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December 18, 2014

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PBC and volunteers step in to help Santa

Piedmont Benevolence Center director Stephanie Curvin said she’s going to have a merrier Christmas because she knows that 207 children in the Piedmont area will have a better one, thanks to the center’s volunteers.

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
Navy veteran opens business in Piedmont
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 11:23 am

One month after he graduated from Piedmont High School in 1979, Bob Holbrooks found himself in the Navy and in boot camp in Orlando, Fla. Holbrooks joined the Navy for adventure and a chance to travel. He was able to do both. By the time he retired, with 30 years service active duty and Fleet Reserve, he had spent time on three continents -- South America, Africa and Europe – and the Caribbean.

Wednesday 12/03/2014
Retirement gives Roy Jones more time for his bees
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Growing up in Ellisville, a community in Cherokee County, Roy Jones had an elderly neighbor, Whit Waldrop, who had a curiosity about bees. When Jones was about 8, he began accompanying Waldrop to his bee hives.

Wednesday 11/26/2014
Former school principal now mixes paint
Posted: November 26, 2014

Hugh McWhorter had been in education 24 years when he retired as principal at Piedmont Middle School last year.

Students learn about Wamtanoag Indians
Posted: November 26, 2014

Anyone who hasn’t heard of the Wamtanoag Indians could have found out a lot about them by being in Missie Bostick’s kindergarten class at Piedmont Elementary School last week, when she taught her students about Thanksgiving.

Parade will be led by PHS track,field team
Posted: November 26, 2014

Mark Mitchell, Piedmont High School’s track and field team coach, said he’s thrilled that his students have been selected to serve as grand marshals for this year’s Christmas parade, which will begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 4.

Staying safe during the holidays
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 11:54 am

Everyone knows the added danger of being accosted or robbed during the holidays. Former criminal investigator Jim Evancho wants to share his knowledge of keeping yourself and your family safe, while enjoying the season.

Thursday 11/20/2014
Three from local schools attend White House summit
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Three area superintendents were among 100 from across the nation to attend the National Connected Superintendents Summit at the White House Wednesday.

Wednesday 11/19/2014
Don Johnson’s love for cars continues
Updated: November 19, 2014 - 10:43 am

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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