Gordo resident unhappy that commission has not cleaned up Easter storm damage

Gordo resident Frank Zimmerman complains that the commission has failed to clean up storm damage.

Managing Editor

Gordo resident Frank Zimmerman spoke before the Pickens County Commission during the Tuesday, June 23, 2020 meeting regarding the Easter storm damage on his property.
“I’m complaining about the Easter Sunday storm clean up at my house in Gordo on Gordo-Reform Road,” Zimmerman said. “I’ve owned that property 50 years and I just feel like somebody ought to come see me about it.”
Zimmerman said Commissioner Drew Elmore had told him that he was going to do something about the damage, but hasn’t.


Pickens County schools set graduation dates


After much deliberation, Pickens County Schools Aliceville, Gordo, and Pickens County finally set dates for graduation ceremonies and for the first time in recent memory, they will not all be on the same night.
“We threw out some parameters and we let the school make that decision because of everything that was going on,” Pickens County Superintendent Jamie Chapman said.

Board to fix drainage problem at Gordo stadium after sinkhole appears, but will not resurface field

By Doug Sanders, Jr.

The members of the Pickens County Board of Education, meeting on May 13 six feet apart at the conference room at the County College and Career Center, received an update on what the Board will do to repair the sinkhole at the Libby Hankins Football Field at Gordo High School. The Board met April 29 by Zoom and decided some details for the repairs at that meeting, but Superintendent of Education Jamie Chapman gave the Board more details on what the Board will do and what the Town of Gordo, Gordo Athletic Booster Club and others will do.

SMART™ Student Health and Wellness Model Expands to Gordo Schools for Fall 2019 Opening

Dr. John Brandon, SMART Contracted Physician Preceptor; Kim Taylor SMART Utilization Manager; Amanda Newman, Gordo’s SMART Patient Services Representative; Dr. Yolima Moncada, Director of SMART Clinical Operations; and Juan Pablo Sanchez, SMART Business Development Manager

Gordo, Ala. — Pickens County Primary Care and Ginn Group Consulting (GGC) are pleased to announce the opening of a new SMART Clinic at Gordo High School serving both Gordo High and Gordo Elementary School. A second SMART Clinic will eventually be phased in to operate at GES.

Gordo falls to Hale County in area championship

Ansley Wells takes a swing at one during the Carbon Hill tournament on Saturday, April 27th.


The Lady Waves kicked off their area tournament with a 19-1 win over Holt, followed by a 4-2 win over Hale County, a team that had beaten Gordo twice in the regular season. The two wins on Tuesday set the Lady Waves up to face the Wildcats again on Thursday, only needing one win to claim the area championship. Not only did Gordo not pick up a win in either game, but they were blown out by Hale County by scores of 21-3 and 15-0.

Green Wave win Game 3 over Bayside to advance to quarterfinals


Gordo saw Game 2 slip away on Friday night, as Bayside Academy knocked in a run in the seventh inning of game two for a 3-2 win Friday night, which sent the game to a deciding Game 3 at noon on Saturday. Gordo would win Game 3, however, moving on to the state quarterfinals.

Gordo, 9 Bayside Academy, 3

Gordo comes back to defeat Winfield on Senior Night

Kaylee Quimby runs to first base after a single in the first inning.


The Lady Wave finished off their regular season schedule with a 10-7 win over Winfield — ranked 5th in Class 4A — on senior night Tuesday night. Gordo had just lost to Winfield 4-2 in the WAC tournament on April 20th, but returned the favor on Tuesday, the last home game in a Green Wave uniform for Bethany Vintson, Halli Koon, and Anna Kate Dykes.

Hitting propels Gordo to first round sweep of Fultondale


Gordo began the 2019 AHSAA Class 3A playoffs with a bang last weekend, as the Green Wave defeated Fultondale 14-4 and 16-2 to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

"I thought we came out a little sluggish mentally, but I thought they got in a rhythm pretty quick and I thought we swung the bats pretty well and the pitchers did a good job," Gordo coach Jonathan Pate said.

Gordo, 14 Fultondale, 4