House destroyed by fire

Shown is the house, fully engulfed in flames.

Firemen from the Fayette Fire Department are shown battling flames as this house on County Road 53 South was fully engaged when they arrived at the scene on the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 5. The cause of the fire was listed as unintentional, with no additional details noted.

Two injured in truck, motorcycle accident

Pictured is the Harley Davidson motorcycle that was involved in the accident.

An accident at approximately noon on Feb. 2 on Temple Ave. North between a 1996 Dodge Dakota pickup, driven by James Alford Jenkins of Vernon, and a Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by David Lesley Smith of Winfield, sent the two occupants of the motorcycle to the hospital for medical treatment.

Savage speaks at Black History Month program

Shown participating in the 2024 Black History Program at Fayette Middle School, from left: Ryan Clary, Sam Rogers, Keziah Rucker, Corey Savage, Principal Rodney Hannah and Prestin Phillips.

Corey Savage, a graduate of Fayette County High School and current resident of Fayette County, spoke at the annual Fayette Middle School’s “Black History Month Celebration,” held on Feb. 8 at the school’s gymnasium. In addition to being a graduate of Fayette County High School, Savage is also a graduate of Bevill State Community College and Auburn University. He is currently the pastor of Plum Grove Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa.


BOE accepts Mims’ resignation as Berry’s football coach

Shown from left are Fayette County High School’s “Teacher of the Year” Julie Turman, Fayette Middle School’s “Teacher of the Year” Ciara Peoples and Deputy Superintendent Mary Raines.

The Fayette County Board of Education toured Fayette County High School prior to its Jan. 25 meeting in the school’s library. Board members John Aaron and Brenda Webb were absent for the meeting, with all other board members present. Board member Tierre Agnew opened the meeting with prayer, with board member Julie Stough leading the Pledge of Allegiance.

Fayette defeats Hubbertville’s boys

Cole Brand (11) for Hubbertville drives to the basket as Tucker Whitley (14) defends. Pictured in the background is Fayette’s Landon Kimbrell.

Fayette’s boys’ basketball team traveled to Hubbertville last Friday night and defeated the Lions 70-41. Will Jackson led Fayette with 24 points and four assists, followed by Taylor Kelly with nine points and three steals. Tucker Whitley had eight points, five rebounds and five assists, while Landon Kimbrell scored seven points and Keyshaun Hughes added six points. Elijah Benton scored five points, Max McDonald, Scott Davis and Jake Rickman scored three points each, and Isaiah Estep added two points.


Winter weather causes travel problems in area

Pictured is Fayette’s frozen Temple Avenue, as the street appeared on the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 16.

An unusual ice storm, with temperatures in the single digits and teens and with wind chill factors at times near zero, brought Fayette County and the surrounding area to a near-standstill last week. The ice storm was unusual due to the fact that most of the ice was confined to pavement and the roadways. Fortunately, the ice did not lay heavily on tree limbs and power lines, and most people had electricity during the extremely cold weather.