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University of West Alabama commencement


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Oneonta: Ashley Chapman. Panola: Vickie Oliver. Piedmont: Wendy Rogers. Rainsville: Anastasia Monroe. Red Level: Ebony Heard. Satsuma: Robert Bruister. Selma: Dionne Reese. Semmes: Cindy Dobbs.

Thompson to continue career with Golden Bears


6, at Legion Field in Birmingham against North Alabama. The following week, Miles meets West Alabama. That game could pit two former Piedmont players against each other as Thompson’s teammate and friend C.J. Savage has a football scholarship to West Alabama.

FOOTBALL: Piedmont’s Thompson signs with Miles College


PIEDMONT – Piedmont senior all-purpose football player Dreek ...
Thompson was selected to the Alabama Sportswriters Association Class 3A All-State Team as an athlete last December.

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 ...

Piedmont man dead in morning fire


PIEDMONT, Alabama -- Firefighters found the body of a Piedmont man after they extinguished a fire this morning. Calhoun County Assistant Coroner Jay Bowden said firefighters were called to a residence in the 200 block of Church Street South about 7:25 ...

Alabama Christmas Parade Has Largest Attendance In Years Despite Atheist Attacks


A small Alabama town’s Christmas parade had the best attendance in years, even though it had to officially change its theme proclaiming faith in Jesus Christ because of a letter from a left-wing atheist organization. The City of Piedmont, Alabama ...

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 ...

Alabama City Was Going to Hold “Keep Christ in Christmas” Parade but, Under Pressure, Officials Changed the Theme


Last week, we learned the city of Piedmont, Alabama was having a Christmas parade on December 4 with the theme “Let’s Keep Christ in Christmas”: The Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote a letter to city officials warning them of the constitutional ...

Following complaint, Alabama school ends praying at football games


Another Southern public school has dropped pre-game prayer from its football ritual following a complaint from the Freedom from Religion Foundation. As reported by AL.com, Piedmont High School officially decided to end its traditional pregame prayer after ...

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 ...

ProSouth Wrestling in Piedmont on May 29


From GWH News: ProSouth Wrestling will be at the ProSouth Arena in Piedmont, AL on May 29. The venue is located at 627 Southern Avenue. Tickets are $8 and free for children under 5. Doors open at 6…

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Tibetan bridge in Piedmont, Italy.


Tibetan bridge in Piedmont, Italy. My fear of heights will never allow me to experience this, but it would be awesome!

Car break-ins on the rise in Piedmont


GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police are reminding drivers it’s not enough to lock your car doors to deter theft. In the last month, approximately six thefts were reported to Greensboro police from the parking …

Blind runner inspires others in Piedmont


GREENSBORO, N.C. — The third annual “A Brighter Path” 5k and 10k is coming up June 13. The proceeds from this event will go to the Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind. Danny Kelly will again be in…

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UFO Sighting in Piedmont, Missouri on May 15th 1974 - noticed something through windshield above me. Got out of car and stood in road and looked up at it. Length of time unknown. It slowly crossed the road and went to my left.


In the Spring of 1974 a silver disc caught my eye through the windshield just as it moved ahead of me over the road in Piedmont, Missouri. Didn't know if it had been following me. I stopped car, got …

Basement Homes for Sale in Piedmont Residential’s Acworth Community


Piedmont Residential’s Acworth community, Parc at Kellogg Creek, has only basement homes left for sale. This highly sought-after community is selling quick, so home buyers need to act fast to secure t…

I just got a text from Mayor Petty! A playground was just built in Piedmont’s Chandler Elementary School!


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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in PIEDMONT ALABAMA ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]



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Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation in PIEDMONT ALABAMA

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, 2014, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

· Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal. Learn more.

· Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college. Learn more.

· Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the #3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food. Learn more.

· Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family’s wealth. Learn more.

· Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work. Learn more.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

· Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work. Learn more.

· Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation. Learn more.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for inpiduals to assess their own saving status

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How can I follow Congressman votes that I have chosen in PIEDMONT ALABAMA

How to . . .   observe about congressional votes  All voting in Congress is a matter of public record. However, not all floor votes are roll call votes. There are voice votes (“aye” or “no”) and pision or standing votes (where the presiding officer counts Members), and these types of votes do not indicate by name how a member voted. Senate.gov

Senate roll call vote tallies are posted online within an hour of the vote.   You can view today´s votes or use the vote tables to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress (1989).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries also provide brief descriptions of the votes and links to Congress.gov for the texts of the legislation.

House.gov

House roll call vote tallies are posted online directly following the vote.   You can view votes from this Congress or use the archives to look at any roll call vote taken since the 101st Congress, 2nd session (1990).  In addition to vote tallies, the entries provide brief descriptions of the votes.

Congress.gov

Congress.gov provides Senate recorded floor votes going back to the 101st Congress (1989-90) and House recorded floor votes going back to the second session of the 101st Congress (1990). To access votes using Congress.gov search for a bill and click on the "Actions" tab. All House and Senate roll call votes will be listed with links to the House and Senate´s web pages.

Congressional Record

The Congressional Record is the official source of information on recorded floor votes.  Votes are printed in the daily Record as they occur on the floor. The votes provide an alphabetical listing of members under “yea,” “nay,” and “not voting” categories and show the overall tally for each category.  However, votes are not identified by party or by state. The Daily Digest section that is printed at the end of each Record shows how many roll call votes were taken that day and show on what page in the Record the votes can be found. TheCongressional Record Index provides subject access to the votes (under “Votes in Senate” and “Votes in House.”)

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