Events of local interest from 75 and 25 years ago.
On the inspectors’ checklists are 1,500 things nursing home staff can get wrong, ranging from physical abuse to failing to sit while feeding a patient. The Star looked at the 2015 and 2016 inspections for the five Calhoun County nursing homes inspected by the state.
Council members said they were interested in buying a digital records system for the Police Department, but wanted to make sure they could get the best deal. A digital system would replace the department’s antiquated paper records and improve its efficiency, Chief Freddie Norton said.
The Calhoun County Bingo Regulatory Commission lacked a quorum Friday to rule on whether a Piedmont nonprofit should have a bingo license.
“Piedmont isn’t a violent place,” said Mayor Bill Baker, speaking to the crowd, many of them from local churches who canceled Wednesday services to attend the public prayer. “We work together, take care of one another.”
For years Piedmont has sent its four-legged critters to the Etowah County Animal Shelter. Two months ago Etowah ended that agreement, leaving Piedmont to find a replacement.
With the system, the department could replace its antiquated paper records, making police operations more efficient, according to the police chief.
Venecia’s Foundation is named after Piedmont resident Venecia Butler, who died of cancer in April 2015. About a year ago the organization began the paperwork to start the creation, design and state approval of the tag, said Randa Carroll, Venecia’s sister.
Etowah County deputies last week charged a Piedmont man with third-degree burglary and third-degree theft, officials said Monday.
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.