Everyone who attended the annual Piedmont Squirrel Drop seemed to enjoy watching Sparky the Squirrel as he leaped from the top of the Piedmont Fire Department’s ladder truck as the old year ended.

The Alabama Department of Education recently released its report card of all state schools and Piedmont High School received a 90, the middle school received a 91, and the elementary school received a 92.

Mark Gidley, Alabama District 29’s new Republican state representative, says he thinks a second swearing-in ceremony is needed for anyone who represents parts of two counties. 

Mike Abrams of Anniston and Sandra Goodwin of Piedmont are leading two respective groups of volunteers in raising funds for a nonprofit known as Wreaths Across America (WAA). Fulfilling its mission, the group saw to it that more than 2.4 million wreaths were placed on veterans graves last ye…

The Beecham twins, 75, have appeared as extras alongside other well-known actors, such as Ed Harris, Jason Bateman, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Aniston, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Robert Duvall and more.

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