The City Council during its meeting Tuesday agreed to solicit bids for demolition of the old police building to convert it into a workout center for first responders.
The move came after Councilman Herbert Toles complained that certain areas of District 1 were not being cut as the growing season has arrived.
Michael Cole, an engineer, said the project is to rehab the runway and a lighting system upgrade at the Sylacauga Municipal Airport.
The self-service pumps would create an additional revenue stream for the airport during the transitional period between when it is operated by the Talladega Superspeedway to it being operated by the city of Talladega.
The state of Alabama will be repaving Highways 21 and 77 this summer, at the same time the city is undertaking its own paving project.
Since opening in its current location, in the renovated Wood-Weaver building on the Square in April 2018, the Hall has welcomed more than 1,300 visitors from 36 states and four countries, according to Committee Chairman Chuck Keith.
Store Manager Sherry Parker said the Talladega location raised $2,578 for various children’s causes last year and has set a target of $3,000 for this year.
According to a Talladega College press release, the program will operate from Tuesday, June 4, until Thursday, July 11, on campus.
The four-week program is open to Talladega County children ages 3 to 18. It will be offered at the Alabama School for the Deaf campus in Talladega and Pinecrest Elementary in Sylacauga.
According to Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore, deputies responded to a dead body call on the 100 block of Central Avenue just outside Sylacauga at 9:20 a.m. Monday.
A Talladega man is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to trafficking in methamphetamine.
“This is the first time in nine years that we haven’t had any rain at all so far. The weather has been absolutely perfect.”
Daquarius Dante Brown will be laid to rest Saturday, May 18, following a service at Christ Deliverance Christian Center at 2 p.m.
According to Talladega City Manager Beth Cheeks, the old board had gone dormant when all of the previous members’ terms expired and several members had died.
“Tests performed during the audit did not disclose any significant instances of noncompliance with applicable state and local laws and regulations.”
Talladega police are investigating an armed robbery that led to a car chase that led to a shooting into an occupied vehicle, according to an incident and offense report.
“It’s been exciting and very easy,” said Peyton Vallier, who moved from Texas eight months ago and attended the St. Clair County VPA. “It’s much easier than regular school and much more flexible. This school definitely kept me from being a dropout. I already have a job as an electrician.”
In Talladega County, the preliminary jobless rate for April, 3.8 percent, matched the April 2018 revised rate. The revised March rate was 4.0.
A Talladega County jury of seven men and five women convicted Bonner after deliberating about five hours Friday afternoon.