Aliceville

Aliceville stomps Winston County on homecoming

Matthew Clark (3) stiff arms a Winston County defender on his way to a first quarter touchdown

BY BRIAN HAMILTON
Editor

There was no questioning who the superior swarm of Yellow Jackets were on Friday night, as Winston County traveled south into a buzz saw that was Aliceville. By the time the damage was done, Aliceville came away with a 39-0 win on homecoming.
“Honestly, I’m glad it’s over,” Aliceville coach Melvin Pete said of homecoming. “Everything that comes with homecoming can be a distraction. Everybody enjoys themselves, but we have to try and explain to our kids that we’ve got to take care of business. You have to concentrate on being the last act.”

Sommerville charged with multiple crimes after Aliceville police chase on July 19

Fred Sommerville

After a chase led to an arrest with one found dead in Aliceville on Friday, July 19, 2019, a suspect was finally named and charged in connection with two murders.
Fred Sommerville, 47, of Ardmore, Ala., was charged on Monday with Attempt to Elude Police, Theft of Property, Abuse of a Corpse, and Reckless Endangerment through the Pickens County Sheriff’s Department. In Ardmore, Sommerville faces a capital murder charge related to the two deaths.

 

One dead in Aliceville shooting

Submitted by Brian Hamilton on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 09:28
Scene where suspect was apprehended on 3rd Ave. and Columbus Street in Aliceville

Scene where suspect was apprehended between 3rd Ave. and Columbus St. in Aliceville.

BY BRIAN HAMILTON
Editor
One person is left dead following an officer-involved a shooting in Aliceville on Friday afternoon. Aliceville Police Chief Tonnie Jones said that the incident began after a vehicle was reported as being stolen, which led to a chase involving the suspect and two Aliceville police officers, along with a Pickens County Sheriff ’s Department officer.

German man traces father's path through POW camps in Aliceville

Wolfgang Lodman visited the Aliceville Museum recently with the desire of tracing his late father's path from Germany to Aliceville, where he spent time in the 1940s during the World War II POW camps. His father, Peter Klaus Lodman arrived in Aliceville on June 2, 1943 and Lodman said he believed that his dad was one of the first to arrive here in Aliceville. Lodman arrived in New York on a cargo ship, just as his father had came over to the United States and then took the train from New York to Tuscaloosa, where he then rented a car to get from Tuscaloosa to Aliceville.

Aliceville Shoots Poorly, Falls to ACA 34-21

By Brian HamiltonSports Correspondent

Aliceville shot poorly from the field and was unable to muster a field goal in the third quarter, as the Yellow Jackets fell to American Christian 34-21, a score resembling that of a football game.

Luke Skinner put the Patriots on the board first with a layup, as ACA would get out to a hot start. Skinner banked a shot to make the score 4-1 and two baskets by Hudson Thrasher made the score 8-1, followed by a Skinner three-pointer that made the score 11-1 in favor of ACA.

Aliceville Extends Annexation Invitation

BY GENA HUFF, Editor

 

The city of Aliceville is extending an invitation of annexation to properties adjoining the city limits. Edgar Pruitt, Director of the Aliceville Chamber of Commerce, has been working diligently to expand the city’s footprint and with it, Aliceville’s population count. According to Pruitt, an increase in the city’s population would increase federal grant funds.

Aliceville Boys Defeat Gordo for Third Straight County Championship

Aliceville boys defeat Gordo to win third straight county championship.

By Brian HamiltonSports Correspondent

Aliceville pulled away from Gordo in the Pickens County championship game to win their third straight county championship. It took overtime for the Yellow Jackets to get past Pickens County in the first round of the tournament, but things would be a bit easier in the championship, as Aliceville pulled away from the Greenwave late, 44-32.

Lady Jackets Advance to Championship Game Against Pickens County

Pickens County’s Skylin Joe (11) looks for an open teammate in the Lady Tornadoes’ semifinal loss to Aliceville.

By Brian HamiltonSports Correspondent

Aliceville got off to a slow start against Pickens County in the Pickens County Championship semifinal game, as the Lady Jackets held onto a narrow 7-6 lead after one quarter. Aliceville outscored the Lady Tornadoes 14-6 during the second quarter to take a 21-12 lead, en route to a 42-27 win to advance and face Gordo in the championship game.