Berry introduces new narcotic dog at council meeting

Pictured is Berry Police Officer Randall Kelley, with the department’s new narcotic dog, “Boi.”

The Berry Town Council held its regular meeting on Monday, March 6. All council members were present for the meeting with the exception of Councilman Troyce Townsel. At the beginning of the meeting, Berry Police Officer Randall Kelley introduced the council members to the newest members of the Berry Police staff, a new narcotic dog named “Boi.”


Howard honored by Kiwanis

Shown from left: Logan McCool, Larry Humber, Bill McCollum, Rayburn Howard, Barbara Howard, Emily Montague, Joe Acker and Don Bell.

Rayburn Howard recently retired from the Fayette Kiwanis Club after 37 years of devoted service to the organization. Howard received a plaque from the club in recognition of his service.

Groups feed hospital, nursing home employees

Pictured are a few of the Fayette Medical Center and Fayette Medical Center Long-Term Care workers as they enjoyed the food provided for them.

The Fayette Medical Center Long-Term Care Family Council and Fayette Garden Club members provided food on Wednesday, March 8 for employees of the Long-Term Care facility and the hospital, in appreciation for the services they provide to the many patients under their care.


FCHS baseball starts season 11-3

The Fayette baseball team is off to a hot start for the 2023 baseball season, finishing the week with an overall season record of 11-3. The Tigers began the week by defeating Lamar County 11-5. Lukas Driver started the game at pitcher for Fayette, allowing four hits and four runs in three innings of work.


Berry defeats Aliceville 19-0

Berry softball started its week with a 19-0 win over Aliceville. Maggie Mauldin, Kryssa Fields and Rylee Hill each pitched one inning with nine total strikeouts. Hill also had the big bat for Berry, hitting a single and a triple, and driving in six runs. Kerra Aaron, Brylee Kelly and Josie-Mae Bonner also had hits for the Lady Wildcats, with Bonner also getting three RBIs.


Fayette softball wins three games during week

The Fayette softball team won its first game of the week by defeating Dora 21-12. The big hitters for Fayette were Harley Johnson with two hits, including a double, four RBIs and three runs scored; Abby Porter with three hits, including a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored; and Ally Porter with three hits, three RBIs and two runs scored. Skyi Lewis had a triple, scored three runs and had three RBIs.


High winds cause damage in county

This large tree downed power lines and blocked traffic on Columbus Street West for several hours.

Brief, but high gusting and also sustained winds caused considerable damage to trees and power lines as it cut a swath through Fayette County, beginning at approximately 10:20 a.m. on Friday, March 3.


City Council supports court amnesty program

Shown from left, front: Fayette Mayor Rod Northam, FCHS Assistant Principal Dan Gonzalez, Fayette Elementary Principal Matthew Lindsey and Fayette Middle School Principal Ron Hannah. Back: Council members Tommy Williams, Jerry Nichols, Virettia Whiteside, Eddy Campbell and Fayette Junior City Council Mayor Benjamin Olive.

The Fayette City Council voted to support a new amnesty program for the Fayette Municipal Court during its Feb. 28 meeting. Councilwoman Aliska Hughes-Monroe was absent from the meeting, with all other council members present.


Ivey announces grant for Berry

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $200,000 grant to help the town of Berry improve a public utility service and eliminate a potential health hazard. The town will use the funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission to replace damaged and dilapidated sewer lines in the downtown business district.


Fayette baseball has big week

Blake Johnson pitched a no-hitter against South Lamar for Fayette.

The Fayette County High School baseball team had a very successful week, winning all four games, including a no-hitter. Fayette started the week defeating Lamar County 20-1. Landon Lowe collected the win on the mound for the Tigers, pitching four innings and allowing one run on two hits with seven strikeouts.


Berry softball has mixed results for week

Maggie Mauldin is shown pitching for Berry.

 The Berry Lady Wildcats won two games and lost two games in softball last week.
Berry started the week off with an 8-6 victory over Tuscaloosa Academy. Kyrissa Fields was the winning pitcher, allowing three earned runs and four hits with six strikeouts. Rylee Hill pitched the last inning in relief and struck out three batters to earn a save.