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November 23, 2014

The Piedmont Journal

Sewer repairs on the way

City officials here are preparing to receive $450,000 to make sewer repairs and to apply for about $1 million more for the same purpose.Water Works, Gas and Sewer Superintendent Jesse McKnight told the Piedmont City Council Tuesday that the city learned late last month that it had been awarded the $450,000 federal Community Development Block Grant.  McKnight also said the city will seek a $500,000 loan and a $500,000 grant from the State Revolving Fund to help make more repairs to the system.

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Sports

Dogs can’t get past top-ranked team

Before the AHSAA football playoffs began, Piedmont coach Steve Smith told his players that the postseason would end in disappointment for 31 of the 32 participating in Piedmont’s class – Class 3A. On a bitterly cold Friday night in Madison, Smith’s Bulldogs became one of the 31 as No. 1 ranked and two-time defending 3A state champion Madison Academy scored three unanswered touchdowns in the third quarter and eliminated Piedmont 42-20.

Opinion

DANIEL GARDNER: Gruber? Who is Jonathan Gruber?

“I’m utterly and absolutely shocked that anyone in Washington would try to deceive American voters into supporting higher taxes and wasteful spending!” “Fortunately, the national news media will hold deceivers accountable for any such shenanigans!” And, if you believe these two statements, then you may be “stupid” according to Jonathan Gruber, MIT economist and major contributor to development of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare.

Community

Former DHR employee works with elderly

Sandy Martin has had a lot of preparation for her job as service coordinator at Oxford House, a public assisted living facility, where she’s worked for the past year and a half. The prior eight and one-half years, Sandy worked in Medicaid. Before that she worked 13 years at the Department of Human Relations where she helped secure child support for clients.

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