“In the ratings, we improved in 11 out of 16 categories, stayed the same in four, and went down in one,” said Rhonda Mann, deputy director of Voices for Alabama’s Children, an Alabama child-advocacy organization. Read the full story
A Ranburne man charged earlier this year in connection with a fatal wreck was indicted by a Cleburne County grand jury this month. Read the full story
“In the ratings, we improved in 11 out of 16 categories, stayed the same in four, and went down in one,” said Rhonda Mann, deputy director of Voices for Alabama’s Children, an Alabama child-advocacy organization.
Alabama legislators passed hundreds of new laws this year, but they also sent several decisions to Alabama voters in the form of proposed constitutional amendments.
Mac Gipson, the ABC administrator, was appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley. He said he didn’t have any conversation with Ivey about the new appointments, but she’s within her rights to make the changes.
Featuring Cleburne County Probate Judge Ryan Robertson on piano and lead vocals, Lard Bucket entertained the crowd during the second of four June Jams on Main the city is hosting every Thursday night this month.
Two dozen kids learned all about forest fires — the good and the bad — at “Wild Wednesdays,” an environmental education program at Cahulga Creek Park in Heflin on Wednesday morning.
Lesa Valdez-Wysner, who lives on Coleman Street on the other side of Almon Street, the dead-end portion, voiced her opposition to the proposed closure because it could hamper first responders’ response times to the area.
DeeAnne Lee has her uncle J.C. Blanton’s stuff — his medals, his Bible, the Western Union telegrams announcing his death, his dog tag, even a handwritten letter he mailed to his mom a few months before he died at Normandy.
Several residents attended a public hearing Monday night at the Cleburne County Commission meeting to voice their concerns about whether a road might be blocked off in the southern end of the count
Alabama Power will shut down 40 offices across the state by the end of the summer, including ones in Heflin and Jacksonville, the company announced last week.
Micaville Ridge Cafe is open once again after being closed since March and for many of its longtime customers, it’s not a moment too soon. The meat-and-two diner has changed hands over time, but for more than 40 years it’s been a consistent gathering spot for the isolated crossroads community a stone’s throw from the Randolph County line.
The portion of the road resident Ellis Bennett wants closed is from Almon Street to where the Cheaha Regional Library is located. Heflin Mayor Rudy Rooks said he understood Bennett's concerns after the two drove on the road earlier in the day.
The Howle and Turner Dam on the Tallapoosa River in Cleburne County is being removed this week, opening the waterway for fish and recreational users to move up- and downstream.
The free event will be held each Thursday in June from 6 - 8 p.m. at the city’s amphitheater on Ross Street, according to Shane Smith, Heflin city clerk.
Michelle Payne and other Sav-A-Life volunteers drew a crowd of 68 women to a conference Saturday morning at Grace Fellowship Church at McClellan. One goal of the event, organizers said, was to attract new volunteers to the group.
The Calhoun County foster care system is overloaded with 314 kids and only 34 homes to serve them, according to Linda Bibb, the organization’s director. About 80 are over the age of 14, which makes them harder to place and the chances of adoption more slim.
On their last day of the legislative session, lawmakers approved a record education budget, took a step toward medical marijuana legalization and sent to Alabama voters the decision to scrap the elected state school board in favor of a governor-appointed commission.
The Cleburne County School system is offering free breakfast, lunch and dinner to any child up to age 18 this summer at various locations in the county.
Legislation aimed at reining in pharmacy benefit managers to save consumers money passed the Alabama House by a 101-0 vote Thursday and now heads to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk for her signature.
Once the meeting came to order, Jim Smith told a small crowd of about 30 who had assembled in the senior center that he was no longer mayor and that he missed previous meetings due to medical issues.
“We’ll be looking at some local contractors that could go in and put us a crossing in there and not have to deal with ALDOT,” Mayor Rudy Rooks said.