Gordo to Replace One Bridge with Culvert, monitoring Another Culvert

By Doug Sanders Jr
News Correspondent

GORDO- The Gordo Town Council received an update on two bridge/culverts at the Jan. 9 meeting by Mayor Craig Patterson.

He first reported on the wooden bridge on Fifth Avenue SW near JetPep. He said he had talked with the County Engineer, and the bridge needs to be replaced with an oval corrugated metal culvert, measuring approximately 40 feet long, six feet wide and five feet tall.

ALEA Wraps Up 2022 with 19 Fewer Traffic Fatalities than Previous Year

MONTGOMERY – Over the course of 2022, Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division investigated crashes that resulted in 19 fewer lives lost on Alabama’s roadways.

This past year, ALEA Troopers investigated a total of 31,990 traffic crashes, which resulted in 10,914 injuries and 586 fatalities reported. Crashes declined by 2,185, and injuries were down 646 in 2022 from the 2021 totals.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held in Reform for New Water Upgrades

Jonathan Bonner, Councilman Charlie Hagan, Councilman Malcolm Giles, Councilwoman Pat Wheat, Mayor Melody Davis, Senator Gerald Allen, State Representative Ron Bolton, and West Alabama Regional Commissioner Pamela Trammell

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

The City of Reform held its groundbreaking ceremony on January 5, 2023, to kick off the beginning of a five-year construction project that includes a water test well, a new water well, a monitoring well, a new water storage tank, a new water treatment plant, and new pipes within the water pipeline system. The second part of this project will include the construction of two new lift stations, upgrades and improvements to the current lift stations, and improvements with the city’s sewer system.

Mayor Recognizes Life of Long-Time Employee Jeffery “Boot” Lewis

Council Member Wilder Speaking

By Felicity Holman
Managing Editor

ALICEVILLE- The Aliceville City Council meeting was held on December 28, 2022. Mayor Terrence Windham called the meeting to order. Councilmember Rebecca Gilliam was absent.
The council approved the minutes of the last meeting.
In new business, Mayor Windham read the resolution, recognizing the life of long-time employee Jeffery “Boot” Lewis.

Christmas Homecoming a Huge Success

Bob Sellers on Court House Stairs

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

CARROLLTON- Bob Sellers and Friends Christmas Homecoming was held December 16, 2022, on the Courthouse Square in Carrollton. The town was decorated beautifully, and the cool weather made it feel like Christmas as Bob Sellers entertained everyone on the steps of the old courthouse. 

Mayor Announces Groundbreaking

Reform City Council

By Felicity Holman
Managing Editor

 REFORM- On December 20, 2022, the Reform City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Melody Davis.
The council approved the minutes as well as the payables.
In new business, Mayor Davis announced that January 5, 2023, is the date of the groundbreaking for the Reform Water Project.