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.

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.

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.

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