The Fayette County Board of Education held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 15 in the central office boardroom. All board members with the exception of Brenda Webb were present for the meeting.
The Fayette Garden Club hosted the District IV meeting of The Garden Clubs of Alabama on Wednesday, March 16 at the Fayette Civic Center. Fayette Mayor Rod Northam opened the meeting by greeting those in attendance. He told the audience that he is proud of the Fayette Garden Club and the role that they play in the Fayette community.
The past two weeks, the Fayette area has enjoyed the pleasure of hosting two of the most notable gospel quartets of all-time, The Inspirations and The Dixie Echoes.
The Tigers started the week losing a 3-2 heartbreaker to Sulligent, but finished the week strong with three wins. The game was tied at two each in the bottom of the seventh inning until Sulligent pushed the winning run across on a groundout. Cooper Sanford started the game for Fayette on the mound, with Landon Lowe pitching one-third inning in relief.
Berry played three games in the Hubbertville Invitational Softball Tournament last Saturday, winning two and losing one. Each team in the four-team tournament played each other.
Berry started the tournament by losing to Hubbertville by the score of 4-3. Kyla Edmonson was the losing pitcher for Berry, pitching five innings and allowing four runs on only three hits. She struck out 14 batters, but allowed an uncharacteristic five walks during the game.
The young Bevill State Bears held their own with Shelton State last week, winning one game and losing three, while keeping every game close. Shelton State was selected as the top-ranked team in the conference, and historically has a quality program. Shelton State finished last season as the third best team in the nation in community college baseball.
Fayette Fabrication, a major industrial employer in the City of Fayette, closed the facility as of March 14 at 3 p.m.
Ashley Cooper of Fayette received only minor injuries when the 2002 Ford Explorer she was driving overturned in a ditch near Walmart during a one-vehicle accident on March 7. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Cooper was transported by ambulance following the accident for a medical observation.
Maurice Gandy, a long-time feature correspondent for The Mobile Press-Register and an adjunct English instructor for the University of South Alabama, spoke to the Fayette Progress Club during its March 10 meeting, held at the Fayette County Memorial Library. Gandy’s topic for the meeting was entitled, “Oral History: Famous Lost Words, Don’t Forget Where You Came From.”
The Berry Town Council held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 7. All council members were present for the meeting with the exception of Councilman Chuck Tidwell. In old business, the council again debated whether to replace the worn out generator at the Berry Fire Station or attempt to repair the current generator.
The Glen Allen Town Council elected to participate in the annual People Against a Littered State (PALS), “Don't Drop it on Alabama” cleanup campaign during its Tuesday, March 1 meeting. The PALS organization has designated the entire month of April as the statewide spring cleanup month. All council members were in attendance for the monthly scheduled meeting.
Bevill State Community College opened conference play last week by splitting four games against the number one ranked team in Alabama Community College baseball, Wallace State of Hanceville. The two teams played a doubleheader on the road Thursday, March 10, as Wallace State captured an 11-1 victory in the first game and Bevill won the second game by the score of 4-0.
Fayette Medical Center has agan made Newsweek Magazine’s list of the “World’s Best Hospitals.” This is the third year in a row that the medical facility has been awarded this prestigious honor. Fayette Medical Center has been part of the DCH Health System since 1984, and includes 61 licensed hospital beds and 122 long-term care beds.