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.
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.
Fayette County High School hosted a “Community Partners Thanksgiving Luncheon” on Tuesday, Nov. 15 to thank business leaders, parents and the public for their support of activities at the school during the past year. Principal Jennifer Sanford thanked everyone for attending, telling them that without community support, many of the projects that the school is undertaking could not be accomplished.
The Fayette City Council presented the Fayette Medical Center its annual check from the proceeds of the one-half cent sales tax that is earmarked for the facility during its Nov. 7 meeting. The meeting was held one day earlier than usual so that the meeting would not conflict with the general election. Councilwoman Aliska Hughes- Monroe was absent from the meeting.
The Loft, a community Christ-centered outreach ministry located in Fayette, will continue a tradition that it started three years ago by serving fresh-cooked meals on Thanksgiving Day.
Dana Beavers, owner of The Loft, said that she just wants to serve people who might not otherwise have a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal.
In the only locally contested race within Fayette County for the Nov. 4 General Election, Republican David Hubbert defeated Democrat Willie Ivey for the Fayette County Commission District 3 seat. Hubbert received 799 votes (87.61 percent) to 107 votes (11.73 percent for Ivey). Hubbert will take the oath of office prior to the next meeting of the Fayette County Commission.
The Glen Allen Town Council met on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the town’s community center. Councilman Robert Aldridge was absent from the regularly scheduled monthly meeting, with all other council members present. Addressing items of old business, Mayor Allen J. Dunavant informed the council that the Fayette Community Foundation Grant application requesting funding assistance for improvements to the town hall infrastructure was submitted prior to the deadline. He also reminded the council of the public meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at the town hall.
The Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama has revoked the medical license of a plastic surgeon for unprofessional conduct. Robert Pearce Bolling, M.D., who practiced medicine in the Fayette area, was found by the Commission to be “unable to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to his patients.”
Nov. 8 is election day, and there are several key statewide, Congressional and local races on the ballot, in addition to 10 statewide amendments.
The Fayette City Council discussed the status of several ongoing projects during its Oct. 25 meeting. Fayette Mayor Rod Northam and Councilwoman Virettia Whiteside were absent from the meeting, with all other council members present. During the absence of Mayor Northam, Council President Pro Tem Eddy Campbell presided over the meeting.