Special House primary is Sept. 26

The special Republican primary election to fill the unexpired Alabama House District 16 seat, formerly held by Kyle South, will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26. There will be no Democratic primary for the open seat, as John Underwood was the only Democratic qualifier. As the only Democratic candidate, Underwood will automatically be in the Jan. 9, 2024 general election.


Fayette City Council hears project update

Pictured at the Sept. 12 meeting of the Fayette City Council, from left: Council members Jerry Nichols, Aliska Hughes-Monroe and Tommy Williams, Fayette Mayor Rod Northam, council members Eddy Campbell and Virettia Whiteside, Junior City Council Mayor Emily Huang and City Clerk Dawn Clapp.

The Fayette City Council held its regular council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12. All council members were present for the meeting. Fayette resident Rickey Ary opened the meeting with prayer. Councilman Tommy Williams led the Pledge of Allegiance. City Engineering Consultant Luke Porter gave the council an update on recent projects.


Winners of Fayette Arts Festival

Shown are the winners of awards. From left, front: Trae Anderson, Austyn Freeman, James Pierce, Avery Dove and Michael Shepherd. Middle: Mayor Rod Northam, Joseph Intravartolo, She-She and Tammy Ross. Back: Ron Morris, Jeffie Lawrence, Mrs. Feliciano Abaurre, Karen Thompson and Feliciano Abaurre.

The 53rd Fayette Arts Festival was held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Fayette Civic Center and Art Museum. Many artists and craftsmen participated in the festival.

Stallions defeat Lions 42-6

Kane Rushing (23) runs for a good gain after making a catch for Hubbertville.

Hubbertville hosted the South Lamar Stallions on Friday night. Winning the coin toss, the Lions elected to receive, sending T.J. Keeton back deep for the opening kick. The Lions’ opening possession was short.

Pickens County defeats Berry

Jaden Smith (3) is shown catching the ball for Berry against Pickens County.

The Berry Wildcats returned to Fred Webster Stadium after a week on the road to face the third ranked Pickens County Tornadoes.  Although the Wildcats kept the penalty-plagued game close for the first half, big plays on offense and special teams gave Pickens County the victory by the score of 44-7. 

One injured in vehicle accident

This 2004 Buick Century was involved in the accident.

Rhonda Jackson Warren of Fayette was injured and transported to a medical center for treatment during an accident that occurred between the 2004 Buick Century that she was driving and a 2010 Toyota Tacoma, driven by Charles Ian Rainey of Fayette.

Fayette Memorial Library asks commission for funds

Joy Griswold is shown addressing the Fayette County Commission on Sept. 11.

The Fayette County Commission held its regular meeting at the Fayette County Memorial Library, at the request of the library board. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
Jessica Crowe, the director of the Fayette County Memorial Library for the past eight years, was unable to attend the meeting, but welcomed the commissioners through a taped video message.

Glen Allen Council discusses sale of truck

The Glen Allen Town Council held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at the town’s community center. Councilwoman Bobbie S. McCraw was not present for the monthly meeting.
Mayor Allen J. Dunavant introduced Floyd “JR” Rodgers, Jr. who had requested an opportunity to address the town council. Rodgers is a candidate for State House Representative for District 16.


Hubbertville defeats Holy Spirit

Cole Brand (11) is shown making a leaping reception over a Holy Spirit defender.

Hubbertville celebrated homecoming on Friday night by hosting the Holy Spirit Saints.
Following the coin toss, Tucker Bowen’s opening kick was returned to the 33-yard line, where Kobe McCarley and Zeb Haley made the stop.

Berry falls to South Lamar 42-6

Max Westbrook (1) is shown running the ball for Berry against South Lamar.

The Berry Wildcats traveled to Millport to face the South Lamar Stallions in a Region 5 matchup. South Lamar got off to a fast start, while the Wildcats struggled on offense, and South Lamar walked away with a 42-6 win.

Lawrence to showcase miniature houses at Fayette Arts Festival

Pictured is Jeffie Lawrence with a miniature “grist mill” that he made.

Lifelong Fayette resident and former teacher, principal and superintendent Jeffie Lawrence will be showcasing his art and craft collection of miniature houses that he has built during this year’s Fayette Arts Festival, to be held at the Fayette Civic Center and Art Museum from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9.