Firemen Awarded

Chief Willie Dixon and Assistant Chief Derrick Jones.

Aliceville Volunteer Fire Department’s Chief Willie Dixon and Assistant Chief Derrick Jones were surprised with recognition plaques at the Aliceville City Council meeting on Oct. 10. The plaques say, “In appreciation of your loyal services and dedicated time given to the community and the Aliceville Volunteer Fire Department.” Congratulations and thank you for your hard work and dedication!

EMA Hosts Active Shooter Class

Chance Corbett, Associate Director for Emergency Management at Auburn University, gives instructions on how best to survive an active-shooter situation.

Lakitha Bell, Director for the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) in Pickens County, hosted an Active Shooter Class at the Carrollton Service Center, September 27.

BOE Passes 2019 Budget


The 2019 budget for the Pickens County Board of Education was passed at its second mandatory budget meeting the evening of Sept. 10. Before the budget was passed, Chief School Financial Officer Jennifer Shirley presented the finalized budget and informed the board of any changes made since the first budget meeting, held three weeks prior.

Changing the Face of Tomorrow: Part Three

Downer Field Airport in Aliceville is, according to Aliceville Chamber of Commerce Director Edgar Pruitt, underutilized considering the amount of investment which has been made.


For the past two weeks, I have written a series of articles concerning an interview done with the Director of the Aliceville Chamber of Commerce, Edgar Pruitt. Much was discussed during this interview with the outcome a hope for a change in the conversation concerning our communities here in Pickens County and throughout West Alabama. To change the face of tomorrow, we must, as residents, change our conversation from negative to positive, from finger-pointing to stepping up and contributing.

Lack of Federal Funds Postpones County Projects


The Pickens County Commissioners’ meeting on Sept. 11 went smoothly as items on the agenda were announced, motioned, seconded, and approved. At the end of every meeting, each Commissioner is asked if they have any discussion items. District 4 Commissioner Jerry Fitch asked County Engineer, Clint Terry, if the bid for a project on County Road 75 would still be coming in Friday, Sept. 14.

Gordo Proclaims Family Day/Week


At the Gordo City Council meeting, September 10, the mayor read into the minutes a proclamation stating September 24 as Family Day in Gordo, and the week of September 23 – September 29 as Family Week. Citizens are encouraged to join together in observing this day/week by spending time with their families and by engaging in appropriate ceremonies and activities to honor and strengthen both our city’s and state’s families.

The proclamation reads as follows: