FCHS Men’s Golf Team goes undefeated


From left to right: Eli Canterbury, Luke Anderson, Clark Vandiver, Drew Jones, Logan Taylor, Charlie Cooper, and Sawyer Stevens are pictured above during Sectionals at Joe Wheeler State Park Golf Course in Rogersville, Ala.

The FCHS Men’s Golf Team are undefeated this year in the regular season with wins at the West Alabama Conference on Wednesday, March 23, and Invitational on Tuesday, April 23. Both held at the Fayette Country Club. The Tigers were runner up at Sectionals and boasting a low round of 76, Clark Vandiver led the whole field. 

Love of outdoors leads to new home


The newly built home of Todd Holder and his family. The wrap around porch offers a variety of beautiful views.

“It all started with hunting,” Todd Holder said. He used to explore the neighboring counties, seeking adventure in the great outdoors. One day, a close friend asked him, “Have you ever been to Fayette?” That simple question changed everything.

Home ownership offers exciting new chapter for couple


Matt and Sidney Cummings are pictured in front of their brand new garden home.

The Cummings couple, Matt and Sidney, have embarked on an exciting new chapter in their lives as they settle into their brand new garden home. The couple moved into their home in October of 2023. With three bedrooms and two baths, the home provides them plenty of room to enjoy their furry companions, Buster the dog and Bo the cat.

Warm weather brings out venomous snakes


Rattlesnakes are one of the six venomous types of snake found in Alabama

The weather is quickly warming up and hibernation is over for Alabama’s 40-50 snake species. They’re now on the loose and looking for food and mates during spring and early summer. The end of March, April and May are when they’re most active, but they become nocturnal as the weather heats up during the day in the summer months.

Birthday girls celebrate at FMC Long Term Care



Fayette Long Term Care residents Sarah Kizzire, pictured at left, and Louise Ham, right,celebrated milestone birthdays at their joint birthday party on Monday, April 29. Kizzire reached 99 years on Thursday, April 18 while Ham turned 104 on Thursday, April 25. Both ladies enjoyed family, friends, cards, flowers, and parties in honor of their blessed day.

Berry Softball coach Darrell Thomas gets 300th win


Berry Lady Wildcats coach Darrell Thomas, pictured middle back, reached a milestone 300 wins during the team’s Senior Night.

The Lady Wildcats beat Brillant 4-3 on Monday, April 15. Berry erased a 3-1 deficit in the bottom of the 7th inning to force extra innings as Ashlyn Smith scored the go ahead on the RBI single by Shayla Mayfield to celebrate Senior Night and the 300th career win for Berry Softball Coach Darrell Thomas.

Annual benefit for Weldy Home set for May 11


Bassmaster Open Series fisherman and motivational speaker Clay Dyer, and his wife Kim, will appear at the Holiday Inn Guin on May 11 for the “Weldy Home Steak Dinner” fundraiser to benefit the girls housed at the local group home.

The Holiday Inn Guin is the location for the Third Annual Benefit for Weldy Home for Girls to be held on Saturday, May 11, beginning at 6 p.m

Robbery suspects captured in Arkansas


William Malachi Fields is shown above being escorted by Corporal Trace Norris (left) and Patrol Officer Roger Morrison (right) to the Fayette County Jail.

On Monday, April 1, The Fayette Police Department received reports of an attempted robbery at Check Into Cash located in Fayette. Authorities say a white male entered the business and took an undisclosed amount of money. The suspects of the incident were later identified as William Malachi Fields, 19, of Tuscaloosa Ala., and Brandon Russell Watson, 41.

Multiple vehicle crash sends one to hospital

UPDATE 4/18: On Monday, April 15, multiple vehicles were stopped by a road construction flagman on U.S. 43/ AL-18 near Co. Rd. 53, according to Fayette Police Chief Danny Jenkins. A semi- truck also traveling on U.S. 43/ AL- 18 hit the vehicles from the back, causing a chain reaction. Jenkins says the trucking company as well as the driver have been cooperative during the investigation and there were no fatalities in the crash. The incident is still under investigation at this time.

Healing Zone coming soon to downtown


Photo of future Healing Zone in downtown Fayette

On Thursday, April 11, Fayette City Mayor Rod Northam, alongside Brittina Moore, the Community Liaison for Fayette, and other stakeholders, conducted an official site visit to the future Healing Zone in downtown Fayette. This area, also known as “Bill’s Trail”, is a tribute to the memory of William C. Robertson, a highly regarded local businessman.

 

Suspect leads deputies on high-speed chase


Photo of Ricky Ray Sanders (Photo courtesy of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office)

On Thursday, April 4, authorities received reports of a single vehicle crash on Hwy. 43 at the Trading Post. Fayette County Sheriff Byron Yerby reported that an Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) employee stopped to assist at the scene. However, the person involved in the accident seized the ALDOT vehicle and fled down Hwy. 43 toward Berry.

Bomb threat at Fayette County High School


Photo of Fayette County High School

On Monday around 9 a.m., Fayette County High School received an email of a bomb threat, according to Fayette County Sheriff Byron Yerby. The school immediately alerted authorities and everyone was safely evacuated from the area. Other Fayette County Schools were placed on a soft lockdown as a safety protocol. After a thorough search, the campus was cleared around noon. Yerby says that nothing was found during the search and the incident is under investigation. Fayette County High School resumed its normal operations on Tuesday, April 9th.