Grant

DAs Receive Grant for Victim Assistance

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey announced on December 10 a $6.23 million state grant which will allow Alabama District Attorneys to hire 88 Certified Victim Service Officers to assist victims of crimes.

“The criminal justice system can seem intimidating to people who have been victims of crime,” the Governor said. “I am pleased to support this program, which will provide knowledgeable professionals to help crime victims understand the court process and ensure that they know of other community resources that may further assist them.”

Carrollton Gets $350,000 Grant for Lagoon Project

From left: Senator Gerald Allen; Governor Kay Ivey; Carrollton Mayor Mickey Walker; Kenneth Boswell; and Cory Johnson, Director West Alabama Regional Commission.

Carrollton received the Community Block Development Grant for $350,000 for the wetland lagoon cell, for tertiary advanced treatment, at the waste-water treatment plant on Latham Street. 

Carrollton Receives Grant for Lagoon Improvements

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced grants totaling $1.55 million to help eight Alabama communities address and improve infrastructure. The town of Carrollton is one of the eight communities who received a grant. Carrollton was awarded $150,000 to rehabilitate the town’s wastewater treatment plant lagoons.

The funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) will enable the communities to improve sewer systems, roads, and other concerns.

PCMC Gets $150,000 Supplemental Grant


Students from Pickens Academy applied for and received a grant of $150,000 to help Pickens County Medical Center. The grant is issued by the University of Alabama. Pictured, from left are: Hamner Allen, Olivia Lewis, Lindsey Hardy, and Allie Wilson.

BY GENA HUFF, Editor

Four students of the Senior class of Pickens Academy collaborated and submitted a supplemental grant to the University of Alabama on behalf of the Pickens County Health Authority, specifically the Pickens County Medical Center (PCMC), for a $150,000 grant geared toward the hiring of a new administrator to fortify and rejuvenate the PCMC.

PCHS Receives Grant from Alabama Power


Andrea Ellis, Manager of the Reform/Aliceville Alabama Power business office, presents a $2,500 Power to Play grant check to Pickens County High School Band Director Thomas Hargrave on Tuesday, Mar. 13. Hargrave says the grant will be used to purchase instruments for the school’s music education and band programs. Pictured, from left, Craig Perrigin, PCHS Assistant Principal; Jamarian Cohen, student; Andrea Ellis; Thomas Hargrave; Ariana Hathorne, student; Keaysha Jones, student; SheMia Wilson, Principal; Caleb Yarbrough, student.
Pickens County High School was awarded a $2,500 Power to Play grant from the Alabama Power  Foundation on Tuesday, Mar. 13. Thomas Hargrave, PCHS band director, said the grant will be used to purchase instruments for the music education and band programs at the school.