Local softball teams finish seasons with area tounaments

Kylee Dunn is shown making a play at shortstop for the Lady Lions.

 All three high school softball teams finished their 2022 seasons by losing in the area playoffs. Hubbertville traveled to Guin to participate in the Class 1A, Area 12 tournament on Monday, May 2. The Lady Lions won its first game of the tournament by defeating Brilliant by the score of 8-4.


Fayette Police Dept. promote officers at meeting

The Fayette Police Department promoted two of its officers in rank during the April 26 Fayette City Council meeting. Shown from left: Fayette Mayor Rod Northam, Lieutenant Michael Kelley, Assistant Police Chief Mark Allison and Fayette Police Chief Danny Jenkins.

Fayette Police Chief Danny Jenkins announced the promotion of two officers during the April 26 meeting of the Fayette City Council. All council members were present for the meeting. Pastor Carlos Moore led those in attendance in prayer, with Fayette Mayor Rod Northam leading the Pledge of Allegiance.


Commission holds meeting at Boley VFD

Pictured at the April 25 meeting of the Fayette County Commission, from left: Commission Chairman Mike Freeman and commissioners: Shane Hughes, Wesley Jacobs, Robert Townley, Brad Cox and John Underwood.

The Fayette County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 25 at the Boley Volunteer Fire Department. Commissioner Barry Corkren was absent from the meeting, with all other commissioners present. This was the third in a series of monthly meetings that the commission has scheduled for communities within the various districts of the county. The first district meeting for the commission was held in February at the Newtonville Community Center, and the commissioners met at the Bankston Volunteer Fire Department in March.


C3 holds annual ‘State of the Region’ meeting

Tom Wisemiller, CEO and president of the Northwest Alabama Economic Alliance (C3), is shown speaking at the "State of the Region" meeting.

The Northwest Alabama Economic Development Alliance (commonly known as C3), met on Friday, April 29, at Vernon City Hall for its annual “State of the Region” meeting. Local leaders and businesspeople from Marion, Fayette and Lamar counties met to talk about bringing business to Northwest Alabama during a time of change.

Accident results in death

Shown is the 2001 Jeep Cherokee involved in the accident.

A single vehicle accident, that occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20 in Fayette County on Highway 107 near the four-mile marker, claimed the life of the driver of a 2001 Jeep Cherokee. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree before catching on fire. After initially releasing an identity based on the vehicle’s identification, the Alabama State Troopers now say a positive identification of the deceased is pending the result of forensic tests. Fayette County Coroner Tim Kimbrell said the driver of the vehicle apparently died upon impact.

BOE approves personnel changes

The Fayette County Board of Education honored the “Support Staff Employees of the Year” at its April 19 meeting. From left: Randy Burns, Mary Alice Taylor, Beverly McCollum Whitfield, Kim Coley and Stephanie Jones. Also recognized but not pictured: Rusty Fields, Tammie Darty and Sandy Milligan.

The Fayette County Board of Education approved several personnel items and contracts during its April 19 meeting. All board members were present for the meeting. At the start of the meeting, board member John Aaron made a motion to enter executive session to discuss possible litigation. The motion was seconded by board member Keith Madison and was approved unanimously. After an executive session of approximately 20 minutes, the board reconvened its open meeting.


Berry, Fayette make baseball playoffs

Colton Cunningham is shown pitching against Sampson.

The Berry Wildcats and Fayette County High School Tigers each made the first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s playoffs, with Berry advancing to the second round and Fayette’s season ending after dropping two-of-three games to Westminster Christian.


Downtown apartment living

Shown is the living room of Toni Robertson’s spacious loft apartment.

Following the death of her beloved husband, Bill Robertson, Toni Robertson began to think about downsizing her home and moving to a new location. She also wanted to do something to help preserve the former bank building that is located next to the current Citizens Bank, and she had an idea that allowed her to accomplish both tasks. Robertson decided to partner with Luke and Amanda Porter to buy the former bank building. The upstairs area of the building would be transformed into her new home, and the downstairs area would become office space for the Porters and their businesses.