Think of it as a huge garage sale, for the government. Almost anything you would ever want, many times more than one example, are available. Put this together, and you have GovDeals.
"It's where we sell equipment we need to get rid of," said Headland Police Chief Mark Jones. "It's very reputable. It stops all that yah-yah stuff."
Headland’s Cole Burdeshaw & Jacob Hartzog win Alabama BASS Nation High School Trail State Championship Title at Lake Eufaula May 22-23. The State Champions anchored their winning weight with a second day bag of 19.60 lbs giving them a 2 day total of 31.44lbs.
The two high school seniors previously qualified for the National Championship earlier in the year, but this title again secured their spot at the next level. As National Qualifiers, Burdeshaw and Hartzog will compete in the Costa Bassmasters High School National Championship. They will be one of 22 teams who will be representing Alabama on Kentucky Lake, Paris Tennessee from July 22-25th 2015.
A routine traffic stop on Hwy. 431 in Headland last week yielded almost three pounds of marijuana and paraphernalia. The arresting officer, Sgt. Tony Smith, left, and Headland Chief Mark Jones presented confiscated items during a press conference Monday. The three had been in Georgia and were returning to Panama City Beach to sell the pot. They are currently spending spring break in the Henry County Jail.
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.
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.