Homecoming week at Hubbertville


Shown is the 2018 Homecoming Court and their escorts. The court from left was: Erica Fowler, first alternate McKenna Fisher, second alternate Emma Nichols, Queen Gracie Dodd, Brianna Tidwell and Katelyn Jenkins.

Hubbertville celebrated its homecoming last week and capped off the festivities with a 41-24 football victory over the Brilliant Tigers.

Hubbertville gets win over Brilliant


Ethan Nichols hands the ball off to #36 Gage Key as protection is provided by #64 Aaron Cribb, #15 Zach Hubbert, and #28 Blake Anthony.

Hubbertville celebrated homecoming Friday night by welcoming the Brilliant Tigers to Wiley Hollingsworth Stadium. Winning the coin toss, the Lions elected to receive the opening kick, starting its first offensive possession from the 34-yard line. Runs by Zach Hubbert, Gage Key and Blake Anthony quickly moved the ball to midfield and two plays, later Z. Hubbert took the handoff from Ethan Nichols to the endzone for a 47-yard rushing touchdown with 9:18 showing on the clock. The PAT kick by Z. Hubbert was perfect and the Lions were on the scoreboard.

 

Pickens County degeats Berry 51-7


Sam Franklin (2) is shown eluding the grasp of a Pickens County defender.

The Berry Wildcats finished up its home games at Fred Webster Stadium by playing host to the Pickens County Tornadoes for Senior Night.  The Tornadoes got off to a quick start and opened up a lead that would prove to be too much for Berry to overcome. The Wildcats fought hard all night but fell 51–7 to Pickens County. The Wildcats returned the opening kickoff to the Berry 39-yard line to begin play, but was unable to advance and piunted the ball away. 

Perry-Uhlman speaks to Progress Club


Anne Perry-Uhlman, co-chairman with Glenda Robertson of the Fayette County Committee for Alabama’s Bicentenial Events, spoke to the Fayette Progress Club concerning upcoming events. She is pictured holding a Past Port Book and a Fayette County Coloring Book.

Anne Perry-Uhlman spoke to the Fayette Progress Club on Oct. 11 at the Fayette County Memorial Library. Perry-Uhlman told the club members that there are several events planned during the next few months that will celebrate Fayette County’s role in the state’s 200th anniversary celebration.

 

Fayette City Council approves FY2019 budget


Members of the Fayette City Council presented a check to Fayette Medical Center for $462,665.62 as the annual proceeds from the one-half cent sales tax. Shown from left are: Councilman Eddy Campbell, Councilman Cedric Wilson, Fayette Mayor Ray Nelson, FMC Board of Director Chairman Jackie Waldon, FMC Administrator Donald Jones and FMC Chief Financial Officer Jeff Huff.

The Fayette City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Oct. 9 and passed its budget for the 2019 fiscal year. Councilman Jason Cowart and Councilman Jerry Nichols were absent from the meeting. Prior to the start of the business session of the meeting, Fayette County Baptist Association Director John Killian introduced Jim Zeigler, state auditor, as a guest speaker for the meeting. He was allowed five minutes to address the council before the meeting started.

 

Former Berry coach has Headland on winning track

Danny Raines, former coach at Berry High School, is having a remarkable season at a school that was known for its sub-par football teams prior to his arrival. Raines became the head football coach at Headland High School in 2017, following his controversial dismissal as the head football coach at Berry after the 2016 season. When Raines arrived at Berry in 2003, he inherited a football program that had not had a winning season during the previous five years, nor had Berry been to the playoffs during that period of time.

 

Fayette County Commission hires two new employees for road crew

The Fayette County Commission hired two new employees for the county road crew during its Oct. 8 meeting. Billy Rodgers was absent from the meeting with all other commissioners present. County Engineer Chris Howell requested that the commissioners approve the hiring of the two new employees, as was discussed in previous meetings. The employees would fill vacancies on the road crew staff, and the money for the employees was allocated in the recently passed budget for fiscal year 2019.

 

FMC holds "Pink Party" to fight breast cancer


Shown from left are: Cindy Files, Cheryl Farris, Christi Nelson, Mitzi Rickman, Sherri Stovall, Jana Smith and Beckey Kimbrell.

A few of the staff members at the Fayette Medical Center’s 2018 “Staying Alive Pink Party” posed for this picture at the event. The party honored the survivors of breast cancer and remembered the ones who lost their battle with the dreaded disease. The party raises funds to help fight breast cancer and this year’s theme was, “It takes a team to battle breast cancer.”

 

Fayette defeats Cordova in volleyball.


Karli Rushing (5) scores a winning point for the Lady Tigers as Kaylee Strickland (14) and Samantha Cox (3) watch.

The Fayette Lady Tigers volleyball team defeated Cordova in straight sets: 25-22, 25-10 and 25-23, to win a key area matchup as the volleyball regular season winds down. Fayette currently leads the area four matches to one.

 

Hubbertville School built on commitment and pride


Shown is a picture of the current Hubbertville School.

“Community” is a word often used to describe the area around Hubbertville School and the people in it. Yet to the individuals who have helped Hubbertville School grow throughout the years, community means much more. It was through the dedicated members of this community that the current Hubbertville School has its beginnings. The school is deeply rooted in its rich history, from the growth of the school to the tribulations it faced in its early years as the four previous schools came together to form the school that we know today.

 

Glen Allen holds council meeting

The Glen Allen Town Council held its regular scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the town’s community center. Councilwoman Willie Rose McClinton was not in attendance. Following standard opening procedures, Mayor Allen J. Dunavant welcomed political candidates whom were in attendance, allowing them an opportunity to address the council during the meeting. Each candidate presented their platforms and following their presentations, the council asked questions and discussed concerns with each candidate.

 

Berry defeats Brilliant 42-6


Isaac Darty (34) runs for a good gain behind the blocking of Jace Smith (54) after taking a handoff from Tyler Smith (6).

The Berry Wildcats traveled to Brilliant to take on the Tigers for Brilliant’s Homecoming. The Wildcats started the game hot and never cooled off, scoring on offense, defense, and special teams as they rolled to a 42–6 victory. Brilliant won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff. The Tigers returned the kickoff to the Brilliant 35-yard line. After three plays, Brilliant faced fourth and 11 on the Tigers’ 34-yard line. Brilliant elected to punt and the Wildcats’ offense got the ball for the first time on the Berry 36-yard line.

 

Lynn Bears defeat Hubbertville


Ethan Nichols (23) runs to the outside on a quarterback-keeper to pick up good yardage against Lynn. Providing the blocking are Zach Hubbert (15) and Gage Alexander (10).

The Hubbertville Lions ventured into Winston County Friday night to face-off against the Lynn Bears. The Bears won the coin toss and elected to defer, holding the Lions to four-and-out on its opening possession. Following the punt from Ethan Nichols, Noah Jackson called his own number on the first three plays, advancing the ball to the 42-yard line to keep the Bears’ opening possession alive.

German journalist visit “Heartland of America”


Shown is Jens Konig, a German journalist for Stern Magazine, as he visted the “Heartland of America” last week.

Jens Konig, a German journalist working for Stern Magazine, visited Fayette last week to get a view of the political climate of this country “from the heartland of America.” Konig works out of Stern Magazine’s New York office and covers the American political scene for the weekly German news publication. Stern magazine has a weekly circulation of approximately 750,000 issues and is one of the largest news publications in the country.

 

Perry speaks at Chamber Luncheon concerning Senator Doug Jones


Jose Perry is shown speaking at the Chamber Luncheon.

Jose Perry, representing U.S. Senator Doug Jones’ office, spoke at the Oct. 2 Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce First Tuesday Luncheon concerning Jones’ actions in Congress.
Perry said that Jones has a deep-rooted love of God and country similar to most of the citizens of Fayette County. “Doug Jones has the issues of Fayette County at-heart,” Perry told the audience.

 

Fayette Frog Level Festival a success


Blaklyn Rae Hulsey, the four-year old daughter of Rusty and Pamela Hulsey, was observed getting into the spirit of the Fayette Frog Level Festival last week. Here she posed with a couple of her friends in the downtown Fayette area.

The Fayette Frog Level Festival, held in Fayette on Oct. 5-6, was a tremendous success. The weather was good, and the festival offered lots of entertainment for people of all ages.

Berry presents homecoming court

Shown is the 2018 Berry High School Homecoming Queen and Court, as presented at the Berry - Lynn football game. From left: seventh grade representative Tayla Files, escorted by her brother-in-law Eddie Flynn; ninth grade representative Haley Tidwell, escorted by her father Chuck Tidwell; 11th grade representative Brooke Blanton, escorted by her uncle Jeff Handley; Homecoming Queen Ciera Pendley, escorted by her uncle Jerome Trimm; 12th grade representative Halle Duckworth, escorted by her stepfather Jimmy Honeycutt; 10th grade representative Zoe Mauldin, escorted by her father Jared Mauldin; and eighth grade representative Courtney Parr, escorted by her father Dewayne Parr.

Berry High School celebrated its homecoming last week, which included a homecoming football game against Lynn High School.

Fayette County Fair is Oct. 16-20

The Fayette County Fair begins Tuesday, Oct. 16 and goes through Saturday, Oct. 20. The gates open Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. and at 4 p.m. on Saturday.  Archway Amusements is the ride contractor on the Midway. Fun family entertainment is monitored by the Fayette County Fair Board.

 

Berry Council holds October meeting

The Berry Town Council held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Oct.1, with Councilman Wesley Jacobs and Councilman Christopher Rice being absent from the meeting. All other council members were present for the meeting. Councilman Russell Madison made a motgion to appoint Michael Frost to fill the unexpired term of Corey Kizzire on the Berry Park and Recreation Board. Councilman Troyce Townsel seconded the motion and the motion was approved unanimously. Frost’s term on the board will expire on March 1, 2019.

 

Fayette defeats Oak Grove 27-7


Samuel Kizzire (25) and Ashton Odom (17) combine to tackle an Oak Grove runner as Mason Jones (63), Lewis Cannon (18), Ty Barrett (42) and Zac Jackson (22) help surround the ball carrier.

Blake Wallace ran for two first quarter touchdowns as Fayette notched a decisive 27-7 victory over the winless Oak Grove Tigers. Fayette played its reserves for most of the second quarter and the entire second half, as a running clock was utilized during the third and fourth periods of the game.