Lawrence to showcase miniature houses at Fayette Arts Festival

Pictured is Jeffie Lawrence with a miniature “grist mill” that he made.

Lifelong Fayette resident and former teacher, principal and superintendent Jeffie Lawrence will be showcasing his art and craft collection of miniature houses that he has built during this year’s Fayette Arts Festival, to be held at the Fayette Civic Center and Art Museum from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9.


BOE presents resolutions to Hubbertville students

Hubbertville Principal Tim Dunavant is shown presenting State Senate resolutions to FCCLA students Zoe Whitson (center) and Maci McCaleb.

The Fayette County Board of Education honored two Hubbertville School students and presented the students with signed Alabama Senate resolutions congratulating them for their accomplishments during its Aug. 22 meeting. All board members were present for the meeting.
Board president Tom Hubbert opened the meeting with prayer, and board member John Aaron led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Rainey honored during pre-game ceremony

Shown from left: Greg Rainey (Curt Rainey’s son), Curt Rainey, Kevin Rhudy and Coach Jared Porter.

Longtime FCHS employee Curt Rainey served as a honorary captain and was recognized during the Fayette - Cordova pre-game ceremony for his 40 plus years of service to Fayette County High School. He was hired at the school in Jan. 1958 as custodian, and also performed maintenance and groundskeeping work at the school until retiring in 1998. He was presented a plaque in recognition of his service during the ceremony.

Council hears plea for more courts at park

Emily Huang, the Fayette Junior City Council Mayor and a student at Fayette County High School, spoke to the council concerning more tennis and pickleball courts at Guthrie Smith Park.

The Fayette City Council held its regular council meeting on Aug. 22. Councilwoman Aliska Hughes-Monroe and Councilman Eddy Campbell were absent from the meeting, with all other council members present. Prior to the start of the meeting, Chris Huynh led the council in prayer and Fayette Junior Council Mayor Emily Huang led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Fayette defeats Cordova 12-7

Charles Grant (6) is shown running for a huge gain behind solid blocking.

On a hot, humid, sultry night in John Morgan Brown Stadium the Fayette Tigers scored two third-quarter touchdowns and hung on to defeat Cordova 12-7. The game was delayed one hour due to the excessive heat of the day, with the temperature hitting near 100 degrees earlier in the afternoon.


Important Note

Due to near-record temperatures this week, the kickoff for the Fayette-Cordova football game at John Morgan Brown Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 24 is being delayed until 8 p.m. Also, Hubbertville’s home game against University Charter School on Friday, Aug. 25 is starting at 7:30 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.

Tigers host football jamboree

Fayette’s A.J. Parris is shown passing the ball past the outstretched arms of a defender during the Tigers’ jamboree game against Northside.

Fayette played host to a preseason jamboree last Friday night, prior to the start of the regular season this week. The Tigers played its first game against Northside, with the starters playing the first quarter and reserves playing the second quarter.


Farmers Market plans fall season

Lann Stewart and his daughter Izzy Stewart are pictured with many of the items produced by Stewart Farms and sold at the Fayette Farmers Market.

The Fayette Farmers Market had a very successful summer season, and plans to reopen sometime in October with a variety of greens, pumpkins, gourds, baked goods and canned goods. Fayette Farmers Market Manager Lann Stewart said that the response to the Saturday market this year was “great,” with more vendors participating and more produce for sale than at last year’s market.