Governor Bentley awards a $96,000 grant to improve Chief Ladiga Trail. The popular east Alabama trail will have 9 bridges refurbished. The grant will enable the city of Piedmont to replace support structure, flooring and handrails on the bridges that have become worn over time from use by cyclists, runners and walkers. The trail extends 32.5 miles from the Georgia state line through Piedmont, Jacksonville, Weaver and Anniston. The trail hosts several recreational events every year, including a half marathon and fitness challenge.