The Glen Allen Town Council held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 5. All council members were in attendance for the monthly scheduled meeting. During the meeting, the council voted to conduct the town’s annual spring cleanup on Saturday, April 30. The cleanup is being held in conjunction with the People Against a Littered State (PALS) “Don’t Drop it on Alabama” Statewide Spring Cleanup.
Gardening can be very satisfying and rewarding, but many homeowners do not have the space to plant a traditional garden. When space is limited, many people choose to do container gardening as a means to raise a few fresh vegetables for their kitchen tables. Container gardening can be successful on a small scale in almost any location; however, gardening in this manner presents its own unique challenges.
The Berry Lady Wildcats played only two softball games last week, losing a 10-inning, 1-0 heartbreaker to area foe South Lamar before suffering a shutout the next day at Holy Spirit.
Kyla Edmonson pitched a magnificent game against South Lamar on April 11, scattering five hits and allowing no runs entering the 10th inning of the game. She also tied a school record set by Taylor Thomas in 2012 with 20 strikeouts in the game. Thomas set the record by striking out 20 of the 21 batters she faced.
The annual reception was held for the recipients of awards from the Fayette Community Foundation on Tuesday, April 5 at the Fayette Civic Center. Fayette Community Foundation Chairman William Oswalt told the recipients that the foundation has awarded $7.2 million in grants to organizations during the 17 years since the start of the foundation in 2005, including approximately $600,000 in grants for the current year.
The Fayette Career Center will host a Job Fair on Wednesday, April 20 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Fayette Civic Center. Several area employers will be participating.
Governor Kay Ivey announces the unveiling of a modernized driver license system that will provide significant improvements to both citizens and Driver License personnel across the state.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Driver License System, simply known as LEADS, will completely revitalize the current system, which has been in place for nearly two decades.
The Fayette Tigers won a huge baseball series against area foe Haleyville last week, winning two of the three games played. Fayette could not get the bats going in game one, losing a heartbreaker by the score of 1-0. The Tigers managed only four hits during the game offensively, with Cooper Sanford getting two hits, while Landon Lowe and Harrison Unger managed one hit each.
Berry and Hubbertville started the week off facing each other in softball before finishing the week playing in the NAC Tournament. Berry defeated Hubbertville by the score of 7-2 on April 4.
Kyla Edmonson pitched a complete seven-inning game for Berry, allowing two runs on four hits with 16 strikeouts and only two walks. Edmonson also hit a home run for the Lady Wildcats and had three RBIs.
Bevill State split a four-game series in baseball with Marion Military Institute last week. At Marion on Friday, Bevill won the first game of a doubleheader 4-1. Brody Cook pitched a complete game for Bevill to earn the victory, giving up eight hits and allowing one run with four strikeouts.
Lindsey Yerby, a 2015 graduate of Fayette County High School, is in Washington D.C. this week representing Alabama as the state’s Cherry Blossom Princess. Yerby is a former Alabama Crimsonette and a 2019 graduate of The University of Alabama. She will graduate in May from The University of Alabama’s School of Law.