Damon Pruet, Libertarian Candidate for State House 61visits Reform Council

Damon Pruet, Libertarian Candidate for State House 61 speaks at Reform Council Meeting

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

REFORM- On June 7, 2022, the Reform City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Melody Davis. Councilmembers Charlie Taggert and Charles Hagan were in attendance.The council approved of the minutes as well as the payables. In new business, the Employee’s Retirement System vote was tabled to discuss at the next meeting. Damon Pruet addressed the council, introducing himself as the libertarian candidate for State House 61.

Gordo Dixie Youth (Cubs) wins season championship tournament

Coaches L to R: Samuel Junkin, Ryan Sullivan, Brett Black, Adam Brown, John Russell
Players Back Row L to R: JP Brown, Landon Black, Mason Corbett, Jase
Cummings, Walt Russell, Collin Koon
Front Row L to R: Tucker Banks, Everett Sullivan, Leo Junkin, Baylor Fields

SEVEN/EIGHT YEAR OLD GORDO DIXIE YOUTH --- Gordo Dixie Youth 7/8 year old Cubs won championship for regular season and tournament on May 21, 2022.

Pickens County Corrections Officer found guilty for sexual abuse

Marquita Booker

A Pickens County correctional officer has been charged with 16 counts of custodial sexual abuse. A recent investigation found evidence of sexual conduct between Pickens County Jail employee Marquita Booker, 28, and an inmate being housed at the Pickens County Jail. She was charged Friday afternoon with 16 counts of custodial sexual abuse and is being held at the Lamar County Jail awaiting bond to be set.

Town of Carrollton Honors Veterans at Memorial Day Ceremony

Carrollton releases balloons to honor Veterans for Memorial Day.

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, the Town of Carrollton took time during lunch to celebrate Memorial Day at the new Happy Acres Pavilion. The program began with a welcome by Mayor Mickey Walker, a prayer by Brother Jerry Robbins, and the National Anthem, which was sung by Tammy Hall. Patriotic music was played, and veterans were honored for their service.

Citizen asks Commission help to fix road

Citizen asks commissioners about road fix.

By Kandis Snyder
Managing Editor

CARROLLTON-The Pickens County Commission meeting was called to order on May 24, 2022 by Chairman Jerry Fitch. Commissioner Bobby Ingram was not present at the meeting.

Before the call of roll and to approve the agenda, public comments from citizens was made by Marylin Saxton to discuss problems in concerns of the road on Hidden Acres Drive in the area that she lives.

Aliceville Council discusses annexation request for city

Aliceville Council discusses annexation request for city of Alicevile.

By Kandis Snyder
Managing Editor

ALICEVILLE-The Aliceville Council meeting was called to order on May 25, 2022 by Mayor Terrence Windham with all council members present. After the invocation, the council approved the minutes from the previous meeting as presented moving into unfinished business. The first item under unfinished business included a letter made by Attorney John Russell for the trailer parks.

West Alabama Area Agency on Aging hosts Summer Kick-Off Picnic for Seniors

Area Agency on Aging of West Alabama

By Kandis Snyder
Managing Editor

ALICEVILLE-The Area Agency on Aging of West Alabama hosted a Summer Kick-Off Picnic for the senior citizens of Pickens County at the Aliceville City Park. Nikki Poe, Coordinator for the Pickens County area, was over the event. Mayor Terrence Wind- ham of Aliceville and Mayor Melody Davis of Re- form was in attendance as well. Poe has even hosted the picnic in other surrounding counties-Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, and Tuscaloosa.

Pickens County Board of Education’s Summer School to begin June 6, 2022

Board of Education discusses the beginning of Summer School.

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

LADOW-The Pickens County Board of Education held its monthly meeting May 16, 2022. After the in- vocation and the Pledge of Allegiance, the agenda was approved on a motion from Board Member Gene Dawkins and a second from Board Member Dr. John Brandon. The minutes were approved with a motion from Brandon and a second from Dawkins. Payroll was approved with a motion from Board Member Frankie Spencer and a second from Brandon. After a motion from Dawkins and a second from Spencer, the financial reports were approved.