About

Ann Gates, Business Manager

Mrs. Gates has been with the Pickens County Herald as Office Manager since October 1996; she was promoted to Business Manager in July 2015. She and her husband Gerald live in the Springhill community. They have two sons, John and Marty Gates, and four grandchildren.

Brian Hamilton, Editor

Brian Hamilton is originally from Carbon Hill, Alabama and is currently a resident of Aliceville. Hamilton has worked for the Pickens County Herald in two different stints; working as a correspondent for former editor Doug Sanders in 2014-15 and working as a sports correspondent for former editor Gena Huff in 2018. Hamilton has also worked for four years at the Northport and West Alabama Gazette and worked for The Daily Times Leader in West Point, MS in 2017-2018. Hamilton has also taught communications courses at Shelton State Community College, University of West Alabama, Mississippi State University, Stillman College, and The University of Alabama OLLI program. Hamilton is currently a higher education doctoral student in Grand Canyon University's distance education program.