Reform Council: Sewage rate increases are beneficial in the long run

City Engineer Jonathan Bonner waits to speak before the council during Tuesday night’s meeting.

By Addie Grace Phillips, Correspondent

The Reform City Council began their meeting on Tuesday, April 16th with Mayor Bennie Harton calling the meeting to order. Under old business, Harton discussed the fountain and lamp post installation. He also mentioned that Brandon Garrison was the genius behind the lamp post installation and it was all thanks to him and a few others.

Dead body found dumped on Benevola Road

By BRIAN HAMILTON, Editor

It was just another Saturday for a passer-by on the Benevola Road until someone happened to notice what looked to be roadkill lying in the middle of Highway 2.

Unfortunately, this wasn’t a rodent lying lifeless in the highway; It was a human corpse.

The highway, better known as Benevola Road, runs from the southern part of Pickens County, called Bridgeville, near McCaa Bottom Road, and runs throughout the Benevola community, before turning into County Road 63 in south Gordo.

Band of Brothers member Bradford Freeman speaks at Aliceville Museum

Veterans of Pickens County with Mr. Freeman.

By Melanie Harville, Correspondent

Residents of Pickens County had the opportunity to experience a treat on Thursday, April 11th at the Aliceville Museum. Bradford Freeman, a 92-year-old former member of ‘The Easy Company ‘of The Band of Brothers, that parachuted in before D-Day on the beaches of Normandy.

Aliceville Council: Residents to voluntarily annex into City Limits

By BRIAN HAMILTON, Editor

Aliceville’s City Council meeting on Wednesday, April 10 began with the council once again electing to table the National Guard Armory rental agreement. The council also moved to keep an ordinance on providing storage for legally impounded vehicles on the unfinished business agenda.

The last item of unfinished business was appointment of the equalization board. The following were nominated to the board at the council meeting: Caleb Marine, Marion Bonner, Terry Windham, and David McCaffrey.

PCMC and Boa Vida Healthcare end partnership

Recently, inquiries have been made about the decision of the Pickens County Health Care Authority, which owns and operates Pickens County Medical Center, to terminate its management agreement with Boa Vida Healthcare. 

As you may know, Pickens County Medical Center has been under severe financial stress and, in an effort to improve the hospital’s financial condition, Boa Vida was engaged at the first of February of this year to manage the hospital.

Aliceville Public Library hosts Chanerya Rowland book signing

Chanerya Rowland and her son Ethan at her book signing at the Aliceville Library on Sunday, March 31st.

By BRIAN HAMILTON, Editor

The Aliceville Public Library hosted its first book signing on Sunday, March 31st for Aliceville native Chanerya Rowland and her book titled Dear Ethan. Rowland, now a Tuscaloosa resident, mentioned that she was elated for the library to host her book signing and release amongst a crowd of friends and family.

“It really means a lot and it definitely meant a lot when (library director Frances Lewis) called and said she would help out. That really meant a lot to me,” Rowland said.

H.E.L.P., Inc. to begin transportation to Tuscaloosa

By BRIAN HAMILTON, Editor

H.E.L.P., Incorporated is  an origin to destination demand response and contract transportation agency. The organization’s goal is to provide safe, reliable, affordable transportation for the citizens of Pickens County. Director Patricia McCafferty announced in the YouthBuild Advisory Committee meeting last Thursday that the service would soon begin transporting Pickens County residents to Tuscaloosa County for a round-trip fee of just $10.