Evans Announces Candidacy for State Treasurer

Stephen Evans

Like many in his generation, Stephen was an army brat born overseas. At the conclusion of his father’s service, Stephen’s family moved back to Talladega County. Like many in Alabama, the textile industry downturn led his father to seek a new path to providing for his family. This led to the family moving to the Wiregrass in 1995. It was in the Wiregrass that Stephen met his youth pastor’s daughter. In 2008, they married and settled down. They have been blessed with one daughter, Tallulah Grace.

One on One with Congresswoman Sewell

BY GENA HUFF, Editor

When Congresswoman Terri Sewell visited Pickens County on May 2, I was allowed a brief one-on-one with her after the Town Hall meeting, held at the Aliceville City Hall. My concern is Pickens County. I wanted to know, specifically, how we are being represented and fought for in Washington. With declining school enrollment and population, our county is facing a re-shifting of our schools and a revamping of our local hospital.

Congresswoman Sewell Holds Pickens County Town Hall

Congresswoman Terri Sewell of the 7th Congressional District speaks at Aliceville City Hall during her “Congress in Your Community” tour, May 2.

BY GENA HUFF, Editor

Congresswoman Terri Sewell of the 7th Congressional District held a “Congress in your Community” Town Hall at Aliceville City Hall on May 2. Sewell makes a tour of the 14 Alabama counties she represents every year.

After an invocation by the Rev. James Wright of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church and a greeting and introduction by Aliceville Mayor Marva Gipson, Congresswoman Sewell began her Congressional update for the attendees.

Leader’s Luncheon Ushers in Opening Celebration At Career Center

Invited guests gather for lunch and presentations from community leaders before the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Pickens County College and Career Center.

In prelude to the ribbon cutting of the much-awaited Pickens County College and Career Center in Carrollton, a Community Conversation Luncheon was held for over one hundred invited guests and dignitaries.

Commissioners Award PALS Poster Winners

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

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).

R.J. Kirksey Class Holds 50th Reunion

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

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.