of Highway 78.  The Jacksonville State University Cleburne County Mountain Center is located near the entrance of the Southwire industri…

The unincorporated areas of Cleburne County and the municipalities of Ranburne, Edwardsville and Fruithurst will start getting household garbage pickup from a different company this fall.

Cleburne County Hospital Board Chairman Denise White opened the board’s monthly meeting listing the accomplishments carried out at Cleburne County Nursing Home in the last three years, all of which led up to the nursing home recently being rated a five-star facility.

Cleburne County Emergency Medical Service paramedic Christy Williams is pleased to have the help of Jerry to help serve the rural county. “Jerry” is the name given a medical training dummy on which Williams and other EMS employees have been honing their lifesaving skills for four months.

• Ranburne Elementary School registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be as follows: Kindergarten: July 26 from 11:30-12:30 CST All grades and new students:  July 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. CST or July 27 1:00-6:00 p.m. CST Open House/Teacher Meet & Greet for all grades: August 7 from…

The mayor of Fruithurst, Chris Owens, attended the Cleburne County Commission meeting Monday night to voice his concerns over a recent vote by the commission to allow alcohol sales at the Fruithurst General Store.

When the commission voted earlier this month to allow alcohol sales at the store it was assumed, commissioners said, that the town of Fruithurst knew about the vote. It did not.

• Ranburne Elementary School registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be as follows: Kindergarten: July 26 from 11:30-12:30 CST All grades and new students:  July 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. CST or July 27 1:00-6:00 p.m. CST Open House/Teacher Meet & Greet for all grades: August 7 from…

Two fallen Heflin police officers will be memorialized by having sections of two roads renamed for them. On Tuesday the Heflin City Council recognized an Alabama House Joint Resolution which renames a portion of U.S. 78 in memory of Lt. Ralph Byron Bentley, who died in the line of duty in July, 1982.

George William Truman Waters vividly remembers when his plane was hit by German fire on Feb. 2, 1944.