Six FCHS seniors recognized during athletic signing



On Friday, May 10, Fayette County High School celebrated the acheivements of six athletes during the athletic scholarship signing. Shown from left to right: Brady Jones (Cross Country at Shelton State Community College), Noah Benton ( Football at Lyon College), Hollis Strawbridge (Football at Rhoades College), Cooper Sanford (Baseball at Wallace State in Hanceville), Brantley Stocks (Baseball at Bevill State Community College) and Harrison Unger (Baseball at Bevill State Community College).

Death of LCHS student has local impact


Chaney Livingston and Kruz Box pictured together at the beach (Photo courtesy of Kruz Box)

On Tuesday, April 30, an unfortunate vehicle crash took the life of 18-year-old Chaney Livingston. The crash occurred around 2:50 p.m. nine miles west of Millport on Highway 96, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA). Reports show that Livingston’s car collided head on with an 2019 Mack tractor-trailer and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Livingston was a senior at Lamar County High School and was set to graduate in May 2024. Fallon Boman, owner of Sweet Annie Boutique, released a statement on the impact of Livingston in the Fayette community.

FCHS Men’s Golf Team goes undefeated


From left to right: Eli Canterbury, Luke Anderson, Clark Vandiver, Drew Jones, Logan Taylor, Charlie Cooper, and Sawyer Stevens are pictured above during Sectionals at Joe Wheeler State Park Golf Course in Rogersville, Ala.

The FCHS Men’s Golf Team are undefeated this year in the regular season with wins at the West Alabama Conference on Wednesday, March 23, and Invitational on Tuesday, April 23. Both held at the Fayette Country Club. The Tigers were runner up at Sectionals and boasting a low round of 76, Clark Vandiver led the whole field. 

Love of outdoors leads to new home


The newly built home of Todd Holder and his family. The wrap around porch offers a variety of beautiful views.

“It all started with hunting,” Todd Holder said. He used to explore the neighboring counties, seeking adventure in the great outdoors. One day, a close friend asked him, “Have you ever been to Fayette?” That simple question changed everything.

Home ownership offers exciting new chapter for couple


Matt and Sidney Cummings are pictured in front of their brand new garden home.

The Cummings couple, Matt and Sidney, have embarked on an exciting new chapter in their lives as they settle into their brand new garden home. The couple moved into their home in October of 2023. With three bedrooms and two baths, the home provides them plenty of room to enjoy their furry companions, Buster the dog and Bo the cat.

Warm weather brings out venomous snakes


Rattlesnakes are one of the six venomous types of snake found in Alabama

The weather is quickly warming up and hibernation is over for Alabama’s 40-50 snake species. They’re now on the loose and looking for food and mates during spring and early summer. The end of March, April and May are when they’re most active, but they become nocturnal as the weather heats up during the day in the summer months.

Birthday girls celebrate at FMC Long Term Care



Fayette Long Term Care residents Sarah Kizzire, pictured at left, and Louise Ham, right,celebrated milestone birthdays at their joint birthday party on Monday, April 29. Kizzire reached 99 years on Thursday, April 18 while Ham turned 104 on Thursday, April 25. Both ladies enjoyed family, friends, cards, flowers, and parties in honor of their blessed day.

Berry Softball coach Darrell Thomas gets 300th win


Berry Lady Wildcats coach Darrell Thomas, pictured middle back, reached a milestone 300 wins during the team’s Senior Night.

The Lady Wildcats beat Brillant 4-3 on Monday, April 15. Berry erased a 3-1 deficit in the bottom of the 7th inning to force extra innings as Ashlyn Smith scored the go ahead on the RBI single by Shayla Mayfield to celebrate Senior Night and the 300th career win for Berry Softball Coach Darrell Thomas.

Annual benefit for Weldy Home set for May 11


Bassmaster Open Series fisherman and motivational speaker Clay Dyer, and his wife Kim, will appear at the Holiday Inn Guin on May 11 for the “Weldy Home Steak Dinner” fundraiser to benefit the girls housed at the local group home.

The Holiday Inn Guin is the location for the Third Annual Benefit for Weldy Home for Girls to be held on Saturday, May 11, beginning at 6 p.m