Council approves Aquatic Park increases

The Fayette City Council approved an increase in admission at the Fayette Aquatic Park of $2 per person for full admission and $1 per person for all others during its March 22 meeting.
All council members were present for the meeting. Prior to the start of the meeting, Fayette Middle School student Sean White led the council in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.


Two house fires cause damage

Firefighters are shown fighting this fire at a home on 4th St. NW in Fayette on Sunday, March 27.

Two separate fires on the afternoon of Sunday, March 27 caused heavy structural damage to the buildings involved. According to Fayette Fire Chief Shannon Taylor, the Fayette Fire Department responded to a structural fire at 2020 County Road 106 on Sunday at approximately 1:30 p.m.


Accidents claim two county lives

According to Fayette County Coroner Tim Kimbrell, two separate but similar accidents claimed the lives of two Fayette County men this month. Kimbrell reported that James Johnson, age 84, of the Eldridge Community in Fayette County, died on Saturday, March 12 when his pickup truck jumped into gear after he had exited the vehicle and ran over him.


Job Fair held for Fayette Fabrication workers

Shown is a picture of Fayette Fabrication, which closed on March 14.

A successful job fair was held on Friday, March 18 at the Fayette Civic Center. Although the job fair was open for anyone seeking work, the employment event was primarily held to help the displaced Fayette Fabrication workers find new employment in a quick and timely manner.
Fayette Fabrication basically closed its operating facility on Monday, March 14 at approximately 3 p.m. At that time, the workers were told in a meeting that the plant would be ceasing operations, although a few employees are continuing to work for a few days to help permanently close the plant.


Commission approves relocation of Covin precinct

Pictured at the March 14 Fayette County Commission meeting, from left: Commissioners John Underwood, Barry Corkren, Wesley Jacobs, Robert Townley, Shane Hughes, Brad Cox and Commission Chairman Mike Freeman.

The Fayette County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 14. All commissioners were present for the meeting.


Fayette host District IV meeting of The Garden Clubs of Alabama

District IV of The Garden Clubs of Alabama held its Spring meeting on Wednesday, March 16 at the Fayette Civic Center. Pictured above, from left: Fayette Garden Club member Stephanie Butler, District IV Second Vice-President; Rollanda Cothran, District IV Director; Dorma Green, District IV First Vice-President; and Charlotte Owens, District IV secretary.

The Fayette Garden Club hosted the District IV meeting of The Garden Clubs of Alabama on Wednesday, March 16 at the Fayette Civic Center. Fayette Mayor Rod Northam opened the meeting by greeting those in attendance. He told the audience that he is proud of the Fayette Garden Club and the role that they play in the Fayette community.


Fayette wins three-of-four; Hub splits DH

Dylan Schloerb is shown pitching for Fayette.

The Tigers started the week losing a 3-2 heartbreaker to Sulligent, but finished the week strong with three wins. The game was tied at two each in the bottom of the seventh inning until Sulligent pushed the winning run across on a groundout. Cooper Sanford started the game for Fayette on the mound, with Landon Lowe pitching one-third inning in relief.


Berry wins two-of-three in Hubbertville tournament

Shown is Kyla Edmonson pitching for Berry.

Berry played three games in the Hubbertville Invitational Softball Tournament last Saturday, winning two and losing one. Each team in the four-team tournament played each other.
Berry started the tournament by losing to Hubbertville by the score of 4-3. Kyla Edmonson was the losing pitcher for Berry, pitching five innings and allowing four runs on only three hits. She struck out 14 batters, but allowed an uncharacteristic five walks during the game.


Bevill plays well against top-ranked Shelton

The young Bevill State Bears held their own with Shelton State last week, winning one game and losing three, while keeping every game close. Shelton State was selected as the top-ranked team in the conference, and historically has a quality program. Shelton State finished last season as the third best team in the nation in community college baseball.


Fayette City Council approves Junior Council’s by-laws

Pictured are the members of the newly formed Fayette Junior City Council. Shown from left, front: Alexis Wilson (Treasurer), Aeilya Walker (Mayor Pro-Tem), Shanti Enis (Mayor) and Azya Wilson (Secretary). Middle: Semira King, Emily Haung, Abby Turner and Leeanna Burkhalter. Back: Oscar Haung, Kealand Savage, Canon Nalls and Benjamin Olive.

The Fayette City Council approved the by-laws of the Fayette Junior City Council at its March 8 meeting. All city council members were present for the meeting, with the exception of Virettia Whiteside.

One vehicle accident results in minor injuries

Shown is the vehicle that overturned near Walmart in a one-vehicle accident on March 7.

Ashley Cooper of Fayette received only minor injuries when the 2002 Ford Explorer she was driving overturned in a ditch near Walmart during a one-vehicle accident on March 7. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Cooper was transported by ambulance following the accident for a medical observation.

Gandy speaks to Progress Club about ‘Famous Lost Words’

Maurice Gandy is shown speaking to the Fayette Progress Club concerning preserving oral histories.

Maurice Gandy, a long-time feature correspondent for The Mobile Press-Register and an adjunct English instructor for the University of South Alabama, spoke to the Fayette Progress Club during its March 10 meeting, held at the Fayette County Memorial Library. Gandy’s topic for the meeting was entitled, “Oral History: Famous Lost Words, Don’t Forget Where You Came From.”

Berry Council approves repair of generator

Pictured is the Berry Town Council during its March 7 meeting. From left: Councilwoman Mary Sue Lollar, Councilman Russell Madison, Councilman Troyce Townsel and Councilman Calvin Madison.

The Berry Town Council held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 7. All council members were present for the meeting with the exception of Councilman Chuck Tidwell. In old business, the council again debated whether to replace the worn out generator at the Berry Fire Station or attempt to repair the current generator.

Glen Allen to participate in annual spring cleanup

The Glen Allen Town Council elected to participate in the annual People Against a Littered State (PALS), “Don't Drop it on Alabama” cleanup campaign during its Tuesday, March 1 meeting. The PALS organization has designated the entire month of April as the statewide spring cleanup month. All council members were in attendance for the monthly scheduled meeting.