City of Heflin’s July 4th events!
The Parade taking place at 9:30AM is for Bicycles, Wagons, or Horses only. Sign up City Hall by July 3rd! Prizes awarded for best Bike, Wagon, & Horse! Patriotic Themes!
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|June 22, 2012|
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THE COLONIAL COTTAGE is hosting a book signing on Friday, June 22, from 11:00 until 2:00. Author Hannah N. Echols will be on hand to sign her book “REIGN OF HOPE”, a love story set in Heflin, AL. Ms. Echols spent several summers with relatives in Heflin and was inspired to use our fair city as the location of her new book. The book has already received three 5-Star rating on amazon.com. Join us on Friday to meet Ms. Echols and pick up your copy of this delightful book.
|June 24, 2012|
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Congressman Mike Rogers launched a new Congressional website this week, saying he hoped Third District constituents find the updated site easier to navigate and more informative. To check out the new website, go to http://mike-rogers.house.gov. With new social media sites and so much information available on the internet, I hope this new website will be a place folks will come for news, constituent services and information,” Rogers said. “The site was created to be more user-friendly, so I want folks to let me, or a member of my staff know, how we can further improve it.” Rogers said the website has several new features to allow constituents to sign up for his eNewsletter and eAlerts, Tele-town Halls and “Congress on Your Corner” events in addition to linking to social network sites and the House Floor schedule. “I want to be as accessible as I can to the folks of East Alabama. I hope this new website will put my office at your fingertips,” Rogers added. The new site launched on Tuesday, February 15th.
Advertising Opportunities with the Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce
The Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce website is viewed by thousands of visitors who collectively record tens of thousands of page views each month. Statistics are available upon request. And our email newsletter has a subscriber base approaching 100 members!
We invite Chamber members to advertise in both the newsletter and on our website. It is very affordable and exposes your company, services and products to thousands and thousands who visit the website and read the newsletter. Plus, by advertising with the Chamber, you are supporting and investing in the Chamber and its work to promote Cleburne County and make it better for all citizens and businesses.
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If you have any questions, contact our Executive Director, Emily Brown at 256-463-2222 or via email at email@example.com. If you need assistance with creating advertising materials, we have professionals in this field who can assist you.
The Cleburne County Chamber plans to renovate and move into the Heflin Train Depot. We had our November meeting in the train depot to discuss ideas for the renovation. We had a good turn out and lots of great ideas. Then plans are to make the building a Welcome Center for Cleburne County and a Chamber office/meeting facility. If you have any items that were on display at the museum, the Chamber would like to keep them on display. If you haven’t contacted us about any of these items please do so that we will know who they belong to. Also if you would like to donate your time or money too help with the renovation it would be greatly appreciated.
In a new pictorial history book by The Cleburne News Editor Wayne Ruple, over 200 vintage photographs illustrate the growth of Cleburne County’s towns, many of which have changed dramatically over the years.
Ruple hopes his book “will provide an interesting photographic glimpse of Cleburne County and will serve as a way of preserving these old photos for the future.” Highlights of his book “Cleburne County” are: *Much of the book is devoted to Fruithurst, once called the wine capital of the South. *The county gained national notoriety in the 1840s when gold was discovered around Arbacoochee, which became one of the largest mining towns in the state.
The book is published by Arcadia Publishing, the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Arcadia’s mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. “Cleburne County” is part of their popular Images of America Series and goes on sale November 1. Since its inception in 1993 the Images of America Series has preserved and shared the history of hundreds of individual communities throughout the county. Each title records a town or city’s unique story through more than 200 historic images.
Due to the popularity of this series, it has expanded over time to include worthy local and regional historical topics including the examination and celebration of transportation, industry, architecture, ethnic groups and more. The photographs for this book were contributed by many county residents, members of the Cleburne County Historical Society, Cleburne County Extension Office, Fruithurst Winery and the East Alabama History Museum.
(Cleburne County, $21.99, Arcadia Publishing. Available at local retailers, online bookstores or through Arcadia Publishing at 888-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.)
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