Fayette Christmas Parade is Dec. 5


Shown is one of the floats from last year’s Christmas parade.

The annual Fayette Christmas Parade will be held this year on Monday, Dec. 5, with lots of lights, sounds and Christmas cheer to delight children and adults of all ages. Co-Chairperson Marla Kizzire said that anyone wishing to place an entry in the parade can see her or Co-Chairperson Belinda Watts prior to the parade, or they can just show up between 5-6 p.m. on the day of the parade at the old vacant shopping center lot.

 

Council approves repairs for fire truck


Shown at the Nov. 22 Fayette City Council meeting, from left: Councilman Tommy Williams, Fayette Mayor Rod Northam, Councilman Eddy Campbell, Councilwoman Virettia Whiteside and City Clerk Dawn Clapp.

The Fayette City Council discussed the need to fix a cylinder on the fire department’s ladder truck during its Nov. 22 meeting. Councilman Jerry Nichols and Councilwoman Aliska Hughes-Monroe were absent from the meeting, with all other council members present.

 

Thanksgiving meals a blessing for community


Shown are a few of the many volunteers who worked on Thanksgiving Day to provide free meals for area residents.

The third annual “Thanksgiving at The Loft” was a tremendous success, with a record 225 plates served to residents of the community. Dana Beavers, organizer of the event, said that there was a tremendous outpouring of volunteers, donations and prayers that made the event a success this year.

 

Fayette Farm-City Banquet


Pictured is Ethan Olive, first-place winner in the Farm-City Essay Contest, with Fayette Co. Extension Agent Ronni Rene Brasher.

The 2022 Fayette County Farm-City Banquet was held on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Fayette Boy Scout building. The theme was “Sustaining for the Future,” and the event was sponsored by the Fayette County Farmers Federation.

Hubbert, Cox take oaths of office


David Hubbert is shown taking the oath of office from Judge Freeman as his wife Tracie Hubbert holds the Bible.

The Fayette County Commission held a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to discuss various items of business. Prior to the beginning of the meeting, newly elected Commissioner David Hubbert took the oath of office, and Commissioner Brad Cox was also administered the oath of office to begin a new term. All commissioners were present for the meeting.

 

Fayette hosts ‘An Old Fashion Christmas’ on Dec. 1


Pictured are some of the carolers singing during the 2020 “Old Fashion Christmas” in Fayette.

After its humble beginnings in 2020, “An Old Fashion Christmas” returns to downtown Fayette for its third season on Thursday, Dec. 1. Myra Nichols said that she thought of the idea of “An Old Fashion Christmas” to replace some of the void that was left in Fayette during the Christmas season after “The Gospel According to Scrooge” ceased to be performed.

 

‘Christmas at the Park’ returns Thanksgiving night


This “12 Days of Christmas” lighted display is one of the many attractions that have delighted visitors to “Christmas at the Park” through the years.

The annual seasonal event, “Christmas at the Park” returns this week to Guthrie Smith Park in Fayette. “Christmas at the Park “ will start on Thanksgiving night, and the event will continue nightly through Dec. 31.

 

FCHS host ‘Community Partners Luncheon’


This is one of the graphic boards at the school that was paid for by the R.C. Cobb Foundation.

Fayette County High School hosted a “Community Partners Thanksgiving Luncheon” on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to thank business leaders, parents and the public for their support of activities at the school during the past year. Principal Jennifer Sanford thanked everyone for attending, telling them that without community support, many of the projects that the school is undertaking could not be accomplished.

 

Local schools begin basketball seasons


Nevaeh Hoobler is shown driving to the basket for Hubbertville against Phil Campbell.

The Hubbertville Lions opened its 2022-23 basketball season by hosting Class 3A Phil Campbell.
The girls’ team was defeated by Phil Campbell by the score of 53-24. Leading the scoring for the Hubbertville girls was Nevaeh Hoobler with nine points.

 

Council presents tax proceeds to Fayette Medical Center


Shown presenting a check to the Fayette Medical Center Board, front, from left: Fayette Mayor Rod Northam, Fayette Medical Center Board Chairman Charles Brandon and Fayette Medical Center Administrator Donald Jones. Back: Council Members Tommy Williams, Jerry Nichols, Virettia Whiteside and Eddy Campbell.

The Fayette City Council presented the Fayette Medical Center its annual check from the proceeds of the one-half cent sales tax that is earmarked for the facility during its Nov. 7 meeting. The meeting was held one day earlier than usual so that the meeting would not conflict with the general election. Councilwoman Aliska Hughes- Monroe was absent from the meeting.

 

Thanksgiving meals available at The Loft


Shown are people receiving meals at The Loft in 2020.

The Loft, a community Christ-centered outreach ministry located in Fayette, will continue a tradition that it started three years ago by serving fresh-cooked meals on Thanksgiving Day.
Dana Beavers, owner of The Loft, said that she just wants to serve people who might not otherwise have a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal.

 

Hubbert defeats Ivey for County Commission seat



In the only locally contested race within Fayette County for the Nov. 4 General Election, Republican David Hubbert defeated Democrat Willie Ivey for the Fayette County Commission District 3 seat. Hubbert received 799 votes (87.61 percent) to 107 votes (11.73 percent for Ivey). Hubbert will take the oath of office prior to the next meeting of the Fayette County Commission.