Municipal Runoff Election Results

Submitted by Brian Hamilton on Wed, 10/07/2020 - 16:57
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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
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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%

Protesters seek justice in death of Brandon Peoples

Protesters marched to the Aliceville Police Department on Saturday, June 27, 2020 demanding justice for the late Brandon Peoples, who was shot and killed on May 31st.

BY DEVERICK LONG Correspondent A month later, the family of the late Brandon Peoples, who was shot and killed on May 31, 2020, is still seeking answers. No arrest has been made and not much information regarding the case and investigation has been given to the family. On Saturday, June 28, a protest was held in Aliceville. Family, friends, and members of the community came together to march to the Aliceville Police Department to let it be known that they are seeking justice and answers.

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.

Aliceville man shot and killed on Jasper Road

Aliceville resident Brandon Peoples was shot to death on Sunday, May 31, at a residence on Jasper Road in Aliceville.


Aliceville resident Brandon Peoples, 28, was found shot and killed early on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at a mobile home on Jasper Road in Aliceville.
Police have a person of interest, but the investigation is still ongoing. No arrests have been made in the case as of Friday, June 5th.
Police stated that Peoples’ girlfriend owns the home where his body was discovered. Aliceville Police Chief said the shooting was being investigated as a homicide.