On Monday, June 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m., many people in Pickens County came out to witness the cutting of the new location of the opening for the Boys and Girls Club in Aliceville. The club will be located at the Alabama National Guard Armory. Prayer was done by Willie J Lavender followed by the pledge of allegiance given by the Cub Scouts Pack 205 led by Pastor Hugh Spencer. The ribbon was cut by Mayor Windham, Kim Turner of the Boys and Girls Club, and Mr. Spencer. What a great day for Pickens County and the town of Aliceville!!!
By Felicity Holman
GORDO- On June 6, 2022, the Gordo City Council meeting was called to order by mayor Craig Patterson. The council approved the minutes from the previous meeting. Mayor Patterson briefly explained the audit of the city's accounts before a vote was made to transfer two accounts into two others.
By Felicity Holman
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.
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.
By Donna Bain
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.