The Weaver City Council unanimously passed a budget Tuesday night that is projected to leave about $39,600 in the bank while giving city employees a two percent cost-of-living raise.
At Michael Tucker Park, the trail’s end in Calhoun County, Anniston’s Parks and Recreation Department held the Spokes & Strings Bluegrass Festival. One mile north along that trail, Weaver residents and visitors gathered at Elwell Park to shop, eat and listen to live music at the city’s annual Heritage Festival.
The Weaver High School graduate, who’ll start on a computer engineering degree at the University of Alabama this month, placed first in the school group’s state-level competition the last two years in a row.
On Friday Verburg, 25, was to march in the opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where he’ll compete for the U.S. track and field team.
“We have about 30 miles in the city and some of those roads haven’t been paved since the 1970s,” council member Mike Warren said after Weaver’s council meeting last week
Stacie Marie Gardner, 31, worked as a correctional officer at the Federal Correctional Institution in Talladega when she accepted $1,474 in January 2015 to smuggle a cell phone to the inmate, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance’s office in Birmingham.
“No one has asked for more money, but I am just here to tell the council that if they can’t get good candidates then we’re not going to be able to fill positions,” said Terri Summerlin, chairwoman of the civil service board. “I just want y’all to think about it.”
The Calhoun County Commission will spend $125,000 on a project to improve road conditions and make more accessible sidewalks in Weaver.
MONTGOMERY — A bill to allow alcohol sales on Sunday in Piedmont passed a crucial committee vote Wednesday and could reach the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives next week.
Spending less on a project that might not work was better than spending more, officials reasoned. They didn’t dismiss the possibility of the concrete-filling job if the excavating and filling failed.
The cause of a Weaver house fire that fatally injured a man last month will remain undetermined, a spokesman with the State Fire Marshal’s office said Tuesday.
A report to the city of Jacksonville recommends a concrete-filling process estimated to cost between $100,000 and $150,000 to fix sinkholes on the Chief Ladiga Trail. The report includes three other restoration options but calls “grouting” the most feasible at the site.
Calhoun County’s mosquito control program began this week as warmer temperatures and the bugs return — the same insects blamed for the spread of the Zika virus throughout the tropics.
Calhoun County’s commissioners on Thursday discussed what may end up as an expensive decision: whether to help Jacksonville with the sinkholes that have opened along the Chief Ladiga Trail as it enters Weaver, and how best that help could be offered.