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See list of scores from Friday's AHSAA baseball playoffs & today's schedule

Alabama Chr. (14-13) at Demopolis (11-12), 11 a.m., Sat ...
(Mon., TBD) Glencoe (10-5) at Piedmont (17-8), at Jacksonville St., 5 p.m., Sat (Mon., 5 p.m.) Walter Wellborn (12-11) at Westbrook Chr. (26-10), 1 p.m., Sat. (Mon., TBD) Winston Co. at Hanceville ...

Piedmont High celebrates 50 years of birdcalls

This year's judges will include an ornithologist from San Francisco State, prominent Piedmont community member Matt Heafey, and Waxdeck's son, Joel. As for the future, no approaches have been made yet to Ellen, Conan, Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel, et al.

Piedmont native retired from teaching

Annie Grace Diamond Adair, 86, lives on the street where she was born in Piedmont. She’s lived here her entire life except for the three years she lived in Gadsden and about five years when she was attending Alabama State Teachers College (now Alabama ...

'Food and Wine inspired by Art' dinner, The Willeyville's Piedmont Wine Tasting, more - wine calendar

Piccione Farcito al Fegato d'oca, semi boneless squab stuffed with sausage ...
Dinner with John Bee at 6 p.m. The Ohio distributor focuses on wines from Italy's Piedmont region. All will be paired with Italian dishes. Cost is $45. D'Agnese's is at 566 ...

Troy ("TJ") Jones, Jr..

TJ is survived by his parents, Troy Lynn (Cynthia) Jones, Sr., Hampton, GA, and Vickie (Richard) Loignon, McDonough, GA; grandparents, Darlene Jones, Oneida, TN, Susan Moss, Piedmont, AL, Abby Killoran, Winder, GA, James Moss, Piedmont, AL, Charlie Loignon ...

Police: Piedmont couple arrested in Ga. for abusing 3-month-old

Piedmont Police Chief Freddie Norton says the child's father ...
and taken to a nearby jail where they await extradition to Alabama.

Alabama Senate Passes the Religious Display Freedom Act; Bill affirms the right to display religious holiday symbols on public property

On Tuesday, April 7th, the Alabama Senate passed the Religious Display Freedom ...
From Religion Foundation in Wisconsin threatened the cities of Rainbow City, Piedmont, and Glencoe with lawsuits, all for having a manger scene in front of their city ...

Town told to keep Christ out of Christmas parade

The annual Christmas parade in Piedmont, Alabama is a big deal in this small town tucked away in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The Piedmont parade doesn’t have giant helium-filled balloons or dancing Broadway show girls – but they do have ...

Weaver man killed in early morning Piedmont wreck

PIEDMONT, Alabama -- A Weaver man died as a result of an early morning accident near Piedmont, according to Calhoun County Coroner Pat Brown. A Jacksonville woman was also injured in the one-car accident that occurred about 4 a.m. today on Max Wellborn ...

Piedmont, Alabama Man Convicted Of Child Sexual Abuse

Piedmont, Alabama, a small town east of Birmingham, has always seemed like a normal little town with good, hospitable and law abiding people. And it is. Yet it still has perhaps, an average amount of criminal activity for it’s population. Once every few ...

While in ATL, check out Little 5 Points (improv @ dads garage), downtown decatur, and smith's olde bar in piedmont. Also, check out the beltline!

Thank you! I did two of these things! Couldn’t do the beltline because it was raining my entire trip. :((

Piedmont High School Bird Calling Contest Turns 50; Top Finishers To Appear On Letterman Show

PIEDMONT (CBS SF) — The Piedmont High School Bird Calling contest, originally organized by science teacher Leonard J. Waxdeck, celebrated its 50th anniversary Friday night in the Alan Harvey Theater o…

AJ Styles headlined the card at ProSouth Wrestling 5-8 in Piedmont, AL

Made in NC: Broadleaf Cabins

If you grew up in North Carolina, you probably passed by hundreds of them over the years without a second thought. But they’re now disappearing — and a lot of people think old tobacco barns that dot …

Huge News on May 8 Pro South Event in Piedmont, AL

From Larry Goodman: The Young Buck cancelled their May 8 appearance for Pro South Wrestling in Piedmont, AL vs. Worst Case Scenario (Ethan Case & Elijah Evans IV), but Ace Haven and PSW came up with o…

What’s in season at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market?

COLFAX, N.C. — It was a rough winter for growers in the Piedmont with weather taking a toll on plants and produce, but this season is about springing forward. Farmers markets are quickly approaching …

ProSouth Wrestling match results from 4-10 in Piedmont, AL

ProSouth Wrestling, Piedmont, AL, April 10 match results:  "Chosen One" Dameon Ceretone defeated Logan Creed.  Trever Aeon & Charles Zanders defeated James Hardy & Victoria Ventress.  Gene Jackson,…

Atlanta Jazz Festival Announces Schedule in Piedmont Park: May 22-24

Atlanta, GA — “We have an incredible roster of musicians coming to Atlanta from around the world to perform at the 38th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival over Memorial Day Weekend,” … Continue reading →

ProSouth Wrestling in Piedmont on April 17

From GWH News: ProSouth Wrestling will be at the ProSouth Arena in Piedmont, AL on April 17. The venue is located at 627 Southern Avenue. Tickets are $8 and free for children under 5. Doors open at…

Notary for Personal Statement for Roommate of Repeat Customer in Piedmont, SC 29673

So, where can you find a notary on Easter Sunday when you have court the next day? Why, you can call on GreenvilleNotary.com of course! Certified Notary Public Signing Agent, Sonita M. Leak viewed the…


Get a Homeland Security Job in PIEDMONT ALABAMA

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at dhs.usajobs.gov.

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.


No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
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  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.


Last Published Date: December 16, 2014



The importance of local education funding in PIEDMONT ALABAMA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 


What do you know about abuse of women in PIEDMONT ALABAMA ?

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Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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