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George Smith: My pencils are not for sale . . .

10 th Street, Mr. Willis walked in for a visit. To say he was a gentleman is an understatement, pleasant and with manners, and in no way upset by my bit of sarcasm that a lumberman from PIEDMONT Alabama would even think of running for president.

Madison Academy tops Piedmont, 75-51, for Class 3A Basketball title

Josh Langford, the top player in Alabama for the Class of 2016 and five-star prospect ...
and passing the ball efficiently – Madison Academy had 17 assists compared to Piedmont’s four. “I was really proud of how our guys came together tonight.”

AHSAA CLASS 3A BOYS BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Mustangs gallop past Piedmont, earn second state title in three years

BIRMINGHAM - Piedmont basketball coach Tommy Lewis called taking on ...
not only is he the top candidate for Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Alabama, and not only is he one of the top 15 players in the country for 2016, he's a great teammate.

Winter storm causes Postal Service delays

Cullman County Post Offices are scheduled to open at 10:00 a.m. Post Offices with the first three ZIP Code digits 362 (with the exception of Piedmont, AL) will open as scheduled. The Piedmont Post Office is scheduled to open at 10:00 a.m. Post Offices with ...

Ice and snow impact mail service

Cullman County Post Offices are scheduled to open at 10 a.m. · Post Offices with the first three ZIP Code digits 362 (with the exception of Piedmont, AL) will open as scheduled. The Piedmont Post Office is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. · Post Offices with ...

Road conditions deteriorate as snow falls on central Alabama

As the snow continues to fall on central Alabama, the driving conditions are starting to ...
AL69 near Marshall County line is also impassible. The Piedmont Police say all roads in the town are closed. Those are the only closed roads in Calhoun County ...

Prudence Hilburn: Chocolate wins favor among fans of many flavors

Spread on top of cake. Prudence Hilburn of Piedmont, Alabama, has won more than 30 national cooking awards and written several cookbooks, including, “Kitchen Keepers.” Write her at prudencehilburn@aol.com or visit prudencehilburn.com.

Piedmont City Schools Implements Blended Learning Program

Piedmont City School District in Alabama has implemented a blended learning program at its middle school in an effort to provide students with mastery-based personalized learning. In 2009, the district implemented a 1-to-1 laptop initiative for its ...

Piedmont 65, Excel 48: Bulldogs take control early, earn first championship game berth in 8 decades

They told us to go and do it big." -- Piedmont's Baley Blanchard "I hate that we lost today. But we look at the year as a whole and it was a great success for us." -- Excel coach Al Bowen -- What’s next?: Piedmont will play No. 2-ranked Madison Academy ...

Piedmont City Schools Partners with Education Elements to Implement Blended Learning and Exceeds Growth Expectations

Piedmont City School District is a small district of 1200 students in rural Alabama. In 2009, Piedmont launched mPower Piedmont, an initiative to provide laptops to students in grades four through twelve. The district quickly realized that not all students ...

Find the Hidden Beauty of Italy in Biella

On the last day of February 2015, I had another opportunity to visit a nice city named Biella in Piedmont, Italy as one of Young Ambassadors. It is a calm city […]

What’s Going On In Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, March 5th to Sunday, March 8th

FEATURED EVENTS AND FESTIVALS: ADVENTURES IN ATLANTA’S PICKS FOR THIS WEEKEND. CHECK OUT OUR SITE AT: http://www.adventuresinat lanta.com Atlanta Wine Party Date: Saturday, March 7th Time: 6pm to …

ProSouth Wrestling this Friday, 03/06/15, in Piedmont, AL

ProSouth Wrestling this Friday, 03/06/15, in Piedmont, AL THIS FRIDAY! Our 2nd annual Draw 2 Brawl! 12 wrestlers will be randomly drawn into 6 tag teams and then those 6 tag teams will face each other…

Virginia Place Luxury Townhomes for Sale in Historic Virginia Highland

891 Briarcliff TH, LP, a partnership between Southeast Capital Companies (SEC) and Patrick Malloy Communities, is pleased to announce Virginia Place, a luxury townhome community located in the highly …

Birds in Piedmont, Italy by renzodionigi on Flickr.

Birds in Piedmont, Italy by renzodionigi on Flickr.

ProSouth Wrestling in Piedmont on March 6

From GWH News: ProSouth Wrestling will be at the ProSouth Arena in Piedmont, AL on March 6. The venue is located at 627 Southern Avenue. Tickets are $8 and free for children under 5. Doors open at …

ProSouth Wrestling results from 2/27 in Piedmont, AL

ProSouth Wrestling, Piedmont, AL, February 27 Results:  Jed Johnson defeated Dusty MacWilliams.  Chris McCain w/Donnie Primetime over James Hardy w/Victoria by DQ.  ProSouth All-Out Champion Ace H…

Birds in Piedmont, Italy by renzodionigi on Flickr.

Birds in Piedmont, Italy by renzodionigi on Flickr.

4 to 6 inches of snow expected in Piedmont Wednesday, Thursday

A fast moving disturbance delivered a quick burst of snow Tuesday morning. But it now looks like the main show will arrive Wednesday night and last into Thursday morning. After a sunny start to the d…

Tiffany Stained Glass in Shelby, North Carolina

In 1911, when The First Baptist Church of Shelby dedicated its new Gothic Revival edifice, the exterior sanctuary walls were filled with magnificent stained glass windows manufactured by the Lewis Com…


In PIEDMONT ALABAMA: Understanding Links Between Smoking & Weight

Maybe you quit smoking to do something good for your health, and now you’ve noticed the pounds adding up on the scale. Or maybe one of the reasons you’re not quite ready to quit is that you’re afraid of gaining weight.

Here are some of the reasons why some people gain weight when they quit:

  • Smoking lowers your appetite.
    Smoking cigarettes makes you feel less hungry. So, when you quit smoking, you might feel hungrier and then eat more than you used to eat.  
  • Smoking increases your metabolism.
    Smoking cigarettes increases your metabolism, so you burn more calories. So when you stop smoking, you may burn fewer calories which can lead to weight gain. 
  • Eating can be a substitute for smoking.
    Smoking gave you something to do with your hands and something to put in your mouth. For a lot of people, food replaces cigarettes. And the more you reach for food, the more likely it is that you will gain weight.
  • Eating may soothe the feelings that smoking used to soothe.
    Maybe smoking was your go-to when you were feeling bad. When you stop smoking, you may find that you turn to eating to feel better or to deal with stress—but this can backfire and result in weight gain.

The good news is that you can take charge of your weight even while quitting smoking. Check out Forever Free for more info about smoking and weight.



Campaign in PIEDMONT ALABAMA: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.


The Guardian and a warning to PIEDMONT ALABAMA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [27]


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