Mayor Bill Baker and City Council members have been discussing for some time how to make Piedmont more attractive. They’ve recently procured new benches for the downtown area.

 Two more of Piedmont’s native sons will become members of the Calhoun County Sports Hall of Fame Saturday. Bob Miller, Piedmont High School Class of 1948, and Larry Gowens, PHS Class of 1955, will be inducted at a banquet in Oxford as two of the six members of the Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016. Gowens and his wife, Jane, continue to live in Piedmont. Miller and his wife, Betty, make their home in LaGrange, Ga.

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.

For many years, K. L. “Koven” Brown has looked forward to being able to park both cars in his two-car garage. That might just happen now that Brown is selling the business he’s owned since November 1978, K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Eugene Angel is 91. He likes to watch a good western movie every now and then, although “they don’t have too many good ones on any more.” He likes to cut two acres of grass every week and work in his garden.

What he likes more than anything though, is to “look at this pretty thing sitting here beside me.”

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.

Anita Kilgore won an award for The Jacksonville News and one for The Piedmont Journal at the 2015 Alabama Press Association Better Newspaper Contest in Destin, Fla., recently.

The city pool will open Saturday and will open daily through Aug. 9. It will be open weekends only Aug. 10-Sept. 5. Admission is $3 person for all ages.

The vote to unionize a Piedmont plant last year was seen as such a large union victory in the union-shy South that the New York Times covered it.

Just eight months later, and only a few weeks after a vote to authorize a strike by United Auto Workers Union employees at the plant , CVG Global has decided to cut jobs by 75 percent.

According to a Piedmont plant worker, union members at the CVG Alabama plant voted in early April to authorize a strike.

Christopher Ray had his hands full last week as he controlled the lighting for Piedmont High School’s latest drama production, Seussical the musical.