On September 11, 2011, Leonard “Mac” McQuown set out on what he estimated would be a six-year journey to walk to the capitols of each state as a visible reminder of veterans’ sacrifices for this country.
Cleburne to kick off computer initiative Cleburne County wants to join the growing number of school systems that provide a computer device to each of the students, often called one-to-one initiatives. The system is purchasing small, portable computers equipped with Google’s Web-based Chromebook system, said Superintendent Claire Dryden.
Anniston restaurant owner expanding into Heflin David Mogil, owner of Damn Yankees Steak/Fish & Oyster Bar in Anniston, said he is in the process of buying the former Huddle House restaurant at 2190 Almon St. in Heflin to expand into Cleburne County.
Inspections stop truckers, and some deliveries The Alabama Department of Public Safety and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance are working together this week on a campaign called Roadcheck 2013. An estimated 500 trucks are being stopped for inspection at two sites, including one near Heflin. Some of those trucks won't get moving again soon.
The restaurant, Father and Son Grill, is expected to open May 24 in the building where the Rusty Spur Sports Bar previously resided. It is currently unable to get a liquor license because it sits in a general business district which doesn’t allow alcohol sales.
There should be an unbroken view into the forest, said fire management officer Scott Layfield. But the undergrowth has become too dense, thereby limiting the diversity of the plants and animals that live there.
Four people in the Grand Cherokee were injured, said Tana Jeffers, whose brother, Ricky Whitley, was a passenger in the car. Jeffers spoke to a reporter at the scene of the wreck, having arrived after she heard about the accident.
Color-coded fire hydrants allow firefighters to quickly know whether a hydrant has enough water to serve their purposes. “According to how much flow we need, we may have to hook up to two hydrants,” said Heflin Fire Chief Jonathan Adams.
Money is one issue — the board doesn’t have a steady stream of money to plug into projects at the park, board member Wendell Wood said at the meeting. City Clerk Shane Smith said at the meeting that the board has $50,734 at its disposal.
Bama Boggin’ Mud Park opened in Heflin in March in 30-degree weather and still drew 300 to 400 people, according to the owners. Each weekend the park has hosted an event, the crowds have gotten larger, they say.