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    City of Headland

    Gem of the Wiregrass

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    City of Headland

    Gem of the Wiregrass

  • headland official seal 200x200

    City of Headland

    Gem of the Wiregrass

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    City of Headland

    Gem of the Wiregrass

  • headland official seal 200x200

    City of Headland

    Gem of the Wiregrass

    headland official seal 200x200  

    City of Headland

    Gem of the Wiregrass

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Taking Drugs Out of Our Comunity

 

Headland Police Department Chief Mark Jones shared with City Council the great work his police force and partners are doing in our community. The Headland PD has partnered with SpectraCare Health Systems and the Alabama Extension Services to "Take Drugs Back" all year round. This team has installed a drug take back box permanently in the lobby of the Headland Police Station in Downtown Headland. "We want to do everything we can to keep drugs off of our streets," said Chief Jones, " Our partnership with SpectraCare and the Extension Office is a great opportunity for Headland." 

 

Headland PD Drug Take Back Program

Celebrate in Headland

 

 Bicentennial Christmas

The City of Headland will light the Christmas tree at the gazebo at 6:00pm on the downtown square. Enjoy Christmas music downtown as the Christmas Parade gets underway at 6:30. The Grand Marshal will lead the parade through the downtown area followed by bands, floats, queens, dignitaries, horses, Santa Claus and CornDodgers Farm's candy cannon. The parade line-up will be at Douglas Park starting at 4:45pm. Santa Claus will visit with children on the front porch of the Library at the town square when the parade is over. The Christmas Parade is sponsored by the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Headland. Participants need to complete and return an entry form to the Chamber office by Monday, Dec. 2. Entry fee is $10. For more information, contact the Chamber at 334-693-3303, or email headlandalchamber@gmail.com.

 

 

Chamber Transitions to Wilkins as Director

 

Adrienne Wilkins

The Headland Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced this week that its new Executive Director is Adrienne Wilkins. Mrs. Wilkins has been a volunteer for the Chamber for two years and has been assisting the Chamber by leveraging their social media presence. Mrs. Wilkins has a degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Louisiana State University and more than ten years in sales and business development. She has served as the President of Headland Main Street and was instrumental in helping Headland become a Main Street Designated city.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Adrienne for quite some time. We are glad to have her on board and serving Headland with our Chamber. Her experience will be an asset to the members of the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce,” said Pete Crews, Board of Directors President. “We appreciate the years of service Rhonda Harrison has served our Chamber and appreciate all she is doing during this transition.”

The Sounds of Safety

 

EBS meeting

 

You may find yourself strolling to the beat of music on the Square in our Downtown. Thanks to Chief Mark Jones and his continued efforts to make our city safer, the city now has a new emergency broadcast system Downtown. Chief Jones secured a grant from the EMA to cover the cost of the system. Headland Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Rhonda Harrison, worked with Chief Jones on this project. When the system is not in use to broadcast emergency information, the speakers will be playing music for Downtown visitors to enjoy.  

 
 
 
 
Main Street Alabama get to work in Headland

 

The Resourse Team from Main Street Alabama will be in Headland September 17-19, 2019.
We are asking the community to give them a warm, Headland welcome!
We also would like to have everyone participate in the public meetings.
This is your opportunity to share what you love about Headland and what you would like to see in the future.
Share you experiences and your knowledge of our community with the resource team. 

 

Community Vision and Asset Mapping

September 17th at 5pm 

at the Alabama Power Joint Information Center

 

Main Street Presentation

September 19th at 4:30pm

at the Alabama Power Joint Information Center

 

Find more informaton about the community events on our events page and on Facebook. 

 

Heart of Headland Hosts First Under the Oaks

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Oddly Enough performs in the Gazebo on the Square in Downtown Headland

 

 

Headland's Downtown Revitalization group, Heart of Headland, hosted its first of six outdoor music events in the Square on April 26, 2019. Oddly Enough performed from 6-9PM for over 1000 guests who attended the free event. Event goers were able to enjoy food from local restaurants and area food vendors. Businesses and shops had extended hours for the event. K Time had specialty shirts for sale and is giving back 10% of the proceeds to the Heart of Headland, which has applied for 501(c)3 non-profit status.

Heart of Headland is also is the process of applying for the Main Street city designation status. Headland is currently a Network Community with Main Street. Main Street is an economic development organization that focuses on the rejuvenation of downtown areas. Main Street can provide Headland with the consultation and services needed to grow and improve the quality of life for current and future residents. You can learn more at http://www.mainstreetalabama.org/index.php or join the Heart of Headland as a volunteer. Contact the Heart of Headland at facebook.com/heartofheadland.

Join us next month on May 24, 2019, for As Is and even more fun on the Square. Check out the event line-up below.

Event Schedule and Performers

As Is on May 24, 2019 

TriState Orchestra and Kendall Ali on June 28, 2019

225 Uptown Band on July 25, 2019

Heyword on August 23, 2019

Firedogs on September 27, 2019

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Headland has made the Safewise list of Safest Cities in Alabama. This year we have placed near the top at #3!

Thanks to everyone who works to keep our city safe including, but not limited to Headland Police Department Chief Mark D. Jones, the Henry County Sheriff's Department and Henry County E911.

According to Safewise.com

  • 90% of the safest cities limited violent crime to less than two incidents per 1,000 people.
  • Alabama’s statewide property crime rate is 39.37 incidents per 1,000 people, compared to just 27.11 nationwide.
  • Property crime ranges from 32 incidents to 1,280 among the cities on our list, with nearly 50% reporting more than 500 property crimes.
  • Property crime is the biggest safety concern in Alabama, according to our State of Safety study.
  • 16% of Alabama respondents experienced a property crime in the past year—which is the same as the national average.
  • Having a home break-in was cited as the top property crime concern, with 61% worried about a break-in when they’re not at home and 60% scared of a break-in when they’re at home asleep.

You can read more on the SafeWise about the safest cities in Alabama HERE.