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The Town of Shorter is still open for business each day. Due to this Public Health Emergency, we have implemented a few changes. We are thankful to our citizens for following all Public Health Orders, Guidances and Recommendations from Center for Disease Control (CDC), Governor Kay Ivey, Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Macon County Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (MCEMA/HS) and any governance from our Local Mayor’s Office & Town Council. Thank you all for assisting us in keeping our community healthy and safe.


First Response: Call 911 for Emergencies (Police, Fire, EMS)

                            Dial (334) 727-9190, Press 1 for Dispatch.

Business: Call our offices before you come. We will try to assist you over the phone (334) 727-9190 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  For site

visits, please call for appointments.


Courts: Shorter Municipal Court sessions scheduled for April 21, 2020, have been continued (reset) until June 9, 2020, at 1:00 pm. Any person wishing to settle their case(s) before that date can do so by calling (334) 727-9190 ext.

205 (Ms. Lasundra Battle), or ext. 105 (Ms. Valerie Smith) for assistance.


Development:  The Cubahatchee Cemetery Clean-up Project (US Hwy 80) is nearing completion.

                          The Fresh Vegetable Market, (Old Jeter’s Diner) will be

closed Saturday, March 28, 2020, and will re-open the following Saturday.


                           Old Federal Road Repaving Complete, As you might have noticed, the Town has been working hard this spring in lue of the COVID-19 crises. The Old Federal Road repaving is now complete. A big thank you to all of the citizens for your patience during this process. We work to assure you have a smooth and safe road to travel on.


                           CENSUS 2020, Thank you to the citizens who have taken the time to respond to the Census 2020. Although the April 1st deadline is referenced,  your household can still be counted. Your help is needed to ensure our community is represented accurately.

Helpful Hints: (Businesses & Homes)

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap & water. Use sanitizer when handwashing is not available.
  • Use cough and sneeze etiquette (Cover your mouth and nose).
  • Clean (soap & water) frequently touched surfaces and work stations often, before disinfecting.
  • Practice Social Distancing (6ft distance) & Stay home.
  • Communicate by phone and social media outlets. Keep a check on loved ones.
  • Keep up with the latest public information via TV, Radio, Social Media, and phone.
  • Stay home if you are sick and call your physician.
  • For general COVID-19 questions, call 1-800-270-7268 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: (334) 727-9298
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