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.

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.

Federal census counting efforts will now end Sept. 30, about four weeks earlier than originally scheduled, and with Alabama’s response rate not where officials would like it to be, leaders are stressing the need for Alabamians to respond now.

The county has had to hire a special cleaning service to keep the building clean, but, county revenue commissioner Joyce Fuller told commissioners during a work session Monday night, the cleaning service is scheduled to do its work only three times each week.

The farm’s owner, Taylor Gibbs, wrote in a note to an Anniston Star reporter that the festival had been in the works for two months. Her goal in hosting the event was to stress the importance of buying local and to support small businesses

The food giveaway was a partnership between the United States Department of Agriculture Farmers to Families program, EARPDC and GA Foods. The Farmers to Families program is part of the USDA COVID-19 relief fund and has no age, residency or income restrictions.

When they arrived, they were greeted with free lunch, including barbecue and sandwiches. Tablecloths with blue stripes, toy police cars and mini traffic cones decorated the tables. Turner said officers could get door prizes and gift cards. 

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