BOE considers building purchase

Tierre Agnew (right) is shown taking the oath of office for his first term as a member of the Fayette County Board of Education from Fayette County Probate Judge Mike Freeman. Tierre Agnew’s wife, Arlena Agnew, is shown holding the Bible.

The Fayette County Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Nov. 29 at Fayette Elementary School. All board members were present for the meeting. Before starting the meeting, Superintendent Jim Burkhalter, along with board members Tom Hubbert and Tierre Agnew, each took the oath of office for a new term at their respective positions.


Commission discusses solid waste options

Pictured at the Nov. 28 Fayette County Commission meeting, from left: Commissioners John Underwood, David Hubbert, Wesley Jacobs, Robert Townley, Shane Hughes, Brad Cox and Commission Chairman Mike Freeman.

The Fayette County Commission held its regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 28. All commissioners were present for the meeting. County Engineer Jarrod Milligan addressed the commission concerning the current solid waste situation in the county.


Local teams have tough week

Kylee Dunn (15) is shown scoring a basket for the Lady Lions.

The Fayette County High School boys’ basketball team defeated Northside last week before losing the following night to Corner. Fayette defeated the Northside Rams by the score of 74-72, with Landon Kimbrell hitting the game winning basket for the Tigers at the buzzer.


Fayette Christmas Parade is Dec. 5

Shown is one of the floats from last year’s Christmas parade.

The annual Fayette Christmas Parade will be held this year on Monday, Dec. 5, with lots of lights, sounds and Christmas cheer to delight children and adults of all ages. Co-Chairperson Marla Kizzire said that anyone wishing to place an entry in the parade can see her or Co-Chairperson Belinda Watts prior to the parade, or they can just show up between 5-6 p.m. on the day of the parade at the old vacant shopping center lot.


Council approves repairs for fire truck

Shown at the Nov. 22 Fayette City Council meeting, from left: Councilman Tommy Williams, Fayette Mayor Rod Northam, Councilman Eddy Campbell, Councilwoman Virettia Whiteside and City Clerk Dawn Clapp.

The Fayette City Council discussed the need to fix a cylinder on the fire department’s ladder truck during its Nov. 22 meeting. Councilman Jerry Nichols and Councilwoman Aliska Hughes-Monroe were absent from the meeting, with all other council members present.


Thanksgiving meals a blessing for community

Shown are a few of the many volunteers who worked on Thanksgiving Day to provide free meals for area residents.

The third annual “Thanksgiving at The Loft” was a tremendous success, with a record 225 plates served to residents of the community. Dana Beavers, organizer of the event, said that there was a tremendous outpouring of volunteers, donations and prayers that made the event a success this year.


Fayette Farm-City Banquet

Pictured is Ethan Olive, first-place winner in the Farm-City Essay Contest, with Fayette Co. Extension Agent Ronni Rene Brasher.

The 2022 Fayette County Farm-City Banquet was held on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Fayette Boy Scout building. The theme was “Sustaining for the Future,” and the event was sponsored by the Fayette County Farmers Federation.

Hubbert, Cox take oaths of office

David Hubbert is shown taking the oath of office from Judge Freeman as his wife Tracie Hubbert holds the Bible.

The Fayette County Commission held a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to discuss various items of business. Prior to the beginning of the meeting, newly elected Commissioner David Hubbert took the oath of office, and Commissioner Brad Cox was also administered the oath of office to begin a new term. All commissioners were present for the meeting.


Fayette hosts ‘An Old Fashion Christmas’ on Dec. 1

Pictured are some of the carolers singing during the 2020 “Old Fashion Christmas” in Fayette.

After its humble beginnings in 2020, “An Old Fashion Christmas” returns to downtown Fayette for its third season on Thursday, Dec. 1. Myra Nichols said that she thought of the idea of “An Old Fashion Christmas” to replace some of the void that was left in Fayette during the Christmas season after “The Gospel According to Scrooge” ceased to be performed.