A one vehicle accident, occurring at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5 on Highway 96 in Fayette, resulted in no injuries. The 2022 Ford van was registered to Scientific Pest Control, and was driven by Heather June Kough, of 225 Bobo Blvd. in Fayette. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a power pole, breaking the pole and causing downed power lines.
After days of water leaks and shortages, the Glen Allen Water System appears to be back operating at full capacity. Glen Allen Mayor Allen Dunavant said that the problems started during the extremely cold weather this area experienced during the Christmas holidays. He said that with temperatures dipping down below 10 degrees at times and staying below freezing for several consecutive hours, they began getting calls at City Hall from customers who were without water.
January has been designated as “National Radon Action Month.” Radon is the number one leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is offering one free radon test kit per Alabama household as part of an initiative to cut down on dangerous radon exposure. Radon is a radioactive gas that cannot be seen or smelled. It is produced when uranium breaks down in soil and water.
Meeting in regular session on Tuesday, Jan. 3, the Glen Allen Town Council was addressed by District Three Fayette County Commissioner David Hubbert.
Four local law enforcement officers, Fayette Police Officer Landon Miller and Police Lieutenant Michael Kelley, along with Fayette County Sheriff’s Department Deputies Tanner Burleson and Todd Key, were commended for their heroic efforts during a recent apartment fire. During the Dec. 27, 2022 Fayette City Council meeting, Fayette Police Chief Danny Jenkins addressed the council and those in attendance concerning the incident.
A vehicle theft, along with the theft of a few tools and other items, occurred at a local business sometime between the close of business on Friday, Dec. 16 and normal working hours on Monday, Dec. 19.
The Fayette City Council reappointed Steven Nolen as municipal judge for the city during its Dec. 27 meeting. Councilwoman Aliska Hughes-Monroe was absent from the meeting, with all council members present. Prior to the start of the meeting, Mason Bonner led the council in prayer, and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Tori Nichols and a youth group from the Trinity Church of God.
In 2021, the Alabama Legislature passed the “Alabama Uniform Concealed Carry Permit Act” (Act 2021-246), which went into effect Jan. 1, 2023.
Note: The following people were sentenced in Fayette County Circuit Court during the month of November. The list was compiled from information received from the Fayette County Circuit Court.
The Fayette County Commission approved an agreement during its Dec. 13 meeting to continue its solid waste service for Fayette County with Waste Management. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
A car crashed into a Fayette County residence just as the family living at that residence was sitting down to a meal. Luckily, all involved in the accident escaped with no or only minor injuries. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene, and a spokesperson for that department said that the accident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. on the night of Tuesday, Dec. 13.
Two separate accidents occurring in Fayette County on Wednesday, Dec. 14 caused several injuries and one fatality. The Hamilton Post of the Alabama State Troopers reported that a fatal accident occurred at approximately 5:37 p.m. on Dec. 14 on Alabama Highway 171 North, near the 42-mile marker.