Aliceville Public Library Receives $20,000.00 Grant from the American Library Association

Aliceville Public Library

Aliceville Public Library was one of a few selected rural public libraries across the United States to receive the ALA COVID Library Relief Fund.  The ALA COVID Library Relief grant assists public, school, academic, and tribal libraries across the United States and US Territories that have experienced substantial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, which impacted their ability to serve their community, especially in traditionally underserved populations.

City of Reform awarded $5 million grant for water/sewer projects

Mayor Melody Davis expresses her gratitude to the city council for the reward of the $5 million
grant to help with water/sewer projects.

By Felicity Holman
News Correspondent

REFORM- On July 5, 2022, the Reform City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Melody Davis. Councilmember Malcolm Giles was not in attendance.

The council approved of the minutes as well as the payables.

City of Carrollton Receives Grant for Volunteer Fire Department

Carrollton Council metting April 7, 2022

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

CARROLLTON-The Carrollton City Council meeting was held April 7, 2022. Mayor Mickey Walker was not in atten-dance. Mayor Pro Tem Freddie Lowe called the meeting to order. After the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance, the minutes were approved with a motion from Councilman Chuck McDaniel and a second from Councilwoman Terisa Robbins. Councilman Phillip Trull then made a motion to approve paying the city’s bills, and there was a second by Councilman Sherman Mayhew. The motion was approved.

Board of Education Gains New Board Member and Receives National School Lunch Program Equipment Grant

CNP Director Carmen Burton

By Donna Bain
Staff Writer

LADOW-The Pickens County Board of Education held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
Superintendent Jamie Chapman recommended an addition be made to the agenda to introduce the new board member. On a motion by Gene Dawkins and a second by Sam Wiggins, the agenda was amended. Wiggins made a motion to approve the December minutes, and the motion was seconded by Dr. John Brandon. The minutes were approved. The payroll was approved on a motion by Wiggins and a second by Dawkins.


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.


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.