In August, Joe and Jeanette Braden from Heflin will celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary. Joe, 93, remembers that day in 1945 when he saw his future bride for the first time on a school bus headed to Cleburne County High School. 

Sparkle Mart will open a new location in the old Becwayne’s Foodland at 1010 Almon St. in Heflin, according to Kim Abernathy, manager at the Anniston Sparkle Mart on Bynum Leatherwood Road.

A plan put into place several years ago by the Cleburne County Commission to improve water contamination from a closed county landfill near Chulafinnee is working, commissioners heard Monday.