The City of Headland is now taking registration for the upcoming fall soccer season. Registration will run through Aug. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the city's municipal complex.
Signup is for ages four through 13. There will be mandatory tryouts for ages seven through 13 Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. Ages four through six do not have to tryout or attend the draft. These will be contacted by coaches with team information. Children signing up should be age four as of Aug. 1.
There will be a mandatory coaches meeting Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. in the chamber of commerce meeting room of municipal complex. The first practice will be Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. Games will begin Sept. 2.
Cost for participation will be $35 each for the first and second child. Each additional child will not be charged. Jerseys will be provided. Players must provide black socks and black shorts.
NOTE: IF A CHILD HAS ALREADY SIGNED UP FOR PEE WEE FOOTBALL, THAT CHILD CANNOT PLAY DUE TO CONFLICTING SCHEDULES.
The 2014 Dixie Youth State Tournament got underway with special ceremonies Friday night. The reigning champion, Headland, arrived in style aboard a city fire truck. Lights were flashing and sirens blaring to let everyone at Douglas Park the top team from last year was on its way. Headland’s first game was Sunday afternoon and it was a good start to the title defense as the local players beat Beauregard 1-0 in a great pitching and defensive effort by both teams.
The City of Headland has moved it's administrative offices to the new Headland Municipal Complex located at 25 Grove Street. This facility will house offices for the Mayor, City Clerk, Water / Wastewater Department, Street Department, E-911, city administrative assistants and the Headland Chamber of Commerce. The former City Hall is now the Judicial Building housing the Police Department, City Court Magistrate, City Court and Council Meeting chamber. Read on to view photos!
Though construction has already begun, the official journey of Headland's new Wal-Mart Express began last Friday with ceremonies at the site.
Headland Mayor Ray Marler and Henry County Probate Judge/Commission Chairman David Money, wielding golden shovels, broke ground on the project. They were joined by a group of area Wal-Mart managers and Headland officials.
Both Marler and Money shared their excitement about the new addition to the local economy. They thanked Wal-Mart for having faith in Headland and Henry County, saying presence of such a quality company would be a boon to the economy and job market.
"The store is going to employ 20-25," said Wal-Mart Marketing Assistant Carolyn Broadwater. "It will have a pharmacy, gas station, and a selection of groceries and general merchandise. This is going to be a good thing for the city. It's going to generate tax dollars for the county and the city."
Though announcements have been made by other local cities of Wal-Mart Express locations coming, Ms. Broadwater emphasized the Headland store would be "the first Wal-Mart Express in the state of Alabama to be opening." A target date of late September-early October has been set.