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. Read the full story
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.
After only having two positive cases of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, the Cleburne County Nursing home now has a total of 32 cases between residents and staff as of Thursday afternoon.
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.
Heflin’s mayor, a police officer and a sheriff’s deputy have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, all in the days since the three attended a law enforcement appreciation lunch.
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
A partnership between a University of West Georgia supporter and the Cleburne County School Foundation has increased the amount of a scholarship available for Cleburne County residents.
Believe it or not, there was a time when the local chamber of commerce had to brace itself and make ready for an economic boom time, not a recession. Of course, that was 75 years ago.
More of Alabama's largest public school systems are delaying the start of in-person classes, opting to begin instruction online as concerns persist over still-high COVID-19 numbers in the state.
Sweet Grown Alabama is a nonprofit foundation that seeks to market farm products grown and made in Alabama to retailers and consumers through a branding program and online database.
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.
Dozens of local candidates have qualified to participate in municipal elections next month, and with just a few days left to sign up, many incumbents in Calhoun and Cleburne counties are so far unopposed.
Stevie McCord and her helper, Jeremy Duke, operate the candy store of fruits and vegetables under the shade of huge water oak on Alabama 9 across from the McDonald’s.
The two employees who tested positive for COVID-19 at Cleburne County Nursing Home recently are doing fine according to Alison Cleveland, assistant administrator at the nursing home.