Journey Detox and Recovery, LLC, founded in 2012 at Clay County Hospital by CEO Lamar Ward and CFO Kathy Evans. The program is an inpatient medical detoxification and recovery facility where all phases of recovery are managed. The program's priority is to help patients detoxify their body without putting any other chemicals into the body, such as suboxone, a drug that is used to treat pain, as well as addiction to narcotic pain relievers.
Gordo resident and councilman Terence Williamson recently won the 2019 NWTF World Friction Turkey Calling Championship. Williamson is a Construction Manager for ALDOT over the Greene, Pickens, Marion, Lamar, Fayette, Winston, and Walker Counties.
Back in February, Williamson and teammate Hunter Wallace won the Grand National Turkey Calling Contest in Nashville, Tennessee and after competing in both competitions numerous times, Williamson was finally able to win both competitions for the first time in 2019.
BY MELANIE HARVELL
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.
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.
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.
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.