Twenty three East Alabama High School Bass teams competed in the first tournament of the year this past Saturday at Lake Martin. The Headland Bass Team of Cole Burdeshaw and Jacob Hartzog held off the field taking first place with a 5 fish limit and a winning weight of 7 lbs 8 oz. The team of Peyton McCord and Zach Buchanan finished strong as well taking 11th with just a little over a 1 lb for Headland.
Feb. 15-22 was FFA week across the nation and the event was recognized Feb. 21 by the City of Headland. Mayor Ray Marler signed a proclamation saying the organization’s mission is providing “a strong foundation for the youth of America and the future of the foot, fiber and natural resources systems” while promoting “leadership, personal growth and career success among its members” while ensuring “a steady supply of young professionals to meet the growing demands in the science, business and technology of agriculture.” The FFA motto is “Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live , living to serve” and the group promotes citizenship, volunteerism, patriotism and cooperation. On hand for the signing were, standing, from the left, FFA Advisor Tracy Scott, Treasurer Andrew Gamble, Parliamentarian Nick Wiggins and President Colby Chestnut.
Notice! The Main Street paving project is underway and we urge all motorists to use caution when driving in the area. Watch out for trucks and personnel. This project will change Main Street from a 4-lane to a 2-lane with bike and pedestrian walking lanes.
Archer Daniels Midland, parent company of Golden Peanut, presented a grant from its "ADM Cares" program to the Headland Fire Department during Tuesday's council meeting. The funding will go toward an extrication tool to help in entering buildings and vehicles. With Mayor Ray Marler looking on, the presentation was made. On hand were, from the left, HFD's Tony Wilkerson, Golden's Greg Tate, HFD's T.J. Williams and Golden Headland Manager Kent Whiddon.