Reform Council discusses plots for tank

Reform Council discusses tank

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

REFORM- On January 18, 2022, the Reform city council meeting was called to order by Mayor Melody Davis.
The council approved the minutes as well as the payables.
Beginning in old business, Mayor Davis called on Pamela Trammell of the West Alabama Regional Commission to speak on the work being put into the test well situation. Trammell opened by passing contracts to the council members to be discussed later.

 

Board of Education Gains New Board Member and Receives National School Lunch Program Equipment Grant

CNP Director Carmen Burton

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

LADOW-The Pickens County Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
Superintendent Jamie Chapman recommended an addition be made to the agenda to introduce the new board member. On a motion by Gene Dawkins and a second by Sam Wiggins, the agenda was amended. Wiggins made a motion to approve the December minutes, and the motion was seconded by Dr. John Brandon. The minutes were approved. The payroll was approved on a motion by Wiggins and a second by Dawkins.

 

Aliceville Council Votes to Accept Bids to Clean Up Southwest Ditches, Surplus Vehicles

Aliceville Council votes to accept bids to clean up Southwest ditches and surpus vehicles.

By Caitlin Saxton
News Correspondent

ALICEVILLE- Mayor Terrance Windham called the first Aliceville City Council meeting of the new year to order at 5 pm on Wednesday, January 12. After approving the minutes from the December 22 meeting, the council moved into unfinished business. Mayor Windham began unfinished business by providing an update on the renovation of the City Hall kitchen and bathroom.

Sister’s by Mary Boutique Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting for new business in Aliceville

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

On January 12, 2022, a new boutique called ‘Sister’s by Mary’ had their grand opening and ribbon cutting welcoming the new store to the city of Aliceville. Those that are present in the picture:  Sherry Jones WIlliams, owner, Anita Kyle, owner, James Williams, Patrick Kyle, Faye Herron Jones, Deborah Harris, Gary Hankins, Chamber of Commerce, Kalli Jones, Kacyn Jones, Terrance Windham, Mayor, Caleb Marine, City President, Alton Taggart, business owner, Zay Jones, Dineki McCaa, City of Aliceville, and Donna Nance

Pickens County Commission authorizes sale for Aliceville Volunteer Fire Department

County Commission goes over authorization for Aliceville Volunteer Fire Department.

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

CARROLLTON- The Pickens County Commissioners meeting was held on January 11, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Drew Elmore. Commissioner Bobby Ingram was not in attendance.
A motion was made by Commissioner Mark Gray and seconded by Commissioner Bobby Bain to approve the consent agenda. The motion was approved.

 

Gordo Council Votes to Name Street after Belle Davis

Gordo Council votes for naming street after Belle Davis.

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

GORDO-The Gordo Town Council meeting was held Monday, January 3, 2022, at the Gordo Municipal Complex. Councilman Terence Williamson was not in attendance. Mayor Craig Patterson called the meeting to order followed by the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance.
On a motion by Councilman Tim Washington and a second by Councilman Jerome Duff, the minutes from the December meeting were approved.

 

Reform Public Library Reopens with After School Programs

Left to right Chandra Colvin, Director- Kristen Stewart, Vice-President, Patsy Hagen, board
member , Vonceil Duckworth-board member, Mayor Melody Davis

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

REFORM-The Reform Public Library held a reopening event Tuesday, January 4, 2022, after being closed for almost two years.  It has been closed since the beginning of COVID. It has reopened with Chandra Colvin as the new director.
Colvin has two years of community college and some continuing education in early childhood development. Colvin is also involved in feeding programs for the community. She is very community minded and wants to bring the community together with her new library position.

 

Nolen appointed as Chief Assistant District Attorney

Jack Nolen, Chief Assistant District Attorney

24th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Andy Hamlin is pleased to announce the appointment of Jack Merrell Nolen III to serve as the Chief Assistant District Attorney for Fayette, Lamar and Pickens counties.
“Jack’s experience in the courtroom, along with his tireless work ethic and commitment to the citizens we serve made him the perfect fit for this leadership position,” Hamlin said. 

Las Amigas Civic Organization Helps Citizens of Gordo

Las amigas scholarship committee and winner
Left to right
Robin Junkin, Goly Vang, Rhonda Shirley, Vickie House
( not pictured Tenza Housel)

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

GORDO- Las Amigas Civic Organization is very active in the town of Gordo, Alabama. They award a senior girl with a $1000.00 scholarship every year and are willing to help the citizens of Gordo in any way they can. Las Amigas is Spanish for “the friend”. Las Amigas sponsors the book fair and spelling “B” at Gordo Elementary School. They give donations to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. They help a foster family at Christmas and have helped buy some of the Christmas lights in Gordo.

Pickens County Commission votes decision on district proposal

Commission votes on district proposal.

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

CARROLLTON- The Pickens County Board of Commissioners meeting was held on December 28, 2021. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Drew Elmore.
A motion was made by Commissioner Mark Gray and seconded by Commissioner Bobby Bain to approve the consent agenda. The motion was approved.