The Piedmont Board of Education picked Mike Hayes, director of operations for the school system, as interim schools superintendent Thursday.
The City Council entered a telecommunications franchise agreement Tuesday to boost cell phone data service in the area and net the city about $6,000 annually.
Since more warmth and sunshine are in the forecast — temps in the 70s all week with showers expected only Tuesday; a little cooler but sunny all weekend — here are some suggestions for how to spend that time outside.
Some council members argued reducing the city’s expected spending deficit for the year should take priority. Fixing the city’s only street sweeper and being part of a program that reduced air ambulance service costs for residents isn’t an absolute necessity at this time, they said.
Alexis Lyn Grubbs, 19, was arrested Jan. 10 on charges that she exposed her child to the controlled substance, according to a news release from the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office.
The council replaced the term “Jake Brake” with “dynamic braking device” in a city ordinance that, to reduce noise pollution, forbids such vehicle braking systems from being used in city limits. A Jake Brake is a brand name for a specific type of braking system and so could open the city up to possible lawsuits, city officials said.
Perhaps the 40 or so people who had planned to plunge into an ice-cold Piedmont pool on Saturday morning were a bit relieved when the event was rescheduled, but not the man who dreamed up the event, which raises money to help cancer patients.
The Huntsville Board of Education revealed Piedmont Superintendent Matt Akin was one of the finalists for superintendent of its school system during a Thursday meeting.
Council members agreed to pay a total of $17,301 in quarterly installments for another year of the program offered by the area ambulance flight service, Air Evac Lifeteam.
Piedmont Health Center is locked into expensive bond debt with the city for a previous building project, according to an official with the company that manages the nursing home. The Health Center needs a legal deal with the city to borrow about $3.6 million for a lower payback rate in the commercial market to pay off the old debt and for the new expansion project.
Greg South, a Piedmont City Council member, opened the outfitters-style store Nov. 17 across from the Solid Rock Cafe on North Center Avenue. South operates the cafe with his wife, Jennifer South.
The vote comes a month after a long-closed bingo parlor reopened in the city, the result of the Alabama Legislature this year raising potential game payouts in Calhoun County to $1 million, the highest in the state.
The Appalachian Regional Commission awarded the grant to support the school system’s Piedmont Apprenticeship and Career Training Initiative.
Want to know the top 20 Bulldog rushers of all time? Or how about that current quarterback Taylor Hayes has 33 rushing touchdowns for the season, breaking a Piedmont record that has stood since 1958? Mike Naugher has those answers with the research and statistics to back them up.
The students, players, coaches, and residents of both Weaver and Piedmont spent this past week preparing and hoping for a win at tonight’s football game.