Fayette Community Foundation accepting applications for grants

The Fayette Community Foundation will begin accepting applications on Oct. 1 for a new round of grants. The Fayette Community Foundation mission statement says, “The Foundation shall seek to support, promote, improve, and maintain the health, educational, and cultural institutions serving the citizens of Fayette County.”


Ivey Awards Grants in COVID-19 Recovery

Governor Kay Ivey has awarded more than $17 million to provide relief for Alabamians who faced unemployment and economic difficulties as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Community Services Block Grants will be distributed to 20 community action agencies to provide services to qualified persons in Alabama. Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc. (Bibb, Choctaw, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Perry, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties) will receive $1.65 million in grant money.


City Council hears firefighters appeal for tax increase

Tracy Kelly of Alabama Power (left) is shown presenting a $1,000 grant to Councilwoman Linda McCraw.

The Fayette City Council heard an appeal from the Forestry Commission concerning a proposed three mil property tax increase to benefit the fire departments in the county during its Feb. 26 meeting. Council member Jason Cowart was absent from the meeting with all other council members present.


Bevill receives Alabama Power grant

Shown from left: Sherry Terry (Director of Student Services for the Bevill State Community College Fayette Campus), Dr. Kim Ennis (President of Bevill State Community College), and Tracy Kelly (Business Office Manager for Alabama Power).

Bevill State Community College received an Alabama Power “Good Roots” grants totaling $4,900 this year for each of its five locations - Fayette, Jasper, Hamilton, Sumiton, and the Pickens County Educational Center. These funds will be used to plant trees and for various landscaping projects on each of the campuses. The Good Roots Grants were created to encourage projects that improve the quality of the environment in our communities, towns and cities by planting more trees.