The Glen Allen Town Council met on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the town’s community center. Councilman Robert Aldridge was absent from the regularly scheduled monthly meeting, with all other council members present. Addressing items of old business, Mayor Allen J. Dunavant informed the council that the Fayette Community Foundation Grant application requesting funding assistance for improvements to the town hall infrastructure was submitted prior to the deadline. He also reminded the council of the public meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at the town hall.
The Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama has revoked the medical license of a plastic surgeon for unprofessional conduct. Robert Pearce Bolling, M.D., who practiced medicine in the Fayette area, was found by the Commission to be “unable to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to his patients.”
Nov. 8 is election day, and there are several key statewide, Congressional and local races on the ballot, in addition to 10 statewide amendments.
The Fayette City Council discussed the status of several ongoing projects during its Oct. 25 meeting. Fayette Mayor Rod Northam and Councilwoman Virettia Whiteside were absent from the meeting, with all other council members present. During the absence of Mayor Northam, Council President Pro Tem Eddy Campbell presided over the meeting.
Federal indictments have been unsealed charging three defendants in separate and unrelated gun and drug cases, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Mickey French; Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley; and FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Felix A. Rivera-Esparra.
The Fayette County Board of Education held its October meeting on Oct. 18 in the library of Berry Elementary School. Board member Julie Stough was absent, with all other board members present for the meeting. At the start of the meeting, board member Keith Madison made a motion to enter executive session to discuss the “good name and character of an individual.” The motion was seconded by board member Brenda Webb and was approved unanimously.
Children love to go “trick-or-treating” each year around Halloween. They love to dress up in their favorite characters, and most children really love getting lots of candy to eat. Yet, Halloween is a scary time of year for many reasons, and lots of those reasons are due to unintentional accidents that can quickly change the life of a family forever.
District Attorney Andy Hamlin has announced prison sentences for two of five defendants involved in a 2018 double murder case in Fayette Co. Lazaro Moran, 35, of New Jersey, will serve two life sentences and Lindettia Lowery, 36, of Fairfield, will serve two concurrent 25-year sentences. Both pled guilty on Friday, Oct. 14 to murder in the shooting deaths of Hernan Antonio Padilla and Allen Clifford Sandlin.