William Peyton McEachern, 20, was arrested by Piedmont police Thursday and charged with that crime, said Piedmont police Chief Freddie Norton, speaking by phone Friday.
Because the Piedmont City Council declined to add any city regulations onto a state law passed earlier this year allowing Sunday alcohol sales in the city, the law took effect immediately. It means residents can now legally buy alcohol on Sunday in the city.
Labor Day is a day off for the American workforce, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t those who must still do their jobs. Many area first responders worked Labor Day to ensure everyone else had a safe holiday.
“It feels wonderful to win,” Baker said outside the City Hall. “It was a long, hot and brutal summer going door to door but the end result was worth it.”
The possible settlement is the latest in a months-long lease dispute between Lively’s Foodland and Gregerson’s Foods in Piedmont. Failure to resolve the legal issue could lead to the closing of the long-time Lively’s store and the loss of 20 jobs and more than $260,000 in annual tax money for the cash-strapped city.
A Piedmont nonprofit that received a recommendation Thursday to operate a bingo parlor does not meet all state requirements to do so.
Fiscal responsibility, economic development and lower utility costs were the main topics among the 18 candidates at the Piedmont City Council candidate forum Thursday.
A Piedmont man remained in the Etowah County Jail Monday after he was arrested and charged Aug. 1 with trafficking methamphetamine, police said.
The city’s decision was triggered by a recent lawsuit over a building lease dispute that, if not resolved, could lead to the closing of the longtime grocery store and prevent a similar business from taking its place.
A man wanted in Cherokee County on charges of killing his parents-in-law and kidnapping his wife turned himself in Tuesday afternoon in Centre following a two-day search.
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that U.S. Marshals have offered a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of a capital murder and kidnapping suspect.
Authorities Monday morning identified two victims in a double homicide Sunday afternoon in Cherokee County as the suspected gunman’s parents-in-law. Officers later searched the suspect’s home west of Piedmont.
Authorities were searching Sunday afternoon for a man they believe shot and killed two people at a home about 5 miles south of Centre on Cherokee County Road 19.
A big-budget movie about Desmond Doss and his service, titled “Hacksaw Ridge,” directed by Mel Gibson, hits theaters Nov. 7. The first trailer for the movie was released Thursday, which stars Andrew Garfield as Doss, along with Vince Vaughn and Hugo Weaving.
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.