Board of Education Recognizes Coach Michael Williams

Students Singing National Anthem for the Board

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

The Pickens County Board of Education held its January meeting on the 17th at Pickens County High School. The meeting opened with an invocation.  Students from the school sang the national anthem for the Board Members followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. A handful of students from the school also stood in front of the Board members and shared with them their dreams for the future. 

Pickens County is Home to a New Dairy Farm in Zion

Tyler Vails, Jessica Vails, Robin Junkin and Ralph Junkin, Jr.

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

Circle J Dairy has opened its doors for business in the Zion Community on Highway 159 outside of Gordo, Alabama. The business is family owned by Jessica and Tyler Vails and Jessica’s parents, Robin and Ralph Junkin, Jr.  They held a small grand opening at their farm store on January 1, 2023, and they have been selling out of their farm fresh milk daily ever since. 

Gordo to Replace One Bridge with Culvert, monitoring Another Culvert

By Doug Sanders Jr
News Correspondent

GORDO- The Gordo Town Council received an update on two bridge/culverts at the Jan. 9 meeting by Mayor Craig Patterson.

He first reported on the wooden bridge on Fifth Avenue SW near JetPep. He said he had talked with the County Engineer, and the bridge needs to be replaced with an oval corrugated metal culvert, measuring approximately 40 feet long, six feet wide and five feet tall.