Fayette Police Chief Danny Jenkins announced the promotion of two officers during the April 26 meeting of the Fayette City Council. All council members were present for the meeting. Pastor Carlos Moore led those in attendance in prayer, with Fayette Mayor Rod Northam leading the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Fayette County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 25 at the Boley Volunteer Fire Department. Commissioner Barry Corkren was absent from the meeting, with all other commissioners present. This was the third in a series of monthly meetings that the commission has scheduled for communities within the various districts of the county. The first district meeting for the commission was held in February at the Newtonville Community Center, and the commissioners met at the Bankston Volunteer Fire Department in March.
Fayette County High School was ranked number 28 among 359 high schools rated by the national news magazine, U.S. News and World Reports. This is the third consecutive year that Fayette County High School has been rated among the top 50 high schools in the state. The school was ranked 43rd in 2021 (the pandemic year) and 23rd in 2020.
The Northwest Alabama Economic Development Alliance (commonly known as C3), met on Friday, April 29, at Vernon City Hall for its annual “State of the Region” meeting. Local leaders and businesspeople from Marion, Fayette and Lamar counties met to talk about bringing business to Northwest Alabama during a time of change.
The Berry Wildcats hit the road last week for the second round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs, winning a trip to play powerhouse Bayshore Christian this week in Fairhope. Berry has won all four of its playoff games so far this season, defeating Samson two consecutive games in the first round.
A single vehicle accident, that occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20 in Fayette County on Highway 107 near the four-mile marker, claimed the life of the driver of a 2001 Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree before catching on fire. After initially releasing an identity based on the vehicle’s identification, the Alabama State Troopers now say a positive identification of the deceased is pending the result of forensic tests. Fayette County Coroner Tim Kimbrell said the driver of the vehicle apparently died upon impact.
The Fayette County Board of Education approved several personnel items and contracts during its April 19 meeting. All board members were present for the meeting. At the start of the meeting, board member John Aaron made a motion to enter executive session to discuss possible litigation. The motion was seconded by board member Keith Madison and was approved unanimously. After an executive session of approximately 20 minutes, the board reconvened its open meeting.
Bevill State Community College won its baseball series against Southern Union two weeks ago by taking three of the four games. Last week, Calhoun won three-of-four games against the Bears.
Following the death of her beloved husband, Bill Robertson, Toni Robertson began to think about downsizing her home and moving to a new location. She also wanted to do something to help preserve the former bank building that is located next to the current Citizens Bank, and she had an idea that allowed her to accomplish both tasks. Robertson decided to partner with Luke and Amanda Porter to buy the former bank building. The upstairs area of the building would be transformed into her new home, and the downstairs area would become office space for the Porters and their businesses.
The Fayette City Council presented its annual appropriation of funds at the beginning of its April 12 meeting to the three public schools located within the city limits and also to the Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce. Councilwoman Aliska Hughes-Monroe and Councilman Eddy Campbell were absent from the meeting, with all other council members present.