The Ranburne Town Council heard from the Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce on Monday night about ways the chamber can help Ranburne. Read the full story
Thanks to a federal grant to upgrade Cleburne County’s aging light fixtures with more efficient LED bulbs, taxpayers will pay $9,000 less per year to illuminate county buildings.
Sparkle Mart will open a new location in the old Becwayne’s Foodland at 1010 Almon St. in Heflin, according to Kim Abernathy, manager at the Anniston Sparkle Mart on Bynum Leatherwood Road.
Volunteers from the AmeriCorps spent Monday chainsawing trees at a Cheaha campground to honor the work of the original Civilian Conservation Corps, which built most of the original structures at Cheaha State Park in the 1930s and 1940s.
Council members did not take a formal vote, but, hearing the question posed by the mayor, decided to honor the rental agreement with an event calling itself “Artgasm Expo.” It will be held at the Heflin armory on Feb. 15.
Lee Estes, Cleburne County engineer, told the Cleburne County Commission Monday night that the numerous downed trees from Saturday’s storm will be cleaned up within weeks.
As of Monday afternoon only 120 Cleburne County residents were still without power from Saturday’s storms according to Crystal Cavender, Cleburne County emergency manager.
Alabama’s cities and counties will likely be on opposite sides of legislation in 2020 regarding police jurisdictions, those 1.5- and 3-mile borders around some cities where residents and businesses get municipal services like fire and police protection at a reduced cost.
Coosa, an adult golden eagle tagged last year in the Talladega National Forest, returned after a 3,000-mile journey that was tracked by a team of state and federal scientists.
The Cleburne County High School cheerleaders have managed to do something no other team has done in the school’s history — win a state championship.
The Heflin City Council reviewed the city’s first quarter budget figures Tuesday night during a work session and the results were better than anticipated. Mayor Rudy Rooks was pleased at the figures that city clerk Kim Stone presented to the council.
The Cleburne County Commission discussed funding two projects Monday night during a work session. One was replacing fencing at the parking lot at the Heflin Spur Trail and Pinhoti Trail; the other was improvements at the Dallas Lodge.
The numbers indicate a slight decrease in Calhoun County from 2018, and are reflective of a downward trend in overall homicides reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in recent years.
Cheaha State Park Naturalist Mandy Pearson led two hikes through the park Wednesday, a New Year's Day tradition that she said showcases the state’s natural beauty and garners enthusiasm for state parks.