State Representative Richard Lindsey
On June 17th, after a 15 year effort, Jacksonville State University "broke" ground on the construction of the Talladega Mountains Natural Resource Center. The new 15,000 sq. ft. center located outside Heflin, Alabama, near Interstate 20, will be an environmental education magnate and an eco-tourism gateway for the region. Along with the JSU Talladega Mountains Field School, the center will also house the Cleburne County Operations Center for Emergency Management and 911 offices.