Herald announces staff changes

Kandis Snyder

The Pickens County Herald welcomes Kandis Snyder as the next editor of the newspaper. Kandis was 2016 Salutatorian from Pickens County High School and is also a 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama, where she studied Journalism and Creative Media. Snyder began working as a news correspondent for the Herald in August 2020, where she began covering local council meetings and high school football games. “I welcome Kandis to our staff as Editor at the Herald.

Outgoing Aliceville Chamber Director believes community needs to 'invest in itself'

Edgar Pruitt, chamber director

Edgar Pruitt took over as Executive Director of the Aliceville Chamber of Commerce in May of 2017 and is now stepping away from the position in 2021.
“I didn’t have a contract, just when I accepted the job, I said I would give them three years of my time,” Pruitt said. “I gave them an extra year because of the pandemic.”


Aliceville Mayor and Chief of Police hosts Q&A forum for the citizens of Aliceville


The Aliceville Police Chief Tonie Jones and Mayor Terrence Windham held a Q & A forum on Monday, June 28, 2021. The meeting gave an update on the violence that has been going on in the community and answered questions submitted by citizens
 Jones said, “There will never be a day again where you can sleep with your doors or windows unlocked. We live in a time now where people will break into your house while you are there.” He urged residents to lock their doors.


Sheriff's Office reports to Ethelsville area resulting in three arrests

Samuel Varner is part of the three arrests made by Sheriff's Office

On June 25th, 2021 Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a report of suspicious activity in the Ethelsville area.  Investigation led Deputies to the arrest of three suspects and the seizure of two vehicles that had been used in the commission of felony crimes.  Deputies were able to recover stolen property that had been taken from mailboxes in Mississippi.Samuel Varner, Stephen Knight and Daniel Gordey all of Columbus, Mississippi were all arrested on the scene.

Week-long investigation for kidnapping results in an arrest in Lowndes County, MS

Week-long investigation results in the arrest of Timothy Prude

MACEDONIA-The Pickens County Sheriff’s deputies has concluded a week-long investigatino into a kidnapping that happened in the Macedonia Community.
The Sheriff’s office recieved a call on June 11, 2021 that a passing motorist witnessed a woman being beaten by a man in the Macedonia Community off County Road 75.

Joint Operation with Pickens County Law Enforcement results in nine arrests

A joint operation with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office results in nine arrests.

PICKENS COUNTY-Occuring on June 23, 2021, Aliceville Police Department, Carrollton Police Department, Gordo Police Department, Pickens County Sheriff’s Office and Reform Police Department were conducting a saturation patrol.
The focus on the operation was to patrol in locations where the departments received numerous complaints from citizens in areas focused in the central and southern parts of the county.


Aliceville Rotary undergoes board changes

Jed Smart speaks as the new President of Aliceville Rotary

ALICEVILLE - The June 16, 2021 Aliceville Rotary meeting saw multiple changes in its board, as former two-term President Caleb Marine passed the gavel to Jed Smart. It was also Past President Tim Alexander and Social Media Director Brian Hamilton’s last meeting. Treasurer Lauren Strawn was chosen to be President Elect to take over as president for the 2022-23 year.

Reform council approves to appoint Lee Richardson to Library Board

Reform appoints Lee Richardson to Library Board

REFORM - The Reform Council meeting for June 15, 2021 was called to order with only Council member Charlie Taggart absent. The council approved of the minutes from June 1 and the payables from June 2 to 15, 2021.
For discussion in old business for the sanitary sewer repair on 6th Avenue NW, there was little given in the meeting.
City Clerk Annette Maughan mentioned to Mayor Davis that Brandon Garrison, Water Superintendent, received a couple of names, but none had returned his calls.