Sewell holds Town Hall meeting in Carrollton

U.S. 7th Congressional District
Representative Terri Sewell speaks at her Town Hall meeting at the Carrollton Service Center on Friday afternoon

 Congresswoman Terri Sewell held a Town Hall meeting at the Carrollton Service Center last Friday at 4 p.m. where she met with Pickens County constituents to discuss healthcare issues, specifically rural healthcare and the Pickens County Medical Center.
Before the Town Hall meeting, health screenings were available to all at the service center. Pickens County was Sewell’s sixth stop on her 2019 Congress in Your Community tour, which includes 14 counties in the 7th Congressional Disctrict.

Pot Luck Shop celebrates mental health awareness month

Left to right are former Board member Maribelle McDougal, Pot Luck Store manager Barbara Byrd, and current Pot Luck's Board of Directors Theodis Henderson, President Elizabeth Rice,, Kim Price, Patricia Bonner, Johnnie Spain, Johnny Spain and Charles Quarles.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Locally, that includes the Robison-Geer Center, a day habilitation program with Indian Rivers Mental Health Center. The Robison-Geer Center is the only day program in Pickens County. There are currently 12 clients that come to the center daily to learn independent living skills, money management skills, along with community resource and social skills. The staff works together to come up with creative and fun ways to provide training for the individuals attending the center.

People of Pickens: Elizabeth Rice

Elizabeth Rice

Elizabeth Rice is one of the most giving individuals in the Pickens County community. Whether it is volunteering at The Pot Luck Shop through the Mental Health Association, or spending her time working in the gift shop at the Pickens County Medical Center, Mrs. Rice is a humanitarian that we should all aspire to emulate. Pickens County Herald editor Brian Hamilton recently sat down with Mrs. Rice for an interview.

Markevious Forte arrested and charged with murder of 4-year-old

Markevious Forte

By BRIAN HAMILTON, Editor

Markevious Forte, 29, of Aliceville, was recently arrested and charged with murder and aggravated child abuse in the death of Taylor Cunningham, 4. Cunningham was taken to the Pickens County Medical Center on September 18, 2018, where he succumbed to multiple injuries. Authorities believe that the 4-year-old was already dead when arriving at the hospital.

Carrollton Council: Aiming to improve the community

By Lindsey Turner, Correspondent

The Carrollton City Council met on Thursday, May 2nd to discuss several items on their agenda. Mayor Mickey Walker opened the meeting in prayer. The first order of business that Walker brought up to the committee was to appoint a member to the Board of Equalization.

Ultimately, the council decided to appoint David Stokes.