Mar. 27Community, Top StoriesComments Off on Williamson drops out of District 1 county commissioner race
With an abrupt decision early Thursday afternoon, Piedmont’s Bobby Williamson withdrew from the Canadian County commissioner District 1 race. In a prepared statement to the Piedmont-Surrey Gazette, Williamson stated he has decided to discontinue his intentions to campaign for current Canadian County Commissioner Phil Carson’s seat.
“Being an elected official brings responsibility and commitment. That commitment starts with the oath of office. I have received a lot of encouragement and support while considering this campaign, but after discussing the future with residents of Ward 2, I believe that I can represent their interests most directly as a Piedmont city councilman, so I have decided to withdraw my bid for the Republican candidate for Canadian County District 1 commissioner. I want to thank my supporters for believing in me and sticking by my side. Again, thank you,” Williamson stated.
The filing period for Canadian County commissioner District 1 is April 9, 10 and 11. The primary election is June 24 and the runoff is Aug. 26.
While the No. 7 Piedmont Wildcats entered Tuesday night undefeated and riding a shutout streak, they left Stout Field in a completely different fashion.
Western Heights used a three-goal blitz to not only hand the Wildcats their first home loss of the season, but end their consecutive shutout streak as PHS fell 3-0 on a cold and chilly night at Stout Field. Read more →
Mar. 26Wildcat SportsComments Off on Wildcats baseball claims title at Chandler
Photo Provided by Alissa Antwine Players and coaches from the Piedmont Wildcats baseball team pose for a team photo after the team won the championship at the Mark Howard Memorial Tournament Saturday afternoon at Mark Howard Park in Chandler. PHS defeated the Westmoore JV squad in the finals to claim the title.
Mar. 26Wildcat SportsComments Off on Wildcats land four on All-Conference list
Evan Grice/Gazette Piedmont’s Adrion Williams drives to the basket during the State Quarterfinals against Tulsa Memorial at the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. Williams was named 1st team All-Conference.
Evan Grice/Gazette Piedmont’s Cameron Peters fights to get up the floor during the State Quarterfinals against Tulsa Memorial at the Mabee Center. Peters was one of two Wildcats named 1st team all-conf.
Evan Grice/Gazette Piedmont’s Grant Smith runs in transition on offense. Smith was named Honorable Mention for the Suburban Conference All-Conference Awards.
Evan Grice/Gazette Piedmont’s Kendell Franklin puts up a shot during the State Quarterfinals against Tulsa Memorial. Franklin was named Honorable Mention for the Suburban Conference All-Conference awards.
For Matt Capshaw, it was never a case of when he was going to sign a national letter of intent to play football, but who was he going to sign it for.
Tuesday morning, he put all of those questions to rest as he put pen to paper, signing his national letter of intent to play football for the Oklahoma Panhandle State University Aggies in Goodwell, Oklahoma.
In front of a standing room only crowd of friends, family, classmates and coaches, Capshaw officially declared himself a college bound athlete, making him the third Piedmont football player to commit to the next level. Read more →
Mar. 20City, CommunityComments Off on Piedmont fire chief offers fire safety tips
Piedmont Fire Chief Andy Logan
By Matt Montgomery
email@example.comWith dry conditions and high winds in the Piedmont area, comes the danger of wildfires. Piedmont Fire Chief Andy Logan offered some tips on how to stay safe while Canadian County is still under a fire burn ban.
The City of Piedmont is not issuing burn permits right now, and Logan said that coupled with the Canadian County burn ban has helped the fire department out.
“We’ve had a few small fires, but nothing of any real magnitude,” Logan said. “Most of them were accidental fires.”
Logan said outdoor activities that could lead to a fire like welding, torching or grills must be used with caution and it’s also a good idea to have a spotter watch for sparks and stand waiting with a bucket of water to extinguish those.
“We encourage people to be mindful of the hazards when it come to welding and torching,” he said. “When there’s a burn ban in effect, cutting and welding activities have to be approved on a case-by-case basis.”
Activities like welding have to be approved and those participating in the activity have to have a fire watcher, he said.
“A fire watcher is someone to sit there and watch for sparks, embers and things that could eventually start a fire.” Read more →
Submitted by Lyndall Jones Lyndall Jones with his wife, Kari, and son, Landon at First Baptist Church in Piedmont.
By Matt Montgomery
First Baptist Church Music Minister Lyndall Jones has been bringing down the house lately, so to speak, with his uplifting version of “O Happy Day.”
Since Jones has been the music minister at First Baptist Church in Piedmont, he has brought a flare of musicianship to the church that is second to none.
“The way I believe that I am called by God is to use music or the arts of any kind to bring a focal point on who God is,” Jones said. “I’m using arts tools through music to worship God and point to who he his, whether it is something that we can understand from a textual standpoint by reading the bible or whether it’s something that is expressed through feeling or emotions.” Read more →