Sept. 2, 1943, in The Star: Piedmont residents are organized now for the Third American War Loan Drive which will be launched over the nation on Sept. 9, it was announced today by C. R. West, chairman of the War Bond effort in that section of Calhoun County. Representing the banks of Piedmont in the drive will be M. J. Knight at C. W. Thompson, while S. H. Harris has been named as industry’s representative and C. L. Morgan will direct the farmers’ part of the campaign. Also this date: Funeral services will be tomorrow afternoon for Thomas L. Harvey, age 86, one of the most widely known farmers of Calhoun County. Mr. Harvey, who had been quite active in affairs until several months ago, died at his home in Wellington yesterday afternoon. Mr. Harvey was affectionately known as “Plowboy” and for years was one of the staunchest leaders in this section in behalf of improved farming methods and of programs of the Farm Bureau. He was a devout churchman and once served Calhoun County in the Alabama House of Representatives.
Sept. 2, 1993, in The Star: Noble Army Community Hospital will close its emergency room Oct. 1, meaning those patients will have to be taken elsewhere, with some having to pay more to be treated. The closure is a direct result of budget and personnel shortages, fort officials said. “Currently our emergency room provides services for a relatively small number of people and very few of those have bona fide emergency cases,’’ said Col. Roland J. Weisser, the physician who is commander of the hospital. Money saved by the move will allow closing hours at the hospital’s outpatient clinic to be extended from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.