Former PA student reconnects with third grade pen pal

Libby Baines (left) reconnects with her third grade pen pal at Samford University during freshman year.

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When Libby Baines was in third grade at Pickens Academy, in 2010, Mrs. Cynthia Colvin always assigned pen pals from a school in Birmingham called Advent Episcopal. Little did Libby know that she would reconnect with her pen pal 10 years later, as they both attend Samford University, where Baines is studying pre-pharmacy.


Gordo looks to repair fuel station for garbage trucks

Street and Sanitation Department Supervisor Toby Kelley discusses the repairs needed for the fuel station.

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GORDO - The Monday, January 4, 2021 Gordo Town Council began with Mayor Craig Patterson calling the meeting to order with council members Jerome Duff, Floy Goode, and Tim Washington in attendance.

Pickens man charged with child pornography

Christopher Shaw

A multi-agency investigation has led to the arrest of a Pickens County man on two child pornography charges.
Christopher Shaw, 36, was charged Monday night with being a parent or guardian permitting children to engage in the production of  obscene matter and possession with intent to disseminate obscene matter depicting children younger than 17.


Sheriff’s Dept. makes drug arrest in Stansel

STANSEL - Sheriff Todd Hall announced that on Friday October 2, 2020 Deputies of the Pickens County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at 1322 Stansel Circle, Reform, Alabama. This search warrant culminated a month long investigation into drug activity at the listed address. During the search Deputies found Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and an assortment of controlled substances including illegal prescription medications packaged for individual sale.

Pete resigns as Aliceville Head Coach

ALICEVILLE - Aliceville Yellow Jackets head football coach Melvin Pete resigned last Thursday. Pete released the following statement to the Pickens County Herald on Friday: I, Melvin Pete, have submitted my official resignation as the coach at Aliceville High School, effective immediately. I appreciate the opportunities that have been given to me as the Head Football Coach at Aliceville High School. I wish the community, the school and school system nothing but the best now and into the future. To my players, I have enjoyed my time with you all here at Aliceville High School.

Carrollton’s lagoon project complete

Superintendent Candidate Sherry Saulsberry addresses the Carrollton Town Council during last Thursday’s council meeting.

CARROLLTON - The October 1, 2020, Carrollton City Council meeting was called to order by President pro-tempore Freddy Lowe. Councilwoman Terisa Robbins and Mayor Walker were absent. The minutes from the last meeting were approved by the council. The first day of the month included five bills. They were approved to be paid by the council as well. The Carrollton Fall Festival took place on Saturday October 2, 2020 from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Lowe mentioned that the Lagoon project is finished. “Somebody has to come down and do a test. Once that’s done and passed, the project will be over.