Jacksonville State University celebrated Arbor Day 2017 at Meehan Hall.

Pleasant Valley C Team football players were honored Friday at the school with a special pep rally congratulating them on being named Appalachian Youth Football League Champs. They were presented with championship rings. They completed the season undefeated. 

The City of Jacksonville officially opened it's 12 million Public Safety Complex with a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday. The facility will house the police department, fire department, municipal court, jail and council chamber.

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.

Students at Kitty Stone Elementary School got a special treat. They got to participate in a unique reading event with black lights. The library lit up in color as the students worked on reading assignments.

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.