The Fayette Career Center will host a Job Fair on Wednesday, April 20 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Fayette Civic Center. Several area employers will be participating.
Governor Kay Ivey announces the unveiling of a modernized driver license system that will provide significant improvements to both citizens and Driver License personnel across the state.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Driver License System, simply known as LEADS, will completely revitalize the current system, which has been in place for nearly two decades.
The Fayette Tigers won a huge baseball series against area foe Haleyville last week, winning two of the three games played. Fayette could not get the bats going in game one, losing a heartbreaker by the score of 1-0. The Tigers managed only four hits during the game offensively, with Cooper Sanford getting two hits, while Landon Lowe and Harrison Unger managed one hit each.
Berry and Hubbertville started the week off facing each other in softball before finishing the week playing in the NAC Tournament. Berry defeated Hubbertville by the score of 7-2 on April 4.
Kyla Edmonson pitched a complete seven-inning game for Berry, allowing two runs on four hits with 16 strikeouts and only two walks. Edmonson also hit a home run for the Lady Wildcats and had three RBIs.
Bevill State split a four-game series in baseball with Marion Military Institute last week. At Marion on Friday, Bevill won the first game of a doubleheader 4-1. Brody Cook pitched a complete game for Bevill to earn the victory, giving up eight hits and allowing one run with four strikeouts.
Lindsey Yerby, a 2015 graduate of Fayette County High School, is in Washington D.C. this week representing Alabama as the state’s Cherry Blossom Princess. Yerby is a former Alabama Crimsonette and a 2019 graduate of The University of Alabama. She will graduate in May from The University of Alabama’s School of Law.
The Hubbertville Lions’ baseball team played two games last week, losing both of the games to Lynn. On March 31, Lynn defeated Hubbertville by the score of 14-2. Brady Porter started on the mound for Hubbertville, allowing seven hits and three earned runs in four innings of work. He struck out two batters and issued three bases-on-balls while surrendering the loss.
After losing a doubleheader to Central Alabama on the road last Friday, Bevill recovered to sweep a doubleheader between the two teams on Saturday. Bevill lost the first game of the series by the score of 11-3. The Bears had an early 3-1 lead before Central Alabama’s bats heated up to put the game away. Brody Cook started the game for Bevill and allowed only one earned run.
The Fayette County High School varsity softball team lost three games last week. On Monday, March 28, Fayette was defeated by Haleyville by the score of 18-0. Lauren Seale pitched for the Lady Tigers and suffered the loss. The next day, Fayette lost to Jasper by the score of 16-2.
The Hubbertville Lions baseball team got a thrill that few modern baseball players get to experience - playing at the historic Rickwood Field in Birmingham. Rickwood Field opened on August 18, 1910, and predates the opening of Boston’s Fenway Park by two years. Though no longer used regularly, Rickwood Field is still considered the oldest baseball park in America.
The Fayette City Council approved an increase in admission at the Fayette Aquatic Park of $2 per person for full admission and $1 per person for all others during its March 22 meeting.
All council members were present for the meeting. Prior to the start of the meeting, Fayette Middle School student Sean White led the council in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
According to Fayette County Coroner Tim Kimbrell, two separate but similar accidents claimed the lives of two Fayette County men this month. Kimbrell reported that James Johnson, age 84, of the Eldridge Community in Fayette County, died on Saturday, March 12 when his pickup truck jumped into gear after he had exited the vehicle and ran over him.
Bevill State Community College won three of its four conference baseball games last week against Lawson State Community College. The two teams played a doubleheader in Fayette on Thursday, March 24, with Bevill winning each of those games. The Bears defeated Lawson 7-6 in the first game of the doubleheader.
A successful job fair was held on Friday, March 18 at the Fayette Civic Center. Although the job fair was open for anyone seeking work, the employment event was primarily held to help the displaced Fayette Fabrication workers find new employment in a quick and timely manner.
Fayette Fabrication basically closed its operating facility on Monday, March 14 at approximately 3 p.m. At that time, the workers were told in a meeting that the plant would be ceasing operations, although a few employees are continuing to work for a few days to help permanently close the plant.