Glen Allen Council approves loan application

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.


Bolling’s medical license revoked

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.”


Children visit ‘Trunk-or-Treat sites

These pre-school children are shown posing for a picture at the Fayette Medical Center’s Long-Term Care event.

Local children enjoyed visiting one of the many ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ sites in Fayette over the past few days. These pre-school children are shown posing for a picture at the Fayette Medical Center’s Long-Term Care event. For more pictures from local Trunk-or-Treat events, see page 13.

Commission votes to purchase service truck

Shown at the Oct. 24 meeting of the Fayette County Commission, from left: Commissioner John Underwood, Commissioner Wesley Jacobs, Commissioner Robert Townley, Commissioner Shane Hughes and Commission Chairman Mike Freeman.

The Fayette County Commission voted during its Oct. 24 meeting to purchase a new service truck for the county off of the state bid list. Commissioner Barry Corkren and Commissioner Brad Cox were absent from the meeting, with all other commissioners present.


Council hires part-time fireman

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.  


Tigers advance to football playoffs

Brian Watts (1) is shown blocking a punt that was returned by Noah Benton for a touchdown.

Fayette defeated the Hamilton Aggies 28-8 on the road to conclude its 2022 regular season. The Tigers will next face Sylvania in the first round of the playoffs. The Tigers controlled the tempo of the game from the beginning, receiving the opening kickoff and returning the kick to its 42-yard line.

Sumiton Christian beats Berry

Mason Parr (55) runs the ball for Berry.

The Berry Wildcats finished off the 2022 season by welcoming the Sumiton Christian Eagles to Fred Webster Stadium. Unfortunately, turnovers would plague the Wildcats throughout the game, and Berry’s season came to an end with a 53-18 loss to the Eagles.


Prewitt charged in federal indictment

Mario Jerrell Prewitt

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.


BOE votes to expel student

Shown at the Oct. 18 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education, from left are: Fayette County Superintendent of Education Jim Burkhalter, Board President Tom Hubbert and board members Brenda Webb, Keith Madison, John Stowe and John Aaron.

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.


Help children stay safe this Halloween

 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.


Fayette defeats Midfield 35-16

Charles Grant (6) had a tremendous night running the ball for the Tigers against the Midfield Patriots.

Despite starting the game with a 14-0 lead, Midfield led 16-14 midway through the fourth period before hard running by Charles Grant and a fumble recovery by the Tigers’ defense led to three touchdowns by Dylan Schloerb and a 35-16 Fayette victory.


Two sentenced for double homicide

Lazaro Moran

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.