Christmas Homecoming a Huge Success

Bob Sellers on Court House Stairs

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

CARROLLTON- Bob Sellers and Friends Christmas Homecoming was held December 16, 2022, on the Courthouse Square in Carrollton. The town was decorated beautifully, and the cool weather made it feel like Christmas as Bob Sellers entertained everyone on the steps of the old courthouse. 

Mayor Announces Groundbreaking

Reform City Council

By Felicity Holman
Managing Editor

 REFORM- On December 20, 2022, the Reform City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Melody Davis.
The council approved the minutes as well as the payables.
In new business, Mayor Davis announced that January 5, 2023, is the date of the groundbreaking for the Reform Water Project.

Chairman Signs Resolution

Pickens County Commission

By Felicity Holman
Managing Editor

CARROLLTON- The Pickens County Board of Commissioners meeting took place on December 13, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Fitch.
A motion was made by Commissioner Drew Elmore to approve the consent agenda. Commissioner Nancy Ray seconded the motion, and it was approved.

Reform Council Approves Resolutions

Reform Council

By Felicity Holman
Managing Editor

REFORM- The Reform City Council meeting occurred on December 6, 2022. Mayor Melody Davis called the meeting to order. Councilmember Charlie Taggart was not in attendance.

The council approved the minutes of the November 15, 2022, meeting as well as the payables of November 16th through December 6th.

Carrollton Presents Twelve Days of Christmas

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

CARROLL- TON- The Carrollton Town Council meeting was held on December 1, 2022. After the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance, the Council voted to approve the November minutes with a motion from Councilman Chuck McDaniel and a second from Councilman Sherman Mayhew. A motion was made by Councilman Phillip Trull, and a second came from Councilwoman Terisa Robbins to pay the town’s bills, and it was approved. Mayor Mickey Walker was not in attendance, so Mayor Pro-Tem Freddie Lowe conducted the meeting.

Pickens County Genealogical Society Helps Visitors From Maryland

Left to Right: Bliss Joyner Kaye, Kay Humphries, and Ernie Joyner

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

    The Pickens County Genealogical Society Library had visitors in late November from Annapolis, Maryland. Bliss Joyner Kaye and her father, Ernie Joyner, were on a mission to find the last name of Kaye’s five times great-grandmother, and with the help of the genealogical officers, they added to the narrative of who she was.
    The background information to Kaye’s family puzzle is in her quote as follows:

Sheriff’s Office Employee of the Month of December

Officer James Davis

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

    School Resource Officer James Davis was selected as the Employee of the Month for December at the Sheriff’s Department. Officer Davis is the SRO at Gordo High School and Gordo Elementary School. He is also an associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Gordo. Before becoming an SRO, Officer Davis worked as a patrol officer in Reform for 8 1/2 years, and he has also worked in the past at Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility where he was an officer and a mental health worker.