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Final Christmas parade decision to be made Wednesday
HEFLIN — In a brief meeting Tuesday night the Heflin City Council took care of the routine business of approving minutes and financial reports before talking about the contingency plan if the city’s Christmas parade is rained out Friday night.
Inability to defend 3 dooms Eagles
Excel Christian slumped to its fifth consecutive defeat on Tuesday, as the Eagles again struggled to defend the 3-point shot. Bowdon knocked down 13 triples in the game, including 10 in the first half. The home team came out shooting hot from the tip, hitting six shots from deep in the opening stanz
Heard County Dominates Rockmart en route to State Title
The Heard County Braves were dominant in their 27-6 win over the Rockmart Yellow Jackets for their first state title in school history. For many Braves fans, they were confident and knew the championship was theirs.
Commission studies jail construction costs
WEDOWEE - As the bid date of Jan. 23, 2019, approaches, despite a number of outlay cutting measures, the Randolph County jail project continues to face escalating costs above original expectations.
Shortage of 7th and 8th grade math teachers in Barbour County
BARBOUR COUNTY, GA (WRBL) - The three r's: reading, writing, and arithmetic... those are a few of the subjects you know your child is learning when they go to school. But one county in Alabama is without one of those subjects.
BB&T bank in Heflin will close in April
The BB&T bank in Heflin will close in April of next year, according to company officials. David R. White, vice president for BB&T corporate communications, wrote in an email Tuesday afternoon that the branch at 835 Ross St. will close April 5.
Trump’s Evangelical Advisers Could Help Him Secure a Win on Sentencing Reform
Long-stalled legislation on sentencing reform may squeeze through Congress in the last few weeks of this session. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Tuesday that the Senate will take up the FIRST STEP Act, which would create some flexibility around sentencing and release for certain
PREP BASKETBALL: Model girls push ahead of Coosa, 61-39, in Region 7-AA tilt
An early close contest quickly turned to Model’s favor Tuesday evening as the Lady Blue Devils used an explosive second period to capture a 61-39 win over Coosa in a Region 7-AA game in Shannon.
Dan Quinn built the Falcons. Can he now rebuild them?
GREEN BAY — The Dan Quinn who stood before the media here Sunday wasn’t the DQ we’d come to know. He spoke quietly. He spoke slowly, which is a departure for a man who attacks every sentence as if it’s a sprint. He looked chastened, almost dazed.He used the word “disbelief” to describe this season.
Director says Cleburne mental health clinic could reopen daily next year
HEFLIN — The director of Highland Health Systems told Cleburne County commissioners on Monday he hopes the agency’s Heflin mental health clinic will be open daily next year.
Drivers urged to watch out for black ice this morning
ATLANTA — Crews spent the night treating roads to keep you safe this morning from black ice. Severe Weather Team 2 says the places most at risk of developing black ice are bridges, overpasses, and secondary roads.
Freezing fog advisory delays school start Tuesday
Schools in Calhoun and Cleburne counties will start two hours late today as weather forecasters warn of freezing fog. An early morning announcement from the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency said public schools in the Anniston, Calhoun County, Jacksonville, Oxford and Piedmont school distri
Judge Mark Murphy appointed to Superior Court seat
As Governor Nathan Deal gets ready to leave office, he had some last minute business to finish up including the appointment of someone to fill a seat on the Tallapoosa Circuit Superior Court.
BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Standings shuffle last week as numerous programs experience degrees of success
JONESBORO — Another week has passed in Clayton County basketball but two county programs continue to set their own pace while North Clayton jumped into the win column last week.
Man wanted for child cruelty escapes with two small childen
CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Police in Carollton are on the lookout for a man wanted for several crimes who left with his two small children. Luke Charles Scoggins is wanted for false imprisonment, battery, and cruelty to children. He was last seen driving a 2004 gold/gray Nissan Quest bearing Georgia tag RNU
Community rallies around Carrollton gym coach in need of kidney transplant
At a gym in Carrollton, young gymnasts work hard building strength and skill – along with life perspective and a sense of gratefulness from their beloved coach. “I love working here, it makes me happy,” said coach Dante Sipp.
Mid-week championship games can’t dampen spirit of 16 finalists
The high school football state championship games will be played Tuesday and Wednesday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, four days later than planned, but the inconvenience is not enough dampen the enthusiasm of 16 teams and fan bases that will be part of the first-ever mid-week state football fi
David Carroll: Like ‘The Fonz,’ I was wrong
One of the funniest episodes of the old TV show “Happy Days” involved super-cool Fonzie having to admit he was wrong about something. He couldn’t even say the word. “I was…wrrr…” He just couldn’t do it.
These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Georgia In For 2019
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Lovett's Hooper signs with Northwestern
Lovett star cross country and track athlete Haley Hooper, during a ceremony at the school, recently signed a letter of intent to run both sports at Northwestern University. In November Hooper was second at the Class AAA state meet in Carrollton to lead the Lions to a second-place finish as a team, a