The Fayette County Board of Education held its annual organizational meeting at the Fayette County Middle School gymnasium on Tuesday, Nov. 28. All board members were present for the meeting. Prior to the start of the meeting, Superintendent Jim Burkhalter and the board members toured the facilities at Fayette Elementary School and Fayette Middle School.
The Fayette City Council held its regular council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 28. All council members were present for the meeting. Fayette resident Chuck Ellenberg opened the meeting with prayer. Councilman Eddy Campbell led the Pledge of Allegiance. City Engineering Consultant Luke Porter gave an update on city projects to the council.
Two longtime employees at the Fayette County Courthouse retired recently, each with approximately 29 years of service in their respective jobs. Ann Barnes retired from the Fayette County Tag office on Nov. 29, after serving as a tag office clerk for the probate judge’s office. Delorous Gilpin retired recently from the Revenue Commissioner's Office. She was hired in Oct. 1994, and had served as the Chief Revenue Clerk since 2002.
The Fayette County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 27 at the Fayette Courthouse Annex building. Commissioner John Underwood was not present at the beginning of the meeting, but arrived shortly after the start of the meeting. All other commissioners were present.
The Berry Town Council held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 6. All council members were present for the meeting, with Berry Mayor Jimmy Madison being absent. Mayor Pro Tem Mary Sue Lollar presided over the meeting during the absence of the mayor.
The Glen Allen Town Council met on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the town’s community center. All council members were present for the monthly meeting. Addressing items of old business, Mayor Allen J. Dunavant informed the council that the Fayette Community Foundation Grant application requesting funds to assist with developing a walking track on the community center’s property was submitted prior to the deadline date.
The Kirkland-Bluff-Wayside Volunteer Fire Department showcased its newest fire engine during a fundraiser held recently at Kirkland Community Center. The newly-purchased fire truck is a 1997 E-One pumper with a command center cab, and replaces a 1979 Pemfab pumper the department used for 22 years. The newer pumper truck was purchased for $15,000 and was paid for with a loan. It came from the Holly Pond Fire Department with 7,700 service hours and was transferred to the Kirkland-Bluff-Wayside VFD on Sept. 5.
The Fayette City Council held its regular council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14. Councilwoman Virettia Whiteside and Councilwoman Aliska Hughes-Monroe were absent from the meeting, with all other members of the council present. Chris Huynh, a member of the Fayette Junior City Council, opened the meeting with prayer. Fayette Junior City Council member Ann Carsyn Cowart led the Pledge of Allegiance.
A “Powderpuff” football tournament was held at Fayette County High School on Tuesday, Nov. 7, with female students suiting up for a series of flag football games and the senior football players coaching the teams. The three-game student tournament also featured male cheerleaders taking their new roles very seriously.
The Fayette County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 13 at the Fayette Courthouse Annex building. Commissioner Wesley Jacobs and Commissioner John Underwood were absent from the meeting, with all other commissioners present.