The Fayette County Commission held its regular meeting at the Fayette County Memorial Library, at the request of the library board. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
Jessica Crowe, the director of the Fayette County Memorial Library for the past eight years, was unable to attend the meeting, but welcomed the commissioners through a taped video message.
Beginning Sept. 1, the procedure for becoming a notary public or renewing your notary privileges became drastically different.
On Oct. 1-4, the Fayette County “Festival of Hope 2023” will be held at John Morgan Brown Stadium (Fayette County High School’s football stadium). The event will begin nightly at 7 p.m., and will be led by worldwide Evangelist Ronnie Hill from Texas.
Fayette County High School will host its annual Homecoming festivities this week.
On Thursday, Sept. 14, a bonfire/pep rally will be held in the FCHS softball field parking lot, beginning at approximately 7:30 p.m.
The Glen Allen Town Council held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at the town’s community center. Councilwoman Bobbie S. McCraw was not present for the monthly meeting.
Mayor Allen J. Dunavant introduced Floyd “JR” Rodgers, Jr. who had requested an opportunity to address the town council. Rodgers is a candidate for State House Representative for District 16.
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.
A single-vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 5:49 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, has claimed the life of a Fayette man. Jimmy D. Feltman, 65, was fatally injured when the 2000 Harley-Davidson motorcycle that he was operating left the roadway and struck a tree.
The Alabama Republican Party has disqualified Fayette County resident Greg Lowery from seeking the Alabama House of Representatives, District 16 nomination during the Republican Primary. Lowery’s name will be on the Republican Primary ballots, which have already been printed. A spokesperson for the Alabama Republican Party confirmed to The Times-Record last week that Lowery has been disqualified due to a violation of the state party’s by-laws that prohibit a candidate from running in a Republican Primary within six years of seeking office with another party.
As of Sept. 1, the sales tax on most food and grocery items was reduced by one percent in Alabama. The Alabama Legislature passed a bill this year that reduced the tax on grocery items, with certain limitations.
The Berry Wildcats welcomed the 4A Curry Yellow Jackets to Fred Webster Stadium to open its 2023 campaign. The weather would affect both teams, as a steady rain caused some turnover issues and bad snaps, but the Wildcats took control of the game early and cruised to a big victory to start the season.
Traveling to Sumiton on a wet rainy night, the Lions opened Region 5 play against the Sumition Christian Eagles. Winning the coin toss, the Eagles elected to receive. Following a sack on quarterback Jake White by Kane Rushing, the Eagles were facing third down and 16 from its own 32-yard line. Two snaps later, the ball was punted away, rolling to a stop at Hubbertville’s 34-yard line.