Commission designates April as Fair Housing Month

Pickens County Commission

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

CARROLLTON- The Pickens County Board of Commissioners meeting was held on March 8, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Drew Elmore.

A motion was made by Commissioner Bobby Bain and seconded by Commissioner Bobby Ingram to ap- prove the consent agenda. The motion was approved.

Gordo Council purchases garbage truck and limb truck, discusses speeders

APRIL 2 PROCLAIMED BELLE DAVIS DAY IN GORDO --- Gordo Mayor Craig Patterson presents a proclamation and street signs to two members of the late Belle Davis’ family declaring April 2, 2022 as Belle Davis Day and also naming part of Seventh Street SW in her memory. Left to right are
Patterson, her husband Hayes Davis and her daughter Deborah Robinson.

By Doug Sanders Jr.
News Correspondent

GORDO-The Gordo Town Council voted to purchase a used garbage truck and a limb truck at the March 7 meeting, in the wake of an issue with garbage pickup the previous week.

Aliceville City Council Honors Officer David Corder on His Retirement

Chief Tonnie Jones awarding Officer David Corder on his retirement

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

ALICEVILLE- The Aliceville City Council meeting was held March 9, 2022, at 5 p.m. at Aliceville City Hall. Mayor Terrence Windham called the meeting to order.

After the invocation, the minutes were approved on a motion from Councilman Thomas Wilkins and a second from Councilman Chris Lewis.

Windham gave a report about the city’s trailer parks. He said there will be a meeting with the attorneys and the council members who have the trailer parks in their district by the end of this month.

Carrollton City Council Votes to Keep Vendors out of City Limits during Farmer’s Market Days and Festivals

Jessica Perrigin, New City Clerk

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

CARROLLTON- The Carrollton City Council meeting was held March 3, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Mickey Walker. All council members were present. After the Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance, the minutes were approved on a motion by Council- man Freddie Lowe and a second by Councilman Phillip Trull.

City of Reform Earns Over $90,000.00 from Online Sales Tax

Don Wallace, CPA

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

REFORM-The Reform City Council meeting was held March 1, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Melody Davis.

After the invocation, the council approved the minutes on a motion by Councilman Charlie Taggart and a second by Councilman Charles Hagan. Councilman Richard Richardson made a motion and Councilman Hagan seconded it to approve the payables, and they were approved.

Aliceville Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

Chamber Director, Jodie More

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

ALICEVILLE- The annual banquet of the Aliceville Area Chamber of Commerce took place on March 1, 2022, at the Aliceville Museum. Chamber Board President Gary Hankins welcomed a large crowd for the annual event.

Caleb Marine of The West Alabama Bank and Trust called up Everett Owens to present a World War II veterans cap to Clyde Marine.

DA announces verdit for murder case

Brandon Sykes

ALABAMA- 24th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Andy Hamlin today announced the guilty verdict in the capital murder case against a Vernon man accused of killing his ex-wife in 2015.

Jurors found Brandon Sykes guilty of three counts of capital murder in the death of Keisha Sykes, a 29- year-old mother of three. The jury deliberated briefly Wednesday morning before sentencing Brandon Sykes to death.

Pickens County Commission authorizes agreement with Sheriff Hall

Commission signs agreement for federal housing revenue with Sheriff Hall

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

CARROLLTON- The Pickens County Board of Commissioners meeting was held on February 22, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Drew Elmore.

Sheriff Todd Hall pre- sented the board with a check of $116,950 to house federal prisoners and help retire the jail’s debt.

When Sheriff Hall began at the prison, the original debt totaled 1.4 million dol- lars, and it has been de- creased to $8,000 after three years.

Concerned Citizens ask for Aliceville Council’s Help with City Park

Aliceville Council

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

ALICEVILLE-The Aliceville City Council meeting was held February 23, 2022, at City Hall. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Terrence Windham. After the invocation, the minutes were approved on a motion by Council- man Robert Wilder and a second by Councilman Chris Lewis.

Windham said the renovation of the kitchen and bathroom at City Hall will be finished on March 13, 2022. They are limiting the usage of the kitchen area because they don’t want anyone to get hurt.

Reform council appoints new member to Housing Authority Board

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By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

REFORM- On February 15, 2022, the Reform city council meeting was called to order by Mayor Melody Davis. All council members were in attendance.
The council approved the minutes as well as the payables.
In old business, the council discussed the issues at the city park. Davis asked for an update on the field.