On June 25th, 2021 Pickens County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a report of suspicious activity in the Ethelsville area. Investigation led Deputies to the arrest of three suspects and the seizure of two vehicles that had been used in the commission of felony crimes. Deputies were able to recover stolen property that had been taken from mailboxes in Mississippi.Samuel Varner, Stephen Knight and Daniel Gordey all of Columbus, Mississippi were all arrested on the scene.
PICKENS COUNTY-Occuring on June 23, 2021, Aliceville Police Department, Carrollton Police Department, Gordo Police Department, Pickens County Sheriff’s Office and Reform Police Department were conducting a saturation patrol.
The focus on the operation was to patrol in locations where the departments received numerous complaints from citizens in areas focused in the central and southern parts of the county.
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.
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.
BY BARRY AMBROSE
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.
BY BARRY AMBROSE
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.
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.