Authorities make drug arrests in area

Pictured above are some of the guns consfiscated during recent drug arrests.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office released the following announcement concerning the recent arrests of several suspects and the confiscation of guns, drugs and drug paraphernalia. As part of an ongoing investigation into recent drug complaints in the Berry area, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Berry Police Department and the Alabama State Probation and Parole officers conducted an operation which resulted in multiple arrest in and around the Berry area.


Hubbertville basketball teams defeat Berry

Kylee Dunn of Hubbertville was presented a basketball by Coach Caleb Hynds, commemorating her 1,000th point scored.

Hubbertville boys’ basketball team traveled to Lynn on Jan. 9 and was defeated by the Bears 57-35. Cole Brand led the Lions in scoring with 10 points, followed by Kane Rushing with eight points. Cam Pendley had six points, Blaize Wakefield added five points, while Kade Watkins and Sebashton Harris had three points each. On Jan. 12, Hubbertville hosted Berry and won by the score of 52-48.


Berry man dies in vehicle accident

A single-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, claimed the life of a Berry man. Terrill L. Wrenn, 50, was fatally injured when the 2009 Pontiac G6 he was driving left the roadway, struck a tree and overturned. Wrenn was pronounced deceased at the scene.


Berry Town Council holds brief meeting

The Berry Town Council held a brief regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 2. All council members with the exception of Councilman Charles Tidwell were present for the meeting. The council voted to approve a quote from Langley Lawn and Fence of Bankston to install a “walk gate” for the Berry Water Department at a cost of $850.


Berry approves sewer project bid

Pictured is the Berry Town Hall.

The Berry Town Council awarded the bid on its sewer replacement project during its Dec. 4 meeting. All council members, along with Berry Mayor Jimmy Madison and Town Clerk Marie McCluskey, were present for the meeting. The low bid on the sewer replacement project was from Price Civil Services of Vance at a cost of $750,000.


Berry ends season with 34-14 victory over Sumiton Christian

Kemari Hollingsworth (5) is shown running for a good gain for Berry.

The Berry Wildcats finished off its 2023 season by traveling to Walker County to face the Sumiton Christian Eagles. The Wildcats scored to take an early lead and never trailed as they finished the season with a two-game winning streak following the 34-14 victory.


Berry defeats Brilliant 44-8

Ace Norris (2) is shown running for a touchdown as his teammates provide the blocking.

The Berry Wildcats continued region play by traveling to Brilliant to face the Tigers. The Wildcats scored on offense, defense, and special teams to take control of the game early and cruise to a 44-8 victory over the Tigers.


BOE honors Berry's ‘Teachers of the Year’

The Fayette County Board of Education recognized the Berry “Teachers of the Year” during their Oct. 17 meeting. From left: Deputy Superintendent Mary Raines, Kelley Strickland, Athena Hubbert and Superintendent Jim Burkhalter.

The Fayette County Board of Education toured Berry Elementary School and Berry High School before holding its Oct. 17 meeting in the library of Berry High School. All board members were present for the meeting, with the exception of board member Tierre Agnew. Prior to the start of the meeting Athena Hubbert was recognized as Berry Elementary School’s “Teacher of the Year,” and Kelley Strickland received recognition as Berry High School’s “Teacher of the Year.”