In the South, some of life’s most important lessons are taught in the kitchen.
The owner of a gas station in Heflin that Cleburne County officials say is $34,000 behind on sales tax said Wednesday he’d arranged a plan to pay up.
Cleburne County commissioners during a work session the same evening discussed ways to either collect that withheld money, or sanction the business’s owner.
Superintendent Chad Young said the money would be used for salaries "because they did not allot enough to cover the salaries of the aides.”
Since 2011, Well House, the Leeds nonprofit Tajuan McCarty founded, has helped rescue hundreds of women from human trafficking. She spoke Saturday to a gathering inside Heflin’s former armoury.
The annual Cheaha Challenge cycling event is pedaling toward another record year of participation, with double the number of riders registered so far compared to the same point in 2016.
“We thought we had it stopped, but it has come back,” said Heflin Mayor Rudy Rooks, speaking of the recreation center's leaking roof.
A Heflin-based chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy has become the largest in the country, its founder said this week.
“We have an alternative program for remediation and discipline and we have a policy that there has to be an administrator on site,” Superintendent Chad Young said by phone Wednesday. “Basically we found her a position in the system because it was a mid-year transition.”
After many jokes and a few tears in front of a full audience, judges Shannon Page and Tom Wright along with Calhoun County District Attorney Brian McVeigh took their oaths of office during a combined swearing-in ceremony Friday afternoon.
Cleburne County Commissioners at their meeting Monday directed the county attorney to check into the county’s options in collecting sales taxes collected by local businesses but not remitted.
Officials announced closures Thursday afternoon of schools and other services ahead of a winter storm expected on Friday to drop 2 or more inches of snow and sleet over the Interstate 20 corridor.
HEFLIN — At their work session Tuesday, Cleburne County commissioners heard that the county will request assistance from the state to clean up the fuel spill discovered in 2014 at the county’s fueling station.
“It is technically a part-time thing,” Michael Gore said at the end of that gravel road recently while watching a machine print decal after decal. Gore’s wife, Misty Gore, chuckled, noting it is “more than a part-time gig.”
Chad Young, the former Ranburne High School coach who won the Republican nomination for superintendent in March and had no Democratic challenger for the election in November, said his first day at the helm of the school system included a staff meeting.
He began to take Bible courses through Samford University and the Cleburne Baptist Association. In 1976, he became pastor at Harmony Grove. Friend Reba Gay said she has known the Prestridges for more than 20 years. She’s not the only one who loves the couple, she said.
Two Missouri residents passing through Heflin are facing drug and weapon charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 20 Wednesday, according to law enforcement.
Two teenage siblings are facing burglary charges after they allegedly broke into a neighbor’s workshop and stole approximately $2,000 in tools which they hoped to sell for Christmas money, according to Heflin police.