Thanks to a Cleburne County fundraiser called Even For Education, every student in the system — all 2,700 of them — will receive help with back-to-school expenses. Read the full story
Tuesday night, during a joint work session and regular meeting, Heflin city clerk Shane Smith told the council of some of the increases in fines for loose dog violations. Read the full story
The Cleburne County Commission's ranks were depleted during its Monday night meeting but there was still a quorum to pass resolutions, such as one authorizing an extra countywide cleanup day at the end of this month or early August. Read the full story
Tuesday night, during a joint work session and regular meeting, Heflin city clerk Shane Smith told the council of some of the increases in fines for loose dog violations.
The Cleburne County Commission's ranks were depleted during its Monday night meeting but there was still a quorum to pass resolutions, such as one authorizing an extra countywide cleanup day at the end of this month or early August.
Gary Wright, who co-owned the Heflin pharmacy with his brother, Pete Wright, filled prescriptions for the last 46 years but Monday was his final day for that duty; Tuesday he’ll be back just to help with inventory.
During 22 years as an educator and principal in Cleburne County, Jesse Montgomery Jr. bridged the gap between segregation and integration with respect, discipline and a calming attitude, friends and former students say.
The Alabama Historical Commission included the church on its 2018 Places in Peril list, announced earlier this week. Unaware of the designation until a reporter called on Tuesday, Jones responded, “Well, very good, that’s good news.”
Coroner-elect Adam Downs addressed the Cleburne County Commission Monday night during a work session about some concerns regarding the transportation of bodies.
As of Friday afternoon, 1,000 Alabama Power customers in Calhoun County were still without power due to Thursday’s thunderstorms, a drop from 2,100 customers Friday morning.
Cleburne County’s Board of Education unanimously agreed on a number of transfers, resignations and hires during a Tuesday meeting at its central office.
By unanimous vote the City Council on Tuesday approved a plan which officials hope will increase investment and lower the cost of doing business in Heflin.
Heflin Parks and Recreation director Tammy Perry spoke to the group under the newly constructed Arbacoochee pavilion, overlooking the silver waters of the Cahulga watershed, and told them of activities that are available for free in the park.
For most of the meeting, Mayor Jim Smith was unperturbed as accusations were hurled at him from fellow councilmen, the director of the parks and recreation department and current and ex-employees of the town.
Next week Brodie, 9, will play in the Baseball Players Association’s World Series in Chattanooga and his dad, Sam Watts, credits the rock-strewn field that Brodie grew up on as one of the reasons why.
Co-owner Lexi Bennett said that 39 vendors have been lined up for the market, which will feature handcrafted and handmade items. She said the market is something she and her husband, Jim, have been thinking about.
“This particular survey was special to me because of all the regulatory changes. So the surveyors came in looking at different things, and more stringent than in the past as far as documentation and other issues to support these changes,” Tony Culberson said.
Motorists on U.S. 78 and Interstate 20 near Heflin are now greeted by signs marking the Pinhoti Trail at the point where the state’s longest footpath crosses those automotive arteries.
Naturalist Mandy Pearson said that Mount Cheaha has two significant distinctions that no other park in the state can boast. First, she told the kids, Mount Cheaha is the highest point in Alabama and pointed to the tower across the street from the pavilion where the kids were gathered.
The Heflin City Council has learned that it spent more than it took in during fiscal 2017. John DeLoach, a certified public accountant, presented the findings of the city’s yearly audit during a work session and council meeting Tuesday night. The total shortfall was $109,039.