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Longtime barber attacked with crowbar Heather Baldwin, 24, arrested EDDIE BURKHALTER Consolidated News Service Longtime Piedmont barber Curtis Pope is recovering from a Friday attack in his Center Avenue shop in which he was allegedly beaten with a crowbar. Pope, 87, was struck with a metal crowbar by Heather Baldwin, 24, of Piedmont, according to the warrant for her arrest.

Baldwin had asked to borrow money from Pope, according to Pope’s coworker, Anita Williams. Baldwin was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree assault, a felony, according to court records. She was being held in the Calhoun County Jail Monday afternoon. Her bond was set at $10,000. No attorney was listed in state court records as representing her. She is set to appear in court

Sept. 12. Several attempts to reach Piedmont police for information on the case were unsuccessful. Williams, who has worked with Pope for 10 years, said Baldwin had been borrowing money from Pope for some time, but in recent months Pope had refused her continued requests for more. “She kept harassing him really

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Curtis Pope has been cutting hair for 65 years.

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A mile for each year


72-year-old Dean Beard celebrates birthday by cycling 72 miles on Ladiga Trail LAURA GADDY Consolidated News Service

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Bethe Bryant takes advantage of a cool shade tree to swing children Jewel and Drake on a hot summer day last week. Summer vacation is almost over, school starts back Monday.

On Monday, Piedmont resident Dean Beard turned 72 and accomplished a task that would challenge many men half his age. Riding his wife’s hybrid Schwinn, the grandfather and church pastor cycled one mile on the Chief Ladiga Trail for each year he’s been alive. Beard said just three years ago a 72-mile ride seemed like an insurmountable task, but that changed when he started riding with David Bowers, 66, who celebrates his birthday the same way. “Come to find out about it, it’s something a lot of people do,” Beard said, while resting beneath a pavilion at Germania Springs. “It’s easier to train for something if you have a goal.” The Chief Ladiga Trail is just 33 miles long but the men developed a route to get each mile in. The pair started at Beard’s Piedmont home and rode east to the state line, then peddled west to Weaver and rode back

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Dean Beard

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Dentist is advocate for Piedmont’s progress Dr. Benjamin Ingram credits his parents for good upbringing MARGARET ANDERSON Journal Correspondent

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Dr. Benjamin Ingram has a lot invested in Piedmont. He’s trying to make that investment pay off. He wants the payoff to not only benefit himself, he wants the entire town to prosper and he’s worked toward that end for many years. He and his wife, the former, Sandra Steward, were born and reared in

Piedmont. Sandra is the daughter of Mutt and Frances Steward. They reared their children here. They are all products of the Piedmont City School System. Dr. Ingram arrived Aug. 13, 1957, one of the first babies to be born at then Piedmont Hospital. He and Dr. Russell Ulrich performed the last surgery before the hospital closed in 1991. While Dr. Ingram did the periodontal surgery, Dr.


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Everyone should visit New York City I have a friend whose wife schedules two visits a year to New York City, specifically the borough of Manhattan, for her family. She tells them that she will live there someday. I used to wonder how anyone could feel so strongly about moving away from one of our towns in Calhoun County. After all, it is inexpensive to live here and convenient to traverse, as opposed to New York City where moving around town is pricey and sometimes nerve-wracking. However, I have visited there three times in the last two years, and my affection for New York City is growing. Here are reasons why, for those who have never visited there: New York City feels familiar. No matter where I go when I am there, I see things that I recognize from television, the movies, and print media. Outdoor flowers shops? They can be found every four to five blocks. Remember from

Sherry Kughn Sherry-Go-Round “Seinfeld” the episodes about the “Soup Nazi,” the bakery that sells chocolate babka, and the vegetables stands that sell Mackinaw peaches? You’ll walk right by these or similar places. Even better, go in and buy yourself some soup, pastries, or fruit. We see Times Square on television at Christmastime and on morning news shows. The subways are just like we imagine they would be, and the yellow taxicabs are everywhere. It is fun to raise your hand in the air and have a cab pull up to the curb -- a familiar feeling, although it never happens

around here. The food in New York City is great and less expensive than I expected. It abounds there. Even the tiniest buildings house great places to eat. Also, food is sold on the streets by dozens of vendors who have grills full of aromatic meats and vegetables. With that much competition, every food place has reasonably priced and tasty meals and treats. A family member and I ate at one such place called One Thai Chef. Thanks to Groupon. com, we had two appetizers and entrees for $27. We bought pastries from French and Italian bakeries. We could not pronounce the names of the delicacies we tried, but we surely savored them. Another delightful place was Lily’s Victorian Restaurant in Union Square where we met a fellow Southerner who served us food. Amy’s Bakery in Chelsea was aromatic and was recently featured on a cooking show. New York is actually a series

of neighborhoods, each with its own identity. You’ve heard of them, too – Rockfeller Center, Midtown, Flatiron District, Little Italy, Chinatown, Soho, Harlem, Greenwich Village, Wall Street, Upper East Side, and many more. Each neighborhood appears to have a park of its own, and each has museums, art galleries, and shops of all descriptions. We even found a thrift store in Chelsea and bought an eclectic mix of things. Broadway, where the bigname plays are housed in various theaters, is one of the most famous streets. We had not planned to go there because the tickets for the plays we wanted to see cost about $250 each. However, there are ways to get around paying those high prices, and we took advantage of one. If you go to Times Square in the afternoon, there are discount ticket offices that sell reasonably priced tickets for leftover seats. We saw

“Let it Be,” a celebration of Beatles’ music. Also, tickets for the longest running plays now cost between $40-60. We could have seen “Phantom of the Opera” for around $50, but it was not playing the night we were there. There are also several theaters that are located on “Off Broadway.” Their prices are lower. Subway costs run up quickly: $2.50 for a single ride and about $30 for a card that lasts seven days. The cabs are more reasonable than I thought. A 20-block ride only costs about $11. The ferry over from Hoboken to Manhattan costs about $9 a person, but parking the car in Hoboken costs about $10 a day or $28 for overnight. I would advise taking a bus tour for a first visit to New York City; but, after that, get a map and go on your own. You’ll be amazed at what all you’ll discover in this familiar fantasyland. Email Sherry at sherrykug@

Bentley is selling Alabama across the world

When Robert Bentley ran for Governor in 2010, he made a campaign promise that resonated with voters. He declared that he would not take a salary as governor until the state’s unemployment level reached a certain low bar. Bentley inherited a ship of state that was sinking. He rolled up his sleeves and went to work to bring jobs to Alabama. He has done a reasonably good job. We have led our sister states in job creations over the past two years and Alabama currently has the lowest unemployment rate in the region. However, Bentley is still refusing to take a salary. Thus far, Bentley’s crowning economic development coup is the landing of the Airbus facility for the Mobile area. It will mean 1,000 jobs when it comes to fruition in two years. The Airbus project will be the first production site on U.S. soil for the European aircraft construction company. Alabama enticed Airbus with a package of cash, tax breaks and other

laugh. The Mercedes deal has paid enormous dividends and has proven to be worth a great deal more than what we paid. Airbus Steve has the same potential. Flowers During the two-week announcement and follow up trip to Europe it looked not only like the state had paid a big price but it appeared that our good doctor Inside The Statehouse governor had also. As he left London after a incentives worth about $158 grueling nonstop eight-day million. excursion Bentley looked tired This Airbus triumph is and haggard. unique because it introduced His voice was raspy and his a new industry to Alabama. conservative suits were rumpled. The opportunity to build the In the last two days of the world’s elite jets will broaden mission, he met with 24 different the state’s economy the same companies, conducted a dozen way that Mercedes Benz did interviews and delivered six when it established the first auto speeches. assembly plant in 1997. Bentley, who had already There are striking comparisons retired from his Tuscaloosa to the Airbus and Mercedes deals dermatology practice when and they both cost the state a lot. he ran for governor in 2010, We were criticized and ridiculed told one reporter, “I feel like a by every business publication first-year resident back in med for what we gave away to school.” lure Mercedes 15 years ago. However, Bentley is not However, we are having the last complaining. The 70-year-old

doctor/governor plans to run for reelection in 2014. He will be 71 at the time of the next election and, if elected, he will be 76 when he leaves office. In bygone years that seemed really old. Given today’s advanced lifespan, that is not too old. Our Senior Senator Richard Shelby, who is also from Tuscaloosa, is currently 76 and he definitely plans on running for reelection in 2016. Our two most prominent constitutional officeholders after Bentley are Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey and Attorney General Luther Strange. They have opted to run for reelection to their current posts since Bentley is running for reelection. Ivey and Strange are not spring chickens either. Ms. Ivey is approaching 70 and Big Luther is staring 60 in the face. We used to elect boy governors. Both John Patterson and George Wallace were in their 30’s when they took the reigns of state government. Times have changed. The Governor’s Race in 2014

will probably be decided in the June Republican Primary. However, hope springs eternal in the Democratic ranks. Several potential Democrats may make the race. They do not believe that the GOP nominee will simply be coronated. There are three names that seem to crop up as potential Democratic horses. House Minority Leader Craig Ford of Gadsden has been mentioned often. Also mentioned are former Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb and retired Jefferson County Judge Pete Johnson. Bentley’s reelection numbers are currently very favorable. The polling on his trust factor is off the charts. Believe it or not, we are less than 10 months away from the primaries. Politics never seems to end in Alabama. Steve Flowers is Alabama’s leading political columnist. His column appears weekly in more than 70 Alabama newspapers. Steve served 16 years in the state legislature. He may be reached at

Obamacare means more government control

Why have Republicans in the U.S. House voted 40 or more times to repeal or defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare? Even Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), co-author of the bill called it “a train wreck” after he realized what was in the bill. Obamacare will be a huge front page story in September as Republicans in the House probably vote again not to fund the bill when Congress and the White House wrestle over the budget, continuing resolution, and debt ceiling. Who would have thought a 2,700 page bill written largely by special interest groups and lobbyists, passed in the dead of night solely by Democrats who had not even read the law, enforced by the IRS, a bill which has generated more than 16,000 pages of regulations in at least seven federal agencies each of which will have access to all of your private information including income, medical records, phone records, Internet usage…. Well, it

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goes on and on. What could possibly go wrong with a bill like that? Now that we’ve Daniel had three years to Gardner read the bill, many former advocates want out from under it including labor unions and Congress My Thoughts itself! That’s right! Congress doesn’t want any part of the bill it passed because it will cost them and their staff money, and may cause a “brain drain” from congressional staffers leaving the Hill for more lucrative jobs. A “brain drain” from political offices in Washington? Please! That train left the station a long time ago! We all know the primary job of anyone in political office is to stay in office. That’s a recipe for fraud, waste, and abuse if there ever was one. Obamacare is just one example of politicians growing government programs in exchange for getting reelected. What began as an exercise of providing health insurance for the 10 – 15 percent of us who didn’t have insurance became a monstrosity that adversely affects all of us. Obamacare requires taxpayers and most businesses to purchase health insurance or pay a fine to Uncle Sam. YOUR COMPASSION FOR NURSING IS NEEDED.

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When you pay income tax in January, you’ll have to prove you have federally-defined adequate health insurance or pay a fine, and the fine escalates every year from a minimum of $95 per person in a household in 2014, to $325 in 2015, and $695 in 2016, with a cap of $2,250 per family. Those who already have health insurance through their employers may have to pay taxes on their health insurance, i.e. your taxes are likely to go up next year as well as your health insurance. Why didn’t Congress tweak Medicaid and Medicare to provide health insurance for those who didn’t have it and leave the rest of us alone? Because Obamacare has never been about health insurance or healthcare. Obamacare has always been about the government gaining more control over individuals and businesses. Make no mistake: when the government controls your healthcare and forces you either to buy or pay a fine for anything the government says you need, you know the government owns you. Do you really want the government involved in every aspect of your life? Daniel L. Gardner is a syndicated columnist who lives in Starkville, MS. You may contact him at Daniel@, or visit his website at http://www. Feel free to interact with him on the Clarion-Ledger feature blog site blogs.clarionledger. com/dgardner/

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Loss of citywide Internet access could hurt Piedmont schools LAURA GADDY Consolidated News Service Piedmont students are receiving new laptop computers but they might not be able to use them away from school when classes begin later this month. A citywide wireless Internet system the community set up last year was disabled in June because the school system lost a grant that helped pay for it. Now, schools Superintendent Matt Akin is trying to find another way to fund community Internet access, a key to providing “anytime, anywhere learning� through technology. “If you don’t have access, then that’s really a myth,� Akin said. Akin said the school system, the city and the Internet service provider, Information Transport

Solutions, a Wetumpka-based company, could develop a financial plan to start providing free access to residents again. But, he added, that means they would have to work together to come up with several thousand dollars each month. “Our students are making so many gains,� Akin said. “We’ve come too far not to come to some solution.� Piedmont began providing laptop computers to students in grades four through 12 in 2010. Since then, the school district has expanded the program, and has been recognized nationally for its efforts, including being named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2012 by the U.S. Department of Education. The system took its initiative a step further during

the last school year, when it used a grant to provide Internet access to the community so students could work on their computers away from school. While the grant helped fund the project, the school system, the city and the Internet provider cooperated to make the project work. It cost roughly $20,000 each month to provide citywide access under the grant. Akin said it would have to be less for Piedmont to afford to pay for it without the grant, and he added that he hopes the company will reduce the cost. “We believed in it for the school district,� said Tonya Young, the company’s Piedmont account manager. “This is a major thing for the state of Alabama, for the nation.� Universal access is also central to the system’s

motive for starting the program -- ensuring all students have access to the Internet regardless of their families’ ability to pay for it. Now Akin, Young and Mayor Rick Freeman say they want to restore communitywide Internet access in Piedmont, but the company, school system and city have yet to meet to resolve the matter. Yong said her company has been trying to schedule a meeting with the city, but to no avail. Freeman said Wednesday he was unaware of the problem and did not know the company was trying to reach him. Freeman added that his own attempts to meet with school officials in recent months have been unsuccessful. But, he said, he wants to do what he can to help the schools. “We talk, but not like

Community Calendar • Capstone Christian Academy of Piedmont is a non-profit organization that educates and ministers to children from the ages of 4 weeks to 6 years of age and classes that range from Nursery-Kindergarten. The school offers Christian based teaching with the A Beka Curriculum. It is open from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Financial aid is available and registration is open. Contact the school at (256)447-2777 or come by the school at 1003 Industrial Park Blvd. Piedmont, to receive a registration packet. Administrator: Sheila Jennings; Director : Jessica Highfield; Co-Director: Gwen Crawford. • Trade Day and Farmers Market at Nances Creek Community Center on the first Saturday of each month through October. It starts at 7 a.m. There is no set up fee. • YOU’RE INVITED TO LUNCH & LEARN‌ .A series of free gardening programs sponsored by Calhoun County Master Gardeners & Calhoun County Commission held the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Cane Creek Community Garden at McClellan from noon-1pm ; bring your own lunch! • August 28 “Getting to Know the Talladega National Forest: Part 2â€?: Jonathan Stober, District Biologist • September 25 “Gardening for Dry Placesâ€?: Hayes Jackson, ACES Speakers & topics subject to change. Contact the Extension Office to confirm. 256 237 1621 • Dogs for the Deaf, located in Central Point, Oregon, is a non-profit organization that rescues dogs from animal shelters and trains them to help adults and children with different disabilities, challenges, and needs. For example, a Hearing Dog is trained to alert it’s owner to household sounds that could affect his or her safety and an Autism Assistance Dog would keep an autistic child out of traffic, bodies of water, and other dangerous situations. Chris Hill, a resident of Anniston and a volunteer “ambassadorâ€? for Dogs for the Deaf, has a DVD presentation he will give to civic and community organizations or individuals. Contact Chris at (256) 835-6918 • The Alabama Shutterbugs, a new club for all skill levels of photographers, meets the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30 PM, in the Noble Building, Suite


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vestigated a false report made on Mack Alexander Road. • Assault II. An 87-year-old male reported an assault that took place on North Center Avenue between 3 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. • Duty to give information and render aid. A female reported an incident that occurred in Lisa’s Gifts’ parking lot around 10:45 a.m. Aug. 11 • Theft of property III. A 30-year-old female reported the theft of $100 in currency that occurred in the 300 block of East Ladiga Street between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 9. • Harassment. A 32-year-old male reported an incident that occurred on Church Street at 9:30 p.m. Aug. 10. • Assault III. A 57-year-old male reported an assault that occurred on Highway 278 By-pass at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 • Dogs at large. A 61-year-old female reported a brown Dachshund was running at large on West Front Street at 8:20 p.m. • Assault II. A 26-yearold female reported an incident that occurred on Sparks Street between 6 and 9 p.m. Aug. 11.

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Former teacher recalls trip as new bride Joy and Doug Borden have been married 60 years


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oy and Doug Borden were newlyweds when they hitched a house trailer to their car and headed to South Dakota where Doug would be stationed with the Air Force. The trip wasn’t uneventful. Today, after 60 years of marriage, they laugh about the trip. “We didn’t know what we were doing,” said Joy. “Here we were, 19 and 20 years old, driving that far, pulling a house trailer behind us. Going across South Dakota, the crosswind blew so hard air wouldn’t go in the motor of the car to cool it off, so we had to coast down hills to cool it off. We’d coast down a hill, drive up the next mountain, then coast down again.” When they crossed the Mississippi River, Joy had to get out of the car and direct Doug so he wouldn’t hit the toll booth. When they came home, they decided not to tell anyone. They wanted to surprise their families. Now, as great-grandparents, they realize that wasn’t such a good idea. “If anything had happened to us, no one would have known where to look,” said Joy. “They didn’t know we were on our way home. We wondered why they worried about us and now we know.” Joy’s parents are the late Ellen (Stewart) and Lloyd Ferguson. Her sister, Ann Milner, lives in Buford, Ga. She, her parents and Ann lived in the Alexandria valley until the government took over their land to make room for Pelham Range. They relocated to the Wellington area. She and Doug were sweethearts at Alexandria High. Joy was 16 when she graduated from Alexandria and 19 when she graduated from Jacksonville State University with a music degree. They married after her graduation from JSU. That was in 1953. She taught music at Weaver Elementary School while Doug worked on his degree at JSU. After he finished there, he was hired as band director at

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Joy Borden shows the afghans that her children gave her. Piedmont High. They moved here in 1956. “Zeke Kimbrough (school superintendent) told me that if I’d go back to school in the summer and get another degree, he’d have a job for me,” said Joy. She did just that also received a master’s in guidance counseling. Joy retired in 1988 after 32 years of teaching. She taught fourth and fifth grades at Southside Elementary School. After Doug retired in 1986, he and Joy took on another job. They made photographs of weddings for several years. Joy and Doug have two daughters. Felecia Steward and her husband Mike live in Spring Garden where Felecia teaches kindergarten. They have three children and two

grandchildren. Susan Trammell and her husband Jimmy live in Piedmont. They have two children. Susan works at Anniston Army Depot. The Bordens are members of First Baptist Church. Joy was organist there 40 years. She still sings in the choir and is also a member of the Town and Country Garden Club. Joy seldom cooks anymore. “It’s cheaper for us to eat out now,” she said. “But I cooked all the time when the girls were growing up.” Some of Joy’s favorite recipes are Corn Salad, Easy Apple Dumplings, Fruit Special and Coke Salad. (Contact Margaret at

RECIPES CORN SALAD 2 cans whole kernel corn (drained) 2 cans shoepeg corn (drained) ½ bell pepper (chopped) ½ red pepper (chopped) ½ cup mayonnaise ½ onion (chopped) Mix all together. (This is doubled. You can make it with one can of each corn. I wait and put on crushed Fritos when ready to serve.) EASY APPLE DUMPLINGS 1 Granny Smith apple 1 (8 oz) pkg. crescent rolls 1 cup sugar

1 cup water 1 stick melted margarine Peel and core apple. Cut into 8 slices. Roll apple slices in crescent roll individually. Put in a deep baking dish. Stir sugar, water and margarine together and pour over dumplings. Bake at 375 degrees 11-13 minutes. FRUIT SPECIAL 1 can peach pie filling 1 (12 oz.) pkg. frozen strawberries 1 can mandarin oranges, drained 1 can pineapple tidbits, drained 2 bananas Mix together peach pie filling, strawberries with juice, oranges and pineapple tidbits. Add bananas, sliced, just before serving. Refrigerate.


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Tessa Maddox, director, and Donna Garmon, director assistant, at the Piedmont Library accept DVDs from Commander Jimmy Goodwin of the Piedmont American Legion. The DVD, “For Which it Stands,” discusses the history, significance, respect and care for our flag. The DVD, “America’s Veterans,” is a short video which has students explore the question, “What does Veterans Day mean to you?” Both DVDs also contain a teacher’s guide. The library director says it can be checked out and used for a teaching aid for students and teachers.


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Huddle House wins ‘Best of Best Award

ATLANTA — It was a great year for the Huddle House of Piedmont, located at 505 U.S. 278 East. The restaurant, led by General Manager Brenda Price, has earned the company’s “Best of the Best” Award. “We are proud of the work, effort and results the Piedmont team put forth throughout 2012,” said Michael Abt, Huddle House CEO. “This store exemplifies exactly what we look for from our franchise partners.” The “Best of the Best” is a competition based on a company-wide evaluation of nearly 400 Huddle House restaurants across the country through mystery shoppers and in-store evaluations from corporate representatives. The competition is held to identify the top three restaurants in the country, based on specific criteria including customer service, cleanliness, and food quality. Brenda was on-hand at the Huddle House National Convention in Tunica, MS to receive the prestigious

award in-person, along with Franchise Partners Marsha and Cale Morrison. “It is an honor to be Huddle House’s ‘Best of the Best’ Award winner. However, I could not have done this on my own, this was a group effort,” Brenda said. “I want to thank the great team here for all of the hard work they do. An honor like this will continue to motivate us and is something we can celebrate with our staff and our customers.” Born and raised in Piedmont, Cale Morrison is aligned to be a third generation operator of the Huddle House of Piedmont. Cale’s parents, Marsha and Brent Morrison, are current franchise owners for the location, co-managed by Brenda, Marsha, and Cale. Cale’s Grandparents, L.T. and Geanette Morgan, first opened the diner in 1975, when the Huddle House system was only 11 years old. Huddle House, Inc., a full-service family restaurant chain, is well-known for serving “Any Meal.

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ARMY NEWS Army Pvt. Cody J. Young has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises. Young is a graduate of Piedmont High School.


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Heather (seated in center) with Kyle and their proud parents and grandparents

Couple expecting triplets honored with tea Heather and Kyle Glover, soon-to-be parents of triplets - 2 girls and 1 boy, were honored with a baby tea on Sunday afternoon, August 11 in Draper Hall at Piedmont First United Methodist Church. The event was hosted by the ladies of Circle 8 of the United Methodist Women. Heather and Kyle shared the joyous celebration with their parents, grandmothers, and a host of other

family and friends. The triplets made their first public appearances via framed sonograms on display next to baby pictures of Heather and Kyle. Decorations designed by Stephen Glover included fresh floral arrangements of white roses, blue hydrangeas and pink snapdragons. An array of silver candleholders with pink and blue candles adorned the serving tables which were set in white linens topped with pink and blue overlays.

New gun law makes permits easier to obtain But he said he had three come in the first week the law was in effect, including one on the first day. “He said the law had changed and he wanted a permit,” MONTGOMERY — Many Alabama sheriffs are seeing he said. more young people ages 18 to 20 seek permits to carry Harden denied it for public safety reasons. He doesn’t concealed handguns now that a new state gun law makes it know yet if the young man will appeal. tougher to deny them. Sheriffs said issuing a permit to someone under 21 has Bobby Timmons, executive director of the Alabama Sheralways been a tough call because federal law prohibits a iffs Association, said he’s fielded more questions from law licensed firearm dealer from selling a handgun to someone enforcement about pistol permits for those in that age group that age. But younger people can get guns legally as a gift than any other topic since the law took effect Aug. 1. or buy them from individuals. “Everybody in the world wants to know about this,” he Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell, a former state said. director of public safety, said he has only issued three or Timmons said people that age have always been able four permits to people under 21 during his seven years as to apply for pistol permits in Alabama. But many sheriffs sheriff. He said he’s seen more young people come into his never processed the applications if they thought a person northwest Alabama office since Aug. 1, but he’s still checkwas too immature to carry a concealed weapon. ing with their parents, like he has always done. “Before we said, ‘Get the heck out of this office. I’m not “I’m getting a lot of parents that don’t want their student giving you a permit,’” Timmons said. to have one,” he said. Under the new law, sheriffs can’t ignore an application Mitchell said that when he has approved a permit, it was and must process it within 30 days. because the parents approved and the applicant had a good If they deny it, they must give the applicant a written reason, such as wanting a gun for safety while commuting explanation using guidelines in the new law. Then the to night classes at a college in another county. applicant can appeal to district court, and a judge must rule “I’ve got three grandboys and I wouldn’t want them to within 30 days whether to grant the permit. have permits,” he said. Assuming the applicant passes a mandatory criminal background check, the new law allows a sheriff to reject the application if there is reasonable suspicion the person may use the weapon unlawfully or in a manner that would endanger the applicant or others. The law sets out 11 reasons the sheriff may consider. Most focus on the person having an involuntary commitment to a hospital or other facility for mental health or drug problems. But one says a sheriff can reject the request when the applicant causes “justifiable concern for public safety.” Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden said he used to get one or two young people under 21 seeking a pistol permit each year, and he denied most of them. “Ninety percent are This message is brought to you by NHTSA and the Alabama Department of Economic & Community Affairs not mature enough to be out there with a gun,” he said. PHILLIP RAWLS Associated Press

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Ulrich monitored the patient’s vital signs in the same operating room that Dr. Ingram was born in. Dr. Ingram’s parents are Betty and the late George Ingram. His father owned Piedmont Gardencrete Center, which, among other things, made ornamental concrete structures. All through school, the three Ingram sons helped their father and mother pour concrete, landscape yards, set tombstones and raise chickens. “I was blessed to have two loving parents with strong work ethics,” said Dr. Ingram. “They passed this on to my brothers and me.” His brothers are Dr. Russell Ingram, a family practice medical doctor in Jacksonville, and Stephen Ingram, who is retired from the textile industry. Dr. Ingram’s desire to be a dentist began in fourth grade. It was National Health Week and it was also during the Vietnam Era. His teacher, Eleanor Kirkpatrick, had her students draw pictures about that subject. Young Benjamin drew a picture of a tooth with a green beret. The tooth had arms with a .45 caliber pistol, and it says, “Please keep me clean so I can fight my enemies.” The picture hangs in his office. While the Green Berets were his fighting heroes, his hometown hero and mentor was Dr. E. D. Wallace, who spent 55 years practicing dentistry in Piedmont. Dr. Wallace retired around 1983, about the same time that Dr. Ingram was beginning to practice here. After graduating from the University of Alabama in 1978, Dr. Ingram went on to get his dental degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Dentistry. He opened his dental practice on his birthday, Aug. 13, in 1984. He was 27

years old. “When I came in, there were three other full time dentists,” he said. “My local pastor Brother Bob said he’d pray for me because he didn’t think I’d make it.” Sandra was his office manager and he hired Dawn (Holmes) Weaver, who still works with him, as a hygienist. His entire staff has been with him about 29 years. Dr. Ingram describes the office as having a family atmosphere. Sandra continues to work as office administrator. Telisha Ward is office manager, Randa Carroll is dental assistant coordinator, Christi Johnson is a hygienist, Krista Kerns and Allison Martin are hygienists/assistants, and Cindy Harris is office manager. Dr. Ingram feels blessed to have the opportunity to practice dentistry with his staff. “They are the best,” he said. He is humbled by the support received by his dental patients over the past 29 years. “I look forward to many more years as a dentist” he said. Dr. Ingram is a member of the American Dental Association, University of Alabama School of Dentistry Alumni Association where he serves on the Executive Council, Alabama Dental Association, Alabama Fifth District Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry where he earned his Fellowship accreditation. Dr. and Mrs. Ingram attend First Baptist Church. He has served on three city boards. He’s been on the school board 15 years, the Downtown Redevelopment Authority three years and the Piedmont Health Care Authority 22 years. He’s currently president of that authority, which was established as a three member board. “We were established as a bonding authority to borrow $1.3 million in 1991 to try to keep the hospital going and to operate the nursing home

which was, at that time, a 31 bed home at the old hospital, “ he said. “We’ve been able to turn that into a new stateof-the-art 91 bed specialty care facility that includes a dementia unit and rehabilitation unit on a senior community campus on Highway 9.” The authority has come a long way in providing good health care for Piedmont’s residents, but it wasn’t easy getting to where it is now. “We had about $900 in a Coca-Cola vending machine, we had no money and we had payroll coming,” said Dr. Ingram. “We were borrowing money trying to keep the old nursing home going. From that board in 1991, we were able to start working with a management company, Preferred Health Services (PHS), out of Centre. What developed from that became the Piedmont Health Care Authority.” He said that for the past 22 years, he’s had the privilege of working with Jerry Culberson, president of PHS, which manages Piedmont’s nursing home, as well as the nursing home in Centre. Dr. Ingram said he’s seen dreams turn into realities through his association with Culberson. The authority has partnered with Anniston Regional Medical Center to open an urgent care medical clinic soon. Next month a 16 resident specialty care assisted living facility will open near the nursing home. “This past year, we opened a community center where the public can come in and have functions,” he said. “It also serves as a disaster storm shelter, education facility for our staff and a day care for our staff’s children. That’s just one of the off-growths of our 91-bed nursing home.” Dr. Ingram and the Health Care Authority developed and funded the Piedmont Benevolence Center in 2010 to serve the social, economic, health, physical and spir-

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Dr. Benjamin Ingram shows a picture he drew in fourth grade. itual needs of the poor in the Piedmont area. The Benevolence Center services 400 square miles and four counties, and last year gave away 160+ tons of food. Dr. Ingram is proud that the community, churches and business are working together under the leadership of executive director Heather Lamey to help over 820 needy families in the Piedmont area this past year. All of these facilities and the Benevolence Center are located on the same campus. “I’m 55 years old, and I’ve had the opportunity to serve almost 41 years concurrently on boards,” he said. “I’ve worked with a lot of good folks. I’ve had the opportunity to work with former school superintendent Dr. Theresa Kisor in establishing the Piedmont Education Trust, a foundation that gives scholarships to students and grants to our teachers. We’ve got a blue ribbon school to be proud of under the leadership of current superintendent Matt

Akins.” Dr. Ingram gives all of Piedmont’s school superintendents, past and present, credit for the success of Piedmont’s city schools. The Ingrams have two children. Krista Connell and her husband, Brandon, live in Ohatchee. Krista is an accountant, and Brandon is a fireman and paramedic with the cities of Anniston and Jacksonville. They have two sons, Fischer and Hunter. Amanda Cobb and her husband, Geoffrey, have a 1-year-old son, Landon. They live in Moody where Amanda is a dental hygienist, and Geoffrey works at Anniston Army Depot. “I love my dental profession,“ said Dr. Ingram. “I don’t know what I’d be doing different. I enjoy coming to the office every day. This profession is one of those blessings I was given. Thank God for the opportunity. Mom and dad were just real hard workers, and they kept us three boys busy. My dad never got to finish

POPE: Released from hospital on Monday Pope’s long-time customer and friend J.T. Morgan said he had a hard time believing someone would hurt the barber. bad. She called a lot and I’d answer the “It shocked me because he cuts my phone. He’d keep telling her no,” Williams hair all the time,” Pope said. “It’s a tragic said. thing.” Pope was released from Gadsden Williams said family members suspect Regional Medical Center on Monday, Pope will need rehabilitation before according to a hospital spokeswoman. Attempts Monday to reach Pope’s family returning to work. Williams said that since for comment were unsuccessful. Williams the assault she’s fielded many phone calls and visits from people worried about Pope. said Pope suffered a broken shoulder and Williams said Baldwin wasn’t the only injuries to both hands and his head. person who would often borrow money The assault shocked many Piedmont from Pope, but that the woman was residents, some of whom have known the persistent despite Pope’s refusals. barber for decades. Pope opened his barber shop in Piedmont Piedmont mayor Rick Freeman said he in 1958, and has been a barber for 65 grew up with the Pope’s sons and was years. surprised when the police called to say he Laura Gaddy contributed to this article. was attacked Friday.

high school, but he had his own business, he worked hard and he instilled in us to get our educations. I had good loving parents and a supportive wife to get here.” While Dr. Ingram was going to school, Sandra worked as a secretary in hospitals in Northport and Birmingham. When he’s not trying to save teeth and serving on city boards, Dr. Ingram enjoys traveling with family and Heidi the family Westie. Dr. Ingram’s bucket list is to see every state and national park in the country and do some international traveling. He and Sandra recently completed a pilgrimage to Israel. “I keep up the landscaping around my home, office and parents,” he said. “That’s my energy release.” Dr. Ingram feels blessed for the many opportunities he has been given in life. “Thanks be to God,” he concluded. (Contact Margaret at

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PSC backs new rate plan for Alabama Power Associated Press MONTGOMERY — Alabama’s utility regulatory board on Tuesday approved a new rate plan for Alabama Power Co., with two commissioners predicting customers will see savings and another predicting no change. The state Public Service Commission voted 2-1 Tuesday to base Alabama Power’s rates on weighted cost of equity, rather than return on equity, which has been used for the last 31 years. The commission’s majority voted set the weighted cost of equity between 5.75 percent and 6.21 percent. The range had been a return on equity of 13 percent to 14.5 percent. “It’s definitely lowering the range of their profit,” Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh said. Commissioner Terry Dunn, who voted against the change, said the PSC changed a lot of numbers without doing anything to benefit consumers. “Basically nothing changed,” he said.

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Cavanaugh said all types of customers should see annual savings of $30 to $110, with most likely to fall near the middle if their usage remains the same. Commissioner Jeremy Oden forecast annual savings of $30 to $45 for residential customers and small businesses. “Our actions today represent a victory for Alabama families,” Oden said. Dunn said the savings forecasts are based on hypothetical numbers that overstate the portion of equity in Alabama Power’s capital structure. “It was a deliberate effort to confuse people and there will be no change,” Dunn said. Alabama Power spokesman Michael Sznajderman said switching from return on equity to weighed cost of equity provides a broader look at how the company finances its business. But he said Alabama Power was disappointed the commission lowered the company’s allowed return. He said the company is still reviewing the plan’s financial effect on it and its customers.

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CYCLISTS: The pair say they’ve cycled every inch of the trail From page 1

to Beard’s home again. Beard’s and Bowers have become especially used to training in recent months. The men said they began training for Beard’s birthday ride between two and three months ago. Since then they have cycled around 40 miles each week, about three times a week. Sometimes they trained together, and sometimes they trained alone. But Beard had never cycled as far as 72 miles until Monday when the men teamed up for the birthday ride. Beard’s bike was outfitted with a pair of water bottles. He wore athletic shorts with a neongreen Chief Ladiga Trail shirt from the Eubanks Welcome Center in Piedmont. A tiny rearview mirror extended in front of his face from a black-and-red helmet. Bowers’ Trek fitness

bike was outfitted with packages, with a cell phone, a few bike tools, a camera and his lunch – an energy bar. The two men said they’d seen a lot of wildlife, held a lot of conversations about the Bible and encountered more than one challenge since they began cycling together. “We get to do a lot of talking about everything in the world,” Bowers said. The men talked about the rattlesnake they scared away from the trail last week in Cleburne County. They recalled the wild game they’ve spotted and said that they once saw a bald eagle swoop down into a field as they cycled. “It was in a pasture and that was a beautiful sight,” Bowers said. They have also encountered a few challenges, climbing hills on a ride on the Silver Comet

Anita Kilgore

The two men said they’ve seen a lot of wildlife and held a lot of conversations about the Bible and encountered more than one challenge since they began cycling together.

Anita Kilgore

David Bowers, right, and Dean Beard find a cool spot to take a water break.

in Georgia and pedaling through storms. “We’ve been rained on a time or two,” Beard said. “Sitting on top of a bike in a lightning storm just doesn’t sound like it makes good sense.” The pair said they’ve cycled on every inch of the Chief Ladiga Trail and the Silver Comet Trail, to which the Ladiga connects at the Georgia state line. And they’ve become well acquainted with the path from one end to the other. Bowers and Beard know, too, that they are as likely to run into an

acquaintance as a stranger on the trail. “You wouldn’t believe how many people come here from good distances,” Bowers said. “I imagine we’ve met people from foreign countries and don’t know it.” And, they can say with certainty that the eastern half of the trail is the prettiest, and that the closer they are to Weaver the more joggers they see. “This trail, I’m in love with it,” Bowers said. “This trail will spoil you.” The men like the local

trail so much that they don’t even consider riding on another one unless it, like the Ladiga, is part of a Rails-to-Trails project. Asked if they’d consider going off road onto a mountain bike trail for their next ride, the pair had sure answer. “I’m too fat and too old,” Bowers said. Dean saw it the same way. “Ditto,” he said. Staff Writer Laura Gaddy: 256-235-3544. On Twitter @LGaddy_ Star.

This trail I’m in love with it, This trail will spoil you.” David Bowers

The Piedmont Journal - 08/14/13  

The Piedmont Journal for August 14, 2013.

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