Outgoing Aliceville Chamber Director believes community needs to 'invest in itself'

Edgar Pruitt, chamber director

Edgar Pruitt took over as Executive Director of the Aliceville Chamber of Commerce in May of 2017 and is now stepping away from the position in 2021.
“I didn’t have a contract, just when I accepted the job, I said I would give them three years of my time,” Pruitt said. “I gave them an extra year because of the pandemic.”


Aliceville Mayor and Chief of Police hosts Q&A forum for the citizens of Aliceville


The Aliceville Police Chief Tonie Jones and Mayor Terrence Windham held a Q & A forum on Monday, June 28, 2021. The meeting gave an update on the violence that has been going on in the community and answered questions submitted by citizens
 Jones said, “There will never be a day again where you can sleep with your doors or windows unlocked. We live in a time now where people will break into your house while you are there.” He urged residents to lock their doors.


Aliceville Rotary undergoes board changes

Jed Smart speaks as the new President of Aliceville Rotary

ALICEVILLE - The June 16, 2021 Aliceville Rotary meeting saw multiple changes in its board, as former two-term President Caleb Marine passed the gavel to Jed Smart. It was also Past President Tim Alexander and Social Media Director Brian Hamilton’s last meeting. Treasurer Lauren Strawn was chosen to be President Elect to take over as president for the 2022-23 year.

Lady Jackets lose first game of season to Red Bay

Destiny Weston (32) is tied up by Red Bay’s Kylie Lindley (33), while Madeline Ledbetter (21) looks on.

ALICEVILLE - If you were looking for high flying offense in Aliceville Friday night between the Aliceville Lady Jackets and Red Bay Lady Tigers, you were in the wrong place. Red Bay’s defense stifled Aliceville for most of the game, but once the Lady Tigers got ahead by about 10 points, and most of the second half, they began to stall, taking over a minute on most possessions. The Lady Jackets won the first matchup 48-45 at Red Bay, but on Friday night, the shots were not falling and Aliceville suffered its first loss of the season to fall to 4-1.

Aliceville hangs on for 39-38 win over Red Bay

Aliceville defenders try and stop Red Bay’s Jaylen Vinson (10) on a drive to the basket

ALICEVILLE - Aliceville was able to defeat the Red Bay Tigers 39-38 on Friday night in a thrilling finish. With the Yellow Jackets leading 38-36, Ty Williams went to the line with nine seconds left and converted one-of-two three throws to go ahead 39-36. The Tigers rebounded the second miss and headed up the floor with roughly seven seconds left. Aliceville gave Red Bay the layup and Landon Glover took what the defense gave him. The buzzer sounded as the ball went through the net.

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%


Pete resigns as Aliceville Head Coach

ALICEVILLE - Aliceville Yellow Jackets head football coach Melvin Pete resigned last Thursday. Pete released the following statement to the Pickens County Herald on Friday: I, Melvin Pete, have submitted my official resignation as the coach at Aliceville High School, effective immediately. I appreciate the opportunities that have been given to me as the Head Football Coach at Aliceville High School. I wish the community, the school and school system nothing but the best now and into the future. To my players, I have enjoyed my time with you all here at Aliceville High School.

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%