Down Yonder has Opened its Doors in Pickensville

Janice Brown

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

An old-time popular restaurant has opened its doors again in Pickensville, Alabama. Janice Brown has opened Down Yonder with the slogan “Let’s All Eat.” She has always been in food service. She learned to cook at home, and then she was a cook in the army for ten years and worked in the food service industry at a school district in Indianapolis, Indiana. She continued her work as a cook at the Department of Corrections in Indianapolis.

Municipal Runoff Election Results

Submitted by Brian Hamilton on Wed, 10/07/2020 - 16:57
Breaking News Alert

Aliceville Council Runoff

District 3

Chris Lewis - 62%

Michael Hinton -  38%


District 5

Rebecca Gilliam - 50%

Roshonda Clark - 50%

*Runoff will be decided Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at noon during Election Canvasing of provisional ballots.


Reform Mayoral Race

Melody Davis - 57%

Charlie Hagan - 43%


Pickensville Council Runoff

Shawn Murphy - 79%

Andrea Wilson - 21%


Municipal Election Results

Submitted by Brian Hamilton on Wed, 08/26/2020 - 09:59
Breaking News Alert

By Brian Hamilton

Reform - Mayoral Race
Melody Davis 47%
Charles Hagan 36%
Bennie Harton 16%
* Davis and Hagan will have runoff October 6th.

Aliceville - Mayoral Race
Terrence Windham 61%
Mitch Cockrell 25%
Marva Gipson 14%

Aliceville Council - Council District 1
Thomas Wilkins 61%
Algene Strickland 32%

Aliceville Council - Council District 2
Talya Ball 61%
Warren Lavender II 39%

Pickensville Town Clerk arrested on theft charges

Sidra Simpson

Pickensville Town Clerk Sidra Simpson, 44,  was arrested on Friday, July 26, 2019 and charged with an ethics violation alleging that she stole public funds from the town.
Simpson has served as the town clerk, magistrate, and court clerk for Pickensville in the last 10 years.
24th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Andy Hamlin could not specify an amount stolen by Simpson when interviewed Friday evening.

A Thank You from Pickensville Mayor

Words cannot express the gratitude the Town of Pickensville and Pickensville Community Affairs have  for the support, financially, that has been shown to us.

The Town of Pickensville and Community Affairs is still in awe from the benefits. We are so grateful to all those people that helped make it possible, the vendors, and to all the people that came and showed their support.

We are also grateful to the many volunteers that came out to work at the Pickensville 13th Annual Pre-Fireworks Show and Pickenville’s Bicentennial Celebration.