BOE holds brief meeting

Pictured at the Aug. 13 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education, from left: Board President Tom Hubbert and board members Brenda Webb, Keith Madison, Julie Stough and John Stowe.

The Fayette County Board of Education met on Aug. 16 to approve personnel items and contracts. Board Member John Aaron was absent from the meeting, with all other board members present. Board Member Julie Stough led the board in prayer, with Board Member Brenda Webb leading the Pledge of Allegiance.


Tigers defeat Cordova 28-24

Hollis Strawbridge (24) makes a good gain after catching a pass as Cooper Sanford (4) blocks.

The Fayette County High School Tigers traveled on Aug. 18 to battle the Cordova Blue Devils in a regional game at “The Pit” and emerged victorious by the score of 28-24. The game was close throughout, with the ultimate margin of victory being the four successful conversion kicks made by Isaiah Stowe.


Volleyball returns to Hubbertvile School

Shown are the 2022-23 volleyball players at Hubbertville School. From left, front: Brooklynn Redd, Haley Aaron, AnnaLeigh Odom, Gracie Gardner, Maddie Trimm and Addison Tucker. Middle: Karlee Pollard, Bailey Edgil, Morgan Gann, Zoe Whitson, Brooklyn Nix, Mallory Corkren, Carly Linley and Lily Williams. Top: Head Coach Chasidy Walker, Carlie Roby, Nevaeh Hall, Daisy Brown, Kylee Dunn, Hailey Cox, Sara Beth Shirley, Ashlyn Tucker and Assistant Coach Sheena Roby.

For the first time in approximately 40 years, Hubbertville School will field varsity and JV volleyball teams this season.


Fayette City Council approves sewer rate increase

Shown from left: Fayette Mayor Rod Northam is shown with outgoing Junior City Council Mayor Shanti Enis and incoming Junior City Council Mayor Benjamin Olive.

The Fayette City Council approved the sewer rate increases, that had been previously introduced, during its Aug. 9 meeting. All council members were present for the meeting.
Prior to the start of the meeting, Jeff Crowley, manager of the Fayette Housing Authority, led the council in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.


Porter seeks to continue Fayette’s winning tradition

The 2022 Fayette County High School Tigers varsity football team and cheerleaders.

Coach Jared Porter will begin his head football coaching career this season, leading the Tigers into gridiron action with the hope of continuing the school’s winning tradition. After suffering a rare losing season in 2020, the team rebounded last season under Coach Waldon Tucker to finish 6-5, losing in the first round of the state high school playoffs. Fayette is one of only three teams in the state with at least 700 all-time football victories.


Hynds motivated to build on successful season

The 2022 Hubbertville Lions varsity football team and team managers.

Hubbertville Head Football Coach Caleb Hynds is entering his second season leading the Hubbertville Lions’ football team, and is only beginning his sixth season as a head football coach. However, Hynds now finds himself as the “old man” among the county’s high school coaches, compared to second-year Coach Hunter Mims at Berry and first-year Fayette Coach Jared Porter.


Team with local ties finishes second in nation

The Dixie Youth Eight and Under Winfield boys posed for a picture before leaving for Dothan on Wednesday, July 27, for competition in the Dixie Youth World Series. From left, front: Ames Poole, Chason Bonds, Case Miles, Erik Butsykin and Brock Corkren. Back: Avery Tucker, Kolbe Windham, Brooks Riley, Ridge Stocks, Blaine McNeal and Lee Roland.

Editor’s note: The Winfield Eight and Under Dixie Youth baseball team recently played for a World Series Championship, losing a close game to North Carolina and finishing second in the nation. Although the team played in the Winfield Park and Recreation League, several of the coaches and parents have strong ties to Fayette County.


BOE hires additional personnel

Shown at the Aug. 4 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education, from left: Board members Brenda Webb, Keith Madison, Julie Stough, John Stowe and John Aaron. Not pictured but also present were Board President Tom Hubbert and Superintendent Jim Burkhalter.

The Fayette County Board of Education approved several personnel changes during its Aug. 4 meeting. All board members were present for the meeting.


Glen Allen approvs Transportation Plan

The Glen Allen Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at the town’s community center. All council members were present for the monthly meeting. Following standard operating procedures, Mayor Allen J. Dunavant presented the Glen Allen FY 2023 Transportation Plan in accordance with regulations of the “Rebuild Alabama Act” (State House Bill 2019-2).