The Piedmont City Council voted to spend $43,500 to buy three slightly used Dodge Charger police cars. It also voted to give a $1 an hour raise to the Piedmont Police Department’s six dispatchers, for a total of $10,816 in additional annual salary spending. Read the full story
The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama announced last week that 15 different organizations had each been awarded a $10,000 grant for a new “Open Spaces Sacred Places” project. Two of the grant recipients are in Calhoun County, one in Anniston and another in Piedmont. Read the full story
The Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama announced last week that 15 different organizations had each been awarded a $10,000 grant for a new “Open Spaces Sacred Places” project. Two of the grant recipients are in Calhoun County, one in Anniston and another in Piedmont.
Since 1929, Crystal Springs Lake, a spring-filled, man-made swimming hole, has been a prime destination for locals during the summer swelter. But Tyler Parris, Watkins’ grandson, says that the family plans to keep the summertime mecca closed this year.
A new business that caters to cyclists and to those who enjoy outdoor recreation will have a grand opening here Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. The community is encouraged to attend.
Members of the Piedmont City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday prohibiting commercial tree trimming companies and individuals from placing trimmings and pulpwood to be picked up by the city.
Starting in mid-June, getting food for local charities might be as easy as taking a quick shopping trip to Oxford. An Anniston nonprofit, Feeding Alabama, is set to open its own food bank next month at 175 Sherman Drive in Oxford.
The city of Piedmont could get approximately $500,000 to spend on needed projects if it refinances two old bonds soon, Piedmont leaders learned Tuesday.
A Piedmont woman remained in the Calhoun County Jail Wednesday charged with murder, the fourth person to be charged in connection to a December homicide.
The improvements and continued maintenance, proposed by Georgia-based American Tank Maintenance, would cost the city around $960,000 over a 12-year period. City officials say the two water tanks are old, deteriorating and could incur state fines if improvements aren’t made soon.
Piedmont police Chief Freddie Norton said his officers, Piedmont firefighters and EMS personnel responded to the home on Piedmont Cutoff Road around 6:10 a.m.
Johnny Dewayne Mahan, 48, and Elysia Ruth Dyson, 32, were charged with criminally negligent homicide after Marion Brown, 53, of Piedmont died at UAB Hospital from injuries to his head, police have said.
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.
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.