Fayette defeats South Lamar 11-1



The Fayette Tigers baseball team defeated the South Lamar Stallions 11-1 in a game played Friday, March 23. Fayette scored one run in the first inning on a RBI groundout by Carter Sanford, before increasing its lead in the fifth inning with four additional runs. Sanford, Luke Avery, Chance Stevenson and Brett Linton each had RBIs in the inning for the Tigers. Linton was the winning pitcher for Fayette, allowing one run on only four hits in seven innings of work. Linton also struck out six South Lamar batters and did not allow a walk in the game.

 

City Council considers aquatic center’s requests


Fayette Co. EMA Director Russ Taylor is shown speaking to the Fayette City Council at its March 13 meeting.

The Fayette City Council heard a report from Chris Champion, Fayette Aquatic Center director, during its March 13 meeting. All council members were in attendance, with Fayette Mayor Ray Nelson absent. President Pro Tem Cedric Wilson presided over the meeting during the absence of Nelson.

 

FMC's third annual 5K and Fun Run


This year’s 5K had 78 participants and the Fun Run had more than 20 runners participate. Shown in the picture are the 5K participants at the start of the race.

The Fayette Medical Center presented its third annual 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, March 10. The event was started to highlight March as National Nutrition Month. The theme of this year’s run was “Shape a Happier You” to emphasize the importance of nutrition and fitness. Each year the funds raised from the run help fund scholarships to local students and also help the local hospital volunteer auxiliary. 

Bar Association donates duffle bags


Shown from left are: Ebony Rogers, Jason Cowart, Fayette Co. DHR director; and Amanda Walters Porter, Fayette Co. Bar president; with one of the duffle bags donated to the Fayette County Department of Human Resources (DHR).

The Fayette County Bar Association donated duffle bags to the Fayette County Department of Human Resources (DHR) to be given to children beginning foster care.

 

Glen Allen holds March council meeting

The Glen Allen Town Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 6 at the town’s community center. Mayor Allen Dunavant welcomed political candidates whom had requested an opportunity to address the council during the meeting. Each candidate was allotted a five-minute time period to present their platforms and following their presentations, the council presented questions and discussed concerns with each candidate.

 

Bevill Bears win double-header against Coastal Alabama


Parker Hubbard is shown pitching for the Bevill Bears in the first inning of the first game against Coastal Alabama

The Bevill Bears hosted Coastal Alabama of Bay Minette and swept a double-header by the scores of 5-3 and 4-3. In the first game, Bevill State took an early 3-0 lead over Coastal AL and held on for a 5-3 victory. The Bears scored three in the first inning on a groundout by Turner Shankles, a single by Austin Spann, and a fielders’ choice by Brandon Rickman to take a 3-0 lead. Bevill added the other two runs in the second inning on another single by Spann and a sacrifice fly from Jakob Box.

 

Hubbertville defeats Hackleburg, Pickens County

The Hubbertville Lady Lions won its only two games of the week, defeating Hackleburg 13-0 and beating Pickens County 11-1. Emma Nichols pitched a complete game shutout on March 12 against Hackleburg allowing no runs and only one hit while striking out seven batters and walking none. Chelsea Porter was three-for-four for Hubbertville, with two runs scored and an RBI. Kayla Tidwell also had three hits in four at-bats and drove in two runs. Laikyn Wright had two hits for the Lady Lions, scoring three runs and driving in a run.

Fayette wins three games against Hamilton

The Fayette Tigers took a three game series against Hamilton last week before later falling to Bibb County On March 13, Blake Wallace had a four-RBI game to lead Fayette to a 13-2 victory.
The big inning for the Tigers was the third inning, when Fayette scored seven runs thanks to RBIs by Wallace, Reid Bryan, Luke Avery, Carter Sanford and Chance Stevenson. Sanford was the winning pitcher for Fayette, allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out six in five innings of work.

 

Berry City Council updates shelter operation plan


Mayor Jimmy Madison and the Berry Town Council are pictured at the council's March 5 meeting.

The Berry City Council voted to update its community shelter operation plan during its regular meeting on March 5. Berry police chief Gerald Dedeaux told the council that Berry’s shelter plan had not been updated in “six or seven years” and that he recently met with Berry town clerk Marie McClusky to update the plan. Dedeaux said the purpose of the update was to ensure that everyone knew their responsibilities when a weather situation occurred.

WAR updates commission on jail bids


Andrew Jackson (standing), of WAR Construction, is shown discussing the jail bids with County Attorney Allen Grocholski, Commissioner Joe Acker and Commissioner Barry Corkren.

WAR Construction of Tuscaloosa, the construction manager for the proposed new jail, updated the Fayette County Commission on the bid tabulations for the jail during the commission’s March 9 work session. Andrew Jackson, vice-president of WAR, said that the bids for seven tray packages were recently received and that the bids were under the budgeted amount for the jail. Bids were received for the following tray package components of the jail: general, detention and security, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, concrete and masonry.

Organizations provide appreciation meal for staff


Shown are some of the Long-Term Care staff as they prepare to enjoy the meal.

The Fayette Family Council and Fayette Garden Club members provided food on Feb. 21 for the Fayette Medical Center Long-Term Care staff in appreciation for the services they provide to the patients under their care. This is an annual event that is hosted on the first Wednesday after Valentine’s Day by the two organizations.

Maddox named News Editor of The Times-Record

Horace Moore, publisher of The Times-Record, is proud to announce the promotion of Dean Maddox to the position of news editor. Maddox will replace Michael Palmer, who has returned to The Times-Record’s sister paper, The Journal Record, in Hamilton. “Michael did a good job for us, and I wish him well,” Moore said. “Dean has been around for a long time, and he will do a good job as your news editor. He has worked for us for many years and will provide the news that our readers have come to expect."

Bevill hosts regional technology fair


A group of FMS students demonstrate their robot for Mary Raines, curriculum and technology supervisor for Fayette County schools. Shown standing from left are: Tucker Whitley, Camden Wright, Tre Davis and Will Jackson.
The West Central Alabama Technology Fair was held in Fayette on the Bevill State Community College Campus on Feb. 22. Competitions were held in several technological categories for students in the third through 12th grade. Students from Fayette, Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Walker and Winston Counties competed in the competition. The competitions were divided into five levels: Level I - Grades third and fourth, Level II - Grades fifth and sixth, Level III - Grades seventh and eighth, Level IV - grades ninth and 10th, and Level V - Grades 11th and 12th.