Pictures And Video From The 2016 Heflin Alabama Christmas Parade


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The last Christmas parade I covered for the 2016 season involves the parade in Heflin, Alabama.  This parade featured the White Plains and Cleburne County marching bands, a ton of parade floats, and plenty of firefighters and horses, plus more!  Enjoy the video and pictures below!

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Weekend Planning: Cleburne County Fair 2015


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This Saturday, August 15th, there is a big fair happening in Heflin Alabama!  The Cleburne County Chamber of Commerce will be holding a County Fair at Ross Mountain Adventures on August 15th, 2015, from 10:00 AM-8:00 PM. The event will feature a variety of games, rides, music, and the Chamber’s main event – The Golf Ball Drop.

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The Golf Ball Drop will take place at 5:00PM. Flags will be placed throughout the field with a variety of prizes. The Grand Prize flag will be $3,000.00. Chances will be sold at $10.00 per ball.  They anticipate a large crowd at this event from all across North East Alabama.  There will be also fun, food, zip lining, and games. Also, a livestock show, performances by local school groups and live entertainment by The River Hollow and The Sweat Tea Trio. The fair will bring back an old school feel with events like the Circle W Clay Shoot, the hand fiberwork showcase, the Heflin FUMC Greased Pig Chase, the Cooperative Extension Canning Competition, and MORE!

Last year’s attendance was over 5000. Fair admittance price is $5 per car. Games, rides, and food are available for additional fees once inside the fair.  To get to the fair, exit off I-20 at exit 199 and go south on AL-9 for over a mile, you can’t miss it!  Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cleburne-County-Chamber-of-Commerce/156429881059019

Weekend Planning: Smith Farms Music Festival Heflin 2013


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This Saturday, there is a huge concert going on in Heflin, AL and it’s just up Interstate 20 from the Talladega Superspeedway races.  If you race fans wanted to take a break from the speedway and drive to Heflin on Saturday, this would be the place to do it!

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The Smith Farms Music Festival will be on Saturday October 19th starting at 12 pm.  The festival will be near Interstate 20 at exit 205.  There will be signs posted on the off-ramps to point you to the festival.  This festival is open to all ages and each ticket is only $10.  Some of the music acts at this festival including their performance times are:

  • Ally Knight – 12:00-12:40
  • Burke Brooke – 1:00-1:40
  • Ricky Carden 2:00-2:40
  • Hutch Edwards Project 3:00-4:00
  • Spookhouse Saints 4:30-5:30
  • The Wildflowers 6:00-7:00
  • Rollin’ in the Hay 7:30-8:45

The headliner act will be Velcro Pygmies who will take the stage at 9:00 pm and rock until midnight.  Here is one of their songs titled “Undeniable.”

And here is another song for people in Alabama called “Alabama Love.”

Lawn chairs will be allowed at the music festival, but no coolers will be allowed in.  But don’t worry, there will be plenty of food and beverage vendors.  And for those of you worried about missing the Auburn vs. Texas A&M and Arkansas vs. Alabama college football games, do not worry!  Local Direct TV dealer, CFS Group will have big screen TV’s set up with the games on!  And the guests will have a chance to ride a mechanical bull, that’s going to be fun!

The Smith Farms Music Festival is on Saturday October 19th off I-20 exit 205 in Heflin, AL.  To learn more, go to Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/sfmusicfest and on Twitter @SFMusicFestival.

 

Woodland vs. Cleburne County Week 10 2012


Here are the pictures of the week 10 high school football game between the Woodland Bobcats and the Cleburne County Tigers.  The final score was Woodland 23 and Cleburne County 21. The pictures from the Pigskin Roundup TV show include head coaches Lee Ozmint from Glencoe and Heath Harmon from White Plains.  Both coaches also brought along a couple of players as well!

Here are the week 10 area scores:

  • Carver-Montgomery 57 Anniston 6
  • Glencoe 19 Etowah 6
  • Ohatchee 34 Gaylesville 12
  • White Plains 33 Collinsville 28
  • Munford 24 Talladega 23
  • Piedmont 41 Lincoln 22
  • Spain Park 20 Oxford 6
  • Wellborn 28 Weaver 21
  • Saks 31 Jacksonville 7
  • Leeds 20 Alexandria 10
  • Jax Christian 14 Shades Mtn. Chr 6
  • Pleasant Valley 43 Gaston 14
  • Cleburne Co. 21 Woodland 23
  • Ashville 22 Ranburne 14
  • Handley 22 Dora 39
  • Beulah 46 Wadley 20
  • Central-Clay 7 Madison Academy 34
  • Sylacauga 43 B.B. Comer 8
  • Fayetteville 34 Holy Spirit 8
  • Childersburg 49 Winterboro 0
  • Tharptown 52 A.S.D. 16
  • Spring Garden 26 T.C.C. 20
  • Tuscaloosa Co. 34 Pell City 14
  • Ragland 61 Victory Chr. 6
  • Springville 42 St. Clair Co. 58
  • Sand Rock 28 Cedar Bluff 34
  • Hokes Bluff 21 Westbrook Chr. 28
  • Southside 14 Moody 33
  • Coosa Chr. 37 Southeastern 0
  • Gadsden City 27 Hewitt-Trussville 21
  • West End 12 Good Hope 21
  • Sardis 35 Boaz 38

Here is video of the Woodland and Cleburne County football introductions.  Plus the Cleburne County band fire twirlers are in this video!

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Enjoy the photos!

Wellborn, Heflin, Villa Rica Train Scenes


Over the last few months when I have gone out sometimes I will stop and wait for a train to go by; then I will film it.  So here is a video of trains along the Norfolk Southern line.  The first clip is along Eulaton Road in the Wellborn Community.  This scene was shot very close to Walter Wellborn High School.  The second scene was shot along Forest Road 500 in Heflin inside the Talladega National Forest.  Then the last three train scenes were all shot in downtown Villa Rica, Georgia.  Yes these train scenes on this video are very cool!  And sadly I caught a few people running across the tracks right before the train arrived.  You NEVER run out in front of a train!  Enjoy the video!