Tigers lose to Gordo 35-0

Charles Grant (6) is shown trying to avoid a tackle as Cooper Sanford (4) blocks.

Although Fayette crossed midfield on each of its first three possessions, the Tigers could not finish the drives and lost to the Gordo Greenwave by the score of 35-0. Gordo received the opening kickoff and lost one-yard on its possession before punting the ball to Fayette. The Tigers started at its 26-yard line and reached Gordo’s 20-yard before an illegal shift penalty and three consecutive incomplete passes turned the ball over on downs.


Glen Allen Council holds meeting

Pictured is the Glen Allen Town Hall.

The Glen Allen Town Council held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the town’s community center. All council members were in attendance for the regularly scheduled meeting.
The council discussed plans for the annual Glen Allen Christmas Tree Lighting event.

Volleyball returns to Hubbertvile School

Shown are the 2022-23 volleyball players at Hubbertville School. From left, front: Brooklynn Redd, Haley Aaron, AnnaLeigh Odom, Gracie Gardner, Maddie Trimm and Addison Tucker. Middle: Karlee Pollard, Bailey Edgil, Morgan Gann, Zoe Whitson, Brooklyn Nix, Mallory Corkren, Carly Linley and Lily Williams. Top: Head Coach Chasidy Walker, Carlie Roby, Nevaeh Hall, Daisy Brown, Kylee Dunn, Hailey Cox, Sara Beth Shirley, Ashlyn Tucker and Assistant Coach Sheena Roby.

For the first time in approximately 40 years, Hubbertville School will field varsity and JV volleyball teams this season.


Fayette City Council approves sewer rate increase

Shown from left: Fayette Mayor Rod Northam is shown with outgoing Junior City Council Mayor Shanti Enis and incoming Junior City Council Mayor Benjamin Olive.

The Fayette City Council approved the sewer rate increases, that had been previously introduced, during its Aug. 9 meeting. All council members were present for the meeting.
Prior to the start of the meeting, Jeff Crowley, manager of the Fayette Housing Authority, led the council in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.


Porter seeks to continue Fayette’s winning tradition

The 2022 Fayette County High School Tigers varsity football team and cheerleaders.

Coach Jared Porter will begin his head football coaching career this season, leading the Tigers into gridiron action with the hope of continuing the school’s winning tradition. After suffering a rare losing season in 2020, the team rebounded last season under Coach Waldon Tucker to finish 6-5, losing in the first round of the state high school playoffs. Fayette is one of only three teams in the state with at least 700 all-time football victories.


Hynds motivated to build on successful season

The 2022 Hubbertville Lions varsity football team and team managers.

Hubbertville Head Football Coach Caleb Hynds is entering his second season leading the Hubbertville Lions’ football team, and is only beginning his sixth season as a head football coach. However, Hynds now finds himself as the “old man” among the county’s high school coaches, compared to second-year Coach Hunter Mims at Berry and first-year Fayette Coach Jared Porter.


Team with local ties finishes second in nation

The Dixie Youth Eight and Under Winfield boys posed for a picture before leaving for Dothan on Wednesday, July 27, for competition in the Dixie Youth World Series. From left, front: Ames Poole, Chason Bonds, Case Miles, Erik Butsykin and Brock Corkren. Back: Avery Tucker, Kolbe Windham, Brooks Riley, Ridge Stocks, Blaine McNeal and Lee Roland.

Editor’s note: The Winfield Eight and Under Dixie Youth baseball team recently played for a World Series Championship, losing a close game to North Carolina and finishing second in the nation. Although the team played in the Winfield Park and Recreation League, several of the coaches and parents have strong ties to Fayette County.


BOE hires additional personnel

Shown at the Aug. 4 meeting of the Fayette County Board of Education, from left: Board members Brenda Webb, Keith Madison, Julie Stough, John Stowe and John Aaron. Not pictured but also present were Board President Tom Hubbert and Superintendent Jim Burkhalter.

The Fayette County Board of Education approved several personnel changes during its Aug. 4 meeting. All board members were present for the meeting.


Glen Allen approvs Transportation Plan

The Glen Allen Town Council met in regular session on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at the town’s community center. All council members were present for the monthly meeting. Following standard operating procedures, Mayor Allen J. Dunavant presented the Glen Allen FY 2023 Transportation Plan in accordance with regulations of the “Rebuild Alabama Act” (State House Bill 2019-2).

Fayette Co. Commission hires new engineer

Shown is a portion of the crowd that attended the July 25 commission meeting held in Belk.

The Fayette County Commission hired a new county engineer during its July 25 meeting, held at the Belk Community Center at the request of District 1 Commissioner Brad Cox. All commissioners were present for the meeting. Commission Chairman Mike Freeman announced that the commission has been without an engineer for the past two – three months following the resignation of the previous engineer Josh Knight. He said that three applicants had been interviewed for the position, and that one candidate for the position had received a second interview.


Fayette Co. schools begin Aug. 8

The new school year for students within the Fayette County School System begins on Monday, Aug. 8. Fayette County Superintendent Jim Burkhalter said that teachers and the administrative staffs of the schools have been working hard in an effort to open schools in a traditional and normal fashion this year, following disruptions the past two years due to COVID restrictions.


Fayette City Council considers new sewer rate

Pictured at the July 26 meeting of the Fayette City Council, from left: Councilwoman Aliska Hughes-Monroe, Councilman Tommy Williams, Mayor Rod Northam, Councilman Eddy Campbell, Councilwoman Virettia Whiteside, Junior Council Mayor Shanti Enis and City Clerk Dawn Clapp.

The Fayette City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 26. All council members, with the exception of Councilman Jerry Nichols, were present for the meeting. City Accountant Rick McCabe opened the meeting with prayer and Mayor Rod Northam led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Berry Council approves water line requests

Pictured is the Berry Town Hall, where the Aug. 1 Berry Town Council meeting was held.

The Berry Town Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 1 at Berry Town Hall. Councilman Calvin Madison and Councilman Charles Tidwell were absent from the meeting, with all other council members present. Councilman Russell Madison led the council in prayer, with Councilwoman Mary Sue Lollar leading the Pledge of Allegiance.


FMC welcomes new surgeon

Dr. Mark Randall

On Sunday, July 24, DCH’s Fayette Medical Center hosted a welcome reception for Dr. Mark Randall. Dr. Randall is trained in general and laparoscopic surgery and will begin offering services at Fayette Medical Center starting Aug. 1.