Annicon, an Asian cultures festival, started by humble means, said Kelly Barkwell, Annicon planning chairwoman and volunteer coordinator. She said that each year attendance has nearly tripled but the first year “maybe 50 people attended.”

In a 2008 email exchange with appointees of Gov. Bob Riley, then-Medicaid commissioner Carol Steckel said the Alabama Nursing Home Association requested the moratorium. Three years into the moratorium, though, only one nursing home in the state met the state’s requirements for running an inpatient hospice, which included having a nurse on hand 24 hours a day.

According to a legal notice published by the county on Thursday, the owners of a Heflin apartment complex, Woodland View, owe just over $10,000 in delinquent taxes. The property will therefore be sold at auction at the Cleburne County Courthouse on May 2, 2017, to the highest bidder for cash according to the published notice.

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