Berry Council donates to club

The Berry Town Council held a brief meeting on June 5 to consider two items of business. Councilman Russell Madison and Councilman Troyce Townsel were absent, with all other council members present for the meeting. Also present for the meeting were Berry Mayor Jimmy Madison and Town Clerk Marie McCluskey.


Local high schools celebrate graduation

Pictured are the Top 10 Seniors by Grade Point Average (GPA) of the Fayette County High School 2023 graduating class. From left, seated: Mary Kensley Lister (first), Celie Cowart (second), Claire Holliman (third), Brian Watts (fourth) and Lauren Seale (fifth). Standing: Sierra Stevenson (sixth), Kaleb Evans (seventh), Blake Johnson (eighth), Lauren Ballinger (ninth) and Jackson Kimbrell (10th).

Local area high schools will celebrate graduation this week. Berry will hold its graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m., while Hubbertville’s graduation will be Thursday, May 18 at 8 p.m. The graduation for Fayette County High School will be Friday, May 1 at 8 p.m.

Berry participates in softball playoffs

Ashlyn Smith throws to first base to record an out.

The Berry Lady Wildcats traveled to Lagoon Park in Montgomery last week to participate in the Central Regional Softball Playoffs. The Lady Wildcats, representing Class 1A, Area 8 as the runnerup in the area tournament, faced Keith in the first round of the regional and was defeated by the score of 13-9.


Berry makes softball playoffs

Pictured is the Berry softball team after finishing as area tournament runner-up.

Berry, Hubbertville and Fayette each played in their respective area softball tournaments last week, Berry advanced to the first round of the playoffs, while Hubbertville and Fayette each concluded their seasons. Berry traveled to South Lamar for the Class 1A, Area 8 tournament, beginning on Tuesday, May 2. The Lady Wildcats won its first round game against University Charter by the score of 6-3.


Berry Heritage Festival

Shown enjoying the Berry Heritage Festival, from left, front: Three-year olds Jaxon Self and Nolan Renfroe. Back: Brady Renfroe, Shannon Renfroe (holding four-week old Jessie Renfroe) and Faith Self.

The Berry Heritage Festival was a huge success, despite the lack of carnival rides during the festival. The festival had musical entertainment on Friday, lots of vendors, an antique vehicle show on Saturday, and of course, face painting for the children.


Berry Town Council issues proclamation

The Berry Town Council approved a resolution during its May 1 meeting, declaring May as Mental Health Awareness Month. All council members were present, with the exception of Troyce Townsel. Prior to the meeting, Berry Mayor Jimmy Madison and the city council treated the clients and staff of Berry Manor, along with other mental health personnel, to snacks and refreshments.


Berry holds annual Heritage Festival this weekend

Shown at last year’s Berry Heritage Festival is a face-painting booth that attracted a lot of attention from youngsters.

The Town of Berry will celebrate its annual “Berry Heritage Festival” this weekend on Friday April 28 and Saturday, April 29. Berry Mayor Jimmy Madison said that despite the absence of carnival rides and square dancers this year, the Heritage Festival should have plenty of arts and crafts, food vendors, musical entertainment and vintage vehicles to please almost anyone.