A Saturday truck and car meet in Piedmont at includes a burnout competition and a truck tug-of-war contest in the late evening, along with food, games and music. Read the full story
The City Council unanimously adopted a new, 13-page ordinance outlining the rules for anything from animal attacks to animal cruelty cases, rabies quarantine and management, the appointment of animal control officers and penalties for violations of the ordinance. Read the full story
The City Council unanimously adopted a new, 13-page ordinance outlining the rules for anything from animal attacks to animal cruelty cases, rabies quarantine and management, the appointment of animal control officers and penalties for violations of the ordinance.
The city would pay the salary for two school resource officers to be stationed at the school district’s two campuses in the city, while the school board and Superintendent Mike Hayes had agreed to front the cost for equipment and training for the officers.
The Piedmont Truck/Car Meet is planned from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Stroked Out Diesel Services — what used to be the Bingo USA building in Piedmont.
Calhoun County sheriff’s deputies were searching Thursday morning for an unidentified man who, they said, tried to stab a delivery driver in Rabbittown the day before.
Piedmont’s school system is set to receive a $2,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to support youth literacy programs, the chain of stores announced last week.
“With cars you have laws that say you can drive when you’re 16,” said Wes Pope, director of Top Trails in Talladega, “but there are no laws about recommended ages.”
In a regular meeting the council unanimously approved one ordinance to add no-parking signs along a stretch of Old Piedmont Gadsden Highway near Piedmont High School, and another that will lower the speed limit in the city’s downtown district to 15 mph.
They’ve been offered free snow cones, a free float down the river, secured recognition at a future Birmingham Barons game and even had Piedmont’s City Council discuss putting up signs at the city’s limits.
Councilman Greg South, who brought up the idea of lowering the limit and made the motion, said the number of people parking along the streets to visit downtown businesses make it a safety concern.
Piedmont residents will no longer deal with a rough ride when travelling downtown, as portions of Center Avenue and Ladiga Street were repaved Wednesday and today.