‘An Old Fashion Christmas’ is Dec. 7


Shown at last year’s “An Old Fashion Christmas” are carolers singing Christmas hymns on the streets of Fayette.

Born during the midst of the COVID pandemic in 2020, “An Old Fashion Christmas” returns this year to downtown Fayette for its fourth season on Thursday, Dec. 7. Myra Nichols was instrumental in starting the new tradition in Fayette, which keeps building upon its foundation to get better each year.

Glen Allen Council discusses demolition of building



The Glen Allen Town Council met on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the town’s community center. All council members were present for the monthly meeting. Addressing items of old business, Mayor Allen J. Dunavant informed the council that the Fayette Community Foundation Grant application requesting funds to assist with developing a walking track on the community center’s property was submitted prior to the deadline date.

 

Kirkland-Bluff-Wayside VFD upgrades fire truck


Pictured with the fire truck are several members of the Kirkland-Bluff-Wayside VFD.

The Kirkland-Bluff-Wayside Volunteer Fire Department showcased its newest fire engine during a fundraiser held recently at Kirkland Community Center. The newly-purchased fire truck is a 1997 E-One pumper with a command center cab, and replaces a 1979 Pemfab pumper the department used for 22 years. The newer pumper truck was purchased for $15,000 and was paid for with a loan. It came from the Holly Pond Fire Department with 7,700 service hours and was transferred to the Kirkland-Bluff-Wayside VFD on Sept. 5.

Fayette City Council presents FMC with tax proceeds check


Receiving the sales tax proceeds check, totaling $573,288.82, from the Fayette City Council, from left, front: Fayette Medical Center Administrator Donald Jones, Rhonda Hicks, FMC Chairman Charles Brandon, Fayette Mayor Rod Northam, Dr. Martha Jo Christian and Sandy Nolen. Back: Councilmen Tommy Williams, Jerry Nichols and Eddy Campbell, and Fayette Junior City Council Mayor Emily Huang.

The Fayette City Council held its regular council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Councilwoman Virettia Whiteside and Councilwoman Aliska Hughes-Monroe were absent from the meeting, with all other members of the council present. Chris Huynh, a member of the Fayette Junior City Council, opened the meeting with prayer. Fayette Junior City Council member Ann Carsyn Cowart led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

FCHS holds ‘Powderpuff’ games


Pictured are the teachers who played against their students. From left, front: Savannah Kimbrell, Bri Magouirk, LeAnn Nolen, Austyn Freeman and Karri Watkins. Back: Stacy Allen and Brandy Howton.

A “Powderpuff” football tournament was held at Fayette County High School on Tuesday, Nov. 7, with female students suiting up for a series of flag football games and the senior football players coaching the teams. The three-game student tournament also featured male cheerleaders taking their new roles very seriously.

 

Hubbertville’s JV team wins championship


Shown from left, front: Kane Rushing, Braylon Hill, Kason Tucker, Atticus Gray, Grayson Minor, Kruz Kizzire, Gavin Hubbert, Steven Hester, Hunter Rochester, Landon Dodd, Hunter Aaron and Sam Webb. Back: Coach Daniel Basher, Coach Harper Hynds, Coach Trent Hill, Jase Hill, Adam Brand, Cole Brand, Ceth Hollingsworth, Lane Barnes, Charles Keeton, Blaize Wakefield, Banks Lowery, Tyler Stricklin, Sam Tidwell, Lawson Dodd, Kaiden Tucker, Logan Cox, Coach Caleb Hynds, Coach Jarod Dunavant and Gage Whitten.

The Hubbertville Junior Varsity football team capped off an undefeated season by defeating Hackleburg 36-0 in the North Alabama Conference championship game, played on Oct. 3 at Hubbertville.

The ‘Eternal Flame’ burns brightly again


Pictured is Air Force Veteran Bob Newman, relighting the monument on Nov. 13, the day before his 92nd birthday.

After being extinguished for approximately 40 years, the Fayette Gas Board and citizens of Fayette made a concerted effort to relight the “Eternal Flame of Freedom” that was erected on the Fayette Co. Courthouse lawn in the 1960s to honor “Veterans of all wars from Fayette County.”

Watoto Children’s Choir brings message of inspiration to Fayette


Pictured from left: Watoto Children’s Choir team leader Aloysious, Witness and Fayette First Baptist Pastor Scott Davis.

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda, Africa gave a special presentation at the First Baptist Church in Fayette to help spread the gospel of Christ and to let people know about the work they do to give abandoned and orphaned children a new start in life.

 

Veterans Day Program at Fayette Middle School


Pictured are the United States military veterans who were in attendance for Fayette Middle School’s Veterans Day Program. FCHS graduate Jessica Duck (seated third from right) was the featured speaker for the event.

Masters-at-Arms and Third Class Petty Officer Jessica Duck, a 2021 graduate of Fayette County High School, addressed the Nov. 9 Veterans Day Program at Fayette Middle School.

Accident causes one injury


This accident resulted in one injury and severe damage to the vehicles.

An accident occurring at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 left one person injured and caused severe damage to the vehicles. The accident occurred between a 2017 Toyota Camry, driven by Hannah Brooke McCool of Sulligent, and a 2013 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Karen Viola Warren of Winfield. The accident was worked by the Fayette Police Department, and no additional information is available concerning the incident.

Fayette loses to Lauderdale Co. in playoffs


Evan Sexton (24) follows the blocking of Jacob Paddon (86) for a nice gain against Lauderdale County.

The Fayette Tigers traveled to Rogersville for a first-round playoff game against Lauderdale County and were defeated by the score of 35-14. Fayette started the game off in an electrifying fashion, as senior Dylan Schloerb received the opening kickoff and returned it 82 yards for a touchdown. Isaiah Stowe kicked the extra point and with 11:46 remaining in the opening quarter, Fayette had an early 7-0 lead.

 

Byler Road to receive historical markers


Pictured at the Byler Road tourism project funding announcement in Tuscaloosa are, from left, Alabama Department of Tourism Director Lee Sentell, State Representative Tracy Estes, who is helping lead the project, and State Representative Tim Wadsworth.

One of Alabama’s most historic roadways is traveling back into the limelight. Byler Road, the first road ever commissioned by the Alabama Legislature, is finally getting its historic due, thanks to $200,000 in funding spearheaded by State Representative Tracy Estes and Alabama Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed. 

Hindman’s tour of duty with a guy named Presley


Lewis Hindman (right) is shown posing for a picture with one of his Army buddies, Elvis Presley.

Lewis Hindman was born on Feb. 23, 1935 and has lived in Fayette County all of his life, except for the time he served in the U.S. Army. Hindman was drafted into the Army in 1958, and after spending a short time getting processed at the Fort Chafee, Ark. reception station, he was sent to Fort Hood, Texas to receive his basic training and advanced training in artillery. Shortly before Hindman’s arrival at the base in Texas, another green Army recruit had also been sent to the base for basic training, a recruit by the name of Elvis Presley.

 

Hubbertville School celebrates 100 years of excellence


Former Hubbertville Guidance Counselor Diane Fisher (left) is shown with her mother JoNell Hollingsworth, who served as the Home Economics teacher at Hubbertville for many years.

Hubbertville School celebrated its 100th year of existence on Saturday, Nov. 4 by inviting alumni, students, family, community members and friends to the school for a time of nostalgia and reminiscing. Many people attended the historic event, and were welcomed by current Hubbertville School Principal Tim Dunavant during a short program held in the school’s gymnasium.