Commissioners Approve Road Projects

By Felicity Holman
Managing Editor

    CARROLLTON- The Pickens County Board of Commissioners meeting was held on October 25, 2022. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jerry Fitch. Commissioners Drew Elmore and Bobby Ingram were not in attendance.
    Commissioner Mark Gray made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Bobby Bain, to approve the consent agenda.

Aliceville Public Library Receives $20,000.00 Grant from the American Library Association

Aliceville Public Library

Aliceville Public Library was one of a few selected rural public libraries across the United States to receive the ALA COVID Library Relief Fund.  The ALA COVID Library Relief grant assists public, school, academic, and tribal libraries across the United States and US Territories that have experienced substantial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, which impacted their ability to serve their community, especially in traditionally underserved populations.

Over 10,000 Signatures Collected on Petition for Hospital

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

The Carrollton Town Council meeting was held October 7, 2022. Councilman Phillip Trull and Councilman Sherman Mayhew were not in attendance. The meeting began with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. The council voted to approve the minutes with a motion from Councilman Chuck McDaniel and a second from Councilman Freddie Lowe. The council then voted to pay the town’s bills with a motion from Councilman Lowe and a second from Councilman McDaniel.

UMC Ribbon Cutting

UMC Carrollton Ribbon Cutting

By Felicity Holman
Managing Editor

The UMC open house took place on

Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Richard Friend, Dean of CCHS announced the opening of the University Medical Center and introduced Doc- tor Catherine Lavender, Doctor Jacob Guin, and Nurse Practitioner Rebecca Richardson.

Henry Washington Jr. Graduates with Ph.D

Henry Washington Jr.

    Seven weeks shy of his 26th birthday, Henry Washington, Jr. ("P.J.") successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, earning him a Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. He also received Ph.D. minors in Theater & Performance Studies and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. His dissertation, titled "Enfleshing the Criminal: Producing and Policing Black (Sexual) Difference in the Criminological Imagination," explored the prevalence of cultural precon