The long-awaited paving of South Main Street in Headland is inching closer to reality. The city council Tuesday approved a resolution for an agreement with the state for the job.
The resolution involves 1.403 miles of paving from the bridge at the south end of the street to King Street. Contracts are set to be let on Dec. 15, with $675,000 allocated for the work. The current four-lane street is scheduled to be narrowed to two for vehicle traffic, with outer walking/bicycle lanes taking up the remainder of the space. It has been an effort of Mayor Ray Marler since his election and he expressed pride Tuesday that its beginning of the project is finally here.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Headland. Christmas lights are going up around the square. A new Christmas tree has been planted. And a list of Christmas activities is out.
Rhonda Harrison of the Headland Chamber of Commerce recently told the city council the annual Christmas Parade is set for Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. The parade will follow the usual route, beginning at Douglas Park and traveling down East Church, around the square and down South Main to King.
The City of Headland celebrated the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday with a dinner in the Burdeshaw-Solomon Senior Center Nov. 19. City employees, elected city officials and guests feasted on ham, chicken, dressing, casseroles, pies, cakes and other items. The event has become a favorite of employees over the past few years and one long-anticipated.