Hubbertville baseball loses twice to Lynn



The Hubbertville Lions’ baseball team played two games last week, losing both of the games to Lynn. On March 31, Lynn defeated Hubbertville by the score of 14-2. Brady Porter started on the mound for Hubbertville, allowing seven hits and three earned runs in four innings of work. He struck out two batters and issued three bases-on-balls while surrendering the loss.

 

Bevill wins doubleheader against Central Alabama


Kaleb Allen is shown pitching the second game of a Saturday doubleheader for Bevill against Central Alabama Community College.

After losing a doubleheader to Central Alabama on the road last Friday, Bevill recovered to sweep a doubleheader between the two teams on Saturday. Bevill lost the first game of the series by the score of 11-3. The Bears had an early 3-1 lead before Central Alabama’s bats heated up to put the game away. Brody Cook started the game for Bevill and allowed only one earned run.

 

Hubbertville baseball at historic Rickwood Field


Shown is the Hubbertville baseball team at Rickwood Field in Birmingham. From left, front: T.J. Keeton, Jagger Youngblood, Tyler Stovall, Cade Fisher, Landon Logan, Gage Alexander, Dawson Youngblood, Grayson Sullivan, Angel Molina Urbano, Brodie Porter and Will Benton. Back: Coach Daniel Brashier, Blaize Wakefield, Brady Porter, Carter Hollingsworth, Kade Watkins, Tucker Bowen, Cole Brand, Ceth Hollingsworth, Greyson Tidwell, Alex Barnes and Coach Adam Brand.

The Hubbertville Lions baseball team got a thrill that few modern baseball players get to experience - playing at the historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham. Rickwood Field opened on August 18, 1910, and predates the opening of Boston’s Fenway Park by two years. Though no longer used regularly, Rickwood Field is still considered the oldest baseball park in America.

 

Council approves Aquatic Park increases



The Fayette City Council approved an increase in admission at the Fayette Aquatic Park of $2 per person for full admission and $1 per person for all others during its March 22 meeting.
All council members were present for the meeting. Prior to the start of the meeting, Fayette Middle School student Sean White led the council in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Two house fires cause damage


Firefighters are shown fighting this fire at a home on 4th St. NW in Fayette on Sunday, March 27.

Two separate fires on the afternoon of Sunday, March 27 caused heavy structural damage to the buildings involved. According to Fayette Fire Chief Shannon Taylor, the Fayette Fire Department responded to a structural fire at 2020 County Road 106 on Sunday at approximately 1:30 p.m.

 

Accidents claim two county lives



According to Fayette County Coroner Tim Kimbrell, two separate but similar accidents claimed the lives of two Fayette County men this month. Kimbrell reported that James Johnson, age 84, of the Eldridge Community in Fayette County, died on Saturday, March 12 when his pickup truck jumped into gear after he had exited the vehicle and ran over him.

 

Job Fair held for Fayette Fabrication workers


Shown is a picture of Fayette Fabrication, which closed on March 14.

A successful job fair was held on Friday, March 18 at the Fayette Civic Center. Although the job fair was open for anyone seeking work, the employment event was primarily held to help the displaced Fayette Fabrication workers find new employment in a quick and timely manner.
Fayette Fabrication basically closed its operating facility on Monday, March 14 at approximately 3 p.m. At that time, the workers were told in a meeting that the plant would be ceasing operations, although a few employees are continuing to work for a few days to help permanently close the plant.

 

Commission approves relocation of Covin precinct


Pictured at the March 14 Fayette County Commission meeting, from left: Commissioners John Underwood, Barry Corkren, Wesley Jacobs, Robert Townley, Shane Hughes, Brad Cox and Commission Chairman Mike Freeman.

The Fayette County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 14. All commissioners were present for the meeting.

 

Fayette host District IV meeting of The Garden Clubs of Alabama


District IV of The Garden Clubs of Alabama held its Spring meeting on Wednesday, March 16 at the Fayette Civic Center. Pictured above, from left: Fayette Garden Club member Stephanie Butler, District IV Second Vice-President; Rollanda Cothran, District IV Director; Dorma Green, District IV First Vice-President; and Charlotte Owens, District IV secretary.

The Fayette Garden Club hosted the District IV meeting of The Garden Clubs of Alabama on Wednesday, March 16 at the Fayette Civic Center. Fayette Mayor Rod Northam opened the meeting by greeting those in attendance. He told the audience that he is proud of the Fayette Garden Club and the role that they play in the Fayette community.

 

Fayette wins three-of-four; Hub splits DH


Dylan Schloerb is shown pitching for Fayette.

The Tigers started the week losing a 3-2 heartbreaker to Sulligent, but finished the week strong with three wins. The game was tied at two each in the bottom of the seventh inning until Sulligent pushed the winning run across on a groundout. Cooper Sanford started the game for Fayette on the mound, with Landon Lowe pitching one-third inning in relief.

 

Berry wins two-of-three in Hubbertville tournament


Shown is Kyla Edmonson pitching for Berry.

Berry played three games in the Hubbertville Invitational Softball Tournament last Saturday, winning two and losing one. Each team in the four-team tournament played each other.
Berry started the tournament by losing to Hubbertville by the score of 4-3. Kyla Edmonson was the losing pitcher for Berry, pitching five innings and allowing four runs on only three hits. She struck out 14 batters, but allowed an uncharacteristic five walks during the game.

 

Bevill plays well against top-ranked Shelton



The young Bevill State Bears held their own with Shelton State last week, winning one game and losing three, while keeping every game close. Shelton State was selected as the top-ranked team in the conference, and historically has a quality program. Shelton State finished last season as the third best team in the nation in community college baseball.

 

Fayette City Council approves Junior Council’s by-laws


Pictured are the members of the newly formed Fayette Junior City Council. Shown from left, front: Alexis Wilson (Treasurer), Aeilya Walker (Mayor Pro-Tem), Shanti Enis (Mayor) and Azya Wilson (Secretary). Middle: Semira King, Emily Haung, Abby Turner and Leeanna Burkhalter. Back: Oscar Haung, Kealand Savage, Canon Nalls and Benjamin Olive.

The Fayette City Council approved the by-laws of the Fayette Junior City Council at its March 8 meeting. All city council members were present for the meeting, with the exception of Virettia Whiteside.