Students shop for 250 children

Students from Cleveland High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes find shopping for children they don’t know a great way to start the holiday season. The students spent Nov. 19 buying gifts for 250 children from the Salvation Army Angel Tree sponsored by Alabama Power. In 2 1/2 hours, they bought gifts for all 250 children. Accompanying adults were amazed to […]


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Snead takes step toward condemnation, examines subdivision responsibility

At the Snead Town Council’s latest meeting, attorney Alex Smith reviewed possible solutions to a deteriorating structure in the town. Invited by councilor Jack Freeman, Smith explained the town’s first step involved declaring the property a public nuisance. That declaration may result from several reasons but most often applies when health or safety is at risk. After the declaration, the […]

Hayden man loses four dogs to suspected poisoning

Residents of a Hayden neighborhood are keeping a closer eye on their dogs after one pet owner reported suspicions that someone poisoned all four of his dogs. “Just when you get comfortable leaving your dog outside,” he said. “It’s just awful.” Losing a pet is always painful, he added. “But when you find out that someone murdered all four of […]

Add “fire prevention” as must-have on wish list

With the temperature plummeting and more people trying to keep their homes warm, consumers need to make sure they are prepared in case a fire breaks out. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,451,500 fires in 2008. These fires resulted in 3320 civilian fire fatalities, including 2780 civilians whose lives were […]

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