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November 26, 2014


Don Johnson’s love for cars continues

Don Johnson’s parents moved to Akron, Ohio, during the Depression so his father could find work. He found a job at B. F. Goodrich Tire and Rubber Co. Johnson and his late brother, Jerry, were born there.

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Wednesday 11/12/2014
Updated: November 12, 2014 - 4:09 pm

Piedmont Healthcare Center recognizes those who fought for America each Veterans Day, but this year, social services/activities director Yolanda Pierce wanted to do something special and different for the veterans. So, she invited some of Piedmont’s youngest to help honor them.

Thursday 11/06/2014
Fruithurst native pastors Northside Baptist
Updated: November 06, 2014 - 10:15 am

Mark Cooper grew up in a home that always put God first. His father, the late Glen Cooper, pastored churches as far back as Cooper can remember.

Wednesday 10/29/2014
PES principal wanted to be a coach
Updated: October 29, 2014 - 3:31 pm

Chris Hanson always wanted to be a coach. He played sports as a young child and then as a teenager.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
A beautiful day for the country fair
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 9:46 am

Dan Freeman, a merchant and member of the Piedmont Community Council, said Saturday was a good day for an Old Fashion Country Fair. The fair was sponsored by the council and the City of Piedmont “It was perfect,” said Freeman. “The weather was good. We had a pretty good crowd. I think we were a little short on people, but all the vendors seemed to be happy. Events like this are so important to a little town like Piedmont.”

Wednesday 10/15/2014
Former city administrator now practices law
Updated: October 15, 2014 - 3:56 pm

Brent Morrison graduated from Piedmont High School in 1969. It would take over 20 years, but Morrison would receive two more diplomas.

He received a degree in public administration from the University of Alabama in 1992. He’d known for a while where he was headed. He wanted to be an attorney.

Thursday 10/09/2014
Piedmont police chief resigns
Updated: October 09, 2014 - 5:13 pm

Piedmont police Chief Steven Tidwell resigned Wednesday, citing recent health and personal reasons. He’s to remain an employee until Oct. 24.

Wednesday 10/08/2014
Two angels have touched James Rosser’s life
Updated: October 08, 2014 - 11:22 am

James Rosser said he’s had two angels in his life. He’s been married to both.

Wednesday 10/01/2014
BARBERING: A way of life for father, son
Updated: October 01, 2014 - 3:04 pm

By the time he graduated from high school in 1953, Charles Thornburg’s career had been in motion for years. He just didn’t know it. He had begun cutting hair at the age of 13. Now, 81, Thornburg is still cutting and styling hair four days a week at his shop, Bull & Mouth Barber Salon, at 106 Eighty Oaks S.E. He works alongside his son, Freddy.

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