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Ye Olde Timers Textile Athletes Reunion Saturday

By Saluda Sam

For the fourth year, The Olde Timers Textile Athletes will hold their Reunion at Piedmont’s Community Building, on Saturday, March 15th. Hours are 10 a.m. until 1 p.m;. Anyone who ever played Textile Sports or was a Fan of the Olde Timers are welcome.

This will be a great opportunity to renew old friendships and talk about how good we all were— who beat who, out-hit, out-shot or just talk about the good ole ballgames.

Among the exhibits will be the famous “Found Ball” of Earl Wooten lore. A complete set of the Southern Textile Basketball Tournament programs will be on display. If you ever played in the tournament, your name is in the programs!

Suspects in beating arrested in Piedmont, Williamston

SWAT team called out

Two men accused of attacking a Piedmont man in Belton have been arrested and charged with attempted murder. One of the arrests was made last Monday (July 2) in Williamston and the other in Piedmont Monday, July 9 after a standoff that involved SWAT and lasted several hours.

Burglary results in resident being shot, arrested

Two people whose Piedmont home was being burglarized wound up being arrested and one of them shot in the leg while the burglars remain at large. The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27-year old Jasmine Latasha McGee and 23-year old Byron Deon Robinson in connection with the attempted burglary and subsequent shooting which occurred over the weekend at 1072 Piedmont Golf Course Road.

Fatal crash on dead-end road

Piedmont fatal 4res

Corrine Taylor Palpal-Latoc, 19, died Monday from injuries suffered in an accident on Country Manor Road in Piedmont. Palpal-Latoc was driving a Nissan Maxima that went through a barrier on the dead-end road and hit a tree, according to Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore.

Piedmont Public Service District to hold budget meetings

By Stan Welch
The Piedmont Public Service District (PPSD) Board of Commissioners will hold its April meeting two weeks later than usual, in order to begin budget preparations beforehand. Chief Tracy Wallace explained that the financial information needed from Greenville County in order to complete the budget preparation would not be available until late April, causing the delay.
The Commission will meet on Thursday, April 26, at 6 p.m. for a budget workshop. The workshop is open to the public. The following Monday at 7 p.m., the regular Commission meeting will be held.

Textile Olde Timers in Piedmont

There will be a meeting of the Textile Olde Timers  Saturday, Mar. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Piedmont Community Building.
The event is being sponsored by the Southern Textile Heritage Society and any old time textile athlete is invited regardless of sport played, organizers said. The public and anyone interested in sports or textile sports is also invited.

Pedestrian hit by vehicle


Piedmont firefighters work at the scene of a accident on Anderson Street Monday night. A pedestrian was apparently crossing the roadway near Academy Street when he was struck by an eastbound Toyota. The man was thrown over the car and onto the roadway. He was rushed to Greenville Memorial Hospital by Pelzer EMS and later died. (Photo by David Rogers)

Piedmont SC History added to The Journal-Online website

Several historical information posts have been added to The Journal-Online website this week. Added are posts with information compiled mainly by Piedmont Historian Don Roper going back as far as the late 1700s to 2002. We hope you enjoy reading about the history of Piedmont this week. Additional history and other information about Williamston, Pelzer, West Pelzer and Piedmont will be posted to the website periodically as we continue to update the new site.

Piedmont SC Chronoligical History

PIEDMONT CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY  (compiled by Don Roper, Piedmont, S.C.):

1746: David Garrison Born.

1770: Pearl Springs School Organized on Shiloh Church Road.

1790: David Garrison lives in Greenville County

Piedmont SC history

PIEDMONT HISTORY  (compiled by Don Roper, Piedmont, S.C.):

Piedmont: A spot on the Saluda River where the sparkling water rushes over huge rocks on its way from the mountains to the sea. The place has had several names; the Indians and early settlers called it “Big Shoals of the Saluda,” later it was Garrison Shoals and then Piedmont. From the time the Indians used the big rocks of the shoals as a crossing, through the several bridges, Piedmont has been a crossroads for generations.

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