City of Aliceville celebrates 1st Annual Juneteenth celebration

By Algene Strickland

ALICEVILLE-The City of Aliceville celebrated their first annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 18, 2022 with at least 200 participants. A guest also had to be picked up from the airport in Aliceville to join in the festivities.

Food was surrounded by home southern cuisines along with great music given by the Debbie Bond Band, Radiator Rick, several gospel groups and Aliceville Crusaders.

Reform Council adds discussion of the sewer systems to agenda for next meeting

Council discusses updates on sewer systems in Reform.

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

REFORM- On June 21, 2022, the Reform City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Melody Davis. The council approved of the minutes as well as the payables. In old business, the resolution from June 7, 2022, of the one-time lump sum payment to eligible retirees was tabled by the council for the next appointed meeting. There was no new business or public comments, and the meeting moved on to reports from councilmembers.

Aliceville hosts grand opening for Boys and Girls Club

GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR ALICEVILLE UNIT OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF WEST ALABAMA Photo By Jill Noland

On Monday, June 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., many people in Pickens County came out to witness the cutting of the new location of the opening for the Boys and Girls Club in Aliceville. The club will be located at the Alabama National Guard Armory. Prayer was done by Willie J Lavender followed by the pledge of allegiance given by the Cub Scouts Pack 205 led by Pastor Hugh Spencer. The ribbon was cut by Mayor Windham, Kim Turner of the Boys and Girls Club, and Mr. Spencer. What a great day for Pickens County and the town of Aliceville!!!

Damon Pruet, Libertarian Candidate for State House 61visits Reform Council

Damon Pruet, Libertarian Candidate for State House 61 speaks at Reform Council Meeting

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

REFORM- On June 7, 2022, the Reform City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Melody Davis. Councilmembers Charlie Taggert and Charles Hagan were in attendance.The council approved of the minutes as well as the payables. In new business, the Employee’s Retirement System vote was tabled to discuss at the next meeting. Damon Pruet addressed the council, introducing himself as the libertarian candidate for State House 61.

Gordo Dixie Youth (Cubs) wins season championship tournament

Coaches L to R: Samuel Junkin, Ryan Sullivan, Brett Black, Adam Brown, John Russell
Players Back Row L to R: JP Brown, Landon Black, Mason Corbett, Jase
Cummings, Walt Russell, Collin Koon
Front Row L to R: Tucker Banks, Everett Sullivan, Leo Junkin, Baylor Fields

SEVEN/EIGHT YEAR OLD GORDO DIXIE YOUTH --- Gordo Dixie Youth 7/8 year old Cubs won championship for regular season and tournament on May 21, 2022.