Pickens County

Locations in Pickens County available for COVID-19 vaccines by appointment or walk-in

Gentry Drugs staff (left to right) Tricia Lavender, Ashton Brite, Carly Ezell and Phil Gentry have been working to administer COVID-19 vaccines each Tuesday at Gentry Drugs.

BY BRIAN HAMILTON Managing Editor brian@pcherald.com COVID-19 vaccines are more readily available in Pickens County that ever, with a number of healthcare providers and pharmacies offering free vaccines. Appointments can be made to get the vaccine at Gentry Drugs, Dr. Robbins and Dr. Parker’s office in Aliceville; Dr. Boothe’s office in Reform, or the Pickens County Health Department in Carrollton. “We started at the end of February and as of today, we’ve given close to 1,200 total,” said Phil Gentry of Gentry Drugs.

Tough week for Lady Tornadoes

The Pickens County Lady Tornadoes had a tough week of play, dropping to 1-9 on the season. On Saturday, January 9, the Lady Tornadoes played the Sipsey Valley Lady Bears and lost a heartbreaker 49-47 in overtime. Sipsey Valley led 9-6 after one period and then held a one-point lead at halftime, 19-18. Pickens County took the lead after three quarters, 28-25, but the Lady Bears came back in the fourth to tie the game at 45-45 at the end of regulation. The Lady Tornadoes could score only two points in overtime and Sipsey Valley came away with a 49-47 victory.

Pickens County Health Department to administer COVID-19 vaccinations

Emergency Management Services Director Lakitha Bell recently announced that Pickens County citizens can register for the COVID-19 vaccine by calling the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) at (855)566-5333. The toll-free number is the statewide call center and is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Pickens County Health Department has begun scheduling appointments for upcoming clinics and individuals can call (205)367-8157 to schedule an appointment.

Lady Tornadoes drop two

Pickens County’s Kelcei Phillips scores one of her 17 points against Hubbertville.

BY BARRY AMBROSE
Sports Correspondent

The Pickens County Lady Tornadoes dropped wo games in the first half of the week to fall to 1-5 on the season. On Monday, January 4, the Lady Tornadoes traveled to Holy Spirit and lost a close one, 50-46. Leading the way for Pickens County in a losing effort was Kelcei Stewart with 29 points.

 

Top-ranked tornadoes blow away Lions

Pickens County’s Xavier King puts up a shot against Hubbertville.

BY BARRY AMBROSE
Sports Correspondent

The #1-ranked team in Class 1A, the Pickens County Tornadoes upped their record to 5-1 (4-0 in the Area) with an easy 77-27 win over the Hubbertville Lions.
Pickens County went on a 7-0 run to start the game, and had a 17-11 lead at the end of the first quarter.
To begin the second quarter, Pickens County went on a run again, this time 12-0, to open up a 29-11 lead.

Inaugural Pickens Co. handicapped hunt huge success

On January 1st and January 2nd, the Alabama Conservation Enforcement Association partnered with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department, among other donors, to host a handicapped hunt.

CARROLLTON - On Friday, January 1st and Saturday, January 2nd, 2021, the Sheriff’s Department and Alabama Conservation Enforcement Association, with the help of many other donors, came together to host a Handicapped Hunt, the first to ever be held in Pickens County.

Pickens man charged with child pornography

Christopher Shaw

A multi-agency investigation has led to the arrest of a Pickens County man on two child pornography charges.
Christopher Shaw, 36, was charged Monday night with being a parent or guardian permitting children to engage in the production of  obscene matter and possession with intent to disseminate obscene matter depicting children younger than 17.