E-mail addresses to change for The Times-Record



Beginning on Thursday, March 18, The Times-Record will be using new e-mail addresses for all electronic mail correspondences. A recent change in our internet carrier and service has forced us to change email addresses. After Wednesday, March 17, we will no longer be able to access our current Centurytel e-mail addresses. Our new e-mail address provider will be Outlook.
To accommodate our readers and contributors, we have tried to make our e-mail addresses as similar to our previous addresses as possible.

 

Governor Ivey extends mask order



Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has extended her mask ordinance for the state until Friday, April 9.
In extending the order, Ivey promised that this would be the last time that she would extend the order. “After April 9, I will not keep the mask order in place,” she said during a Wednesday March 3 news conference.

 

Fayette County updates Hazard Mitigation Plan



The revised Fayette County Hazard Mitigation Plan is being finalized and will soon be submitted to local municipalities and the Fayette County Commission for adoption. Fayette County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Russ Taylor said that the plan is a requirement of the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, and must be updated every five years in order to maintain eligibility for certain federal disaster assistance and mitigation funds.

 

Glen Allen to participate in a community clean-up



The Glen Allen Town Council met on Tuesday, March 2 at the town’s community center with all council members in attendance for the regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Mayor Allen J. Dunavant notified the council that he had received correspondence from Alabama PALS (People Against a Littered State) inquiring whether the town would be participating in the 2021 “Don’t Drop it on Alabama” statewide annual spring cleanup.

 

Fayette Tigers win four games during week


Landon Lowe is shown pitching for the Tigers. Also shown is Langston Strawbridge playing third base.

The Fayette Tigers continued its strong start for the year, winning all four games that the team played during the week. In a classic pitchers’ duel, the Tigers defeated Gordo 2-1.
Gordo scored its run during the first inning, then was shut down at the plate for the remainder of the game. Colton McCaleb pitched for Fayette, allowing only one run on three hits in seven innings of work. He struck out seven batters and walked only one to pick up the victory. Walt Tucker led the Tigers at the plate, collecting three hits in three at bats.

 

Bevill State opens 2021 baseball season


Baker Wilson is shown pitching for Bevill.

The Bevill State Community College Bears opened its 2021 baseball season with a two-game series played in Florida. In the first game, Bevill State was defeated by St. Johns River College 8-5. The Bears scored its five runs all in the sixth inning of the game. Nick Pounders, Jackson Elkins and Braxton Knight drove in the runs for Bevill during the game. Jacob Hill suffered the loss for the Bears, allowing three hits and four runs in 2 1/3 innings. He struck out four batters.

 

Tigers softball host tournament


Harley Johnson is shown getting a base hit for Fayette.

The Fayette Lady Tigers hosted its “Tiger Slam Invitational” softball tournament on Saturday, March 6. The tournament consisted of five teams: Fayette, Cordova, South Lamar, Lynn and Brilliant. Cordova finished with the best record in the round-robin tournament, with a perfect 4-0 record. South Lamar was 3-1, while Fayette finished 2-2 and Brilliant was 0-4. The Lady Tigers opened the tournament with a 16-4 victory over Brilliant. Fayette defeated Lynn in its second game 8-4, before losing 4-0 to South Lamar and 4-2 to Cordova.

 

Hubbertville defeats Hackleburg 10-9


Carter Hollingsworth is shown fielding a ground ball at second base.

Hubbertville defeated Hackleburg on March 4 by the score of 10-9. Jagger Youngblood was two-for-two at the plate with two RBIs. Tanner McGough had two hits and scored a run.
Gage Key, Gage Alexander and Cade Fisher each scored two runs for the Hubbertville Lions.
Key started the game at pitcher and picked up the win for Hubbertville. Key allowed three earned runs on two hits, while striking out eight batters.

 

Berry softball defeats Fayette 14-4



Berry’s softball team defeated the Fayette County High School Lady Tigers by a score of 14-4 in its only game played during the week. The Lady Wildcats scored five runs in the second inning, three in the third inning, and six runs in the fifth to close the game out in five innings. Kyla Edmonson pitched a complete game for Berry, earning her third victory of the season. She allowed four hits and no earned runs while striking out 10 opposing batters to secure the win.

 

Lights shine on Hubbertville’s ‘Field of Dreams’


Pictured is the Hubbertville baseball field during its home opener.

The revival of baseball as an organized sport began in Hubbertville in 1991, as the Hubbertville Community Park was established. However, it would be decades later when the baseball dreams started becoming reality on the school level. The true spirit of the Hubbertville community shined through the history of the baseball program and the establishment of the school baseball field.

Fayette City Council presents checks to schools


Shown is the Fayette City Council as they presented its annual $5,000 appropriation to each public school within the city limits. Pictured from left, front: Fayette Mayor Rod Northam, Fayette Elementary Principal Dr. Alicia Nalls, FCHS Principal Dr. Jeremy Madden, Fayette Middle School Guidance Counselor Tonya Freeman and Councilman Eddy Campbell. Back: Councilman Jerry Nichols, Councilwoman Virettia Whiteside, Councilwoman Aliska Hughes-Monroe and Councilman Tommy Williams.

The Fayette City Council presented its annual appropriations to the three public schools within the city limits at its Feb. 23 meeting. All council members were present for the meeting. Checks for $5,000 each were presented to Fayette Elementary School, Fayette Middle School and Fayette County High School.

Motocross in Fayette


Shown is nine-year old Lucas Seaborn, son of Jamie and Jessica Seaborn of Guin, competing in the motocross.

An indoor motocross was held at the Fayette Multipurpose Complex on Saturday, Feb. 27, with events for competitors of various levels of age and skill. Although many of the competitors were from other areas of the state and country, several local participants also competed in the event.

Commission holds brief meeting


Pictured at the Feb.22 Fayette County Commission meeting, from left: Commissioner Wesley Jacobs, Commission Chairman Mike Freeman and Commissioner Shane Hughes.

The Fayette County Commission held a brief regular meeting on Feb. 22, followed by an executive session. Commissioner Barry Corkren and Commissioner John Underwood were absent from the meeting, with all other commissioners present. Fayette County EMA Director Russ Taylor told the commissioners that he had been asked to check on a new communication system for the county.

Key pitches no-hitter for Hubbertville


Gage Key pitched a no-hitter for the Lions against Vina.

Hubbertville is having a dream season so far this year, with a newly lighted baseball field to play on and a no-hitter pitched in the opening home game. Hubbertville traveled to Lamar County on Feb. 22 and defeated the Bulldogs 10-9. Tanner McGough was the starting pitcher for Hubbertville, and allowed four earned runs on only three hits in 3 1/3 innings of work. Carter Hollingsworth pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief and earned the victory for Hubbertville.

Berry finishes second in its invitational


Kyla Edmonson is shown pitching for Berry.

Berry began its 2021 softball season with a 6-2 loss to Sulligent on Feb. 25. The losing pitcher for Berry was Kyla Edmonson, who allowed two earned runs on five hits in five innings of work.
Allie Taylor was two-for-three with a run scored, Gracyn Hydrick was two-for-three with a RBI, and Caitlyn Banks was two-for-three with a double. The Lady Wildcats lost its second game of the season 4-1 to South Lamar.

 

Fayette baseball off to good start


Langston Strawbridge is shown pitching for Fayette against Hubbertville.

Despite losing its opening game of the week to Caldonia by the score of 3-0, Fayette finished the week strong with three consecutive wins. Landon Lowe started the game at pitcher for Fayette and suffered the loss, allowing three runs and only six hits in 4 2/3 innings of work. Blake Johnson pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for the Tigers. Cooper Sanford had a double for Fayette, while Dylan Schloerb, Colton McCaleb and Blake Johnson each added hits for the Tigers.

 

Lady Tigers open season with two wins


Lauren Seale is shown pitching for Fayette against Brilliant.

The Fayette County High School Lady Tigers’ softball team got the 2021 season off to a good start by winning its first two games. Fayette opened the season with a 4-1 victory over the Dora Lady Bulldogs. Dora scored a run in the top of the fifth inning to take the lead before Fayette rallied in the bottom of the sixth to score four runs and seal the win.

Local businessman to build ‘The District’


Pictured are Jerry O’Dell and Pam Blackwood standing in front of the property that their company, Home Based Properties LLC, recently purchased. O’Dell said that they plan to completely renovate the upstairs portion of the property, the former Turner Hotel, and transform the site into an area that will be a focal point of the town for both local residents and visitors.

Local businessman Jerry O’Dell has long had a vision to enhance the viability of the downtown area of Fayette. He, along with his business partner Pam Blackwood of Northport, recently bought the former Turner Hotel property and the retail stores below the property. Together, they envision transforming the property into a focal point of Temple Avenue known as “The District.”

Fayette experiences wintry weather


This is a portion of the drainage ditch at Guthrie Smith Park in Fayette that froze during the wintry weather that the area experienced last week.

Fayette County saw a wintry mix of weather during the first portion of last week that closed school and many businesses for at least part of the week. The sleet, snow, and freezing rain began on Monday, Feb. 15, although most major roads in the county were still in decent conditions until about dark. The conditions deteriorated rapidly overnight, and almost everyone in the county awoke on the morning of Tuesday, Feb. 16 to light snow falling and ice on the roads.