The Fayette City Council approved several items of business for the city during its Dec. 13 meeting. All council members were present for the meeting. Prior to the start of the meeting, Fayette’s ACE Coordinator Floyd Rodgers led the council in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Hubbertville Lady Lions defeated Lynn by the score of 49-42 in the only basketball game that the team played last week.
Andy Hamlin, 24th Judicial Circuit District Attorney, announced that a guilty verdict was returned in Fayette County Circuit Court during the trial of a former probation officer.
Michael Steven Painter, 51, was convicted of custodial sexual misconduct and use of official position of office for personal gain. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Jan. 13, 2023.
A 2023 GMC Sierra, driven by Kelvin Wesley James of Fayette, came to rest on its side after being involved in a collision with a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by Tony Wayne Moore of Vernon. The accident occurred at the intersection of County Road 32 and Highway 171/ 43 North, just south of Walmart. No other details of the accident are available.
The Berry Town Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 5 at the Berry Town Hall. Councilman Chuck Tidwell was absent from the meeting, with all other council members present. At the beginning of the meeting, Councilman Russell Madison led the council in prayer, with Councilwoman Mary Sue Lollar leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Glen Allen Town Council met on Tuesday, Dec. 6 and voted to promote Assistant Clerk Tabatha Tucker to the position of Glen Allen Town Clerk. Councilman Joel Isham was not in attendance for the regularly scheduled monthly meeting.
Due to the threat of rainy and inclement weather on the original Fayette Christmas Parade date of Dec. 5, the parade was postponed and has been rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 12.
The Fayette County Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Nov. 29 at Fayette Elementary School. All board members were present for the meeting. Before starting the meeting, Superintendent Jim Burkhalter, along with board members Tom Hubbert and Tierre Agnew, each took the oath of office for a new term at their respective positions.
Fayette County Schools appear to be near or above the state’s averages on key indicators for the recently released 2021-22 “report cards.”
The annual Fayette Christmas Parade will be held this year on Monday, Dec. 5, with lots of lights, sounds and Christmas cheer to delight children and adults of all ages. Co-Chairperson Marla Kizzire said that anyone wishing to place an entry in the parade can see her or Co-Chairperson Belinda Watts prior to the parade, or they can just show up between 5-6 p.m. on the day of the parade at the old vacant shopping center lot.