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August 27, 2014

The Piedmont Journal

City will try to get medical facility for veterans

The City Council is throwing its support behind a former mayor’s plan to attract a new medical facility for veterans.In Tuesday’s meeting, current Mayor Bill Baker told the council that he is working to make former Mayor Rick Freeman’s plan become reality.The two hope to convince the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to build a facility in Piedmont. Baker asked the council to support the effort and it agreed, telling Baker that he could list the members as supporters in a letter that he and Freeman plan to hand to Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks)  later this week.

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Dogs ready for battle with 4A Dadeville in Champions Challenge

In 2006, the Alabama High School Athletic Association decided to create a showcase event for the start of football season and the ‘Champions Challenge’ was born. The Challenge has become a three-game annual event and is played each August in Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl, a venue with more history than even Legion Field in Birmingham.This year Piedmont, ranked No. 2 in Class 3A in the annual Alabama Sports Writers Association pre-season poll,  will meet Class 4A power Dadeville as part of Saturday’s Champions Challenge doubleheader. The Bulldogs play the Tigers at 5 p.m. in the first game of the day. Comments (0)

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