Glen Allen Council discusses sale of truck

The Glen Allen Town Council held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at the town’s community center. Councilwoman Bobbie S. McCraw was not present for the monthly meeting.
Mayor Allen J. Dunavant introduced Floyd “JR” Rodgers, Jr. who had requested an opportunity to address the town council. Rodgers is a candidate for State House Representative for District 16.


Hubbertville defeats Holy Spirit

Cole Brand (11) is shown making a leaping reception over a Holy Spirit defender.

Hubbertville celebrated homecoming on Friday night by hosting the Holy Spirit Saints.
Following the coin toss, Tucker Bowen’s opening kick was returned to the 33-yard line, where Kobe McCarley and Zeb Haley made the stop.

Berry falls to South Lamar 42-6

Max Westbrook (1) is shown running the ball for Berry against South Lamar.

The Berry Wildcats traveled to Millport to face the South Lamar Stallions in a Region 5 matchup. South Lamar got off to a fast start, while the Wildcats struggled on offense, and South Lamar walked away with a 42-6 win.

Lawrence to showcase miniature houses at Fayette Arts Festival

Pictured is Jeffie Lawrence with a miniature “grist mill” that he made.

Lifelong Fayette resident and former teacher, principal and superintendent Jeffie Lawrence will be showcasing his art and craft collection of miniature houses that he has built during this year’s Fayette Arts Festival, to be held at the Fayette Civic Center and Art Museum from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9.


Lowery disqualified by Republican Party

Greg Lowery is shown standing next to the seal for the Alabama House of Representatives.

The Alabama Republican Party has disqualified Fayette County resident Greg Lowery from seeking the Alabama House of Representatives, District 16 nomination during the Republican Primary. Lowery’s name will be on the Republican Primary ballots, which have already been printed. A spokesperson for the Alabama Republican Party confirmed to The Times-Record last week that Lowery has been disqualified due to a violation of the state party’s by-laws that prohibit a candidate from running in a Republican Primary within six years of seeking office with another party.


Berry starts season with impressive 50-13 win

Max Westbrook is shown running the ball for Berry as Jaden Smith blocks.

The Berry Wildcats welcomed the 4A Curry Yellow Jackets to Fred Webster Stadium to open its 2023 campaign. The weather would affect both teams, as a steady rain caused some turnover issues and bad snaps, but the Wildcats took control of the game early and cruised to a big victory to start the season.

Lions blank Sumiton Christian 43-0

Zeb Haley (10) is shown taking a handoff as Kobyn Johnson (60) and T.J. Keeton (25) provide blocking.

Traveling to Sumiton on a wet rainy night, the Lions opened Region 5 play against the Sumition Christian Eagles. Winning the coin toss, the Eagles elected to receive. Following a sack on quarterback Jake White by Kane Rushing, the Eagles were facing third down and 16 from its own 32-yard line. Two snaps later, the ball was punted away, rolling to a stop at Hubbertville’s 34-yard line.


BOE presents resolutions to Hubbertville students

Hubbertville Principal Tim Dunavant is shown presenting State Senate resolutions to FCCLA students Zoe Whitson (center) and Maci McCaleb.

The Fayette County Board of Education honored two Hubbertville School students and presented the students with signed Alabama Senate resolutions congratulating them for their accomplishments during its Aug. 22 meeting. All board members were present for the meeting.
Board president Tom Hubbert opened the meeting with prayer, and board member John Aaron led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Rainey honored during pre-game ceremony

Shown from left: Greg Rainey (Curt Rainey’s son), Curt Rainey, Kevin Rhudy and Coach Jared Porter.

Longtime FCHS employee Curt Rainey served as a honorary captain and was recognized during the Fayette - Cordova pre-game ceremony for his 40 plus years of service to Fayette County High School. He was hired at the school in Jan. 1958 as custodian, and also performed maintenance and groundskeeping work at the school until retiring in 1998. He was presented a plaque in recognition of his service during the ceremony.

Council hears plea for more courts at park

Emily Huang, the Fayette Junior City Council Mayor and a student at Fayette County High School, spoke to the council concerning more tennis and pickleball courts at Guthrie Smith Park.

The Fayette City Council held its regular council meeting on Aug. 22. Councilwoman Aliska Hughes-Monroe and Councilman Eddy Campbell were absent from the meeting, with all other council members present. Prior to the start of the meeting, Chris Huynh led the council in prayer and Fayette Junior Council Mayor Emily Huang led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Fayette defeats Cordova 12-7

Charles Grant (6) is shown running for a huge gain behind solid blocking.

On a hot, humid, sultry night in John Morgan Brown Stadium the Fayette Tigers scored two third-quarter touchdowns and hung on to defeat Cordova 12-7. The game was delayed one hour due to the excessive heat of the day, with the temperature hitting near 100 degrees earlier in the afternoon.


University Charter defeats Hubbertville 22-20

Cole Brand (11) tipped this ball away from a receiver to prevent a touchdown.

Opening the 2023 season, the Hubbertville Lions welcomed the Trail Blazers of University Charter School to Wiley Hollingsworth Stadium. Winning the coin toss, the Lions elected to receive the opening kick, with Kobe McCarley recovering the ball at the 30-yard line. The Lions’ opening possession was short. Facing fourth down and five from the 35-yard line, T.J. Keeton punted the ball away, setting the Blazers up at its 29-yard line.


Reward offered for information

The 24th Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office and Pickens County Sheriff’s office have consulted with an anonymous donor who has generously made $5,000 available to anyone with information about a burglary reported last year. Firearms were stolen and security equipment was damaged at a camp house on Pickens County Road 13 (Vienna Road) the night of Oct. 30, 2022. “Someone knows who is responsible for this,” said Pickens County Sheriff Jordan Powell. “We hope the reward will serve as an incentive for them to do the right thing and come forward.”