Fayette

Fayette holds annual Christmas parade


The joy of Christmas is shown on these youngsters faces as they anxiously await the start of the Fayette Christmas parade on Dec. 3. Shown is Zendaya Kemp and Urijah Kemp, who attended the parade with their grandparents Edward Driver and Bobbie Kemp-Driver.

The Fayette Christmas parade was held in downtown Fayette on Monday, Dec. 3. The Fayette County High School band performed and their were many festive and spiritual entries in the parade.

Commissioners donate to Joey Day


The Fayette County Commissioners donated $250 out of their personal funds to the Joey Day program in Fayette County. Shown from left are: Commissioner John Underwood, Commissioner James Knight, Joey Day Chairman Chuck Langley, Commission Chairman Joe Acker, Commissioner Shane Hughes and Commissioner Barry Corkren.

The Fayette County Commissioners donated $250 out of their personal funds to the Joey Day program in Fayette to buy Christmas presents for children in Fayette County.

Fayette County Commission discusses aging program


Shown are Dennis Stripling, executive dirctor of the West Alabama Regional Commission, and Pam McDaniel, director of the Area Agency on Aging, as they spoke to the Fayette County Commission.

The Fayette County Commission discussed its plans for the future of the aging program in the county, following the retirement in November of its long-time program director, Fay Meharg. All commissioners were present for the Nov. 26 meeting. Commissioner Barry Corkren said that he is certainly not against having an aging program in the county, but added that now by be the appropriate time to evaluate the way the program is funded and staffed to ensure that the program runs more efficiently and economically.

 

Fayette City Council discusses street situation


Luke Porter is shown adressing the Fayette City Council concerning options for possible street paving in Fayette.

The Fayette City Council discussed options for street paving at its regularly scheduled Nov. 27 meeting. Councilman Jerry Nichols was absent from the meeting, with the remainder of the council members and Fayette Mayor Ray Nelson in attendance.

 

Ennis sees bright future for Bevill State College


Shown is Dr. Kim Ennis, president of Bevill State Community College.

Dr. Kim Ennis, president of the Bevill State Community College system, said that despite a few temporary setbacks, the college is still strong and looking ahead to a bright future. “We’re positive about the future of our institution and we want other people to feel the same,” Ennis said. “Bevill has impacted the lives of so many individuals during the last almost 60 years and we think the college will continue to be a vital part of its service communities in the future.”

 

Christmas at the Park celebrates 14th anniversary


Shown is a sign that greets visitors to "Christmas at the Park."

This year marks the 14 anniversary of “Christmas at the Park” and according to organizers John and Doris Brasher, the lights and exhibits this year are better than ever. Doris Brasher said many new lights and two new scenes were added to the numerous exhibits that were already on display at Guthrie Smith Park. The two new scenes are “The 12 Days of Christmas” and a dinosaur Christmas display.

 

Fayette, Berry announce Christmas parade dates

The City of Fayette will hold its annual Christmas parade this year on Monday, Dec. 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Participants in the parade are asked to be at the vacant lot of the former Fayette Square Shopping Center at 4:30 p.m. to line-up for the parade. The parade will follow the usual parade route, traveling south on Temple Avenue and proceeding to Second Avenue heading north before disbanding back at the starting location.

Acker assumes chairmanship of commission


Commissioner Joe Acker (seated) assumed the chairmanship of the commission at the Nov. 14 meeting. Shown standing, from left are commissioners John Underwood, Billy Joe Rodgers, James Knight, Shane Hughes and Barry Corkren.

The Fayette County commission held its annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14. All commissioners were present for the meeting and commissioner Joe Acker assumed the chairmanship of the commission until January 2019, when newly-elected probate Judge, Mike Freeman, will serve as chairman. Commissioner Acker asked Freeman to sit with the commissioners at the meeting table since he would soon be chairman of the commission.

 

BOE holds organizational meeting


The Fayette County Board of Education held its Nov. 13 meeting in the gymnasium at Fayette Middle School. Shown from left are: Superintendent Jim Burkhalter, and board members Tom Hubbert, Keith Madison, Tim Fields and Waldon Tucker. Not present at the meeting were board members Sam Sullivan and John Stowe.

The Fayette County Board of Education held its yearly organizational meeting on Nov. 13 at the Fayette Middle School gymnasium. Prior to the meeting the local school board toured the facilities at Fayette Elementary School and Fayette Middle School. The meeting also offered the general public an opportunity to address the board concerning any topic relevant to the local schools or the school board. No one took this opportunity to address the board.