On April 5 thirty members of the R.J. Kirksey High School, Class of 1968 met in Aliceville to celebrate their 50th Class Reunion. The event was held at, and catered by, Judi’s Café (formerly Savory Solutions II).
The formal reunion program featured presentations by classmates on the history of the school, a memorial tribute, reflections on the life journeys and noteworthy experiences of the participants, singing of the alma mater, and communal fellowship. It was a heartfelt and humbling experience.
At 8:38 a.m. on April 21, 911 received a call regarding a collision on Hwy. 82 Westbound at mile marker 2 in Ethelsville. The collision involved a Dodge Ram truck and a farming tractor.
William Douglas Wilcox, 77, the driver of the tractor, died at the scene. The tractor was not overturned but knocked off the road and into the ditch.
Forrest and Liberty Fire Departments, Pickens County Ambulance, Pickens County Sheriff, Pickens County Coroner, and Alabama State Troopers were all on scene. The collision is still an ongoing investigation.