Kayla Strickland, owner of The Diamond Dog LLC Pet Grooming, Boarding and Daycare facility, wanted to do something to help the Fayette County Animal Shelter. Her love for animals led her and her mother, Lindsay Kizzire, to raffle off a “Golden Doodle” puppy during the recent Fayette Frog Level Festival. They decided that the money from the raffle would go to the Fayette County Animal Shelter.
The Fayette City Council heard several reports from different agencies during its Oct. 11 meeting. Councilwoman Aliska Hughes-Monroe and Councilwoman Virettia Whiteside were absent from the meeting. Fayette Police Sergeant Ronnie Earnest led the council in prayer, while Councilman Jerry Nichols led the Pledge of Allegiance.
A group of approximately 75 bicyclists came through Fayette on Sunday, Oct. 7 for their annual “Ride 2 Rosemary.” The trip has occurred each of the past 12 years and has raised more than $2 million dollars total for cancer research. The trip begins in the Memphis, Tenn. area, and five days later, concludes at Rosemary Beach, Fla. The group travels approximately 100 miles per day, with rest stops and overnight lodging stops along the way. One of their annual rest stops is always in Fayette.
Alabama Secretary of State John H. Merrill issued a reminder to Alabamians that they have less than one week left to register to vote. Monday, Oct. 24 is the last day to register in Alabama to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 8 General Election.
Despite controlling the ball for approximately 14 minutes in the first quarter and taking a 13-0 lead into the second period, Fayette ultimately lost a key regional matchup to Winfield by the score of 25-13. Fayette received the opening kickoff at its 24-yard line and immediately added an additional 15 yards on the first play as Blake Johnson completed a pass to Hollis Strawbridge.
Hubbertville traveled south to Reform on Friday night to face the Pickens County Tornadoes. T.J Keeton received the opening kick, advancing to the 23-yard line and setting the Lions’ offense up for its opening possession. Two snaps later, Keeton connected on a pass with Jagger Youngblood, who raced to the endzone for the quick score. The PAT kick by Tucker Bowen was perfect, and the Lions led 7-0.
The first “Fly-In” at the Fayette Airport in 14 years was a huge success, based on the number of pilots and visitors to the event. Brenda Walters, one of the organizers of the event and a member of the Fayette Airport Ambassadors, said that approximately 30 pilots participated in the fly-in, and the event was attended by more than 500 people.
Although Fayette crossed midfield on each of its first three possessions, the Tigers could not finish the drives and lost to the Gordo Greenwave by the score of 35-0. Gordo received the opening kickoff and lost one-yard on its possession before punting the ball to Fayette. The Tigers started at its 26-yard line and reached Gordo’s 20-yard before an illegal shift penalty and three consecutive incomplete passes turned the ball over on downs.
The Fayette City Council approved the sewer rate increases, that had been previously introduced, during its Aug. 9 meeting. All council members were present for the meeting.
Prior to the start of the meeting, Jeff Crowley, manager of the Fayette Housing Authority, led the council in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Fayette County Commission unanimously approved providing a Security Resource Officer (SRO) for Hubbertville School during its Monday, Aug. 15 meeting. All commissioners were present for the meeting. This was the meeting that was rescheduled after last Monday’s meeting was cancelled.
Coach Jared Porter will begin his head football coaching career this season, leading the Tigers into gridiron action with the hope of continuing the school’s winning tradition. After suffering a rare losing season in 2020, the team rebounded last season under Coach Waldon Tucker to finish 6-5, losing in the first round of the state high school playoffs. Fayette is one of only three teams in the state with at least 700 all-time football victories.
Hubbertville Head Football Coach Caleb Hynds is entering his second season leading the Hubbertville Lions’ football team, and is only beginning his sixth season as a head football coach. However, Hynds now finds himself as the “old man” among the county’s high school coaches, compared to second-year Coach Hunter Mims at Berry and first-year Fayette Coach Jared Porter.