Mayor: ‘Fuel tax could be good thing for Carrollton’


The Carrollton council began on Thursday, March 7th by discussing a surplus of an old 1-ton pickup truck. Mayor Mickey Walker said he would like for the city to either trade or sell the pickup. Walker said there was also a surplus on an old Army fifth-wheel truck that the council needed to make a motion to trade or sell.

Pickens County HOSA members win state honors

From left, Alexia Bishop-Sommerville, Cheyenne Livingston, Anthony Guy, Riley Campbell, Laci Sanders, Madison Acker, Blake Bridges, Joshua Williams, Daniel Carr, John Harless, and Tyler Britt.

Members of the Pickens County College & Career Center Health Science/PLTW chapter of HOSA recently attended the Alabama State HOSA competitive events in Montgomery where members representing Aliceville High School, Gordo High School, Pickens County High School and Pickens Academy participated in various health-related competitions.

Commission: Sapps Community Center enters new lease agreement

Pickens County Commission members


The Pickens County Commission meeting on February 26, 2019 began with commissioner Jerry Fitch making a motion to add an item to the agenda regarding changing the name of the Sapps Community Center to Sapps Multi-Purpose Center, Inc. However, Commission Administrator Cheryl Bowles said that the commission would not need to vote on the name change.

Aliceville Council: Parks and Recreation committee appointed

Aliceville councilman Terrence Windham talks to the council and attendees about bringing youth soccer to the city.


Mayor Pro-tem Warren Lavender led the Aliceville City Council meeting on February 27, as Mayor Marva Gipson was ill Wednesday evening. The first order of unfinished business discussed was to activate the Parks and Recreation committee and establish the proposed members' terms. 


Pickens County Medical Center Welcomes New CEO

Jeanette Filpi

Boa Vida Healthcare in coordination with the Pickens County Medical Center Board of Directors is pleased to introduce Jeanette Filpi to serve as CEO of PCMC beginning March 4th, 2019. 

Ms. Filpi comes to us with a clinical as well as an administrative background, having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Colorado State University, a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado and a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Trinity University. 

Blakney and Aliceville First Baptist recognized for work with Operation Christmas Child

West Alabama area coordinators for Operation Christmas Child Chuck and Kristy Gross presented Frieda Blakney (center) with a plaque for her service as the drop-off center coordinator for Aliceville Baptist Church.


On Sunday, February 10, Frieda Blakney was presented with a plaque for her dedication and service for the last five years as the coordinator for Aliceville First Baptist Church’s Operation Christmas Child drop-off center. Chuck and Kristy Gross, the West Alabama area coordinators for Operation Christmas Child, presented the plaque to Blakney during the Sunday morning service. Aliceville First Baptist was honored for five years of serving as a drop-off center, as the church became a drop-off location in August 2014.