Officials say they need the water rate increase to help pay for necessary maintenance on the city’s two aging water tanks. Meanwhile, responding to residents’ complaints, the council dropped swimming pool prices two weeks after it had doubled them. Read full post
An Anniston man wanted in connection to a July double homicide in Rabbittown was captured Tuesday evening in Atlanta, Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade announced Wednesday.
The Piedmont City Council voted to raise costs for individuals, families and parties at the city aquatic center. Council members said the rate increases were needed to help cover pool maintenance costs and fill needs in the city’s tight budget.
The Weather Service at 11 a.m. today issued a hazardous weather outlook for central Alabama warning that a few brief tornadoes are possible. Areas north of Interstate 59 are at a higher threat level, according to the service.
James Simpson, president of Dugger Mountain Shines, said the company expects to open its first distillery on Hank Road in about two months. Simpson said the company has already received federal approval and that a license from the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is pending.
An economic development program at UA uses a multi-phase approach to assess a city’s strengths and weaknesses and to strategically plan how to use its assets to encourage business growth and, in turn, tax revenue. The Piedmont City Council learned about the program during a regular Tuesday meeting.
Administrators from at least two local school systems have held meetings with other local officials to discuss new security measures for area high schools – where visitors can often come and go with few physical barriers to block their entry.
Tommy Lewis has a real simple philosophy about philosophy about winning in high school basketball. Area championships matter.
Tuesday was the first day of the two-day "Worlds of Work" career expo at the Oxford Civic Center, giving thousands of students from seven area counties a hands-on look at more than 100 different career options available where they live.
City leaders in Piedmont agreed on Tuesday to enter a cross-jurisdictional lawsuit filed to fight the nationwide opioid epidemic. The lawsuit is similar to ones cities and counties across the U.S. have joined since last year against nationwide opioid distributors.
The company that collects Piedmont's garbage intends to raise the price it charges for doing so, meaning that the cost of this essential service could well be passed along to individual customers. Piedmont's elected leaders say it's a price their current budget can't easily absorb.
Apel Machine and Supply Company was awarded the contract to install seven aerators in the city’s wastewater lagoon to improve treatment operations. The contract comes after warnings from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
A judge Monday sent a murder case against Edward Maurice Johnson to a grand jury. Piedmont police had found Marion Brown bleeding and unconscious in a house Dec. 8; Brown later died at a hospital.
Educators had long criticized the state’s plans to assign each school a letter grade, but Calhoun County Schools Superintendent Joe Dyar said this year’s grades might prove useful.