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Textile Sports Reunion held in Piedmont Saturday

The Textile Sports Reunion was held Saturday at the Piedmont Gym and Community Center on Saturday, April 2. Attendees listened to the Textile Heritage Band perform on stage. The event included speakers, sports memorabilia displays and exhibitors including the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, Greenville Drive Baseball, Ron Norris’ Greenville Bat Company Collection, Upcountry History Museum. A baseball card collection included Shoeless Joe Jackson and other famous players including Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, Yogi Berra and other Major Leaguers. (Photo by Michael Lollis)

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

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.

The Founding of Piedmont SC

THE FOUNDING OF PIEDMONT   (compiled by Don Roper, Piedmont, S.C.):

Since the village of Piedmont was founded, two generations have come upon the stage of life, and few of our inhabitants know anything of the early history of the place. A few words on this subject may not come amiss. Prior to the year 1873 or 45 years ago this locality was known as “The Big Shoals of the Saluda.” It was indeed a wild section, a mass of wildwood and jungle growth. However, the lands with the water power had been previously purchased by Col. H.P. Hammett during the last days of the Civil War. Col. Hammett also had some experience in the management of a small mill at Batesville in this county, and being a man of great business capacity and broad vision, he saw the possibilities of a great enterprise in his purchase.

Piedmont SC Fire Department 2002

Piedmont Fire Department (2002)

September, 2002 – Piedmont firefighters included: Chief Jerry L. Nichols; Assistant Chief Tracy B. Wallace; Capt. Bobby Higgins, Capt. Norman Wynn, Lt. Terry Yates, Lt. Grady Reeves, Lt. Dustin Allen.

Also Craig Lawless, engineer/inspector/paramedic; Joey Gillespie, engineer/inspector/EMT; Eric Shirley, engineer, paramedic and engineers: Mark McClain, James H. Hyde, Jason Thompson, Robert Bolden, Dustin Grogan, dispatcher.

History of Piedmont Fire Department

History of the Piedmont Fire Department (Complied by Assistant Chief Tracy Wallace – 2002)

1948 – J. P. Stevens Company formed the Piedmont Fire Department. Equipment included a 1948 Chevrolet Peter Pirsh fire truck and shop employees served as firefighters.

1971 – A 1971 Ford John Beam fire truck apparatus was purchased. It was kept in the mill parking lot.

1972 – Construction was started on a fire department in the old mill parking lot on Hwy. 86. The depratment has an ISO rating of Class 9.

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