Hubbertville softball gets first win over Brilliant

Tassie Lewis is shown pitching against the Brilliant Lady Tigers for Hubbertville. She pitched a complete game shutout for the win.

After opening the season with four losses, the Hubbertville Lady Lions captured its first win of the softball season with a 10 - 0 shutout victory over Brilliant. Tassie Lewis pitched the complete game shutout for Hubbertville, shutting down the Lady Tigers’ offense for the win.


Fayette baseball wins two games during week

Langston Strawbridge is shown sliding into third during a recent game.

The Fayette County Tigers baseball team traveled to Caledonia, Miss. on March 6 and returned with a hard-fought 6-4 victory. The game was tied at four runs each in the top of the ninth when Langston Srawbridge doubled in a run to put Fayette ahead. Carter Sanford started the game on the mound for Fayette, pitching four innings and allowing four hits and four runs, with seven strikeouts.


Tucker arrested for numerous sex-related crimes

Wayne Edwin Tucker

Wayne Edwin Tucker, 73, of Glen Allen, was arrested on Feb. 25 and charged with 33 sex-related offenses following an indictment by a Fayette County Grand Jury in January. Tucker had previously been arrested in 2017 following a grand jury indictment that charged him with two felony counts of sexual abuse. He posted bail shortly after his arrest, and had been free on bond until his arrest last week following the latest grand jury indictment.


Cattlemen’s Association holds annual supper and banquet

Pictured from left are: Jimmy Trice, Brad Cox, Cattleman of the Year Jarod Long, Fayette County Cattlemen Association President Charlie Dale Jones and Laura Rainey during the association’s annual banquet.

The Fayette County Cattlemen’s Association held its annual steak supper and banquet on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Boy Scout Building in Fayette. Regional Vice-President Randy Slay, who is a member of the Fayette Cattlemen’s Association, told the audience in attendance that Alabama has been aggressive in passing laws that will ensure consumers that the meat sold in Alabama “is really meat.”


Council approves tax abatements for local industry

Jerry Fulmer, representing the local VFW Lodge, displays one of the 110 banners honoring Fayette County veterans who died in service to their country. The banners will be flown throughout Fayette on patriotic holidays.

The Fayette City Council voted at its Feb. 25 meeting to approve property tax and sales/use tax abatements for Showa Best Gloves due to the expansion of its current facility. Councilwoman Linda McCraw was absent from the meeting, with all other council members in attendance. Scott Robertson, plant manager of Showa Best Gloves, appeared before the council to request the abatements.


Commission changes public comment policy

Shown at the Monday, Feb. 24 meeting of the Fayette County Commission, from left: County Attorney Allen Grocholski, Commissioner Joe Acker and Commissioner John Underwood.

During its Feb. 24 meeting, the Fayette County Commission established a new policy that will declare a 60-day moratorium on public comments prior to an election. Commissioner Barry Corkren was absent, with all other commissioners present. Commissioner Joe Acker commented during the meeting that the commission appeared to get speakers just before an election cycle speaking against a candidate who is seeking re-election. He asked for a 60-day moratorium on public comments to be fair to the candidates who are seemingly being attacked.

FCHS expands dual-enrollment opportunities with BSCC

Shown at the announcement, from left: Sherry Terry, Max Weaver, Dr. Jeremy Madden and FCHS Assistant Principal Jennifer Sanford.

Fayette County High School and Bevill State Community College have announced a new parnership that will expand opportunities for high school students to earn dual credit for college courses. Max Weaver, Dean of Student Success, and Sherry Terry, Director of Student Services for the Bevill - Fayette Campus, made the announcement of the expanded partnership at Fayette County High School on Feb. 28. The agreement will now allow students in the 11th grade to take classes at Bevill for dual credit. The classes for high school juniors will include U.S.

Lions Club donates to FCHS athletics

Shown from left: Assistant FCHS Principal Jennifer Sanford, FCHS Principal Dr. Jeremy Madden, and Lions Club members Mark Brown and Alva Grimsley.

The Fayette Lions Club recently presented a check to the Fayette County High School athletic program for $3,000, which represented the proceeds from ads sold for the football programs. Additionally, the money from the sale of the football programs is donated to the Fayette County High School Band. The Fayette Lions Club also helps to sell tickets at all home games during the FCHS football season.

Fayette baseball wins two games, loses two

Kaleb Owens of Fayette slides safely into third ahead of the throw in a game against Hubbertville.

The Fayette County High School baseball team split its four games during the week, winning two games and losing two. Fayette started the week with a home game against Lamar County on Feb. 25, defeating the Bulldogs by a score of 14 - 8. The game was a game of big innings for each team. Fayette scored five runs in the sixth inning to counter the seven runs that Lamar County had pushed across the plate in the fourth inning. Kaleb Owens started the game for Fayette, pitching four innings and allowing seven runs on seven hits. Owens struck out six opposing batters.


Fayette Lady Tigers play in Lynn Tournament

The Fayette Lady Tigers played six games in the Lynn Softball Tournament Feb. 28-29 and a single game earlier in the week against South Lamar. The girls finished the week with a 4 - 3 record. On Feb. 25, Fayette traveled to South Lamar and was defeated 7-1. Brandy Johnson was the starting pitcher for Fayette and suffered the loss. She surrendered four runs on six hits while striking out one opposing batter.

Williams arrested for Bankston murder

Travis Terell Williams was arrested for the murder of Maronda Williams.

Travis Terell Williams, 37, of 832 33rd Ave., Tuscaloosa, was taken into custody by the district attorney’s office of the 24th judicial circuit on Feb. 18. On Feb. 19, Travis Williams was served with two warrants, charging him with the death of his ex-wife, Maronda Parker Williams.

Smith out as FCHS football coach

Coach Bill Smith is shown with his wife Ann Smith shortly after he accepted the head football coaching position in March 2019.

Bill Smith, who was hired in March 2019 to be the head football coach at Fayette County High School, will not be returning to coach the team this fall. Smith, who completed a respectable 8-3 season that included a first-round playoff game, was informed of the decision by FCHS Principal Dr. Jeremy Madden. Madden did not elaborate on the change of coaches, except for the following statement: “We appreciate his work and all he did for Fayette County football. He worked to mold his team into better young men.”