# Cleburne county
Be aware of the hidden danger lurking in our communities
Fentanyl, the synthetic opioid responsible for an increasing number of deaths nationwide, continues to pose a growing threat in Cleburne County, AL, and its surrounding areas. As the opioid crisis deepens, it is crucial to raise awareness and stress caution to combat this hidden danger lurking in our communities.
Redeye Bass: The Hidden Gem of Cleburne County
In the lush foothills of Alabama's Cleburne County, the cool, clear waters of Shoal Creek are home to a remarkable freshwater fish: the Redeye Bass (Micropterus coosae). Recognized as one of the smaller black basses, the Redeye Bass grows to a maximum reported length of 47 cm (19 in) and a world record weight of 5 lb 2.5 oz (2.34 kg).
Cleburne County, Alabama: Past glory, current decline, and uncertain future
In the heart of Alabama, Cleburne County sits steeped in rich history and echoes of past prosperity. Named after Confederate General Patrick Cleburne, the county was once a bustling hub of economic activity in the 1800s, home to gold, copper, and mica mining. Yet today, it appears to be in a state of decline, grappling with challenges that could change its face in the coming years.
Remembering the Tragic Tale: Cleburne's Deadly Tornado of 1899
As a local reporter, my quest for stories often takes me on unexpected paths, and sometimes, it leads me straight into the heart of history. Recently, while delving into the depths of my boyfriend's family tree, I stumbled upon a fascinating piece of our town's past that resonated deeply with me. It also reminded me of our shared human desire to understand where we come from and the importance of cherishing the present.
Cleburne County Sheriff's Office Bolsters Police Force with New Additions
In a bid to enhance safety and security within Cleburne County schools, the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office has recently made significant additions to its police force. At the beginning of 2023, three school resource officers (SROs) and three Ford Explorers were introduced, serving as a proactive measure to protect students and maintain law and order. These additions, although costing a substantial amount, are aimed at providing much-needed support to the local community.
Forest Fire in Cleburne County AL
A forest fire was reported Sunday afternoon near Cleburne County Road 414 and County Road 114. After speaking to Heflin Fire Chief Adams, he advised there was no immediate threat to homes at this time and the Forestry Service was beginning to cut firebreaks to prevent it spreading.