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.
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.
The Fayette County Commission unanimously approved providing a Security Resource Officer (SRO) for Hubbertville School during its Monday, Aug. 15 meeting. All commissioners were present for the meeting. This was the meeting that was rescheduled after last Monday’s meeting was cancelled.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.