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City to re-start animal control program Resolution approved to contract Etowah County shelter to keep strays LAURA GADDY Consolidated News Service At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Piedmont City Council began rebuilding an animal control program that was dissolved about a year ago. The council is seeking an animal control officer and Tuesday approved a

resolution to contract with the Etowah County Animal Shelter to keep stray animals. “This will be something completely different than what we have done in the past,” Said Piedmont Police Chief Steven Tidwell said. Last year, Piedmont hired the Calhoun County Animal Control Center to col-

lect, keep and terminate unclaimed animals. When residents began telling council members the center wasn’t getting the job done, the council began to re-think its decision to sign a contract with Calhoun County. “I think some of them felt we needed a change,” Councilman Bill Baker said. Residents complained that too many


dogs remained on streets while the Calhoun County center was managing animal control for Piedmont and council members echoed their sentiments in meetings. The contract with Calhoun County was ended in June and since then a Piedmont ■ See COUNCIL, page 10

Steed indicted with murder in Fuqua case Carla Cook Fuqua went missing on October 29, 2009 RACHEL BROWN Consolidated News Service

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Students returned to school Monday for the 2013-14 school year. New Piedmont High School Principal Adam Clemons meets 11th grader Brandon Lane. Clemons helped Lane with a schedule change yesterday morning.

A Piedmont man was indicted Friday on a murder charge in the death of a 28-year-old woman who went missing in 2009, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office announced. A Calhoun County grand jury indicted Jimmy Ray Steed, 52, in connection with the death of Carla Michelle Cook Fuqua. Fuqua went missing from her Piedmont home on Oct. 29, 2009. That same day, Steed reportedly struck Fuqua with a bat or bat-like object until she was dead, according to the grand jury’s indictment, filed Friday. On Dec. 4, 2012, investigators from the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and Cold Case Unit discovered human skeletal remains in the woods a short drive south of Fuqua’s home along Alabama 21, across the Chief Ladiga Trail and near an area many Piedmont residents refer to as “the brickyard.” Several days later, investigators said dental records helped them identify the remains as Fuqua’s.

Jimmy Steed Darlene Cook, Fuqua’s mother, said she still doesn’t feel closure in her daughter’s death. “I’m happy they got him, but I feel like there’s more,” Cook said today. Cook said it’s been hard for her “not to fall apart,” but said she can’t because she is the only caregiver for Fuqua’s son, who turns 11 next week. ■ See STEED, page 5


PARD director has diverse job His position requires him to work with all ages MARGARET ANDERSON Journal Correspondent Jeff Formby worked at several jobs until he found what he feels is the perfect one for him. For the past nine years, Formby has been director of the parks and recreation department in Piedmont. Formby said his job is a diverse one that requires him to wear many hats. He works with all ages -- from pre-schoolers to senior citizens.

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Preventing future tragedies This summer, a Birmingham mother and a mother from McClellan changed their daily schedules with dire results. Two babies are now deceased from heat-related illnesses after being left in hot cars. How can future tragedies like this be prevented? Concerned, I looked on the Internet to see if there was an alarm that would allow mothers (or any family member) to remember that a child has been left in a car. Actually, there are several. One is a pad that fits beneath a baby, another is a bracelet a baby wears, a third is a halo of some sort, and there are others. However, in an informative article written a year ago by CBS News reporter Ryan Gaslow, he described how all devices on the market have been tested and declared unreliable by a leading medical center, Children’s

Sherry Kughn Sherry-Go-Round Hospital of Philadelphia. He states the following finding: the currently available devices give mothers a false sense of security. May I charge inventors? We must think of something that is reliable, and we should make it mandatory. The article also stated that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsors a campaign called “Where’s baby? Look before you lock.” It urges mothers to get into the habit to

look in the car seat each and every time they leave their cars. This is good advice for all of us who transport children. Perhaps there are low-tech ways that mothers can develop to avoid leaving a child behind. One suggestion is to lay a purse, a cell phone, a briefcase, or other item necessary for the workday in the backseat with the child. That way, the mother would see the baby when retrieving the item. I thought of another. Mothers could buy a colored ribbon and tie it onto the baby’s car-seat handle. When they strap a baby in, tie the ribbon on their arm until they remove the baby. Then, tie it back onto the carseat handle when the baby is removed. Whatever it takes, mothers need to realize that the law that required them to protect their children by placing them in

the back seat of a vehicle has a potentially fatal consequence. The human side of what happened locally is that a wellrespected mother made an inadvertent, yet tragic, mistake and might be prosecuted. I hope officials who are in control of the charges against her realize that there is not a parent among us who has not had an “incident.” Twice, I allowed a child to get away from me in a crowd. Another time, I was standing over a grandbaby who wanted to crawl up a staircase. He turned to the right suddenly, slipped through a missing rail, and fell four feet to the floor. My oldest once choked on a piece of dry cornbread I left on a low table. These were panic moments for me, life-threatening moments for the children. Had their outcome been death, my sentence would have been my

guilt and loss. The McClellan mother and her family need time to grieve and to move on without adding further tragedy to their lives. Children left in cars is no small issue. San Francisco State University’s Department of Geosciences records how many children die each year from heatstroke after being left in a car. As of Aug. 7, there were 24. Thirty-three children died in 2012, and the department said 585 children have died since 1998. That is an average of 37 deaths each year when one is too many. Good can come out of bad, and the heightened awareness that these recent deaths has created might prevent another child from being the victim of a tragic accident. Email Sherry at sherrykug@

Wilcox, Tuscaloosa counties lead state politics We southerners can lay claim to a rich political legacy. We have enjoyed the most colorful political characters in U.S. political history. Our annals are filled with the likes of Huey Long, Theodore Bilbo, Herman and Gene Talmadge, Strom Thurmond and our own legends, Big Jim Folsom and George Wallace. A very ironic, interesting and inexplicable occurrence surfaces when you study southern politics in detail. Each Deep South state has a region and even a county that spawns an inordinate number of governors and senators. One of the most pronounced is Edgefield County, South Carolina. However, the most prominent and prolific county in southern history for producing governors is our own Barbour County. These folks have produced six Alabama governors. If you were to count George Wallace’s four terms, they would have elected a governor from their county nine times. Wallace is obviously Barbour County’s



Inside The Statehouse most famous native son. In fact, his wife Lurleen is one of the six governors. She was actually born and raised in Northport in Tuscaloosa County but Barbour County claims her since she lived and voted in Barbour County when she was elected governor. In recent years Cullman County has had somewhat of a run at being a prominent producer of governors. Big Jim Folsom served two terms in the 1940’s and 50’s. Then, during an eight-year period from 1986-1994 they had a governor and lieutenant governor at the same time. Guy Hunt was governor and

Jim Folsom Jr. was lieutenant governor. Then Jim Jr. became governor for a couple of years when Hunt was removed from office. However, today in current Alabama politics we have two very significant counties when it comes to having native sons and daughters in prominent elective office in the state. The county of Wilcox is interesting and Tuscaloosa County’s current prominence is unparalleled. Wilcox County is a small sparsely populated Black Belt county in the southwest corner of the state. It has only about 15,000 people and therefore probably has three times as many pine trees as it does people. However, get this fact. One of our U.S. Senators Jeff Sessions, our Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey and former 1st District Congressman Jo Bonner all grew up in Wilcox County, all about the same time and all knew each other growing up. You can add to the mix Congressman Bonner’s sister, Judy Bonner. She is the

president of the University of Alabama. Speaking of the University of Alabama, the Alabama Crimson Tide has the premier college football program in America and Tuscaloosa has also become the kingdom for Alabama politics. Tuscaloosa is the home county of both our sitting Governor Robert Bentley and our Senior U.S. Senator Richard Shelby. That is quite a duo. The Druid City and Capstone also illustrated some expert political savvy during last year’s congressional reapportionment. They lassoed in Congressman Robert Aderholt to be their congressman. Aderholt is Alabama’s future in Congress when it comes to appropriations. They have one of the brightest and most capable House delegations ever assembled for a county their size. They have two of the most outstanding freshmen in a much-heralded freshman House class. John Merrill and Bill Poole, both already effective, and Representative Chris England, who is one of the sharpest

young legislators on Goat Hill. They also have two outstanding State Senators. They have a resident Senator Gerald Allen and an astute Freshman Senator they share with Walker County named Greg Reed. As though Tuscaloosa needed more political prominence, their legislative influence became exponentially more significant in recent weeks. Rep. Bill Poole was recently named Chairman of the House Education Budget Committee. In addition, one of the most prominent political consultants in the state, Joe Perkins, calls Tuscaloosa home. They may as well move the State Capitol to Tuscaloosa. Some people would argue that Richard Shelby has brought home a good bit of the national treasury to Tuscaloosa already. 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

We need to be reminded of our roots in Christianity Patrick Henry is probably best known for his statement, “Give me liberty or give me death!” I love another Henry statement you won’t find in any of today’s textbooks: “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.” These words and confirmation are much too

Daniel Gardner My Thoughts plain for any politically correct (PC) person to acknowledge. I’m not sure whether newspapers can even publish such a statement today. Is it legal for a newspaper to print radical Christian statements about our

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government? Isn’t there a wall of separation between government and religion? The PC crowd bristles when political commentary includes the name Jesus Christ or makes any claim about Christianity, especially in context of our Founding Fathers’ intentions or beliefs. Can’t go there! Patrick Henry was right when he said because Christians founded our nation, “peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.” Go anywhere else in the world and this is not true. Look at northern Africa or the Middle East. Jihadists are killing Christians by the thousands in the name of Islam. Yet these same jihadists can find refuge and freedom of religion here in America because Christians founded our nation. In the PC Obama administration, it’s no longer OK to read a Bible

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or practice Christianity in the military. But, we have to acknowledge Muslims’ rights to pray five times a day. Why is that? Have you heard about the million man march Muslims are planning for September 11 this year in Washington? Because Muslims have been harassed more than any other religious group in America since 911 in 2001? I don’t think so. Christians and Muslims are not at war with each other. Indeed we live peaceably together in America because Christians founded our nation. Christians founded our nation with guarantees of rights and liberties for all citizens. Americans have fought internal and external wars to protect and defend those rights and liberties for peoples of all faiths. What does this have to do with national politics? We need to remember who

we are as a nation. Are we a Christian nation? No, but we are a nation founded by Christians on Christian values and liberties. PC police and progressive politicians deny this of course, and have tried to remove all Christian values from our children’s textbooks and schools. As we begin another school year, we should be careful to teach our children the values our Founders cherished. The generation that rejects these values and rebels against the God Who gave

us these rights and liberties is the generation that will lose these rights and liberties. And, our leaders should be reminded that our first president, George Washington said, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” America began well because Christians founded our nation, in the words of Patrick Henry, “not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

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ARRINGTON Piedmont - Jean Mangum Arrington, 87, of Piedmont, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 17, 2013. Funeral services will be today, August 20, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Ingram officiating. Burial will follow at United Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Alexandria. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 1 - 3 p.m. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Gaines (Donald), of Cleveland, Tennessee and Shelia Harper (Sparks), of White Plains; four grandchildren, Donnie Gaines (Tanya), of Cleveland, Tennessee, Gena Cronan (Eric), Shane Harper (Jill) and Chad Harper (Liz), all of White Plains; seven great-grandchildren, Hannah Cronan, Andrew Cronan, Brittany Harper, Wesley Gaines, Bailey Harper, Harper Cronan and Cheyenne Harper; one brother, Jerry Minton (Margaret), of Decatur; a sister-in-law, Billie Jo Minton, of Spring Garden; a special niece, Diane Bates, of Spring Garden; and several nephews. Pallbearers will be

Randy Harper, Paul Harper, Morris Minton, Keith “Butch” Minton, Larry Erwin and Heath Bates. Mrs. Arrington was born in Spring Garden and had lived the past 20 years in Piedmont. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Piedmont where she had taught Sunday School for 17 years. She faithfully served as a pastors wife for 30 years in Alabama, Tennessee and Florida where she also taught in several Christian Schools. Mrs. Arrington was preceded in death by her husbands, Rev. James Mangum and Tom Arrington; her parents, Bill and Estelle Minton; a sister, Geneva Smith; and a brother, Billy Minton. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Piedmont Health Care Center for the excellent care and love provided to Mrs. Arrington during her stay there.

CLINE Decatur, GA - Jane Heston Cline passed away on August 6, 2013. Jane was born Jane Woods Savage to Monteel and Lewis Savage of Piedmont, Alabama on March 12, 1936. The late Ms. Cline attended Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala-

bama, but later graduated from Auburn University (Alabama Polytechnic Institute) in December 1957. Immediately after graduation from Auburn, Jane was married on January 1, 1958 to William (Bill) Manry Heston Jr. of Atlanta, Georgia. Upon graduating from Auburn, marrying Bill Heston and moving to Atlanta, Jane taught for two years at the Spring Garden Elementary School in Atlanta, until her first child was born. Jane and Bill were members of Ansley Golf Club and enjoyed playing tennis, traveling, entertaining and caring for their three children. After a very short illness, Bill passed away at the age of 41 in 1975. In 1978, Jane married Steven G. Cline, M.D. and they remained married until his passing in November 2010. Jane and Steve took many trips together and also enjoyed tennis and bridge. Jane was a member of Shallowford Presbyterian Church for nearly 50 years. Jane was a marvelous southern cook, an engaging, thoughtful, loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many. Jane was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Jerry Lewis Savage, of Griffin, Georgia. Jane is survived by two nieces; three nephews; three stepchildren, and her three children, Rebecca Jane Cassidy (John), of Hoschton, Georgia, Gregory Lewis Heston (Mary Grace), of Atlanta, William Bradford Heston (Jan), of Roswell, and ten grandchildren, John Bradford

Cassidy, Rebecca Brooke Cassidy, Mary Slate Heston, William Manry Heston III, Emma Jane Heston, Wesley Reed Heston, Anne Marie Heston, William Bradford Heston Jr., Ansleigh Grace Heston, and Dorothy Kai Heston. A service will be held at Shallowford Presbyterian Church on Friday, August 9, 2013, at 2 p.m., with a reception immediately thereafter. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be directed in her memory to Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital: Office of Gift Records, 1762 Clifton Road, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322, or A. S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory

HOWARD Warner Robins, GA Douglas L. Howard Sr., 79, passed away on August 14, 2013, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2013, in the chapel of Heritage Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Parkway Memorial Gardens with full military honors. The Rev. Wayne Searcy officiated.

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The Piedmont Clyde Pike Civic Center Senior Citizens went on their annual picnic to Germania Springs instead of Cave Spring, Ga., this year. It was a shorter trip, plus a very nice place, too, with cool wind constantly blowing plus water and plenty of shade. The seniors welcomed a member back who has been absent because of illness - Christine Cantrell. We were glad to have Parthina Prater, Christine’s daughter who drove her to the picnic. The young men did an outstanding job with the barbeque - Jeff Formby, Craig Russell, Todd Mobley, Derek Freeman, Joey Spivey and our president, Clinton Canter. Two vans took the seniors to the picnic. They departed at 10:30 a.m. and were driven by Derek Freeman and Joey Spivey. After the picnic, one van came back to Piedmont with the seniors who did not want to go shopping. The other van carried the seniors who wanted to shop to the Oxford Exchange. The seniors enjoying the picnic were: Martha Burns, Brenda Johnson, Aggie Harbour, Peanut Canter, Brenda Lawler, Louise Simpson, Grace Adair, Estelle Diamond, Geraldine Stitts, Carol Fairs, Latassia Starr, Christine Cantrell and Pathina Prater. Craig Russel said the prayer and blessed the food.


Community Calendar • The Piedmont Community Council will be presenting, HOT SUMMER NIGHTS CRUISE-IN, with a 50’s theme on Friday night, August 23, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the downtown area of Piedmont. Disc Jockey and Master of Ceremonies Keith Word will be providing the music and MC for the program. The streets will be closed at 5:30 p.m. for program participants to set up. This event will feature: 50’s and 60’s music: free hot dogs and soft drinks for all participants: $100 prize for the best 50’s dressed couple:$100 prize for People Choice: 50/50 drawing: Door Prizes: and Merchant Specials. The Piedmont Throttle Kings Classic Car Club was chosen for this year’s Featured Club for their outstanding program to promote safe hot roding. Information may be obtained by sending your request to the • Effective August 7th, the City of Piedmont will be accepting petitions to bring real property or annexation into the corporate limits of the City of Piedmont. Applications may be picked up at the Piedmont City Administrative Office any time between 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Anyone who has any questions regarding annexation into the City of Piedmont may contact Michelle Franklin, City Clerk at 256-4473563. • The Dailey Street Baptist Church WMU will have a Bake Sale featuring home baked cakes, cookies, candy, etc. on Saturday, August 31st from 8 a.m. till noon in the fellowship hall For more information contact the church office at 256-447-6301 • 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)4472777 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 2”: Jonathan Stober, District Biologist • September 25 “Gardening for Dry Places”: Hayes Jackson,

Mr. Howard was born in Piedmont, Alabama. He was the son of the late Thomas and Minnie Ola (Thacker) Howard. He was retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service where he received a Bronze Star while serving in Vietnam. After leaving the military, Mr. Howard worked and retired from Robins Air Force Base where he was a Supply Supervisor. Mr. Howard was a past Master of the Spessart Masonic Lodge #875 in Aschaffenburg, Germany and a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #54 in Savannah for the past 48 years. He was a former member of the Congregational Methodist Church in Piedmont. Survivors include his wife of almost 60 years, Vera Howard; children, Thomas Howard II and wife, Ginny, Denise Ottum and husband, Steve, Douglas Howard Jr. and life partner, Tyler, all of Warner Robins; grandchildren, Christopher Howard, Michelle Bigler, Sean Howard, Jessica Emerson, Lauren Shipes; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Danny Kelly, Kenny Kelley, Roger Kelley, Benny Kelley; sisters, Marie Jones, Barbara Davis and Linda Chandler, all of Piedmont. He also left behind his beloved companions Suzie, Meggie and Peaches, his faithful animals. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or to the Hospice Care Options at 136 Hospital Dr., Warner Robins, GA, 31088.

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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 “ambassador” 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 100. Anyone interested in photography is welcome to join us. For more information 256.236.8488. • New classes for the Jacksonville State University Adult Wellness classes are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Senior water aerobics and senior floor aerobic classes, 8 a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete Mathews Coliseum. Contact Aubrey Crossen at 256-689-2580 or jsu9517k@ for more information and: Tuesday and Thursday: Senior water aerobics and senior therapeutic yoga classes, 8 a.m., Jacksonville State University, Pete Mathews Coliseum. Contact Aubrey Crossen at 256-689-2580 or jsu9517k@jsu. edu for more information. • Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 21 meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 P.M. at 114 N. Center Ave. downtown Piedmont, to discuss the latest Veteran’s issues and benefits. If you are a service-connected disabled vet or you think you may have a military service related condition, the DAV may be able to help you. Help Workshops are also available on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s of each month from 8 a.m. to noon. Veterans are urged to attend for possible compensation and benefits unknown. • Anyone with knowledge about German and Italian POW’s and their artifacts at Fort McClellan during the time period 1943-1946 please contact Klaus Duncan at 256-7822991. • Piedmont Health Care has started an Alzheimer’s support group. The Alzheimer’s Support Group at PHCC is designed to increase public awareness and enhance individual and family education regarding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia. For more additional information, please call Yolanda Pierce, social services director (256) 447-8258 Ext. 232. Refreshments will be provided.

Aug. 12 • Charles Walone Motes, 46, failure to appear. Aug. 14 • Lonnie Lee Lanfair, 20, promote prison contraband III. Aug. 15 • Joshua Kyle Cecil, 27, possession of drug paraphernalia. Aug. 16 • Joey Lana Gowens, 52, failure to pay. Aug. 17

• Demetrius Ladell Bell, 24, giving false identification to law enforcement officer. • Christopher Blake Graham, 23, burglary III. • Rashad Daquion Forbes, 18, criminal trespass I. Aug. 18 • Christopher Scott Nicholson, 30, possession of a forged instrument I. • Steven Randall Goss, 42, attempting to elude a police officer.

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Reba Morrow likes to read and play piano She loves her grandchildren MARGARET ANDERSON Journal Correspondent


heba Morrow didn’t learn a lot about cooking from her mother, but she did learn to have an appreciation for reading and piano from her. Her love of reading took hold a lot quicker than her love of piano. Young Rheba didn’t want to take piano lessons at all, mostly because she didn’t like practicing. She only did so because her mother insisted. Now, while Rheba admits that she’s glad her mother was persistent, she does have one regret. “I regret that I never got into classical music,” she said. “Had I taken lessons longer than I did, I probably would have.” Rheba has played piano at Roberts Chapel Baptist Church for almost 50 years. She was born in the Possum Trot community north of Piedmont and has lived in Piedmont most of her life. Her parents are the late Dewey and Lucille Herod. Rheba and her husband Mike have been married 42 years. They attended Piedmont High School together, then went their separate ways. Mike went into the Army while Rheba earned a degree from Jacksonville State University and went into education. He saw her in town one day, called her, and they began dating. They have two sons, both graduates of the University of Alabama. Jason and his wife Bridget live in Macon, Ga., where they teach and Jason coaches. Their daughters are Kate and Megan. Shane and his wife, Brandy, live in Jacksonville. He teaches and coaches at Weaver High, and Brandy is a registered nurse with the Calhoun County Board of Education. Their children are Mason and Maley. Rheba taught physical education at Woodland eight years. She’s been librarian at Spring Garden since 1990. “It’s exciting because your day is different every day,” she said. “You never know what you’ll be doing in a K-12 school. I might be doing story time with kindergarteners, and then the next period I might be doing research with seniors.” Rheba said it’s a good thing she’s flexible and can easily go from one grade to another because it’s required of her

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Reba Morrow has played the piano at Roberts Chapel Church for almost 50 years. on a regular basis. Rheba worked in the library at Piedmont High. Since the city didn’t have a public library at that time, she kept the high school library open in the summers. She worked in the JSU library all four years she attended school there. When talking about things she likes to do, four names pop up quickly -- Kate, Megan, Mason and Maley. “We love our grandchildren,” she said. Rheba likes to spend time with them, travel, read and entertain by their pool in the summertime. She is avid walker and likes going to big yard sales. She and Mike, who is retired from Anniston Army


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Blood drive benefits Venecia’s Foundation Goal of 30 donors surpassed Swank and Ladies Fit Stop were hosts to a book signing and blood drive on the square in Jacksonville Friday honoring Venecia Benefield Butler. The goal of 30 donors was surpassed, according to the hosts and the American Red Cross. Butler, a four time cancer survivor, has penned a book, “I’ve Got to Get Something Off My Chest.” Proceeds from the sale of books and T-shirts will go to Venecia’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization, to help those suffering from cancer in this area. “It was really nice to see the community come together,” said Amy Reaves Daley of Swank. “The blood drive was

a great time for people to come by and meet Venecia. We had a wonderful turnout.” Some who gave blood had made appointments and didn’t have to wait. Many didn’t make appointments and had to wait up to two hours. One such donor was Davey Higginbotham, 19. Higginbotham lives in Jacksonville and is a 2012 graduate of Piedmont High School. Higginbotham and his brother, Nicolas, 15, were in town with their mother, Audrey Fuqua. While she was shopping, her sons headed toward the library. On the way, they noticed a group of people who were signing up to donate their blood.

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Higginbotham told his brother it was the right thing for him to do. “I told my brother that I wanted to do some good today,” said Higginbotham. “I told him I was going to go in there and give blood. I waited two hours, but I didn’t mind waiting.” Fuqua said her son is usually nervous when he has to have shots, but he wasn’t nervous Friday. “I was stunned because he hates needles,” she said. “Every time he goes to the doctor and has to have shots, he turns white as a sheet. When he told me what he did, I was proud of him.” Butler said she has personally experienced the seemingly endless misery of cancer treatments, and her goal is to brighten the day of those in treatment by sharing her faith and love. Her foundation gives gift bags that include items such as soft blankets, comedy DVDs, chapstick, gift cards, journals, crosswords puzzles, eye drops, sugar-free gum, peppermints, soft toothbrushes, queasy drops, Lubriderm lotion, neck wraps, and hydrating socks, to chemo patients. Butler knows from personal experience that these are the things that help a chemo patient. She has spoken to over 30

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STEED: Judge set bond set for $300,000 cash

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Michelle Thacker, Fuqua’s cousin, said she believed the young mother was led astray by people she thought were her friends. “It’s not over for us yet. It’ll never be over. We’ll always feel the loss and the pain,” Thacker said. The family said they were thankful for the work that the Sheriff’s Office has done, but believe Steed did not kill Fuqua by himself. Sheriff Larry Amerson addressed reporters Friday and asked for the community’s help to solve three more missing persons cases that have plagued Piedmont. “There are more families waiting for closure on what happened to their loved ones.” Amerson said. “People have talked to us, but we need more.” Amerson said Steed is considered a suspect in the missing-persons cases of James Patrick Burrows, Jeffery Scott McFry, and Steed’s wife, Karen Steed. On Aug. 23, 1990, Burrows, 23, disappeared. He was last seen driving his 250 Honda motorcycle at 8 a.m. from Steed’s home. Burrows’ motorcycle was found a year later in a pond near the spot where Fuqua’s remains were discovered. That pond is a mile and a half from Steed’s home. Burrows allegedly disappeared after stealing marijuana plants from

David Ronald Chandler of Piedmont. Chandler was the first person convicted under the federal “drug kingpin” law passed in 1991. Chandler was sentenced to death in 1991 after a jury convicted him of marijuana trafficking and involvement in Marlin Earl Shuler’s death. His sentence later was commuted to life in prison. McFry, 24, was last seen in his mother’s home on Sept. 5, 1990. After his disappearance, investigators received tips that McFry’s body was in a well. Several searches by the Piedmont Rescue Squad, the Alabama Bureau of Investigation and deputies yielded no sign of McFry. His disappearance is also thought to stem from stealing marijuana from Chandler. Karen Steed, 29, was last seen leaving her Piedmont home, which she shared with her husband, Jimmy Steed, on Nov. 25, 1997. Amerson said Karen Steed was reported missing weeks after the fact by a family member. Her husband never told authorities she was missing. Her 1982 Ford Fairmont was found abandoned on Interstate 20 eastbound near Heflin one month after she went missing. Jimmy Steed is the brother of Chandler’s so-called “right-hand man,” Bobby Steed, according to Amerson. Calhoun County District Attorney Brian McVeigh said at the press

conference today he believed the circumstances of these cases were not coincidental. “We will keep after this until we have answers in every one of these cases,” McVeigh said. Steed has been in Calhoun County Jail since Aug. 2, after he was charged with 14 counts of unlawful manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Just days after his arrest on the drug charges, Steed’s home burned. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office, Amerson said Friday. The sheriff said evidence that would be pertinent to his office’s investigation was gathered before the blaze. A home Steed previously lived in burned in August 2002, shortly after authorities had gained permission from its new owners to search the residence. Calhoun County Circuit Judge Brian Howell set Steed’s bond for the murder charge at $300,000 cash. Steed is scheduled is appear in court Oct. 17. Staff Writer Rachael Brown: 256235-3562. On Twitter @RBrown_ Star.

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His department puts together and schedules all of the sports in the city. Formby’s responsibilities include overseeing Piedmont’s portion of the Chief Ladiga Trail, the welcome center and Bethune Center as well as the remodeling and upkeep on the department’s buildings. “Our schedule with recreational sports aren’t set in stone,” he said. “When you have all these different events going on, we have to adjust and work nights and sometimes weekends. It takes up a lot of time. We go from one sport to the next. But I wouldn’t want to do anything else. I enjoy what I’m doing and where I’m doing it. It’s a really good atmosphere and a good situation.” The city gets a lot of compliments for its parks and recreation program, but Formby refuses to take any of the credit. “We have a great crew that takes care of the grounds and ball fields,” he said. “We’re fortunate to have a wonderful staff,

kids, parents, coaches and volunteers who make it all work. If it weren’t for them, I’d be a mess.” He said he appreciates the help his department gets from the city council and citizens. One of Formby’s past employers was Wal-Mart. He lived a year and a half in Houston, Miss., south of Tupelo, and spent six months in Columbia, Tenn., with that company. He also worked with CocaCola in Rome and was shop manager for a retail automotive company in Cedartown. It was while working at Wal-Mart in Cedartown that he met another WalMart employee who would change his life. Jamie Tyra introduced him to her sister, Anita. They hit it off and have spent the past 20 years as a married couple. Anita is secretary/bookkeeper at Spring Garden School. Their son, Dustin, 18, attends Gadsden State Community College. Formby’s parents are Gwen Formby and the late Joe Formby. Formby graduated from

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decided it was time to get Dustin more involved with sleeping under the stars and seeing who could catch the biggest fish. As it’s turned out, Dustin might be the champion fisherman in the family. According to his dad, he’s turned out to be a big bass fisherman. (Contact Margaret at

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Remembering Liza

JSU student loses life just before graduation JULIE SKINNER Jacksonville State Public Relations

Liza Parker stood bravely on a brightly lit football field. It was a Friday night football game, and Liza was head majorette. As the crowd cheered watching the majorette’s performance, it wasn’t until the batons lit up with flames, and the majorettes spun their ignited instruments around and around, even throwing the fiery batons into the air and catching them, that the crowd really became entranced. As the routine ended and the entire band caught their breath, the crowd was still holding theirs as they realized that Liza, the eighteen-year-old girl who had just twirled fire, was completely blind. Liza had lost all vision earlier that year. At age 12, Liza was diagnosed with Von Hippel-Lindau disease, causing tumors to grow on her brain, spinal cord, and kidneys. It eventually took her sight, but never her independence. She endured 43 surgeries and various chemotherapy treatments in her lifetime. She passed away on July 13, 2013, at the age of 32. A licensed massage therapist and a social work major at Jacksonville State University, Liza was described by all that knew her the same way: resilient. “Liza was a tenacious little fighter,” says Dee Barclift, Liza’s favorite social work professor. “She never said die, never said quit, never said slow down, never said ‘But I’m blind.’ She just always had a go get ‘em attitude.” Despite battling a disease that caused the removal of both eyes and the partial removal of both kidneys, Liza fiercely fought to protect her independence. She lived on her own in an apartment in Jacksonville, and always maintained a job, despite limitations and pain. “I’m telling you, this girl was something else,” says her older brother, Josh Parker. “Liza has always been my hero.” With a large group of friends and family members to help her with trips to Wal-mart or getting to class, each can easily describe Liza’s electric personality. She was a lover of most genres of music, and especially enjoyed the bands Pearl Jam, the Black Crowes, and Maroon 5. Her favorite song captures her zest for life: Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World.” At the age of fourteen, just a week after a major surgery, she went to Holland on a mission trip to help build a youth center. She enjoyed audio books, swimming, water boarding, water skiing, and flying by herself twice a year to visit her cousin in Louisville, Kentucky. Her favorite color was purple. She thought Mad Hatter’s cupcakes were delicious, and got takeout from Loco Mex so much that they named a burrito after her. She also enjoyed shopping with her mom, and sewed different shaped buttons on the tags of her clothes in order to differentiate between articles of clothing. She adored wearing hats. “Liza had such a fashion sense,” says her mother, Sandra Parker. “On her last day, we were shopping together, and she was picking out tank tops and shorts. She would ask me what color things were, and touch it all over to get a sense of what it looked and felt like. She was a classy dresser, and prided herself in looking nice anytime she went out.” Liza took life, with all its challenges and hardships, by the horns. JSU Social Work Department Head, Dr. Maureen Newton, first had Liza as a student in her class entitled “Perspectives on Death and Dying” in the fall of 2011. Dr. Newton explains that Liza offered a perspective most students simply didn’t have. “I think in the death and dying class, she had so many personal things to say that a lot of students don’t have. When you’re teaching students between the ages of 18-25, they don’t have a lot of experience with death or critical illness,” Newton says. “She was willing to talk openly about experiences in her life.” Newton says that each semester, her students in that particular class take a tour of K.L. Brown Funeral Home in Jacksonville, and also the cemetery. That’s where Liza’s funeral was held on July 16, and she is buried in the cemetery by the funeral home. Newton says Liza’s funeral brought together many different types of people, all who had good memories of Liza from personal life or school. In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made to Celebrate Recovery, and organization Liza was passionate about. As for teaching the “Perspectives on Death and Dying” class this fall, Newton says she’ll still take the class to tour the funeral home, and as they tour the cemetery, she’ll be sure to stop by and visit the grave of her former student. Last November, Liza’s brother Josh recalls her health deteriorating. Every morning Liza would call Josh at 7:50 a.m. to ask how he slept and how his morning was going so far. When he didn’t hear from her, he knew something must be wrong. The doctors gave Liza three treatment

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Liza Parker, left, lost her long battle with Von Hippel-Lindau disease on July 13. At right, her brother, Josh, accepts her diploma from Jacksonville State. options, and she chose the one that would buy her the most time. Josh says he reached out to her to grant any final wish. “I said, ‘Liza, what do you want?’ And she said, ‘I want Mother Nature Sunne back together,’” Josh recalls with a laugh. Mother Nature Sunne was Josh’s high school jam band. Josh got to work immediately, contacting the original members of the band, some as far away as Nashville. “I knew that Liza’s about to die, this is it. This is the last hoorah and I’ve never in so many years seen someone get so excited,” Josh recalls happily. “Every day she called me. Every day. I’d send her little audio clips from when the band would get together and practice, and she would be absolutely ecstatic.” On March 9, Liza’s wish was granted, as a concert was held for Liza at Gadsden State Cherokee Arena. Several bands performed, and Mother Nature Sunne was the last act. “She was on cloud nine at the concert,” Josh says. “She told me, ‘This is the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.’” Liza passed away just a few weeks before she would graduate at JSU’s summer commencement. Josh walked across the stage and received an honorary diploma for his sister. “As corny as it sounds, I could honestly feel her presence there that whole night,” Josh says. “Liza and I, we’ve spent so much time together, so I know her presence, and she was there. She was right beside me as I was walking up on stage. I could just feel it.” Liza has left a lasting impression on all those that knew her, especially through her courage and optimist outlook. “She taught me that the words ‘I can’t’ shouldn’t be in my vocabulary,” her mother says. “And she taught her daddy to smile even though you may not feel like it.” Josh remembers Liza’s sense of humor about her condition, as she even once jokingly said she would put her eye in a glass jar for him, and eventually wrapped up an old



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Dogs may develop into contender RIP DONOVAN Journal Sports Correspondent

Piedmont football has enjoyed a spectacular run of success in Steve Smith’s tenure as head coach. The Bulldogs have made the AHSAA playoffs in each of Smith’s seven seasons. They were Class 3A state champions in 2009, region champions in each of the last three years and earned 10-0 regular season records in 2011 and 2012 but the past does not guarantee the future. Graduation took a heavy toll in numbers – 23 seniors dotted the 2012 roster – and in experience as many of those graduates were multi-year starters at one or more positions. The 2013 Piedmont roster is one of the smallest in numbers since Smith’s arrival. With lots of talk that this could be a down year for the Bulldogs, and Thursday’s jamboree game against visiting Jacksonville just around the corner, it seemed to one reporter that this week might be a good time to ask Smith for his prognosis on the coming season. “The experts say it’s not supposed to be very good,” Smith replied when the question was put to him. Reminded that the question was what he thought and not what he had heard the “experts” were thinking, and pressed for an answer, Smith responded simply. “I’m not an expert.” Reading between the lines, one gets the distinct impression that Smith believes this year’s Bulldogs could develop into a team to be reckoned with. The question is how much time will be required for that development to take place. There are proven players at running back and receiver on offense but the offensive line has more new faces – three – than returning starters. Who will start at quarterback has been a three-way battle between senior transfer Ty Sparks, junior Tyler Lusk and freshman Taylor Hayes with Smith saying positive things about each of the three. On defense, the secondary is talented and experienced but the linebackers and defensive linemen are largely

inexperienced. Friday’s intra-squad scrimmage drew a sizeable crowd, perhaps because to the questions surrounding the team. First Sparks and then Lusk got 20 snaps with the offense. Hayes, who at this point seems to be more valuable at inside linebacker, had about a dozen snaps as did sophomore Bayley Blanchard. The offensive line worked returning starters Caleb Adams at center and Jeffery Pryor at right tackle with left tackle Dustin Norton, right guard Jamie Crutcher and left guard Chase Bobbitt for the first 40 snaps then Taylor Cooper went to left guard. Other reserves on the offensive line included center Easton Kirk, left tackle Jaden Amberson, right guard Justin Jacobs and right tackle Will Bedwell. On the defensive line, Piedmont worked four players at three positions. Veteran Exavyer Jackson began at nose tackle but also spent time at end. Junior Tyler Lucas also worked at nose and end. Ryan Kirk played nose solely and Tre Reese end only. Smith said that level of versatility should keep all four players rested but having a fifth defensive lineman emerge during the season would be helpful. At linebacker, Hayes, Neonta Alexander, Jaret Prater, Dalton Barber, Chase Keener and junior transfer Jacob Clark all saw plenty of action in the scrimmage. “We feel like we’ve got six guys that can play the four linebacker positions in our defense,” Smith said. “Obviously, all six of them can’t start but starter or not we’re going to play about six guys in that rotation.” Thursday’s jamboree with Jacksonville in Piedmont will begin at 7 p.m. Piedmont opens its 2013 regular-season slate in Centre against Cherokee County on August 30.

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On Tuesday, August 6th, Governor Robert Bentley made a visit to the Chamber of Commerce during his Road to Economic Recovery Tour of Calhoun County. Pictured from left to right: Phil Webb, Webb Concrete & Building Materials; Tim Hodges, County Commissioner; Julia Segars, Alabama Power & Chamber Chair; Governor Bentley; and Randy Wood, Alabama State Representative.

At the Business Expo, over 100 exhibitors, businesses and organizations, display their goods and services each year. Join us for a wonderful time meeting and mingling with current customers and potential new clients, while sampling the variety of culinary samples during the Taste of Calhoun County and perusing the exhibits.


Join Us for the Renew Our Rivers Cleanup Day!

HR 101 Date: August 28th Time: 8:00am – 11:00am Location: Chamber of Commerce No Charge to Attend To Register call 256-237-3536 Lunch with Senator Sessions Date: September 5th Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm Location: Classic On Noble Cost: $20.00 *RSVP Required 256-237-3536

Date: Saturday, September 7th Time: 7:30am-12pm Location: Lakeshore Marina (111 Lakeshore LN., Ohatchee, AL) Volunteers will receive a FREE T-shirt and Lunch Volunteers must sign up by contacting the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce at 256-237-3536 or by email: by August 29th.

New this Year Mark Your Calendars for October 1-14!

The Taste of Calhoun County Restaurant week!

Restaurants, if you’d like more information, please call the Chamber at 256-237-3536.

Find more information at Sponsors

Town of Ohatchee Ohatchee Discount Supermarket Ohatchee Hardware Custom Pizza of Ohatchee Echols Metal Dr. Tamara McIntosh, MD Lakeshore Marina Calhoun County Commission Little Canoe Vet Clinic Innotex Corporation Moore Printing

ExpressMart #15 of Ohatchee Commissioner Hudson Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department American Business Women’s Assoc. - Cheaha Charter Chapter Alabama Cooperative Extension System

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Members, Be sure to checkout the Chamber Connections Magazine, the latest means of Chamber communication!



Local students to serve as ambassadors



Whitney Weiser and Emily Knight of Jacksonville, Kelly Martin of Piedmont and Marlo Thomas of Anniston will represent Jacksonville State University as 20132014 Ambassadors. JSU’s Ambassadors are among the highest-performing students and serve as official representatives of the university. Ambassadors are seen at presidential functions, board of trustees meetings and Preview Days. They also travel with the university’s admissions counselors to area high schools to provide a firsthand student perspective on life at JSU. The 20132014 Ambassadors were introduced in May at a reception at the president’s home.  JSU Ambassadors, which began as a group of 15 students more than a decade ago, is now 26 students strong. The group is led this year by Ambassador

Administrators Christopher Moon, a junior majoring in social work from Sylacauga and Whitney Weiser, a senior majoring in exercise science from Jacksonville. Other JSU Ambassadors include: • Stephanie Alcott, Steger, Ill. • Cody Beck, Sand Rock • Tyler Brown, Beulah • Alex Christensen, Marietta, Ga. • Taylor Clabo, Pigeon Forge, Tenn. • Diamond Ford, Birmingham • Jennifer Gardiner, Cullman • Keaton Glass, Leeds • Kayla Haynes, Ringgold, Ga. • Kedrick Holder, Birmingham • Darius Hunter, Homewood • Dylan Kelley, Sardis • Emily Knight, Jacksonville • Kelly Martin, Piedmont • Lauren McClendon,


Overview Weiser Rainbow City • Danleigh McDaniel, Alabaster • Eric McIntyre, Glencoe • Aaron Perkins, Atlanta • Hailey Scott, Boaz • Keri Jo Shaw, Harpersville • Scarlett Shine, Phenix City • Alex Smith, Clay • Price Sparks, Eclectic • Marlo Thomas, Anniston

Police Report Aug. 12 • Theft of services III, criminal mischief III. Officers investigated an illegal hookup to electrical power that occurred between July 29 and Aug. 12 on Carol Street and resulted in the theft of $189 in electricity and $100 damage done to the electrical meter seal. • Criminal mischief II. A 59-year-old male reported $3,000 damage done to wiring and copper line to two commercial air conditioner units located on the Old Piedmont Gadsden Highway. • Domestic violence III. A 22-year-old female reported an incident that occurred at her residence around 4:30 p.m. • Found property. A collection of 32 keys secured by four key rings were found at Mapco and turned over to officers at 6:30 p.m. • Harassment. A 25-year-old female reported an incident that occurred at her residence at 9 p.m. Aug. 13 • Theft of property II, criminal mischief III. Officers investigated $200 damage done to an air conditioner unit located on Highway 9 North. • Criminal tampering II. Officers responded to a call about an incident that occurred at 10:30 p.m. on Walker Street. Aug. 14 • Domestic violence III. A 59-year-old female reported an incident that occurred at her residence at 12:30 p.m. • Fraudulent use of credit/debit card. A 51-year-old female reported a fraudulent transaction made against her Wells Fargo debit card on July 5. Aug. 15 • Dogs at large. Officers responded to a call about a small black dog running loose on Carol Street. Aug. 16 • Criminal mischief III. A 71-year-old female reported damage done to her mailbox and post that occurred around 3 p.m.

COUNCIL: Search begins for animal control officer for Piedmont From page 1

city employee has been handling stray animal problems on an emergency basis. The city will begin interviewing six job candidates for an animal control position Monday. Baker said the city will decide how much it will pay the officer after they hire someone to do the work. “I think it will depend on experience,” Baker said. The city will pay the Etowah shelter $30 per animal to house stray pets. One resident at Tuesday’s meeting said they were glad the city is moving forward with the new plan to hire an animal control officer, but another said they thought it should have waited to approve the contract with the Etowah County shelter. “The more they can do themselves, I


think is better,” said Vicky Jackson. “I think everything should be local.” Another resident, Billy Morgan, said he thought the city should have been able to answer more questions about the plan before council members approved the resolution. Council members passed the measure despite unanswered questions about the plan, including how much money the new animal control officer will be paid. “Don’t pass a resolution unless you have it in order,” Morgan said. Council members said Tuesday that they too still have questions about how the plan will be conducted, but they still felt it was time to move forward. “I think we need to go ahead and see how this comes out,” said Councilman Ben Keller. Staff Writer Laura Gaddy: 256-2353544. On Twitter @ LGaddy_Star.

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Physical Therapy Services of Piedmont is now open

n August 5, Piedmont Health Care and Rehab Center held a ribbon cutting for its new outpatient physical therapy clinic. “This new service is a valuable asset to our community. No longer will our citizens have to drive to another city for outpatient physical therapy. They can be treated here in their own community,” stated Sandra Keener, Administrator of PHCC. Examples of diagnoses which may indicate the need for outpatient physical therapy include stroke, amputation, cardiac disease, balance disorders, hip or knee replacement and hip, knee, wrist and shoulder injuries or surgery. Physical therapy services work with patients to achieve the highest level of their functioning and independence. Our licensed therapists will assist your road to recovery with patience, support and encouragement. To schedule an appointment or for more information please call 256-447-8272. A prescription from your physician and your insurance inforSubmitted photo mation are required. Physical a therapy Services of Piedmont is Ribbon cutting for new outpatient physical therapy service August 5, 2013. From left to right are conveniently located on the campus of Piedmont Sandra Keener, Administrator, Trudy Lowe, COO PHS, Carlos Farmer, board member, Ernest Davis, Health Care and Rehab Center. board member, Aggie Harbour, board member, Jerry Culberson and CEO PHS, Mike Ward.

Road dedication honors four Savage postmasters Cherokee County Commission makes presentation During a recent meeting of the Cherokee County Commission, the commission made a special presentation to the Paul Savage family after dedicating a portion of Cherokee County Road 29, which passes in front of Spring Garden Post Office, and naming it as the Savage Memorial Highway. A special presentation was made by Commissioner Randy Jones to the Savage family. Part of the statement Jones read said “Resolution designating a portion of Cherokee County Road number 29, the Savage Family Memorial Highway, knows all men by these present that the Cherokee County Commission wishes to recognize and honor the dedication and contributions

to Cherokee County from four generations of the Savage family. Whereas, for nearly a century a member of the Savage family has served as postmaster of the Spring Garden Post Office. Paul H. Savage, Paul H. Savage Jr., Grace Elizabeth Savage, and Paul H. Savage III, whereas the Savage family through their dedication to public service did much to enrich the lives of the residents of Cherokee County and the Spring Garden Community. “Whereas, the Cherokee County Commission seeks to honor the Savage family by dedicating a portion of the County Road which runs in front of the Spring Garden Post Office where since 1913 a Savage has served as Post Master.”

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Members of the Cherokee County Commission with members of the Savage family and sign designating the Savage Memorial Highway.

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