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Utility penalty date will remain same

Decision is made to reverse power policy before it was to begin LAURA GADDY Consolidated News Service The Piedmont City Council on Tuesday reversed a measure that would have moved up a penalty date for nonpayment

of power bills. The city of Piedmont purchases power in bulk, processes it at city-owned stations and resells it to residents. As the law stands now, customers are charged a 10 percent fee when they do

not pay their power bills by the 15th of each month. In early July, the council approved a new policy that would have changed it to the 10th of each month, starting in October. However, soon after the decision,



several residents came to the council with concerns that the policy would hurt residents struggling to pay their bills. The council suspended the policy ■ See COUNCIL, page 10

Rattlesnake bite kills Cherokee County resident Daniel Mitchell died of cardiac arrest LAURA CAMPER Consolidated News Service

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Piedmont’s Taylor Hayes celebrates with Darnell Jackson who just intercepted the ball. SEE STORY PAGE 8.

A rattlesnake bite resulting in death — an extremely rare occurrence, according to experts — claimed the life of a Cherokee County man Tuesday. Daniel F. Mitchell, 53, was bitten by a rattlesnake Sept. 20 in Salem, a Cherokee County community near the Georgia state line, Daniel Mitchell said Phillip Winkles, chief of the Piedmont Rescue Squad. The rescue squad responded to a call from Mitchell’s home in the Pleasant Gap community on Cherokee County Road 8 at 5:19 p.m. A friend had driven Mitchell home, and the ambulance picked him up there, Winkles said. Winkles said the ambulance took Mitchell to Regional Medical Center Jacksonville, but that during the trip he went into cardiac arrest. Mitchell was resuscitated after he received anti■ See BITE, page 7

Former band director is now photographer Doug Borden played in Air Force Band tration. Borden remained band director until May 1975, leaving choral music four or five years earlier. “I loved the kids and the music,” he said. “We After Doug Borden graduated from Alexandria just had a good time. It was hard work. It was High School in 1950, he enrolled at Jacksonville uphill and downhill, good times and bad times, but State College, later Jacksonville State University, I really enjoyed it. I loved the kids and still do like with a scholarship in music. The following spring they were my own.”  during the Korean War, Borden left school to join After Borden left the band, he taught social the Air Force. He was stationed at Rapid City, S. studies in the middle school for 11 years. He D., where for two and a half years he played trum- retired after 30 years of teaching in 1986. He and pet in the 612th Air Force Band. his wife, Joy, who also taught, often get invited to After the war, he returned to Jacksonville State, many class reunions, but find that over the years graduating with a bachelor’s degree in music edu- more and more of their fellow teachers are unable cation in May 1956. Borden was hired as band and to attend. choral director for Piedmont High School in June Borden bought his first camera at a young age. 1956 by the Piedmont City Board of Education. W. He taught himself about photography, just as he H. Kimbrough was the superintendent at the time.  taught himself how to play the trumpet. He started During his first four years of teaching, he also earned a master’s degree in secondary adminis- ■ See BORDEN page 7 MARGARET ANDERSON Journal Correspondent

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JSU scholarship season opens Oct. 1

By Ashley Siskey, Graduate Assistant in JSU’s Public Relations Office. Fall is full of wonderful experiences. For some, it’s the start of football season, cooler weather, falling leaves and pumpkin spice lattes. For others, it’s the premier of TV favorites like The Walking Dead and Big Bang Theory. For many, the constant frenzy of back-to-back holidays, cooking and decorating is a fall highlight. It’s also the time of year high school seniors and returning students need to think about how to pay tuition for the following academic year. Can it get any busier? This year, JSU senior Cassie McGowan breathes a little easier after being named the first recipient of the newly endowed Howell Scholarship. She is a 2010 graduate of Jacksonville High School and is scheduled to be a 2014 accounting graduate. “The Howell scholarship is a huge help. I’m able to pay for books on top of my tuition. Accounting books are expensive! The average book costs $175. There’s so much less stress on me this year. I’m able to work less, so I can focus on school. I’m extremely grateful to the Howells for this opportunity,” says Ms. McGowan. The Howell scholarship is endowed through the JSU Foundation by Ken and Jenny Howell of Anniston and awards $12,500 per academic year to a Calhoun County undergraduate accounting major, with preference given to students participating in the JSU ROTC program. Mr. Howell, a 1972 graduate of JSU, participated in the advanced ROTC program and received his degree in accounting. He sees the scholarship as a way to give back

and help students struggle less financially during and after college. A list of available scholarships through JSU, like the Howell scholarship, can be found on the JSU website ( under the Student Financial Services’ page. There are scholarships out there for a variety of students, so it pays to do some research. Applications for scholarships will be accepted beginning Oct. 1, 2013 – Mar. 1, 2014. More information regarding the specific processes for application, review, award and time frame can be found on the JSU website (be sure to check out the FAQ & Hints section) or by contacting the financial aid office at 256-782-5006. For high school seniors and their parents, applying for scholarships on top of submitting general applications can be overwhelming. Be sure to utilize the experts at your schools of choice – often times there are checklists and resources to help navigate the process. JSU’s Student Financial Services has a checklist for entrance requirements and the application process. In addition to resources at the post-secondary level, many high school counselors have even more detailed step-by-step instructions to aid students and parents. Leta McGehee, a 1977 JSU alumna, works as a counselor at Clay-Chalkville High School. She provides her students with a college booklet that includes a month-by-month checklist. “With life busier than ever, students and parents can get off schedule and not realize that they are way behind in the process, have not completed requirements for admission such as taking the ACT

or SAT, or they have missed critical deadlines for scholarships and financial aid. It’s a scary process, but school counselors are there and ready to help,” says Ms. McGehee. Ms. McGehee recommends students take the ACT or SAT in their junior year of high school. Students need time to improve on test scores, if needed – especially since admissions and scholarships get more competitive with each passing year. During convocation in August, JSU President Dr. Bill Meehan remarked, “the entering freshman class ACT average composite score has risen from 19 to more than 22 over the last three years.” Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the student to work on meeting entrance and scholarship requirements during the secondary education years. It is also the student’s responsibility to keep track of his GPA and key test scores to know his eligibility, brag activities (service, sports, honors, etc.) and application deadlines. Ms. McGehee urges her students to write college essays and get letters of recommendation early. The more proactive a student and her support system are on the front end, the smoother the process will be for all parties involved. Bottom line: any student, whether entering college freshman or returning, needs to give the application process time, utilize all available resources and take initiative in the process well before deadlines. So, go ahead, check out the available scholarships through JSU, and be ready to start applying come Oct. 1. For more information about this story, please contact the Office of Public Relations at (256)-782-5636.

Our county: A destination I enjoyed meeting two people from Sweden who were visiting in Anniston this week. They are longtime friends of friends, and they were impressed with the beauty of Calhoun County. It is ironic that people from Sweden would think our area is pretty since it is a land with vistas as pretty as those in the movie “The Sound of Music.” However, our fall weather and the special places around us give us plenty of reasons to brag whenever visitors come into town. Here are a few of my old and new favorites to show off: ● The Swedish couple walked around Oxford Lake and enjoyed it. The improvements there are rather astounding, even to us home folks. The sky-high water fountain, the new pavilions that sit out over

Sherry Kughn Sherry-Go-Round the water, and the neatly trimmed edges add up to a place that any city can be proud of. ● I recently drove along the Choccolocco Road to check out a place for special events. The Michael Wedding Barn is a spectacular place for not only weddings but also for any type of large gathering. The scalloped

mountains provide a backdrop to a lake, and there are acres of lush, rolling lawns. Also, the facilities could not be more elegant. The estate is not open to the public, but everyone can enjoy seeing the mountain chain that begins at Choccolocco and continues on Highway 9 towards Piedmont. ● Mount Cheaha offers food, waterfalls, accommodations, a museum, a boardwalk, and places to picnic and hike. It’s where my family members go whenever they come into town, and they never get tired of playing there. The people who work at Mount Cheaha are among its best treasures. They are all so hospitable. ● Members of the Anniston Outdoor Association have a forest hike planned in the Talladega National Forest on Sat., Oct. 12. The destination is Sweetwater

Lake, Pine Glen campground, and a few places I haven’t been before. I discovered Sweetwater Lake last year. It is a great place to fish, hike, and boat. The association members are leaving at 8 a.m. from the Anniston Lowe’s. (Jacksonville State University Field School is also sponsoring the hike.) Those interested in joining them should call Keith Hudson at 256-231-7675 or email to aoa@ ● Of course, the Berman Museum and the Anniston Museum of Natural History are two of the best places to visit. Here again, the employees are so welcoming, and they work hard to keep the exhibits interesting to those of us who visit them regularly. ● The Janney Furnace and the Native Indian Museum give

visitors insight to the history of the area, particularly as related to the Civil War and to the Indians who once lived in Calhoun County. Of course, there are many other places that tourists and locals enjoy, such as the Aquatic Center at McClellan, McClellan’s natural features, the Ohatchee Dam area, the historic towns in our county, the Oxford Exchange, Quintard Mall, Terrapin Creek in Piedmont, the campus at Jacksonville State University, the Pinhoti Trail, Dugger Mountain, the beautiful farmlands of Alexandria and South Oxford, and others. Those of us who live in Calhoun County should not wait until visitors come to enjoy and support our treasures. Email Sherry at sherrykug@

It’s going to be a dull election year Believe it or not the 2014 state elections are only eight months away. This gubernatorial year, which usually portends a plethora of interesting and exciting races, is shaping up as a ho hum year. Gov. Robert Bentley appears to be on a path to breeze toward reelection to a second four-year term. Bentley has done a good job as governor and folks seem satisfied with him. Bentley’s stratospheric approval ratings stem from his likeability Inside The and trustworthiness. When asked about those two traits his numbers shoot off the charts. Folks simply trust him the way people trusted their family doctor. To put it into layman terms or country jargon, he fits like an old shoe. Bentley is a plow horse, not a show horse. Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey will also have an easy course to reelection. This job does not have the power it once had. Therefore, very few special interest groups care who is lieutenant governor because the post has very little influence over public policy in the state. It would be difficult for any challenger to raise any money. For that matter, it is tough for the incumbent to raise campaign funds. In contrast, the Attorney General’s office has immense and extensive power. It is the second most important job in state

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government. Luther Strange has done a good job. He should breeze to reelection. However, because he has faced a myriad of issues during his term he has stepped on Steve some powerful toes. This race could get a Flowers surprise financially backed candidate but that is unlikely. Young Boozer should win reelection to a second term as State Treasurer maybe without opposition. He has done a good job, especially having to deal with the Statehouse beleaguered PACT program. John McMillan should coast to another term as Agriculture Commissioner. He has done a good job despite having to deal with budget restraints. Secretary of State Beth Chapman quit with 17 months left to go on her term. Gov. Bentley appointed former Secretary of State Jim Bennett to fill the remaining time of Chapman’s term. The Governor could not have picked a more appropriate person to serve through 2014. Many Goat Hill observers believe that Jim Bennett was Alabama’s best and most diligent Secretary of State in modern times. There are three very qualified men seeking this post, a former probate judge, Reese McKinney of Montgomery, a sitting probate judge, Jim Perdue of Luverne, and State Representative John Merrill of Tuscaloosa. There may be other entrants. This is shaping up as the best state race thus far. Although, it will not be that interesting because the job is essentially a clerical post and it is difficult to raise any money for this race. Most people are not aware that our Junior U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions is up for reelection next year. It has gone completely under the radar screen. Sessions is very conservative and that equates to him being very popular in Alabama. We in the Heart of Dixie are by most counts the most conservative state in the nation. Therefore, it is only fitting and proper that we have the most right wing Senator in the U.S. Senate representing us in Washington. Sessions may even escape opposition. It would be futile for a challenger to try him. Our seven congressional seats are also up for election next year. All seven should be safe bets for reelection. Due to the advantage of incumbency most congressmen win reelection. The six incumbent Republicans have recorded solid conservative voting records. Little more is expected of them. The lone Democrat, Terri Sewell, has turned in a completely liberal record that should placate her constituency. The real races next year will probably be for the Legislature. All 105 House seats and all 35 State Senate posts are on the ballot. Special interests have a keen interest in who sits in these

seats. You will probably see some intraparty battles within the GOP in June. The super majority Republican control will more than likely remain in place. However, which Republicans sit in these seats may change. It will be interesting to see if the AEA plays in the GOP primaries. This is their best chance to regain some of their lost power. This herd of Republican elephants has stomped on them for four years. All in all it is shaping up to be a dull year. 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

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Obituaries DAVIS Piedmont - Funeral services for Morris David Davis, 52, of Piedmont, were held Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey Yates officiating. The family received friends at the funeral home from 12-2 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Davis passed away Friday, September 27, 2013, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Bullock Davis, of Piedmont; two sons, David Wayne Davis (Mandy), of Texas, and Dustin Tyler Davis, of Piedmont; one daughter, Christina Davis, of Piedmont; two grandsons, Devan Davis, of Piedmont, and Brice Davis, of Texas; a daughter and grandson by choice, Taylor Leeann Yates and Sawyer Tyler Yates, of Hokes Bluff; two brothers, Morris Hardy “Tom Dooley” Davis Jr. (Ginger), of Anniston, and Joseph Wayne Davis (Angie), of Jacksonville; six sisters, Linda Gail Haney (Coy), of Heflin, Peggy Joyce Bullock (Michael), of Jacksonville, Erma Smith (Robert), of Piedmont, Mary Hyatt (Gene), of Anniston, Jessie Laverne Reaves, of Woodland, and Kathy Diane Cromer (Jerry), of Jacksonville, and special friends, Kenneth and Debbie Hinkle and Bobby Kerns. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his mother, father and two sisters. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Cancer Center, the doctor’s and nurses at the Cancer Center, Hospice, and all of their neighbors, friends and family for being there for them at all times. MITCHELL Pleasant Gap - Services for Daniel Frank Mitchell, 53, were held Friday, September 27, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Arrington Chapel Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. Danny Barnwell officiating. The family received friends Friday from noon until time of services at the church.

Mr. Mitchell passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at RMC in Anniston. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Phyllis Mallows Mitchell; three daughters, Carly Miller (Andrew) and Cindy Wilson (Jay), all of Piedmont and Dana Poole (Brian), of Spring Garden; eight grandchildren, Laura Poole, Cross Wilson, Morgan Wolfe, Mackenzie Brewster, Ryan Poole, Tylin Wilson, Cole Wilson and Ellie Kay Miller; one brother, Bernie Mitchell, of Rock Run and two sisters, Beth Mitchell, of Piedmont and Andrea Mitchell, of Maryland and several nieces. Pallbearers will be family and friends. Mr. Mitchell was a long time resident of Pleasant Gap, was a member of Arrington Chapel Congregational Methodist Church, was a 1978 graduate of Spring Garden High School and enjoyed hunting and being outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizabeth and Malcolm Mitchell; and a son, Michael Wolfe. NORTON Huntsville - PFC Tanya K. Norton, 45, passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in Huntsville. Tanya was a graduate of the University of North Alabama and was a U.S. Army veteran where she was an esteemed member of the Military Intelligence Corps. Her military service also included deployment to Korea. She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross, Botanical Gardens and the animal shelter. Tanya is survived by her parents, Joe and Mary Norton, of Piedmont; three brothers, Frank Norton (Kim), of Ohatchee, Ronnie Norton (Rhonda) and Greg Norton (Alice), all of Anniston; one sister, Lisa Moland (Ronald), of Hokes Bluff and a host of nieces and nephews. Burial will follow at a later date at Pleasant Gap Cemetery.

• Trade Day and Farmers Market at Nances Creek Community Center at 7 a.m. the first Saturday of each month through October. There is no set up fee. • The General John H. Forney Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at the Jacksonville Public Library Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. Call 256-435-6420 for more information. • Free GED classes will be held from 8 a.m.-noon and 5-8 p.m. in Room 173, Self Hall, Jacksonville State University. Call 256-782-5660 for more information. • Bradford Health Services has free family support meetings from 5-6 Monday nights at 1701 B Pelham Rd., S., Suite D (Brookstone Building next to RMC Jacksonville). The meeting is for anyone experiencing behavioral problems with a loved one, has a family member of any age with drug or alcohol problems, needs help coping with a loved one’s drug or alcohol problems or needs help making decision on how to help a family member of any age. A counselor will facilitate the meetings. • Venecia Benefield Butler’s book, “I Have to Get Some Things Off My Chest,” can be purchased for $15 (including tax) by mailing a check to P. O. Box 572, Piedmont 36262, or take money or check to Butler’s sister, Randa Carroll, at the office of Benjamin Ingram at 207 Rome, Ave., Piedmont. Proceeds will go to the V Foundation, founded by Butler, to purchase gift bags for patients going through chemo treatments. The bags will include items such as comedy DVDs, chap stick, gift cards, gas cards, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, search-a-word, lubricant eye drops, gum and peppermints, soft toothbrushes, queasy drops, lotion, neck wrap or hydrating socks. • Dogs for the Deaf, located in Central Point, Ore., 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 its 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 him at 835-6918 • The Alabama Shutterbugs, a new club for all skill levels of photographers, meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Noble Building, Suite 100, Anniston. Anyone interested in photography is welcome to join us. Call 236.8488 for more information. • New classes for the Jacksonville State University Adult Wellness classes are at 8 a.m. in Pete Mathews Colseium. Senior water aerobics and senior floor aerobic classes are Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Senior water aerobics and senior therapeutic yoga classes are on Tuesday and Thursday. 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 from 8 a.m.-noon on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Veterans are urged to attend for possible compensation and benefits they’re not aware of.

Police Sept. 23 • Unauthorized use of a vehicle. A 21-year-old female reported an incident that occurred between 11 a.m. and noon Sept. 13 at her residence. • Theft of property III. A resident of Haslam Street reported the theft of a chrome and purple Mongoose girls bicycle with a black seat valued at $125 that occurred between 8:30 p.m. and midnight. • Assault III. A 30-year-old female reported an incident that occurred on South Main Street around 5:45 p.m. • Possession of a forged instrument I. Officers recovered a counterfeit $100 bill from a business located on Highway 278 By-pass. • Domestic violence III, harassing communications. A 25-year-old female reported an incident that occurred on South Main Street at 8:53 p.m. Sept. 25 • Theft of property III. A 54-year-old male reported the theft of an Alabama tag valued at

$27 that occurred while the vehicle was located on the Cedartown Highway. • Forgery II. A 36-yearold female reported forgery of a check for $30 that occurred between Sept. 10 and 17. • Duty upon striking an unoccupied vehicle. A 37-year-old male reported an incident that caused damage to the passenger’s side door of his vehicle while location on Haslam Street between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 26 • Disorderly conduct. Officers investigated an incident that occurred on Joseph Street at 6:48 p.m. Sept. 27 • Theft by deception III. Officers investigated an incident that occurred on Morgan Avenue between 11 a.m. and noon and involved $400. Sept. 28 • Possession of a controlled substance. Officers recovered three round blue tablets

marked V2684 during an incident that occurred on Dewey Drive around noon. Sept. 29 • Harassment. A

receive a t-shirt. Early registration is $30 per person; for groups of four or more the cost is $25 per person. All early registration payments must be in by Sept. 28. Payments can be mailed to P. O. Box 125 Cave Spring, Ga. 30124. Those who pre-register will get to choose their shirt size. Same day registrants will get shirts on a first come first serve basis. Children 12 and under and pre-registered children will get youth sizes. Butler will have her merchandise available for purchase, and she will sign her book, “I’ve Got to Get Some Things Off My Chest,” during registration.

occurred at Young’s Oil at 8:10 p.m.

Piedmont City Council

District 5

What ?

“Meet and Greet”

Who ?

Brenda Spears

When ?

Tuesday, October 8 6:00 p.m.

Where ?

The Wilkes House 201 South Center Avenue

Why ?

Brenda will review her first year on the Council . She wants to discuss several concerns for the new fiscal year . There will be a Q & A time .

Sept. 26 • Dennis Ray Whorton, 47, disorderly conduct. Sept. 28 • Tracy Pernell Moore, 42, failure to pay on charges of is having no tag and no proof of insurance. • Tammy Denise Medhus, 42, tampering with physical Paid for by Brenda Spears, 607 Riddle Ave., Piedmont, AL 36272 evidence. PIEDMONT CITY SCHOOLS


5K Crap Run/Walk downtown Piedmont on Oct. 5 A 5K Crap Run/Walk will begin at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 5 in downtown Piedmont to benefit the Venecia Foundation. The foundation, founded by Venecia Benefield Butler, provides aid, support and comfort to cancer patients and their families. Butler is a fourtime cancer survivor. To recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month, everyone is asked to wear their craziest pink outfits. All wheelchairs and strollers are welcome. Breakfast will be provided from 7:30-9:30 a.m., during registration. The run/walk will begin at 10 a.m. in front of the café. Participants will

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Arrests Sept. 20 • Waylon Dale Epps, 33, burglary III. Sept. 23 • Donald Gaines Bramlett, 52, harassment, criminal trespass III. Sept. 24 • Jeremy Sig McCray, 29, bail jumping II. • Hank Lamar Motes, 57, harassment.

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Her book can be purchased for $15 (including tax) by mailing a check to P. O. Box 572, Piedmont 36262, or take money or check to Butler’s sister, Randa Carroll, at the office of Dr. Benjamin Ingram at 207 Rome Ave. Proceeds will go to the Venecia Foundation to purchase gift bags for patients going through chemo treatments. The bag will include items such as comedy DVDs, chap stick, gift cards, gas cards, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, search-aword, lubricant eye drops, gum and peppermints, soft toothbrushes, queasy drops, lotion, neck wrap or hydrating socks.

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Parent Involvement Month Activities PIEDMONT CITY SCHOOLS October 2013 Parent Involvement Month Activities October 2013

Date Oct. 3 Date Oct. 3

Time 6:00 - 7:00pm Time 6:00 - 7:00pm

Location PES Cafeteria for Location PES Students, PES Cafeteria for PCMS Media PES Students, Center for Middle PCMS Media School Students Center for Middle and PHS School Students Cafeteria for and PHS High School Cafeteria for Students High School Students PES, PCMS and PHS PES, PCMS and PHS

Activity Education Tech Night: Parents will Activity be informed on the College and Education Tech Night: Parents will Career Readiness Standards in Math be informed on the College and and Language Arts, ACT Aspire, Career Readiness Standards in Math Science Assessment, and Technology and Language Arts, ACT Aspire, Tools used in the classroom such as Science Assessment, and Technology IXL Math, Various Apps, Blackboard, Tools used in the classroom such as Kids College, BrainPop, Discovery IXL Math, Various Apps, Blackboard, Education, Classworks, Robotics, Kids College, BrainPop, Discovery Odyssey Learning and Middlebury. Education, Classworks, Robotics, Oct. 7 - 11 Homecoming Week: Various Odyssey Learning and Middlebury. Activities throughout the week Oct. 7 - 11 Homecoming Week: Various including the Homecoming Parade on Activities throughout the week 10/10 starting at 6:00pm and the including the Homecoming Parade on Homecoming Pep Rally at PHS on 10/10 starting at 6:00pm and the 10/11 at 2:00pm Homecoming Pep Rally at PHS on Oct. 17 5:00-7:00 PES Fall Festival 10/11 at 2:00pm Oct. 22 - 25 PES,PCMS, PHS Red Ribbon Week: Various Activities Oct. 17 5:00-7:00 PES Fall Festival throughout the week including a Oct. 22 - 25 PES,PCMS, PHS Red Ribbon Week: Various Activities speaker at 8:00am on 10/24 followed throughout the week including a by the Piedmont Police Department speaker at 8:00am on 10/24 followed speaking about drug free decisions. by the Piedmont Police Department speaking about drug free decisions. Oct. 24 12:30 - 6:00pm PES, PCMS and Parenting Day: Parents will pick up PHS their child's report card in the child's Oct. 24 12:30 - 6:00pm PES, PCMS and Parenting Day: Parents will pick up homeroom and then visit with their PHS their child's report card in the child's child's individual teachers to discuss homeroom and then visit with their PIEDMONT CITY SCHOOLS the child's progress in the classroom. child's individual teachers to discuss There will be a presentation in the Parent Involvement Month Activities the child's progress in the classroom. PCMS Media Center about the school's October 2013 There will be a presentation in the new website and how to utilize it for PCMS Media Center about the school's information. new website and how to utilize it for Oct. 29 6:00 - 7:00pm PES Cafeteria Mpowering Parents Hands-on labs information.

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Gina Watson feels at home at museum Piedmont native likes to travel



ina Watson of Saks was young when she began accompanying her grandfather, Robert Holmes, when he visited his friend, John B. Lagarde at his home outside Piedmont. She enjoyed the visits to the Lagarde home overlooking a large lake and got to know him. For the past 18 years, Gina has worked at the Anniston Museum of Natural History, of which Lagarde was a founding member. He donated a collection of over 100 mounted animals he brought back from his African safaris to the museum. Gina is in charge of the education programs for the Anniston Museum Complex, which includes Anniston Museum of Natural History, Berman Museum of World History and the future Longleaf Botanical Gardens in Anniston. She manages volunteers, schedules school tours, plans public programs and events as well as fundraising events. “I’ve always loved the museum,” she said. “I grew up going with my granddaddy to Mr. Lagarde’s home in the Spring Garden area. So working at the museum is kind of like coming home. I remember it like it was yesterday, being in Mr. Lagarde’s home and seeing all the animals he had.” Gina was born at Piedmont Hospital and reared in Piedmont. She is the daughter of Pat Watson and the late Frank Watson, who owned Watson’s Drug Store for many years. Her siblings are Sherri Heath of Piedmont and the late Derek Watson. Her son, Brett Barnes, is self-employed and will marry Kristin Dawson on Nov. 1. Her other son, Ashley Watson and his wife Caroline live in Tallahassee, Fla., with their 5-year-old son, Lefevbre. Ashley is a singer and songwriter and works for Verizon Wireless. “Growing up in Piedmont was a wonderful experience,” she said. “It’s a great community. I have very happy memories of living there. I’ve been very excited about the success of the school system. It’s such a valuable asset to the growth of the community. It’s a beautiful little town.” After graduating from Piedmont High School, she

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Gina Watson showing the John B. Lagarde collection at the museum. attended the University of Alabama and received a degree in secondary education from Jacksonville State University. She taught middle school science in Gwinette County (Ga.) before moving back to Alabama to work at the museum. She is a member of El Bethel Christian Assembly Church in Oxford and currently volunteers with the Kyle Comfort Foundation, helping with its annual 5K run, which will be Nov. 9. This is the first year she’s failed to plant a vegetable garden in a long time. “My schedule didn’t allow it this year, but also the rain


TOMATO PIE Oktoberfest, but Miller Lite will do to. Generally, a Discovered at my favorite restaurant in Atlanta, Ga., more flavorful beer makes better bread. Mary Mac’s Tea Room 3 c. self-rising flour 2 large cans diced tomatoes (I love fresh tomatoes 1 c sugar but the can ones do fine) 1 (12 oz.) beer. 1 Box Ritz crackers- crush in sleeves In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and flour. 2 medium onions Add beer and continue to mix. Batter will be sticky. 1 ½ cups extra sharp cheddar cheese Pour into a 9 x 5 inch greased loaf pan.    Bake at 1 C grated Parmesan 350 degrees F for about 50 minutes. The top will be 2 C mayonnaise crunchy, and the insides will be soft. Serve topped with 3 T. chopped fresh basil (I buy the small spice butter or cheese spread. (test it by sticking a toothpick shaker) in it like a cake- if it is clean it is done) 1/3 C olive oil ¼ tsp. salt SIMPLE NO-COOK BANANA PUDDING ¼ tsp. ground pepper My son’s and now my grandson’s favorite- to make Butter (I spray with olive oil) 13 x 9 baking it even better in the summer put it in the freezer for dish. Spread two sleeves of crushed Ritz and layer the a couple of hours and you have banana pudding ice bottom of the dish. Pour 1 can of tomatoes (partial drain) cream. It is luscious. over crackers. Sauté onions in olive oil, salt & pepper 1 Box Nilla Wafers until tender.  Layer ½  of the onions onto the onions. Approx. 8 - 10 ripe bananas (my boys love bananas) Add 1 sleeve of crushed crackers.  Pour the second 1 lg box instant Jell-O Vanilla pudding can of tomatoes over it.  Add other ½ of onions.  1 lg box instant Jell-O Banana pudding Combine mayo, cheeses and basil in separate bowl.  Mix 1 tsp. vanilla well and spread over the last layer.  Top with last sleeve 1 lg container of Cool Whip of crushed crackers.  Bake at 350 until golden brown.  I Combine both pudding flavors and mix them as sometimes drizzle butter on the top to get that golden directed on the box.  I add a little extra vanilla just brown finish. for flavor.  Layer the bottom of the bowl with Nilla SIMPLE BEER BREAD Wafers, add a layer of bananas and then spoon in the You can use any type of beer you want but my advice pudding.  if you won’t drink it, don’t cook with it. One of my Continuing this layering until the bowl is full.  Finish favorite beers to make this bread with is Warsteiner it off by covering it with a thick layer of Cool Whip. 

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kept hindering everything,” she said. Gina enjoys traveling, while riding behind her significant other, Scott Williamon, on his motorcycle. She likes to collect hand blown glassware and enjoys going to glass factories to purchase the pieces. Gina admits that she’s never been the best cook in her family. She said that title goes to Scott, her mother and her late grandmother, Mildred Holmes. Gina said most of the cooking she did when she was young with her Grandmother Holmes, who cooked three meals a day that always included breads and desserts. (Contact Margaret at

I love to add some crushed roasted pecans when my family will let me. It combines the sweet with the salty.  And of course if you want, freeze it! BEEF STROGANOFF Makes 6 to 8 servings 2 pounds ground chuck ½ tsp salt ½ tsp black pepper 4 oz butter 1 med onion-diced 4 tablespoons all-purpose flower 1 can condensed beef broth 1 tsp mustard 1 container of sliced portabella mushrooms 1 cup sour cream 1/3 C white wine . Cook ground chuck and drain off fat. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of both salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter, add the onions and mushrooms and cook slowly for until tender.  Remove mushrooms and onions. Stir the flour into the juices and pour in beef broth and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and stir in mustard.  Add in beef, onions and mushrooms. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Five minutes before serving, stir in sour cream, and white wine. Heat briefly then salt and pepper to taste. Serve over cooked rice or noodles

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Losing their hair for a great cause Piedmont survivors recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month LAURA GADDY Consolidated News Service

Cancer patent Kelly Johnson stood outside the Piedmont Rescue Squad entrance Tuesday in a pale pink shirt with an electric razor in hand and gave a volunteer firefighter seated in front of her a fair warning. “I do have to warn you,” she said, laughing. “I am not a professional.” That firefighter, Anthony “Bubba” Jackson, was one of 15 public safety officials in Piedmont who volunteered to have their heads shaved to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Johnson, though again battling cancer, was one of three local breast cancer survivors who were on hand to help give the first responders fresh buzz cuts. The event was organized by Piedmont Rescue Squad EMT Shannon Hogue, who four years ago began selling breast cancer awareness shirts because she wanted to raise money to help survivors. Though not a survivor herself, this year she amplified her effort to educate the public about breast cancer by organizing the Tuesday event. “We wanted to come up with something to show cancer patients we support them,” she said. October is recognized each year as Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout the United States. Corporations, organizations, survivors and other individuals, like Hogue, use the designation as an opportunity to help patients, survivors and to educate people about the illness. People recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month in different ways. Some wear the signature pink ribbon, which is recognized as a symbol of awareness. NFL players show their support by wearing pink jerseys for a game in the month of October. And the Piedmont rescue squad, in addition to hosting the awareness event Tuesday, will wear neon pink golf shirts through the month for patients and survivors. Rhonda Mendez, a spokeswoman for the American Cancer Society said such acknowledgements are not made in vain. She added that the fact that there are 2.9 million breast cancer survivors is evidence that awareness efforts are working. Mendez said there patients who detect cancerous breast lumps early have a 99 percent survival rate. Doctors still advise women to conduct monthly exams and to have annual mammograms after age 40, she added. “Breast Cancer Awareness Month is really there to help education and bring more awareness to the dis-

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Piedmont police officer Shannon Kelley goes bald for cancer awareness. Dispatcher Christy Cook does the honors. Cook is a cancer survivor.

ease,” she said. “Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among all cancers in women, second only to skin cancers.” Houge also used the Tuesday event as a chance to present a $5,000 check to one of the other survivors, Venecia Butler, to use for her organization, the Venecia Foundation. Through the foundation, which has applied with the federal government to become a non-profit, Butler is working to support cancer patients in the county. Butler provides the patients with gift bags with the types of items they’ll need, gas gift cards, chapstick, and lotion, among other items. She said she also wants to outfit each chemotherapy treatment center with DVD players and funny movies, so patients can be entertained. On Saturday she will host a 5K run at 10 a.m. in Piedmont to raise money for her foundation. Staff Writer Laura Gaddy: 256-235-3544. On Twitter @LGaddy_Star


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Engagement announced Mr. and Mrs. Steve Overton of Rome and Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Dillion of Hamburg, Arkansas announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaycee Ellen Dillion to Benjamin Jacob Ledbetter, son of Rev. and Mrs. Rodney Ledbetter of Piedmont, Alabama. Miss Dillion is a graduate of Shorter University. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Bolin of Sherrill, Arkansas, Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Dillion of DeWitt, Arkansas, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Overton of Kingsland, Arkansas and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Carver of DeWitt Arkansas. Mr. Ledbetter is a graduate of Jacksonville State University.  He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Y. G. Ledbetter of Piedmont, Mrs. Claudette Ledbetter of Jacksonville and Mrs. Mildred Sanders and the late John Sanders of Hokes Bluff. The wedding will be October 27, 2013 at Submitted photo Belle Terra in Rome, with a reception to follow.  Benjamin Ledbetter and Kaycee Invitations will be sent.


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Anniston landmark shuts its doors Goal Post Bar-B-Q closes after decades on Quintard Avenue

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Lamar Phillips, the owner of Goal Post Bar-B-Q in Anniston, on Friday closed the doors to his restaurant for the final time. He said he will sell the business, a fixture of Quintard Avenue since the 1960s, but declined to provide the potential buyer’s name or that person’s intentions for the building. “We want to thank all the the people that have supported us,” Phillips said. “We’ve enjoyed being here and enjoyed the customers that we’ve had.” Anniston Mayor Vaughn Stewart said it’s sad anytime a business closes in the city, but he’s especially saddened considering the Goal Post’s importance to the community. The restaurant has served the likes of Bear Bryant, Joe Namath, generals and several Alabama governors. U.S. Sen. Howell Heflin was a regular and often took the barbecue with him on plane rides back to Washington, according to a former owner. “I hate to lose an old friend, but at the same time it’s an opportunity for something new there,” Stewart said. The mayor said he had heard that the building housing the restaurant would be demolished, but declined to say how he knew. However, he stressed that he and city leaders would do all they can to keep the restaurant’s iconic sign in Anniston. When illuminated, a red neon figure of a kicker would swing his leg and send a trail of amber neon footballs flipping through a set of uprights toward the restaurant. It was one of the

first neon signs on Quintard Avenue. “We want future generations to enjoy the sign as much as current and past generations have,” he said. Phillips said he didn’t know the potential buyer’s plans for the sign, but there’s no shortage of people interested in it if the site is demolished. In between coating pies with whipped cream and clearing dishes off the countertop Friday, server Carolina Schlemminger said she’ll be sad to see doors close. “It’s been a wonderful place to work, and I love the customers,” she said. As he walked out the doors Friday afternoon, Larry Keel said he has been coming to the Goal Post since the 1960s, practically his whole life. He said it was the place where folks streamed in before and after Anniston High School’s football games. “It’s got a down-home feel to it, a real relaxing feel,” said Keel’s wife, Debra Keel. Though the staff had planned to close at 8 p.m., word spread on social media and the restaurant was sold out of food by 4 p.m. The Goal Post was originally a drive-in at 15 East 14th St. According to his 2002 obituary, Calhoun County businessman S.A. Pruett opened the restaurant in the early 1950s. Pinning down the exact date that the Goal Post moved to Quintard is difficult. Betty Walker, owner of Betty’s Bar-B-Q who was married to Pruett while he owned the Goal Post, plac-

es it sometime between 1969 and 1970. However, a 1979 business profile in The Anniston Star has the business moving to Quintard in 1962. Walker said the building on Quintard was once a Masonic Lodge in Eastaboga. She said that when it first opened, a few people joked that it looked like a chicken coop. That prompted Pruett to have the place covered with bricks, which were salvaged from homes on Quintard Avenue that were demolished to make way for the businesses, Walker said. She said Jack’s had been the only restaurant in the area before the Goal Post came in. “When we had it, it was really good,” she said. Pruett sold the business to B.B. Ballard, who sold it to Roy Young in 1973. Young and his family kept the business until 1998. Young’s daughter, Barbara O’Dell, said one reason they kept the business for 25 years was because how much they enjoyed being around people. “They were more like family than customers,” she said of the Goal Post’s patrons. O’Dell said it was her father’s insistence on quality that made the Goal Post a household name in the area. She said the meat they served was smoked for 24 hours, using only hickory, as her father decreed. “He cooked for his customers like he would family,” she said. Young and his family sold the Goal Post to Wayne Warren, who sold it to Phillips in 2002. In 2005, the barbecue at

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Goal Post owner Lamar Phillips chats with friends after his restaurant in Anniston closed its doors for business Friday afternoon. the restaurant made the Alabama Department of Tourism’s list of 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die. As famous as the barbecue is the restaurant’s neon sign, described on blogs celebrating Americana as a textbook example of the happiness and prosperity reflected in the animated neon signs of the 1950s. “It’s a pretty well known sign as far as collectors and historians go,” said Tod Swormstedt, founder of the American Sign Museum in

Cincinnati. Pruett had the sign custom made, and shortly after Young bought the business, he had it sent back to the manufacturer to be restored. The sign has not lit up since storm winds took it out of commission in 2009, despite efforts by Phillips and other community members to raise funds for its repair. Swormstedt said it’s important that such signs are preserved because they serve as symbols to the individuality of their communi-

ties — something that’s rare now as franchises and chain businesses homogenize the country’s landscape. “Small businesses have always been the heart of the American economy, and their signs are kind of the image that represent small businesses,” he said. For more information about the American Sign Museum, go to Assistant Metro Editor Daniel Gaddy: 256-2353560. On Twitter @DGaddy_Star

BORDEN: His photographs have captured many special moments for many people From page 1

his own photography business in 1975. He captured mostly weddings, proms, beauty pageants, church functions and family. His right hand man was Joy.  “She kept a list of what to do, and I did it,” he said.  His photographs have captured many special moments for many people over the years. After his retirement from teaching, Borden began a new career with Bill Miller Photography, which he continued until 1994.

During this time, he took thousands of photographs at schools across the state, often seeing former students. “Some of them taught at the schools I was at,” he remembers. “It was great seeing what all they had accomplished.” Borden no longer works professionally, but continues to enjoy taking photographs of football, basketball, spring flowers and fall scenery. “I like scenery,” he said. “I learned to love photographing it from my experience in South Dakota. I guess that’s when I

started getting serious about photography. I enjoyed that part of the country. It’s a different and beautiful world out there.” Borden said he doesn’t climb trees anymore like he did during his hunting days, but he still likes to shoot a gun. He frequently shoots skeet at Owl’s Holler in Etowah County. “I try to keep moving,” he said, “because I’ve heard that once you stop, you stay stopped, and I don’t want to stop until I have to.” He reloads all his own ammunition. He shoots pistols, rifles and

shotguns. What Borden looks forward to the most these days are the Friday night football games. “I’m always on the sidelines taking pictures,” he said. “I’m slower than I used to be, but I’m going to keep going as long as I can. I’m in pretty good health for my 81 years, I think. A lot of people tell me how I still look really good, and I say that if I felt that good, then I’d be great.” Borden is a deacon at the First Baptist Church and sings in the choir. The Bordens have two daugh-

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venin for the bite, but he was unresponsive, Winkles said. Piedmont Rescue returned to the Jacksonville hospital less than three hours later to transfer Mitchell to the intensive care unit at Regional Medical Center in Anniston, Winkles said. Mitchell died on Tuesday. Efforts to reach Mitchell’s family on Friday were unsuccessful. RMC emergency room physician Dr. Vinit Patel said when snakebite victims come in, the hospital calls the Poison Control Center in Birmingham for protocols on how to treat the bite. Depending on the

type of snake, the center gives instructions for the treatment, Patel said. TheRegionalPoisonControl Center at Children’s of Alabama has a record of just one death from a snake bite in Alabama in the last five years, a spokeswoman for the hospital said. The spokeswoman was unsure whether the recorded death was Mitchell’s. Deaths resulting from snake bites are very rare in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are between 7,000 and 8,000 venomous-snake bites across the nation each year, but only about five deaths, according to the website.

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Whit Gibbons, a retired professor at the University of Georgia and author of “Snakes of the Southeast,” said there are probably more like five to 10 deaths each year. The deaths are rare in the United States for a couple of reasons, Gibbons said. First, the vast majority of bites are from copperheads, the venom of which is relatively mild, Gibbons said. “It hurts a lot, but fatalities are very rare,” he said. In addition, snakes in the wild need their venom to survive. They use the venom to kill prey they want to eat; but snakes don’t eat people, he said. If a person approaches a

snake, it tries to warn them off with a “dry” bite or a bite with very little venom, Gibbons said. “It’s a threat display, not an effort to kill something,” he said. If someone dies from a snake bite, it’s usually from a pet snake, Gibbons said. Pet snakes don’t have to hunt to eat. They have a lot of venom and may mistake their owner’s hand as food and give it the full-force bite, Gibbons said. The most common venomous snakes in Calhoun County are copperheads and timber rattlesnakes, Gibbons said. Staff Writer Laura Camper 256-463-2872. On Twitter @LCamper_Star.

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ters. Felecia Steward and her husband, Mike, live in Spring Garden. Susan Trammell and her husband, Jimmy, live in Piedmont. The Bordens have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. As Borden ended the interview he said, “I want to thank The Piedmont Journal for giving me the opportunity to reminisce and to thank so many people who have been a part of my life, especially Joy, my wife of 60 years.” (Contact Margaret at

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Piedmont’s Ty Sparks is pulled down by Leeds’ Michael Rankins.

Fast start helps Panthers topple JCA RIP DONOVAN Sports Correspondent

Visiting Spring Garden scored the first four touchdowns of the game last Friday at Jacksonville and eventually defeated Jacksonville Christian 56-35. The win was the second in a row for the Panthers. Spring Garden improved to 2-3 overall and 2-2 in Class 1A, Region 7 games. Spring Garden plays at Woodville (0-5) Friday with an opportunity to even its overall record and move one game above .500 in the region. Against Jacksonville Christian, Matt Mullinax was Spring Garden’s workhorse with 31 carries. The junior netted 253 rushing yards and had touchdown runs of six, 13 and 34 yards. Mullinax added a fourth touchdown on a 43-yard pass reception. In all, the Panthers had eight touchdowns. ■ See PANTHERS, page 9

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Spring Garden’s Kyle Reece breaks free for additional yardage against Jacksonville Christian.

Spring Garden bounces back to defeat Warriors RIP DONOVAN Journal Sports Correspondent

No. 2 seed Cherokee County defeated No. 3 Spring Garden twice Saturday in the annual Cherokee County volleyball tournament. The Panthers got a chance for some quick pay back in a tri-match at Cedar Bluff Monday and took full advantage. Led by Madison Sides’ eight kills and four kills apiece from Haley Motes, Dallas Smith and Emory Reedy, Spring Garden defeated the Warriors 25-20, 17-25, 15-13. McKenzie Micha had 10 assists in the win. Darby Bryant recorded five assists and 11 digs. Reedy also had eight digs and Motes added two blocks.

After downing Cherokee County, Spring Garden improved to 5-0 in Class 1A, Area 13 by sweeping host Cedar Bluff 3-0 in a best-of-5 match. The Panthers won 25-18, 25-17, 25-17. Motes had 10 kills against the Tigers, Sides five, Smith four and Reedy three. Maddie Micha led on defense with 12 digs. Reedy and Sides had 10 digs apiece. McKenzie Micha made 10 assists. Motes and Sides each had two service aces. The Panthers (24-13) looked to wrap up the Area 13 championship at home Tuesday against Collinsville. Spring Garden has lost only to powerhouse programs Addison and Donoho in 1A matches this season. Playing at home as the host school for the

county tournament Saturday, Spring Garden fell into the elimination bracket immediately. Cherokee County won 25-23, 15-25, 15-13. Motes had 10 kills. Maddie Micha got 12 digs. Bryant and Reedy each had 11 digs. McKenzie Macha had 11 assists and 10 digs. Bryant had eight assists. Smith and Sides each had two blocks. In the elimination bracket, the Panthers ousted Cedar Bluff 25-15, 25-17. Motes recorded 11 kills. Bryant had eight assists and McKenzie Micha seven assists. Reedy led in digs with eight. Maddie Micha served four aces and had six digs. Motes and McKenzie ■ See GARDEN, page 9

The most important numbers at Leeds Friday night were the numbers on the scoreboard, the 26 for visiting Piedmont and the 10 for the home Greenwave. The second most important number was five, the difference between Leeds’ turnovers during the game and Piedmont’s. The Bulldogs recovered three fumbles and picked off three passes while losing just one fumble themselves. “A lot of people would say that’s sloppy on their part but, to be honest with you, our defense caused those turnovers,” Piedmont coach Steve Smith said, noting that Leeds mishandled one hand off but Piedmont players were directly involved in the remaining five miscues. The result in the non-region game didn’t get Piedmont any closer to a postseason playoff berth but it keep an undefeated season alive at 5-0 and most assuredly secured the Bulldogs’ standing as the No. 2 team in this week’s Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 3A rankings. Leeds (3-2), rated No. 4 last week, dropped to No. 9 this week. The Bulldogs return to Region 5 play Friday with a home game against White Plains. The Wildcats (2-3) appeared to have turned the corner in their rebuilding effort with a 20-0 win over Weaver in Week 3 but have since lost to Glencoe and Pleasant Valley. “I think they’re just consistency away from being a great football team. They shoot themselves in the foot a little bit on the films that we saw (Glencoe and Pleasant Valley),” said Piedmont coach Steve Smith, noting that penalties cost White Plains big plays in each game. The Wildcats have adopted an offensive scheme that emphasizes power running. The typical play shows two tight ends with seven linemen locked foot-to-foot, a wingback on each side and a fullback behind the quarterback. “They’ll toss it right, toss it left, toss it right, toss it left but they’re not trying to hit it outside like sweeps. They’re trying to hit it in the cut-up lanes in the front,” Smith said. “It’s just a big convoy. They’re trying to pull back-side linemen, get everybody out front. They are perfectly content with getting three or four yards at a time. Ball control and keeping you on your heels, that’s what their game plan is going to be.” Smith said it would be important for Piedmont to force third-and-long situations then get the White Plains offense off the field. A lead of two or three touchdowns should take the Wildcats out of the comfort zone they have with their ball-control offense. Against Leeds, those turnovers began on the initial possession of the game. Leeds moved from the Greenwave 27-yard line to the Piedmont 21 before Darnell Jackson intercepted a pass in the Piedmont end zone. A 35-yard run by Tre Reese and a 37-yard completion from Ty Sparks to Denard Spears got the Bulldogs deep into Leeds territory before the drive stalled and Piedmont lost the ball on downs. The teams traded punts then Cody Daughtry intercepted a Leeds pass but the ■ See DOGS, page 9



DOGS: Ran for 265 yards, passed for 81 From page 8

when Leeds muffed the exchange in the backfield and Neonta Alexander intended receiver recovered at the Leeds 36. stripped the ball from Spears got the ball on a Daughtry. On the Greenwide receiver speed sweep waves’ fourth play, Jacob then handed it to C.J. SavClark sacked the quarage on a reverse. Smith terback. Reese came in said Sparks, Jeffery Pryor, behind Clark and caused Jaret Prater and Daughtry a fumble that Jaret Prater recovered at the Leeds 29. walled off the corner, freeing Savage for a touchOn Piedmont’s first play, down scamper. Kirk’s kick Sparks passed to Jackson for a touchdown with 4:58 made it 14-7 with 10:04 to play in the third quarter. left in the second quarter. Leeds answered with an Easton Kirk’s kick made eight-play possession that it 7-0. ended with a 27-yard field With 33 seconds left in goal with 5:47 still to go in the first half, Leeds capped the third. a 71-yard drive with a Reese made a fair catch 32-yard pass and the score of the ensuing pooch-kick was 7-all at intermission. kickoff at the Piedmont Piedmont got the second 32. The Bulldogs went half kickoff then punted. to their “heavy” package The Bulldogs got the with Taylor Hayes at ball back two plays later quarterback and defensive

lineman Exavyer Jackson in the backfield as a blocking back. Ten plays later, Hayes scored on a 1-yard run with 11:06 to play. Hayes, running behind Jackson, Dustin Norton and Chase Bobbitt, had carries of 12, 22 and six yards to set up his scoring run. Although Kirk’s kick missed, the Bulldogs held a more comfortable 20-10 advantage. Leeds netted four yards on three plays and punted to the Piedmont 30. On Piedmont’s second snap, Prater bolted for a 69-yard scoring run with 7:54 left. Exavyer Jackson’s extra point attempt missed. Leeds’ next possession ended when Payton Young deflected a pass at the line and Alexander intercepted. The Bulldogs ran eight

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Spring Garden’s Will Ivey with looking for a completion on a two-point conversion.

PANTHERS: Reece has impressive night quarter, each team scored twice. The Thunder got a 6-yard touchdown run from Dakota Crook and an extra point at 7:52. Mullinax got the scoring parade startAt 6:20, Mullinax ran the ball in from 13 ed midway through the first quarter. His yards away. Ivey’s pass to Kerr was good 6-yard run put Spring Garden up 6-0 with on the 2-point play and Spring Garden led 6:27 remaining in the first. With six sec44-21. With 3:33 still left in the third, it onds left in the first, senior quarterback was JCA’s turn and Brackett hooked up Will Ivey scored on a 1-yard sneak. Ivey’s with Walker Messer for a 7-yard touchpass to Dalton Kerr made it 14-0. down pass. Mullinax’s 34-yard run with With 2:59 to play in the second quarter, three seconds to go completed the third Kyle Reece’s 13-yard run pushed the Pan- quarter scoring. After a 2-point try failed, thers ahead 20-0. On the ensuing kickoff, the Panthers led 50-28. Austin Shell forced a fumble and Dawson Midway through the fourth quarter, Broome recovered for Spring Garden. Quintin Downey scored for Spring Garden The Panthers took advantage of the JCA on a 2-yard run, boosting the Panthers’ mistake as Ivey passed to Mullinax for 43 lead to 56-28. JCA’s Crook got the game’s yards and a score with 2:13 to go before final touchdown on a 28-yard run with halftime. Ivey then ran for the 2-point play. 4:50 to play and the kick set the final Trailing 28-0, Jacksonville Christian got score. on the scoreboard with 59 seconds left in Reece also had an impressive night the half on a 53-yard run by quarterback running the ball with 158 yards gained on Daylon Brackett. At intermission, the Pan- 21 carries. Ivey netted 73 yards on eight thers led 28-7. rushing attempts. Downey ran seven times JCA struck first in the second half, taking for 37 yards. Mullinax, Reece, Ivey and the kickoff then scoring on a 47-yard pass Downey in combination ran 67 times for from Brackett to wide receiver Kris Arm521 yards, an average of 7.8 yards per prester with 10:55 still on the third quarter carry. clock. Two minutes later, Kyle Reece In addition, Ivey completed five of his answered for Spring Garden on a 7-yard six pass attempts for 64 yards. run. Ivey passed to Kerr for two more On defense, Ivey led with four tackles points and the Panthers led 36-14. and he also deflected a pass. Downey and Over the last eight minutes of the third Kyle Barfield each made three tackles. From page 8

GARDEN: Eliminated top seeded team and had six digs. Cherokee County then finished a clean sweep of its tournament matches with a Micha also had six digs each. 25-17, 20-25, 15-8 win over Spring GarSpring Garden then eliminated Gaylesville 25-15, 25-17. Smith had six kills and den. Sides and Motes each had eight kills. three blocks against the Trojans. Sides had Motes added 11 digs, five aces and two blocks. Sides had six digs and two aces. five kills. McKenzie Micha finished with five assists. Reedy and sophomore Rachel Bryant totaled 11 assists and eight digs. “We played hard,” Panthers coach Ben Scott each had four aces and Motes had Carroll said of the county tournament three aces. matches. “The two Centre losses, both of In their fourth match of the day, Spring Garden eliminated No. 1 Sand Rock 26-24, them were pushed to three (games), close 25-16. It was the first win for the Panthers scores. I was well pleased coming out of against the Wildcats after two earlier loss- Saturday, especially coming out of the losers’ bracket, losing that first match then es. Motes had eight kills and two blocks. basically having to put three teams out to Smith had four blocks and three kills. Reedy finished with three kills, seven digs get to that championship match. I was definitely pleased with how they played.” and four aces. Bryant made five assists From page 8

plays and took five minutes off the clock before turning the ball over on downs at the Leeds 15. Six plays later, the Bulldogs got their final turnover when Young forced a fumble and Daughtry recovered with 2:05 to go. Dreek Thompson picked up a first down with a 20-yard run then Piedmont ran out the final seconds with Sparks taking a knee twice. The Bulldogs ran for 265 yards and passed for an additional 81 yards. Prater had five carries for 84 yards. Hayes ran five times for 51 yards. Thompson finished with eight carries for 47 yards. Reese got 41 yards on two carries. Savage’s scoring run was his only carry. Sparks was 4-for-10 passing for 81 yards. Spears had two receptions for 44 yards and Savage one for eight yards. Darnell Jackson’s only catch was his touchdown grab. Exavyer Jackson and Alexander, at inside lineBill Wilson / Consolidated News Service backer, led the defense Piedmont’s Dreek Thompson attempts to get with 14 tackles apiece. At away from a Leeds defender during last week’s the other inside linebacker, game. Hayes wasn’t far behind with 13 stops. Alexander, Prater, Clark and Darnell Jackson each had a quarterback sack. Reese and Young each had eight tackles. Young’s included three tackles behind the line of scrimmage and Reese had one. Tyler Lusk, Daughtry and Prater made six tackles apiece. In addition to his sack, Prater had another tackle behind the line. Clark recorded five tackles total. At nose, Ryan Kirk had three tackles. Savage, Chase Keener, Dalton Barber and Darnell Jackson had two tackles each. “We were excited to be able to play that game. Our kids played really well, played fast,” Smith said of the defensive effort.


Piedmont seeded 10th in county tournament



Thompson were the big guns for Piedmont’s attack. Flowers had 18 kills and Thompson had 13. Torre Seeded No. 10, Piedmont opens Roberts added seven kills. Setter the annual Calhoun County volleyMallory Roberts had 32 assists. Strott ball tournament at Jacksonville High said three assists by Bre Green and Saturday with a 9 a.m. match against two by Ashlynne Rivers helped keep No. 7 Ohatchee. Bulldogs coach Piedmont’s offense on track when Grace Strott said Tuesday that she passes didn’t reach Roberts. Green believes this year’s county tournahad a dozen digs and Keshauna ment field has more balance and that Jones recorded seven. Jaylen Major, winner will be the team that is able to Torre Roberts, Mallory Roberts and play its best at tournament time. Thompson each had two aces. Ohatchee defeated the Bulldogs in At Oxford Monday, the Bulldogs an early-season match but Strott isn’t fell to Saks (14-25, 25-12, 17-15) and conceding Saturday’s match to the Oxford (25-17, 26-24). Against Saks, Indians. Flowers had seven kills. Mallory “We’ve improved so much since the Roberts had seven assists, one block beginning of the year,” Strott said. “I and one kill. Green made five digs. In hope we bring our ‘A’ game and make the Oxford match, Thompson had four that a good match. I just think it’s so kills. Mallory Roberts recorded five evenly matched this year compared to assists and two aces. Green had 12 years past.” digs and Rivers had eight digs. Piedmont picked up an impressive Piedmont was to host Ranburne Class 3A, Area 10 win at White Plains Tuesday night and will entertain Saks Thursday. The Bulldogs downed the in an Area 10 match Thursday in Wildcats 21-25, 25-18, 16-25, 25-20, advance of the county tournament. 15-12. Carlie Flowers and Riesha

RIP DONOVAN Journal Sports Correspondent

Guest Commentary

Elected officials should pay for special elections when they resign counties are in the district and will there be a primary, runoff and general election or just a primary and general election. The press recently reported that in It’s not often that Sen. Del Marsh 2011, the state spent $300,00 on three and I agree on political issues (take the special elections while a special election Accountability Act for example). But in Madison County that took place a there is one issue that he and I strongly few weeks ago also cost the state about agree on, and that is the need to stop the $300,000. revolving door that has become elected In my conversations with state elections office. experts, the general consensus is that a Since the 2010 elections, there have typical special election will probably cost been ten elected officials who have the state between $200,000 and $300,000 resigned. Some left to take other positions on average. in government. But others left in order to That means that, at a minimum, these make more money in the private sector as special elections over the past three years lobbyists and consultants. are costing the state at least $2 million. For example, Congressman Jo Bonner Think about what we could have used that resigned to take a position with the money for instead. University of Alabama System where he We could have bought new textbooks now makes more than twice as much as for our schools, or saved over 30 law he did in Congress (his pay went from enforcement, firefighter and education $174,000 to $350,000 per year). jobs. We could have put metal detectors Elected office is supposed to be a public in our schools and better locks on classservice, not a steppingstone to a higher room doors to make our schools safer. paying job in the private sector. At the very least, we could have devoted Serving in elected office is also a promthat money to paying back the debt on the ise you make to the people who elected $437 million Republicans borrowed last you. As an elected official, you made a year to prevent Medicaid from collapsing. commitment to the people of your district But instead, we are spending that $2 that you would be their voice in the govmillion to pay for special elections so that ernment; that you would work for them a handful of elected officials can make a and be their representative for the entirety bigger profit. It is just plain wrong. of your term of office. So I agree with Sen. Marsh that we need But too many elected officials are now to tighten up the laws preventing legislabreaking that promise to their constituents tors from resigning to become lobbyists. and leaving their districts without a voice But I also think we need to go further, in our government while they cash out for because some of these elected officials are their new jobs. lobbying though they are still working in In Congress, the people of South politics. Alabama are without a voice right now at I think we should also require electa time when our government is about to ed officials who resign for any reason shut down. Now more than ever, we need other than health needs or appointment our congressmen to do their jobs, not to state or federal office to pay the costs leave us in the dark while they cash out. of the special election to fill their seat. And even though the state legislature is If a state legislator knew it would cost not in session at the moment, the people them $200,000 to $300,000 to leave, they of House Districts 74 in Montgomery and would think twice before taking that con104 in Mobile have no representative to sulting or lobbying job. work for them if they have an issue with Holding public office is supposed to be state government. If you live in one of a service to your community, not a stepthose districts and you have, for example, pingstone to a fat pay raise in the private an issue with Medicaid or obtaining grant sector. Our elected officials should take money for your local school, you are just their responsibilities seriously, and honor out of luck. their commitment to their constituents. But this issue goes beyond the broken And if they don’t then they should pay for promises and abandoned constituents. the trouble that they cause. Because in most of these cases there now Representative Craig Ford is a has to be a special election to fill these Democrat from Gadsden and the seats, and special elections cost money. Minority Leader in the Alabama House of The expense of a special election can Representatives. depend on several factors: how many CRAIG FORD Minority Leader

Council: Reverse power policy From page 1

during a meeting last month, and on Tuesday, voted against the change. “I don’t want to cause a hardship on anyone,” said Mayor Pro Tem Bill Baker, shortly before the council cast its vote. City leaders had hoped moving the penalty date up would reduce the number of outstanding power bills; earlier this year, there were about 230 customers

who had not paid the city-operated what they owed, officials said. That number has now been cut to 90, said Casey Ponder, who oversees the electrical department. Officials said the drop has been due to stricter enforcement of the rules designed to encourage adherence to the late-fee date, such as charging late fees and cut-offs to delinquent customers. Staff Writer Laura Gaddy: 256-2353544. On Twitter @LGaddy_Star.

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49 Compulsion 50 Extreme’s More ___ Words 52 Coral masses 55 Flat-topped hills 57 Suffix for senor 58 Wed 59 President from Cincinnati 61 Best Picture, 1988 63 Close but not romantic 67 Fitting 68 Brightly flowering bush 69 ___ one’s time 70 Mineral spring 71 Napa business 72 Stereo knob 73 Whammy DOWN 1 High-protein bean 2 Esoteric 3 No. 1 song for Mister Mister, 1985 4 Indy respites 5 Resound 6 Egyptian ruins site 7 Compass pt. 8 Shiny mineral

9 Nerdy 10 Come before 11 Annabel Lee penner 12 Q-tip target 13 NY Jets’ scores 19 Rudimentary stage 21 Art Deco designer 25 Seafarer’s jacket 27 Pop tune heard around Halloween 28 Milne’s bear 29 Compatriot 32 Captain of the Nautilus 35 Pinball no-no 38 Purple hue 39 This spot 41 South Seas island 42 Hazards a guess 45 Space Needle site 48 Astin, of Encino Man 51 C.S. Lewis fantasyland 53 Slushy fruit drink 54 Sentence pattern 56 60 Minutes newsman 60 Melee 62 Tacks on 63 Mandible 64 Israeli shooter 65 ___ Clemente 66 Flow’s partner

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Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Kent Smith and Melanie Smith, husband and wife, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Homecomings Financial, LLC (F/K/A Homecomings Financial Network, Inc.), on the 28th day of December, 2007, said mortgage recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Calhoun County, Alabama, in Book 4477 Page 254; said mortgage having subsequently been transferred and assigned to Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, by instrument recorded in Book 4696 Page 994, in the aforesaid Probate Office; the undersigned Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, as Mortgagee/Transferee, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the main entrance of the Courthouse at Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, on November 4, 2013, during the legal hours of sale, all of its right, title, and interest in and to the following described real estate, situated in Calhoun County, Alabama, towit: Beginning at a point where the Friendship Road crosses north and south center line of the west half of Section 33; Thence in an Easterly direction along the south side of said Friendship Road 210 feet; Thence south 420 feet; Thence West to center line of the West half of Section 33, 210 feet; thence North along the center line 420 feet to the point of beginning located in Section 33, Township 16, Range 8 East, Calhoun County, State of Alabama. Property Street Address: 1408 Circle Dr, Oxford, AL 36203 THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ON AN “AS IS, WHERE IS” BASIS, SUBJECT TO ANY EASEMENTS, ENCUMBRANCES, AND EXCEPTIONS REFLECTED IN THE MORTGAGE AND THOSE CONTAINED IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE OF THE COUNTY WHERE THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED PROPERTY IS SITUATED. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD WITHOUT WARRANTY OR RECOURSE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO TITLE, USE AND/OR ENJOYMENT AND WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION OF ALL PARTIES ENTITLED THERETO. This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure. The Mortgagee/Transferee reserves the right to bid for and purchase the real estate and to credit its purchase price against the expenses of sale and the indebtedness secured by the real estate. C O U R T

This sale is subject to postponement or cancellation. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, Mortgagee/Transferee Rebecca Redmond SIROTE & PERMUTT, P.C. P. O. Box 55727 Birmingham, AL 35255-5727 Attorney for Mortgagee/Transferee 217168

Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Thomas E. Slick and Cathy Slick, husband and wife, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for Noble Bank & Trust, N.A., on the 28th day of February, 2007, said mortgage recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Calhoun County, Alabama, in Mort Book 4421, Page 413; said mortgage having subsequently been transferred and assigned to Federal National Mortgage Association, by instrument recorded in Mort Book 4703 Page 1, in the aforesaid Probate Office; the undersigned Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”), as Mortgagee/Transferee, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the main entrance of the Courthouse at Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, on November 4, 2013, during the legal hours of sale, all of its right, title, and interest in and to the following described real estate, situated in Calhoun County, Alabama, to-wit: A portion of the Southwest quarter of Section 35, Township 16, South, Range 7, East in Calhoun County, Alabama, described as beginning at a point 718.7 feet along the North side of the Oxford-Coldwater public road in an Easterly direction from the intersection of the Northwesterly line of the Oxford-Coldwater Road and the West line of the Southeast quarter of the Southwest quarter of said Section 35; thence North and at an angle of 93 degrees 58 minutes a distance of 123.6 feet; thence Southwesterly at an angle of 86 degrees 02 minutes a distance of 116.9 feet; thence Southeasterly at an angle of 74 degrees 45 minutes a distance of 128 feet; thence in an Easterly direction at an angel of 105 degrees 15 minutes for a distance of 73.39 feet to the point of beginning. This being Lots 18, 19, and 20 according to an unrecorded plot of Frances Hagler’s trailer park done by Chester A. Smith. Property Street Address: 1680 Airport Road, Oxford, AL 36203 THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ON AN “AS IS, WHERE

IS” BASIS, SUBJECT TO ANY EASEMENTS, ENCUMBRANCES, AND EXCEPTIONS REFLECTED IN THE MORTGAGE AND THOSE CONTAINED IN THE RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE OF THE COUNTY WHERE THE ABOVE-DESCRIBED PROPERTY IS SITUATED. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD WITHOUT WARRANTY OR RECOURSE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO TITLE, USE AND/OR ENJOYMENT AND WILL BE SOLD SUBJECT TO THE RIGHT OF REDEMPTION OF ALL PARTIES ENTITLED THERETO. This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure. The Mortgagee/Transferee reserves the right to bid for and purchase the real estate and to credit its purchase price against the expenses of sale and the indebtedness secured by the real estate. This sale is subject to postponement or cancellation. Federal National Mortgage Association (“FNMA”), Mortgagee/Transferee Rebecca Redmond SIROTE & PERMUTT, P.C. P. O. Box 55727 Birmingham, AL 35255-5727 Attorney for Mortgagee/Transferee 294215 The Piedmont Journal Calhoun Co., AL October 2, 9, 16, 2013


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STATE OF ALABAMA CALHOUN COUNTY PROBATE COURT CASE NO. 31736 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF KATHLEEN TERRY, DECEASED Letters of Administration on the estate of KATHLEEN TERRY, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned on September 11, 2013, by the Honorable Alice K. Martin, Judge of Probate of said County, notice is hereby given that all persons having claims against said estate, are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law, or the same will be barred. RHONDA NAUGHER, Personal Representative of the Estate of KATHLEEN TERRY, Deceased Alice K. Martin Judge of Probate Piedmont Journal Calhoun Co., AL September 25, October 2, 9, 2013


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