Weaver police arrested Detrick Raheem Parker, 22, just before 7 p.m. in Piedmont, according to a news release from Weaver police Chief Wayne Bush.
Piedmont officials say removing limbs left by tree trimming businesses is wearing out city equipment and taking time away from other city work.
The kayaking business has steadily grown in the area for years, bringing with it regional and out-of-state visitors and their wallets, kayak rental shop owners say. And with more tourism comes more money for some businesses and more tax dollars for Piedmont.
The Piedmont Board of Education officially approved the summer jobs during its regular meeting Monday. While the school system has placed students in summer jobs over the years, this is the first time any will work in the health care industry.
Authorities have dropped a murder charge against a Piedmont man after a Calhoun County grand jury decided there was not enough evidence to move forward to trial, prosecutors said Monday.
The fleet — nearly 300 tiny yellow rubber ducks, of the sort a child might play with in a bath — floated by the crowd of perhaps 50 and downstream a distance to be collected by volunteers and employees of the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust aboard kayaks.
Mike Pody, president of the Piedmont Athletic Booster Club, said Tuesday that his nonprofit is working to file all the applications needed to take advantage of a recent state law that raised bingo payouts in Calhoun County to $1 million, the highest in the state.
Adam Fuller, 26, is the county’s conservation enforcement officer under the state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Attorney Billy Hardegree, representing Sandra Harper, filed a second motion in April asking for county records of what materials were used to repave Kings Gap Mountain Road near Piedmont and how much they cost.
The 26-year-old man was indicted in July 2015 for the possession charge but Jayme Amberson, Calhoun County assistant district attorney, determined there was evidence for an additional charge, she said by phone.
In the third day of his murder trial, Randall Wayne Kirkpatrick took the stand. He described coming home and crawling into bed next to his wife, then discovering she was dead.
Mayor Bill Baker, who has abstained from voting on city matters in the past, allowing the seven-person council’s majority vote to rule, said Wednesday that he’d be voting on the bingo revenue agreement at the June 7 meeting.
Randall Kirkpatrick, 35, charged with killing his wife, Deborah Kirkpatrick, was indicted in June 2014 after a cold-case unit with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s office reopened the case at the request of the Piedmont police, Deputy Rachel Israel testified Wednesday.
The day’s events commence Friday at 6 p.m. around the gazebo in downtown Piedmont. There will be face painting, an inflatable jump house, Big Sam the balloon man, Brain Freeze concessions, and Rock Run Station will be performing.
In the first day of witness testimony of a cold-case murder trial, Calhoun County Circuit Judge Debra Jones heard a motion for mistrial before lunch and then individually interviewed jurors to determine whether they overheard a conversation about the hearsay motions Jones previously ruled on.
A Calhoun County judge Monday dismissed as hearsay two statements from witnesses in the Kirkpatrick cold-case murder trial, one for the defense and another for the prosecution.
A Calhoun County Circuit Judge Thursday denied a motion by the defense in an upcoming murder trial to include statements made by a witness who died last year.
The City Council on Tuesday voted to take all of the money collected as a “head tax” on players in the games, a $4 fee each such player would need to pay.