A representative of Montgomery-based investment banking firm Frazier Lanier told council members during their Tuesday night meeting that low interest rates have allowed them to realize savings in the millions by refinancing obligation warrants from 2013-15 and 2017-18.

The Heflin City Council voted unanimously to allocate $10,000 from its general fund to hire a contractor to cut the rights of way in the city. The vote authorizes Heflin Mayor Rudy Rooks to seek bids for the seasonal project.

The road work now underway on Noble Street in downtown Anniston is part of the city's effort to improve its network of bike lanes, city planner Toby Bennington said Tuesday.

The county’s transportation plan is a list of road and bridge projects funded by the Federal Aid Exchange Fund and the County Rebuild Alabama Fund. The county had to decide which projects to fund by Aug. 31.

Calhoun County's official death toll from COVID-19 rose to 17 over the weekend, according to numbers released Monday morning by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Eli Henderson’s true size was hard to gauge, watching him every other week with the family he had made inside county offices. Physically, he looked a bit over 5 feet tall. Spiritually, Henderson was a mountain.

Mayor Rudy Rooks said the report was given to him by a “third party” and it was not for distribution. “It was circulated through the council but was never brought up in a meeting,” he said.

The number of child abuse and neglect reports to the state dropped significantly in the spring when the coronavirus outbreak abruptly closed schools and child care centers and fewer eyes were on children.

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