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Citizen claims being removed from Healthcare Authority without ever being appointed

Dr. Oliver claims she was asked to serve on the PC Healthcare Authority and then removed without ever being appointed.

CARROLLTON - During the May 25, 2021 Pickens County Commission meeting, Dr. Parphenia Oliver spoke regarding Pickens County Healthcare. Oliver said that she came to the meeting for clarification regarding her being part of the Pickens County Healthcare Authority. Several months ago before the hospital closed, Commissioner (Bobby) Ingram approached me and asked would I be interested in serving on that committee — that board — and I appreciate the recommendation and at that time, I told him I would be interested in learning more about the position,” Oliver said.

Gordo resident unhappy that commission has not cleaned up Easter storm damage

Gordo resident Frank Zimmerman complains that the commission has failed to clean up storm damage.

BY BRIAN HAMILTON
Managing Editor

Gordo resident Frank Zimmerman spoke before the Pickens County Commission during the Tuesday, June 23, 2020 meeting regarding the Easter storm damage on his property.
“I’m complaining about the Easter Sunday storm clean up at my house in Gordo on Gordo-Reform Road,” Zimmerman said. “I’ve owned that property 50 years and I just feel like somebody ought to come see me about it.”
Zimmerman said Commissioner Drew Elmore had told him that he was going to do something about the damage, but hasn’t.

 

Commission adopts logging notice ordinance

BY DOUG SANDERS JR., Correspondent

The Pickens County Commission recently adopted a new logging notice system that went into effect this week which will set up guidelines for timber owners and loggers.

The Commission held an extremely brief meeting on March 26, lasting a total of six minutes. First, the Commission made a motion to adopt the ordinance, to take effect April 1, and it was unanimously approved. Then, they voted unanimously to appoint County Engineer Clint Terry to be the license inspector responsible for enforcing the ordinance.

Commission Hears from County Coroner, No Morgue in County

BY GENA HUFF, Editor

At the Pickens County Commissioner’s Administrative meeting June 7, amidst the talk of gravel, rip rap, road graders, and herbicide, County Coroner Chad Harless brought in something different when he came to notify the Commissioners the bills from the Coroner’s department were going to be higher.

“The Coroner’s office has been absolutely crazy this year,” said Harless. “I’ve had more in-depth investigation autopsies than I do in a three-year time period.”

Commissioners Promote PALS Campaign


Pickens County Commissioners finalize business at the Mar. 27 meeting. From left are: Randy Dillard, District 5; Drew Elmore, District 3; Jerry Fitch, Chairman and District 4; and Bobby Bain, District 1. Absent was Robert Kennedy, District 2.
The Alabama People Against A Littered State (PALS) campaign will be coming up officially from April 21-April 28. However, looking at the sides of the highways and county roads and their littered conditions, you realize this is a year-round problem that needs year-round solutions.