Kitty Stone Elementary School organized a 'Spirit Walk' for pre-k student Thompson Wagoner before he left school Wednesday for St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis. He will be having surgery to remove his 'sick eye'. Wagoner has been battling cancer since he was six months old.

This was said to be the largest crowd and the warmest yet Piedmont Polar Plunge, which benefits Venecia’s Foundation. Elected officials from Piedmont, Jacksonville and Weaver were present. The plunge brought in $1661 for the foundation, which gives comfort bags and gas cards to those going t…

Ips pine beetles are destroying area pines. The drought is believed to have contributed to the recent outbreak. Landowners are urged to check trees before the beetles spread.

The Piedmont Learning Academy in collaboration with the Piedmont Benevolence Center and Farmers and Merchants Bank host the annual Auburn v. Alabama Food Drive. Every year before students leave for the holidays, there is a dedication ceremony, called White Christmas. During this ceremony stu…

The city of Piedmont opened the holiday season with the annual Christmas Parade and Venecia's Foundation Holiday Open House.

A flag dedication ceremony was held at the Piedmont Eubanks Center in memory of Jack Holder. Holder was director of the center when he died last year.

Piedmont fifth graders went to Piedmont Healthcare Center recently to honor the veterans there. The annual show consist of different skits and patriotic music to entertain the residents there.

Jacksonville Health and Rehabilitation recently held its 6th Annual Bike Night. Bikers come and show off their bikes and mingle with the residents. Wings are provided by Struts.

Thousands turned out for the 11th annual Spirit on Mountain Street, a community-wide-effort to eat, give and cheer for the Jacksonville Outreach Center. The event raised $10,078.

Pleasant Valley Elementary School kicked off the upcoming school year in a unique way. The teachers and staff boarded a party bus complete with candy and music traveling around the community.

Steven and Jean Ellison organized 3rd Friday on the Square in Jacksonville. Live music, vendors, dancers, food, raffles and sidewalk art. Event will take place through October.

A Meet and Greet for Jacksonville High School's new principal Bill Singleton and his wife Melissa was Sunday at the school in the media center.

Tequilla Berry, summer outreach presenter for McWane Science Center in Birmingham, gives a science demonstration at Jacksonville Public Library, part of the summer reading program.

Calhoun County Career Academy holds a Summer Cosmetology Boot Camp in Jacksonville. This is the second year for this event.

Family Fun Day was sponsored Saturday by Jacksonville's Parks and Recreation Department. The Square was filled with activities for everyone.