Pickens County Health Department to administer COVID-19 vaccinations

Emergency Management Services Director Lakitha Bell recently announced that Pickens County citizens can register for the COVID-19 vaccine by calling the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) at (855)566-5333. The toll-free number is the statewide call center and is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Pickens County Health Department has begun scheduling appointments for upcoming clinics and individuals can call (205)367-8157 to schedule an appointment.

Aliceville Council appoints new board members

Joe Hurst was chosen to serve on the Aliceville Gas Board during the January 13, 2021 Aliceville Council meeting.

ALICEVILLE - The January 13, 2021 Aliceville City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Terrence Windham with all council members present. PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT Under unfinished business, Windham spoke regarding the purchase of equipment for the Street Department. "We've had multiple talks and it has been on the agenda for a little while, but we think we have a beat on some equipment, coming up at the end of the month," Windham said. "We think we can do something favorable on a number of items that the street department can use and needs.

Inaugural Pickens Co. handicapped hunt huge success

On January 1st and January 2nd, the Alabama Conservation Enforcement Association partnered with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department, among other donors, to host a handicapped hunt.

CARROLLTON - On Friday, January 1st and Saturday, January 2nd, 2021, the Sheriff’s Department and Alabama Conservation Enforcement Association, with the help of many other donors, came together to host a Handicapped Hunt, the first to ever be held in Pickens County.

Former PA student reconnects with third grade pen pal

Libby Baines (left) reconnects with her third grade pen pal at Samford University during freshman year.

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When Libby Baines was in third grade at Pickens Academy, in 2010, Mrs. Cynthia Colvin always assigned pen pals from a school in Birmingham called Advent Episcopal. Little did Libby know that she would reconnect with her pen pal 10 years later, as they both attend Samford University, where Baines is studying pre-pharmacy.


Gordo looks to repair fuel station for garbage trucks

Street and Sanitation Department Supervisor Toby Kelley discusses the repairs needed for the fuel station.

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GORDO - The Monday, January 4, 2021 Gordo Town Council began with Mayor Craig Patterson calling the meeting to order with council members Jerome Duff, Floy Goode, and Tim Washington in attendance.

Pickens man charged with child pornography

Christopher Shaw

A multi-agency investigation has led to the arrest of a Pickens County man on two child pornography charges.
Christopher Shaw, 36, was charged Monday night with being a parent or guardian permitting children to engage in the production of  obscene matter and possession with intent to disseminate obscene matter depicting children younger than 17.


Sheriff’s Dept. makes drug arrest in Stansel

STANSEL - Sheriff Todd Hall announced that on Friday October 2, 2020 Deputies of the Pickens County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 1322 Stansel Circle, Reform, Alabama. This search warrant culminated a month long investigation into drug activity at the listed address. During the search Deputies found Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and an assortment of controlled substances including illegal prescription medications packaged for individual sale.

Pete resigns as Aliceville Head Coach

ALICEVILLE - Aliceville Yellow Jackets head football coach Melvin Pete resigned last Thursday. Pete released the following statement to the Pickens County Herald on Friday: I, Melvin Pete, have submitted my official resignation as the coach at Aliceville High School, effective immediately. I appreciate the opportunities that have been given to me as the Head Football Coach at Aliceville High School. I wish the community, the school and school system nothing but the best now and into the future. To my players, I have enjoyed my time with you all here at Aliceville High School.