It was announced on Thursday, Oct. 14 that The Citizens Bank of Fayette is being acquired by BankFirst of Columbus, Miss. The name transition is scheduled to occur in December, with a full transitioning of customers' accounts by mid-2022. See next week's edition of The Times-Record for a more detailed story concerning the acquisition.
The City of Fayette will be showing and releasing a four-minute long, 16mm film reel showing Fayette in the 1940s during the time capsule event at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 at Fayette County Memorial Library. First found in the 1970s in the projection booth during the remodeling of what was the Roxy Theater (now The Times Record building), this film shows downtown Fayette in November 1940.
Local business owner Dana Beavers knows a lot about people overcoming obstacles and personal transformations. This year, she decided to start a project that would show just how beautiful transformation can be. Beavers went to Mobile in the spring and purchased 165 milkweed plants, hoping to start a monarch butterfly farm on the patio of her community outreach center, “The Loft.”
The Fayette County High School Tigers got back on track following a loss to Northside with a dominating win over regional foe Haleyville by the score of 27-0. Fayette used a balanced offensive attack of 196 yards rushing and 194 yards passing to control the tempo of the game. The Tigers’ defense also had an outstanding game, and held a potentially explosive passing attack by the Lions to just 40 yards through the air.
Dr. Joel Hagood, president of Bevill State Community College, spoke to the audience at the Fayette Area Chamber of Commerce’s “after-hours” event about the college’s vision and strategic plan for the next five years. Also speaking briefly at the event was Leeanna Burkhalter. Burkhalter is a senior at Fayette County High School and is the current state president of Alabama FFA.
The Fayette Kiwanis Chapter recently held its 26th annual golf tournament to raise funds for the Fayette County Weldy Homes for Girls. This year, 90 golfers participated in the tournament, and approximately $12,000 was raised by the Kiwanis Chapter for the Weldy Home. Golf Project Chairman Don Bell said that the proceeds from this year’s tournament will make more than $300,000 that the club has donated to the home during the 26 years that it has hosted the tournament.
The Fayette County Commission passed its fiscal year 2022 budget during its Sept. 27 meeting. All commissioners were present for the meeting. Prior to the start of the meeting, William McCollum, a student at Fayette County High School and an Alabama 4-H ambassador, led the commissioners in the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag. McCollum was attending the commission meeting on his 16th birthday.