Commissioners Award PALS Poster Winners

Submitted by Sparrow Estes on Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:16

The winning poster for the 4-6 grade category was created by Carly More of Pickens Academy. Miss More and her teacher, Mrs. Sara Cracker, were both on a field trip in Washington D.C. at the time of the award presentations.

At the Pickens County Commissioner’s Meeting on April 24, County Administrator Cheryl Bowles announced the winners of the 2018 People Against a Littered State (PALS) Poster Contest.

PCMC One of Nine Hospitals in U.S. to Receive Grant

Submitted by Sparrow Estes on Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:12

On behalf of the Health Resources Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), and Delta Regional Authority (DRA), The National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center) is excited to announce Pickens County Hospital has been selected to participate in the Delta Regional Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program.

Through the DRCHSD Program, the DRA and FORHP have partnered to support nine rural communities with an opportunity to receive intensive technical assistance (TA).

Engagement: McCool/Dunn

Submitted by Sparrow Estes on Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:11

McCool/Dunn

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy McCool, of Gordo, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Madison Rae McCool, to Heath Daniel Dunn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Dunn, of Northport.

R.J. Kirksey Class Holds 50th Reunion

Submitted by Sparrow Estes on Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:00

Attendees missing from the photo include: Ernest Colvin, Vern Gavin, Ida G. Goff, Horace Hughes, Nannie H. Jones, Willie C. Lanier, Linda H. Stanton, Eddie Sterling, Mary J. Turnipseed, Linda P. Wilder.

On April 5 thirty members of the R.J. Kirksey High School, Class of 1968 met in Aliceville to celebrate their 50th Class Reunion.  The event was held at, and catered by, Judi’s Café (formerly Savory Solutions II).

The formal reunion program featured presentations by classmates on the history of the school, a memorial tribute, reflections on the life journeys and noteworthy experiences of the participants, singing of the alma mater, and communal fellowship. It was a heartfelt and humbling experience.

Man Dies In Tractor/Auto Collision

Submitted by Sparrow Estes on Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:57

At 8:38 a.m. on April 21, 911 received a call regarding a collision on Hwy. 82 Westbound at mile marker 2 in Ethelsville. The collision involved a Dodge Ram truck and a farming tractor.

William Douglas Wilcox, 77, the driver of the tractor, died at the scene. The tractor was not overturned but knocked off the road and into the ditch.

Forrest and Liberty Fire Departments, Pickens County Ambulance, Pickens County Sheriff, Pickens County Coroner, and Alabama State Troopers were all on scene. The collision is still an ongoing investigation.

Honor Rolls

Submitted by Sparrow Estes on Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:56
The 6th Six Weeks Honor Roll is brought to you courtesy of FNB of Central Alabama and West Alabama Bank, members of FDIC.

Festus Crashing Mayberry Sock Hop in Gordo

Submitted by Sparrow Estes on Mon, 04/09/2018 - 11:50


Mark Staggs as Festus from TV’s “Gunsmoke” series.
The Mayberry Sock Hop is coming up in Gordo on April 21. Tribute artists impersonating characters from the town of Mayberry will be there along with Andy Griffith’s real-life daughter, Dixie. But I learned from our Gordo friend and Otis Campbell impersonator, Kenneth Junkin, the Festus character from the “Gunsmoke” series will be crashing the party. So, of course I had to give him a call.