Fayette City Council presents FMC with tax proceeds check

Receiving the sales tax proceeds check, totaling $573,288.82, from the Fayette City Council, from left, front: Fayette Medical Center Administrator Donald Jones, Rhonda Hicks, FMC Chairman Charles Brandon, Fayette Mayor Rod Northam, Dr. Martha Jo Christian and Sandy Nolen. Back: Councilmen Tommy Williams, Jerry Nichols and Eddy Campbell, and Fayette Junior City Council Mayor Emily Huang.

The Fayette City Council held its regular council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Councilwoman Virettia Whiteside and Councilwoman Aliska Hughes-Monroe were absent from the meeting, with all other members of the council present. Chris Huynh, a member of the Fayette Junior City Council, opened the meeting with prayer. Fayette Junior City Council member Ann Carsyn Cowart led the Pledge of Allegiance.


FCHS holds ‘Powderpuff’ games

Pictured are the teachers who played against their students. From left, front: Savannah Kimbrell, Bri Magouirk, LeAnn Nolen, Austyn Freeman and Karri Watkins. Back: Stacy Allen and Brandy Howton.

A “Powderpuff” football tournament was held at Fayette County High School on Tuesday, Nov. 7, with female students suiting up for a series of flag football games and the senior football players coaching the teams. The three-game student tournament also featured male cheerleaders taking their new roles very seriously.


The ‘Eternal Flame’ burns brightly again

Pictured is Air Force Veteran Bob Newman, relighting the monument on Nov. 13, the day before his 92nd birthday.

After being extinguished for approximately 40 years, the Fayette Gas Board and citizens of Fayette made a concerted effort to relight the “Eternal Flame of Freedom” that was erected on the Fayette Co. Courthouse lawn in the 1960s to honor “Veterans of all wars from Fayette County.”

Watoto Children’s Choir brings message of inspiration to Fayette

Pictured from left: Watoto Children’s Choir team leader Aloysious, Witness and Fayette First Baptist Pastor Scott Davis.

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda, Africa gave a special presentation at the First Baptist Church in Fayette to help spread the gospel of Christ and to let people know about the work they do to give abandoned and orphaned children a new start in life.


Veterans Day Program at Fayette Middle School

Pictured are the United States military veterans who were in attendance for Fayette Middle School’s Veterans Day Program. FCHS graduate Jessica Duck (seated third from right) was the featured speaker for the event.

Masters-at-Arms and Third Class Petty Officer Jessica Duck, a 2021 graduate of Fayette County High School, addressed the Nov. 9 Veterans Day Program at Fayette Middle School.

Accident causes one injury

This accident resulted in one injury and severe damage to the vehicles.

An accident occurring at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 left one person injured and caused severe damage to the vehicles. The accident occurred between a 2017 Toyota Camry, driven by Hannah Brooke McCool of Sulligent, and a 2013 Jeep Wrangler, driven by Karen Viola Warren of Winfield. The accident was worked by the Fayette Police Department, and no additional information is available concerning the incident.

Fayette loses to Lauderdale Co. in playoffs

Evan Sexton (24) follows the blocking of Jacob Paddon (86) for a nice gain against Lauderdale County.

The Fayette Tigers traveled to Rogersville for a first-round playoff game against Lauderdale County and were defeated by the score of 35-14. Fayette started the game off in an electrifying fashion, as senior Dylan Schloerb received the opening kickoff and returned it 82 yards for a touchdown. Isaiah Stowe kicked the extra point and with 11:46 remaining in the opening quarter, Fayette had an early 7-0 lead.