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.
Nicole Ann Anderson, 30, was charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse on Jan. 4 in connection with cases involving her own children, according to court records.
The Piedmont council is set to vote Jan. 16 on the proposed $11.64 million barebones budget after months of debate on spending cuts and ways to raise revenue.
Dozens of people turned out at 10 a.m. Saturday to watch 10 swimmers leap into the 40-degree water, all part of a fundraiser for Venecia’s Foundation, a nonprofit that helps people who have cancer.
The proposed ordinance, if approved, would establish regulations the city has never had for towing companies, such as requiring the businesses have proper equipment and insurance. The new law could help protect the city and taxpayers from liability issues, some city officials say.
A program for high school students in Piedmont offers them a different sort of challenge while serving the public good by potentially maintaining a supply of firefighters in the community.
The fund, which takes effect starting Jan. 1, will collect $10,000 a month from city utility revenue. Also, a vote of the City Council will be needed to spend the fund’s money and the minimum expenditure will be $10,000.
“Most of the crime scene was inside the house so we needed a search warrant,” Piedmont police Chief Freddie Norton said. “The District Attorney’s office used their humvee to bring Judge (Brian) Howell to Piedmont to sign a search warrant.”
Heflin Baptist Church will open its doors at 4 p.m. to people seeking shelter from tonight’s predicted cold weather, County Administrator Steve Swafford said.
According to Cleburne County EMS director Tracy Lambert, much time will be saved by having Piedmont answer medical calls in the north end of the county.