Raffle to benefit Animal Shelter


Shown from left: Kayla Strickland, Fayette County Animal Shelter Director Phil Holliman and Lindsay Kizzire with a check for the $700 donation to the Animal Shelter.

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.

 

Fayette City Council hears reports


Fayette Police Chief Danny Jenkins is shown presenting Sergeant Ronnie Earnest with his badge. From left: Fayette Mayor Rod Northam, Lt. Mark Allison, Earnest, Jenkins and Fayette City Councilman Jerry Nichols.

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.

 

Bicyclists ‘Ride 2 Rosemary’


Pictured are some of the riders resting in Fayette.

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.

Fayette loses to Winfield 25-13


Brian Watts (1) is shown stripping the ball away from a Winfield ball carrier and running for a Fayette touchdown.

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.

 

Pickens County defeats Hubbetville 34-28


Taylor Hubbert (15) is shown running for a touchdown.

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.

 

Lynn beats Berry 49-0


Luke Norris (24) is pictured getting a good gain for the Wildcats.

The Berry Wildcats played its final road game of the year, as they traveled to Lynn to face the 11th ranked Bears. The Bears proved to have too much firepower for the Wildcats, and walked away with a 49-0 victory.

 

Fayette Fly-In is a huge success


This particular vintage World War II plane played a major part in helping win the war, as it was responsible for gunning down 12 German aircrafts.

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.

 

Fayette Frog Level Festival


Shown are the winners of the Frog Jumping Contest - Ollie Levins (first), Gunter Renfroe (second) and Henley Sanford (third) with Speckles.

The 2022 Fayette County Frog Level Festival was a huge success, with beautiful weather, lots of entertainment acts and vendors, a car show and the frog-jumping contest that made the festival famous.

Tigers lose to Gordo 35-0


Charles Grant (6) is shown trying to avoid a tackle as Cooper Sanford (4) blocks.

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.

 

Glen Allen Council holds meeting


Pictured is the Glen Allen Town Hall.

The Glen Allen Town Council held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the town’s community center. All council members were in attendance for the regularly scheduled meeting.
The council discussed plans for the annual Glen Allen Christmas Tree Lighting event.

Volleyball returns to Hubbertvile School


Shown are the 2022-23 volleyball players at Hubbertville School. From left, front: Brooklynn Redd, Haley Aaron, AnnaLeigh Odom, Gracie Gardner, Maddie Trimm and Addison Tucker. Middle: Karlee Pollard, Bailey Edgil, Morgan Gann, Zoe Whitson, Brooklyn Nix, Mallory Corkren, Carly Linley and Lily Williams. Top: Head Coach Chasidy Walker, Carlie Roby, Nevaeh Hall, Daisy Brown, Kylee Dunn, Hailey Cox, Sara Beth Shirley, Ashlyn Tucker and Assistant Coach Sheena Roby.

For the first time in approximately 40 years, Hubbertville School will field varsity and JV volleyball teams this season.

 

Fayette City Council approves sewer rate increase


Shown from left: Fayette Mayor Rod Northam is shown with outgoing Junior City Council Mayor Shanti Enis and incoming Junior City Council Mayor Benjamin Olive.

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.

 

Porter seeks to continue Fayette’s winning tradition


The 2022 Fayette County High School Tigers varsity football team and cheerleaders.

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.

 

Hynds motivated to build on successful season


The 2022 Hubbertville Lions varsity football team and team managers.

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.