Aliceville hosts grand opening for Boys and Girls Club

GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY FOR ALICEVILLE UNIT OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF WEST ALABAMA Photo By Jill Noland

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!!!

Damon Pruet, Libertarian Candidate for State House 61visits Reform Council

Damon Pruet, Libertarian Candidate for State House 61 speaks at Reform Council Meeting

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

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.

Gordo Dixie Youth (Cubs) wins season championship tournament

Coaches L to R: Samuel Junkin, Ryan Sullivan, Brett Black, Adam Brown, John Russell
Players Back Row L to R: JP Brown, Landon Black, Mason Corbett, Jase
Cummings, Walt Russell, Collin Koon
Front Row L to R: Tucker Banks, Everett Sullivan, Leo Junkin, Baylor Fields

SEVEN/EIGHT YEAR OLD GORDO DIXIE YOUTH --- Gordo Dixie Youth 7/8 year old Cubs won championship for regular season and tournament on May 21, 2022.

Pickens County Corrections Officer found guilty for sexual abuse

Marquita Booker

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.

Town of Carrollton Honors Veterans at Memorial Day Ceremony

Carrollton releases balloons to honor Veterans for Memorial Day.

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

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.