The Cleburne County Commission unanimously passed their consent agenda Monday night which included an audit for the county’s trash contractor, Advanced Disposal.
Legislation to potentially replace Alabama’s elected K-12 board of education with a commission of gubernatorial appointees will be voted on in a Senate committee on Tuesday.
Rep. Barbara Drummond, D-Mobile, co-sponsor of the bill, said the need for this law was brought to her attention when a superintendent confiscated a Juul, a type of electronic cigarette, from a first-grader during school hours.
Roping calves, riding broncos and wrestling steers were just part of the antics and pageantry at the WM Grocery Rodeo Friday night in Heflin. The rain held off long enough for cowboys, cowgirls and a rodeo clown to entertain the estimated 400 people who watched from wooden and metal bleachers on humid late spring night.
Federal law allows food to be donated to food banks and other charitable organizations. House Bill 566 could make it easier for food distribution to happen on school campuses and for food to be given directly to students.
Jeffrey Bryant, a Cleburne County native, is “coming home” after a string of coaching and teaching jobs in various parts of Georgia after graduating from Auburn with a bachelor's degree in education and special education in 2002.
The Cleburne County Commission on Monday discussed moving the office of Veterans Affairs from the county courthouse to the Mountain Center to free up a space for drivers license testing.
The Cleburne County High School band has a new marimba, thanks to a $3,500 grant. The band showed off the new instrument Monday at a celebration.
Motorcyclists are being invited to ride in the first Pinhoti Trail Riders Motorcycle Fundraiser this coming Saturday to raise funds for the Pinhoti Trail and Heflin Spur trail.
The Alabama Senate on Thursday approved a 2020 education budget that includes $30 million in potential grant money to expand broadband internet access in the state. The spending plan would have to be approved by the House and signed by the governor to become official.
The Alabama House passed this week a bill to stop county sheriffs from pocketing leftover jail food funds and set new parameters for how county jail meal money is handled.
One hundred fifty-seven farmers across the state now have licenses to grow industrial hemp as demand for cannabidiol grows. But how much of a market is there, really?
A lottery proposal on the March 2020 primary ballot could increase Alabama’s voter participation in the presidential and U.S. Senate primaries.
The word of the gospel spilled out onto Ross Street and echoed off downtown buildings Wednesday afternoon as speaker after speaker read Christian scripture during a Bible-reading marathon.
The Ranburne Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to spend $7,200 to install video cameras in two new police vehicles the town agreed to purchase.
Senate Bill 282 would leave fire protection on privately owned property used for timber production to the Alabama Forestry Commission, a state agency. The bill was given a favorable report on a 11-0 vote in the Senate Forestry, Conservation and Agriculture Committee earlier this month.