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.


Aliceville Council does not approve repairs to 9th Street NE

The April 22, 2020 Aliceville City Council meeting was conducted through a conference call, as Mayor Marva Gipson mentioned at the prior meeting that it would be the last face-to-face meeting until the coronavirus subsides.
Mayor Gipson called the meeting to order with all council members present. Councilman Terrence Windham moved for the approval of the April 8, 2020 council meeting and the motion carried with all voting in favor of the approval of the minutes.

Aliceville stomps Winston County on homecoming

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


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.

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.