Bevill State Community College’s TRIO program — Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) — has been renewed by the Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education. The total award for this program, located on the Fayette Campus, is a little over $1.4 million, which is approximately $300,000 per year. This grant assures the program’s continuation for the next five years, through 2027.
The Glen Allen Town Council met on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the town’s community center. All council members were present for the regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Following standard opening procedures, Mayor Allen J. Dunavant welcomed Probate Judge Mike Freeman to the meeting and yielded the floor to him.
Local CenturyLink phone and internet customers will soon see a new name on their bills.
Either on or soon after Oct. 3, Brightspeed will be taking over portions of CenturyLink’s business in 20 midwestern and southeastern states, including Alabama. Locally, CenturyLink offers phone and internet services in all of Fayette and Marion counties.
The Berry Wildcats continued its play in Region 5 by facing the eighth-ranked team in 1A when they traveled to Reform to face the Pickens County Tornadoes. The Wildcats got behind early and never gained any traction during the game. The potent Tornadoes’ offense proved to be too much for the Wildcats, as Pickens County won 62 - 0.
In addition to the local, state and federal offices that are on the Nov. 8 general election ballot, there will be 10 statewide amendments also. One of the most significant amendments on the ballot will be Amendment 10, known as the amendment that would ratify the Constitution of Alabama of 2022.
The Fayette County Commission held a brief meeting on Monday, Aug. 29 to approve its fiscal year 2023 “Rebuild Alabama Plan.” The meeting was held a week later than usual due to the County Commissions of Alabama Convention that was held last week. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
The Berry Wildcats traveled to Walker County to face the 4A Curry Yellow Jackets in its first game of the 2022 campaign. The Wildcats’ offense moved the ball well, but penalties and injuries plagued the Wildcats the entire game. The Wildcats kept the game close for most of the game, but two late fourth quarter scores gave the Yellow Jackets a 21-point victory, 42 - 21.