Events of local interest from 75 and 25 years ago.
The Piedmont City Council approved a pay raise for city firefighters at Fire Chief Mike Ledbetter’s request Tuesday. Ledbetter said the raises were needed to improve firefighter retention at the department.
The council’s 2017 fiscal year started Oct. 1. Typically, budgets are passed before the start of new fiscal years. Due to its size, however, Piedmont is not required by state law to pass an annual budget.
Emergency service providers in Anniston and Piedmont will answer medical calls starting Sunday in communities once covered by the Jacksonville Fire Department.
Deason, president of the Piedmont-based bank for the last 12 years, said he has “semi-retired” and taken the part-time position of president emeritus.
About 50 people filled a multi-purpose room at the high school to wish Piedmont schools superintendent Matt Akin farewell as he moves to Huntsville in the same position.
About 120 runners lined up at the starting line nestled between ball fields at the Piedmont Sports Complex for the first Ladiga Marathon.
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.