Fayette

March for Jesus is Saturday


Shown is a portion of the participants in last year’s “March for Jesus” through the streets of Fayette.

Fayette’s 24th “March for Jesus” celebration and prayer rally will be held Saturday, May 21, beginning at the Fayette Depot Museum and concluding at the First Baptist Church on Temple Avenue. The march and rally has been held in Fayette each year since 1997, with the exception of 2003, and also 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Fire causes severe damage to home


This home on 9th St. NW was severely damaged by fire on May 10.

A fire on the morning of May 10 severely damaged this home on 9th St. NW in Fayette. The Fayette Fire Department responded to the fire, and reported that no one was at home at the time the fire started, and that the fire appears to be accidental. No additional information about the fire was available from the fire department.

Former Commissioner passes away


Ray Clark

Former Fayette County Commissioner Ray Clark passed away on Wednesday, May 11 at the age of 81. Clark was well-known throughout the area for  being a successful businessman, having owned and operated logging and trucking businesses for years. In 1989, Clark received the prestigious honor of being named the “Alabama Logger of the Year.”

 

Smyth receives scholarship


Pictured presenting the scholarship to Zoe Smyth (center) are Deana Northam (left) and Frances Butler, members of the Fayette Garden Club’s scholarship committee.

Zoe Smyth, a senior at Fayette County High School, is the recipient of the Fayette Garden Club’s 2022 college scholarship. The $600 scholarship is available for use at the college of the recipient’s choice.

Commission issues resolution for Brown’s retirement



The Fayette County Commission announced the issuance of a resolution commemorating the retirement of Margaret Brown from the Fayette County Soil and Conservation office during its May 9 meeting. All of the commissioners were present for the meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, Commission Chairman Mike Freeman called Brown to the front of the room as he read aloud a resolution from the Fayette County Commission, congratulating Brown for her 39 years of dedicated service to the Soil and Conservation district office.

Fayette golf team has successful season


The Fayette County High School golf team posed for a picture at Oak Hill Country Club after winning the WAC Championship again this season. Shown from left: Charlie Cooper, William McCollum, Will Ayres, Hunter Stough, Logan Taylor, Chandler Howard, Connor Taylor, Luke Anderson, Taylor Kelly, Drew Jones and Eli Canterbury.

The Fayette County High School 2022 golf season came to a close on  May 22 at Sub-State in Dothan on the Robert Trent Jones Highland Oaks Golf Course. Head Golf Coach Ray Trull said that this event was one step short of completing the team’s goal for another trip to the state championship.

Driver receives scholarship


Scholarship recipient Elizabeth Driver (center) is pictured with her parents Misty and Chris Driver.

The Fayette County Education Retiree’s Association (FCERA) met on April 5 at the Fayette Civic Center.  President Frances Bulter welcomed all in attendance. Elizabeth Driver, a senior at Fayette County High School, was the recipient of the FCERA Scholarship. She will continue her education at Bevill State Community College in the fall.  

 

Two Bevill - Fayette students receive awards



Two Bevill State Community College (BSCC) - Fayette Campus students have been selected to the 2022 All-Alabama Academic Team. Harley Anne Lawrence (GPA: 4.0), of Kennedy, and Lindsie Jo Moseley (GPA: 4.0), of Vernon,  were honored for their accomplishments during the Annual All-Alabama Community College Academic Team Recognition Ceremony on Friday, April 22, in Birmingham.

Local softball teams finish seasons with area tounaments


Kylee Dunn is shown making a play at shortstop for the Lady Lions.

 All three high school softball teams finished their 2022 seasons by losing in the area playoffs. Hubbertville traveled to Guin to participate in the Class 1A, Area 12 tournament on Monday, May 2. The Lady Lions won its first game of the tournament by defeating Brilliant by the score of 8-4.