Michele W. Forehand
firstname.lastname@example.org Jan 3, 2018
MICHELE W. FOREHAND/DOTHAN EAGLE
Mayor Ray Marler looks over plans related to 2018 goals for the city of Headland.
With a year of significant accomplishment behind them, Headland officials now turn their focus to challenges of a new year.
“We ended 2017 on a positive note,” said Mayor Ray Marler. “The Land Water Conservation Fund Project that targeted the water system improvements in certain areas of our city has been completed. This was a major improvement for more than 500 residents. We also completed many improvements at Douglas Park, thanks to receiving the Community Development Block Grant.”
All Headland residents and guests visiting the park are now able to enjoy an updated playground area and a resurfaced basketball and tennis court, Marler said.
With 2018 looking to be another busy year for Headland, Marler and city council members are determined to keep moving Headland forward.
It was a beautiful night at Douglas Park as thousands of spectators gathered for the City of Headland Independence Day Fireworks! The fireworks lasted about 25 minutes and everyone enjoyed it immensely!
The City of Headland wishes to thank the sponsors who supported this annual event.
The First Baptist Church of Headland celebrated their 150th Anniversary on April 23, 2017. From a small beginning of 8 founding members in April of 1867 at 1 Cleveland Street in Headland, the First Baptist Church as grown to over 1,100+ members!
The following is a brief history of the church.
The First Baptist Church of Headland was organized in the early part of 1867 as The Baptist Church of Christ at Bethlehem with an enrollment of eight members. The Church was admitted to the Judson Association as Beulah Church in the same year. The Rev. Thomas Scott was the first pastor and Bro. William Whitehead was the first deacon. J. S. Kirkland was the first member to be received for baptism after the church organized; he then served as the first church clerk.
The Headland 11&12 Year Old All Stars / Team Alabama won the championship game against Georgia 7-5 earlier today in the Dixie Youth Majors World Series in Laurel, Mississippi. The City of Headland and community will have a "Welcome Home Celebration" for our World Series Champs at the downtown square tonight at 7:00pm. Please join us as we congratulate these fine young men!!!
Members of the team are Jake Johnson, Luke Nelson, James Evan Trammell, Justin Murphy, Cooper Weeks, Jake Smith, Karson Reinhardt, Mason Steele, Weatherly, Taylor, Burke and Jordan. Jason Steele served as head coach, while Richard Reinhardt and Denny Steele were assistants.