Reform council discusses water tank issues

REFORM - On January 19, 2021, the Reform council meeting was called to order by Mayor Melody Davis with all council members present. Following the order of the agenda, the minutes from the last meeting of January 5, 2021 were approved, as well as the payables. Under Old Business, the council discussed issues with the water tank. “We are still working on the tank,” Davis said. “I tried to be more proactive on Facebook and let everybody know each step we took. I think I posted like maybe four or five different steps.

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%


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%

West Alabama Bank celebrates 75th anniversary

West Alabama Bank

Folks who picked up a copy of the Pickens County Herald's July 29, 1944 issue read about a wide range of news. There were stories about FDR's nomination for his fourth term as president of the United States, the construction of new stables across from the railroad depot in Reform and the announcement of Unity Grove's annual camp meeting in Palmetto.
But the largest headline that day was "Reform Opens New Bank." Articles invited readers to visit the bank on its opening day, July 29.

Reform council looking to make improvements to city park

Councilman Hagan, left, explains the proposed details of getting a new sign at Reform City Park as Reform Mayor Harton listens.


The Reform City Council is looking to replace the sign at the Reform City Park. Councilman Charles Hagan said the sign will be 4x8 feet and cost roughly $1,200. The city will then be responsible for having the sign mounted and painted.

“I think that it may cost a little more to get something like this, but that’s going to be there,” Councilwoman Pat Wheat said. “The sign that is there now has been there at least 20 years. I’d just rather pay a little more up front and be through with it.”

Happy Halloween

Ghosts and ghouls greet commutors at the intersection of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 82 in Reform. Citizens Glenda Adcock and Jacob Callahan voluntarily decorate the high-visible block of the city each year for the enjoyment of the city’s residents and passerbys.    

Gordo, Reform Schools to Participate in CVS SMART Model


The CVS SMART model for schools is a public/private partnership developed between CVS Health, Ginn Group Consulting (architects of the model), school districts, and a partnership with local medical providers. The model was launched nationally in 2013. Its purpose is to provide preventive care to students — with parental consent — to enrich academic performance, achievement, and attendance.