City leaders gave Piedmont’s firefighters more spending money Tuesday.

Piedmont was the surprise team of the Calhoun County baseball tournament. Seeded No. 6, the Bulldogs defeated No. 11 Jacksonville Christian, No. 3 White Plains and No. 2 Jacksonville before falling to No. 1 Oxford in the tournament’s championship game.

Faye Williams Byford likes all kinds of crafts. Crocheting happens to be her current favorite. She also likes to cook. Coming from a long line of women who could turn out a lot of good food, Faye said that enjoyment and talent rubbed off on her. And she’s happy about it.

Last week we handicapped some of the potential horses in the upcoming 2018 Governor’s Race. We mentioned Judge Roy Moore, PSC President Twinkle Cavanaugh, Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan, Secretary of State John Merrill, State Treasurer Young Boozer, State Senator Del Marsh and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. Some others that may be considering pursuing the brass ring of Alabama politics are Lt. Governor Kay Ivey, Supreme Court Justice Jim Main, Jefferson County Commission President David Carrington, Trump’s Trumpeter in the State Perry Hooper, Jr., Huntsville State Representative Jim Patterson and ADECA Director and former Prattville Mayor Jim Byard. You can also add former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville to the mix of possible gubernatorial candidates.

Jacksonville State University celebrated Arbor Day 2017 at Meehan Hall.