Michael Clay, one of several patients diagnosed with leukemia in the Fruithurst and Muscadine area, has just finished chemotherapy, and Fruithurst is throwing a party in his honor, according to his aunt Tina Holcombe.
The trio of hikers hope to raise $10,000 by walking the 335-mile-long Pinhoti Trail, which crosses 170 miles of Alabama before continuing into Georgia.
Travelers are coming to Heflin by way of the Pinhoti Trail, so they can stop at City Hall and get trail stickers and pose for photos with newly-installed trail marker signs.
The Cleburne County Commission unanimously passed an employee evaluation resolution Monday night after going into executive session to discuss the matter behind closed doors.
The Cleburne County Hospital Board voted unanimously Thursday night to take ownership of the Cleburne County Department of Public Health building.
Making its annual trip to the deep South, the Missoula Children’s Theater will return to Heflin next week to hold auditions for “Robin Hood” on Monday at the Heflin Armory beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Residents in the Coleman Lake area who have been without a weather warning siren for about a year will have a new one soon. The Cleburne County Commission discussed opening bids to prospective contractors to replace the siren Monday night during a work session.
Opened last November, Stitch-a-Doodle offers handmade quilts, gifts, sewing supplies, T-shirts, fabric — and advice, from co-owners Jane Stephens and Brenda Laminack. They opened the business after a sewing group they belonged to had met for a number of years at the Heflin Community Arts Center.
The Alabama Department of Education on Friday released its latest list of schools deemed as "failing" under the Alabama Accountability Act, and no schools in the Consolidated Publishing coverage area were on it.
Some students in the Cleburne County Elementary School might be considered stock market experts, relatively speaking. They recently placed first out of 218 regional teams in the national Stock Market Game.
The Cleburne County Commission voted unanimously Monday to establish a solid waste convenience center for county residents. The facility — which will be open one week per month — will be on county property near the county’s jail and barn on Lambert Drive in Heflin.
The Cleburne County Commission discussed a number of topics Monday during its work session, including a request from the new coroner, Adam Downs, who wants to have three deputy coroners when he takes office.
Adam Downs officially takes over as Cleburne County's coroner on Jan. 14 when the term of Coroner Tracy Lambert ends. It’s a job Downs said he’s wanted for several years.
The director of Highland Health Systems told Cleburne County commissioners on Monday he hopes the agency’s Heflin mental health clinic will be open daily next year.
The Cleburne County Commission on Monday discussed ongoing negotiations with the county’s insurance company over the $300,000-plus needed to replace the courthouse roof, which was damaged by hail earlier this year.
The Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce has set new goals for the new year according to its director, Beverly Ervin. The chamber will continue to support its members, but starting in January will stress development of the local workforce, businesses and tourism.
A man wanted in the shooting death of a Leeds woman shot himself Monday afternoon near the Georgia state line, authorities said.
Cleburne County Elementary was one of fifty schools in the state to receive an unexpected $20,000 last week, money allotted by the Alabama Legislature to recognize schools showing the most improvement in third-grade reading results.
Four-year-olds on bright yellow tricycles raced last week around an oval track which is part of the new pre-K playground at Pleasant Grove Elementary school. The helmeted tykes, along with their other classmates, were enjoying the new playground, which was completed Aug. 1, according to school Principal Adam Dasinger.