Pickens County

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

Many, many years ago I moved to Pickens County and fell in love with the people here - good, loving, honest, friendly people - the best in the world!
Now, over 60 years later, I continue to be reminded why I love this area so much.   We always hear about the bad things that happen, but I believe that good deeds need to be recognized.  

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.

High School Seniors adjust to ‘new normal’

We all can recall our senior year of high school, from our last year playing sports, to the sports banquets, to senior play, to senior skip day, to graduation, and then senior trip before going off to college. You wanted to go to school just to see your friends because most of you would never be in school together again. All of those are fond memories for me, as I look back on my senior year at Dora High School in 2004. Several friends and I actually spent some time discussing those times recently through social media, because frankly, we’re nostalgic and it’s human nature.