City leaders gave Piedmont’s firefighters more spending money Tuesday.
Nicole Tolbert, health science teacher at Piedmont High School (PHS), has learned many things from two exchange students who have lived with her this year. One is that they are both typical teen-agers who liked to go to ballgames, make new friends, and learn new things. She has also learned that her two charges like to cook, but not quite in the Southern way.
Two years ago Savannah Leighton sat in her Spring Garden home and taught herself to play the guitar. Last week, the 16-year-old sang to millions of viewers over NBC’s reality show The Voice.
The 20th anniversary of Piedmont’s Black History Celebration took place Friday evening at the Bethune Center. It featured children singing and Carolyn Spear Holman as speaker. Mayor Bill Baker presented her an honorary plaque for her contribution to the many years of service to Piedmont children in food services. She worked at Piedmont Middle and High schools.
Piedmont Elementary School has selected kindergarten teacher Cassie Holbrooks to receive the honor of Teacher of the Year. Cassie is from Piedmont, where she attended Piedmont High School before going to Jacksonville State University. At JSU she earned a bachelor’s and master’s in elementary education. She is also a National Board Certified teacher in Generalist/Early Childhood Education.
The Piedmont City Council reversed an earlier decision to renew an air ambulance service contract and declined to repair a street sweeper in the face of a possible $1.6 million budget deficit.
Eric Snider has always had one agenda in his life. He’s always relied on his faith to sustain him while making important decisions and God for helping him make the right decisions.
Dexter Vines enjoyed the FFA program Sand Rock High School offered when he was a student there. He was an active member of the organization and played sports as well. He knew he wanted to continue to be affiliated with both FFA and sports after he graduated.
Jacksonville State University’s Baptist campus minister grew up on the banks of the Coosa River in Hokes Bluff. He likes to say that he lived in the suburbs of Hokes Bluff. He was one of seven children.
Stephanie Young of Piedmont said her mother, Alma, liked to swim. In her honor, and to help build funds for Venecia’s Foundation, Stephanie went into the 56 degree water at the 4th Piedmont Polar Plunge Saturday holding her mother’s ashes.
If the weather cooperates, and this time it’s expected to, the 4th annual Piedmont Polar Plunge will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the aquatic center to benefit Venecia‘s Foundation. Those registering to take the plunge are asked to be there by 9 a.m.
Nothing made Betty Jo Thacker Lawler happier than preparing meals for her family on Sunday. She did this as long as she could physically stand and prepare the food. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren looked forward to it as much as she did.
Piedmont Mayor Bill Baker has issued another challenge to the mayor of Weaver, Wayne Willis. Baker has dared his friend to take part in the 4th Annual Piedmont Polar Plunge at the Piedmont Aquatic Center at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.
The Petroleum & Convenience Marketers of Alabama inducted long-time Piedmont resident Millard V. Young Jr., into the Alabama Petroleum and Convenience Marketing Hall of Fame in Montgomery on Dec. 7. Young was honored for his lifetime of outstanding service to the association, his community and the petroleum marketing and convenience store industries in Alabama.
Within the past couple of years, Piedmont native Bonnie Lumsden wanted to honor her late husband Harlan for their 59 years of marriage. He was a veteran and a football fan, especially when it came to cheering for the University of Alabama team.