Annual Car Show Used to Minister to People of All Ages

1955 Chevrolet Bel Air

Staff Writer

The 5th Annual Car Show, sponsored by the Pickens Baptist Association, was held Saturday, April 22, 2023, on Courthouse Square in Carrollton, Alabama. The car show was well attended, with over 55 vehicles on display. People enjoyed coming out and looking at the vintage vehicles that were arranged on the Courthouse Square.

Mrs. Amy Glenn’s Third Graders at Aliceville Elementary Incubate Eggs and Watch Baby Chicks Grow

Staff Writer

Mrs. Amy Glenn’s third graders at Aliceville Elementary School have been busy for the last 21 days in watching embryos grow into little chicks that have now hatched. Mrs. Glenn enjoys giving her students hands-on activities that present them with opportunities that they would not normally have in their learning environment.

Celebrating The Power of Community Kindness

Guest Columnist

The Board of Directors of the Pickens County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities Association invites all citizens throughout the county to come out and celebrate with us as we commemorate mental health awareness. We are using the international theme “Celebrating the Power of Community Kindness” to emphasize the power and impact of community kindness in dealing with the challenges as- sociated with mental issues.

Projects Continue to be Completed in Carrollton

Cindy and Steve Jackson speaking at the Carrollton Council Meeting

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer
 CARROLLTON- The Carrollton City Council met on April 6, 2023. Following the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance, the minutes were approved with a motion from Councilman Phillip Trull and a second from Councilman Sherman Mayhew. The Council voted to pay the city’s bills with a motion from Councilman Chuck McDaniel and a second from Councilwoman Terisa Robbins.

Dilapidated Houses Discussion Turns Tense at Gordo Council Meeting

By Doug Sanders Jr.
News Correspondent
The Gordo Town Council on April 3 saw a tense exchange between the mayor and a councilmember over the town’s lack of action against dilapidated houses.
 Councilwoman Floy Goode mentioned some places in the town in her district that have fallen into disrepair or are unsightly, but she specifically mentioned a residence on Preacher Street. She said she is halfway through her second four-year on the council with no results. “What can we do?” she asked.

Jason Moore Hired as Headmaster

Jason Moore

The Pickens Academy Board of Trustees, an independent private school located in Carrollton, Alabama, announced today the hiring of Jason Moore as its next Headmaster. Mr. Moore will succeed interim Headmaster Bobby Beasley and will begin fulfilling these duties May 1, 2023. Mr. Moore was unanimously recommended for the position by the Headmaster Search Committee after a careful search and interviews from an impressive pool of candidates.  The search began on January 1, 2023. 

Generations of the Hankins Family Serve Aliceville and Surrounding Area at Food Fare

Food Fare Owners Left to Right: Eric Hankins, Gary Hankins, Charles Hankins, and Michael Hankins

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer
If you’ve ever been to Food Fare in Aliceville, Alabama, you have seen what a large, clean, organized and beautiful store the Hankins family has created for the people of Pickens County.
   A.J. Hankins, the first owner of the Aliceville Food Store, retired in Memphis from the Marine Corp in 1970. He came to Aliceville to sharecrop with his brother. Soon his sons came to Pickens County as well.

Commission Awards Bids to ST Bunn to Resurface County Road 3 and Washington Road

Board of Commissioners

By Felicity Holman
Managing Editor
 CARROLLTON- The Pickens County Board of Commissioners meeting was held on March 28, 2023. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Fitch. Commissioner Jill Noland was not in attendance.
The meeting began with a motion from Commissioner Drew Elmore to approve the consent agenda. Commissioner Jody McGee seconded the motion, and it was approved.