The Fayette County Commission approved its budget for FY 2023 and also established a pay scale for all county employees during its Sept. 23 meeting. All commissioners were present for the meeting.
This week will be a week full of entertainment and family fun in the City of Fayette. The activities will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 5, as the annual Fayette County Fair gets started at the Fayette County Multipurpose Complex.
The Fayette Kiwanis held its annual Weldy Home Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Fayette Country Club. The tournament was a tremendous success, with 93 golfers particpating. Kiwanis members shown from left, front: Bill McCollum, Rayburn Howard, Melanie Warren, Emily Montague, Don Bell and Jared Long. Back: Danny Meggs, Larry Humber, Jeff Crowley and Mark Montague.
The Berry Wildcats welcomed its alumni for homecoming as they played host to the Holy Spirit Saints for the first time since 2016. The Berry faithful were treated to big plays by the Wildcats on offense and defense, as the Wildcats had its most productive night of the year on both sides of the ball. The Wildcats ended its week of homecoming festivities with a 35-21 victory.
The Berry Town Council approved its budgets for FY 2023 during its Sept. 19 meeting. All council members were present for the meeting. This meeting was originally scheduled for Sept. 12 due to the Labor Day holiday weekend. The meeting had to be rescheduled until Sept. 19 due to the lack of a quorum of council members to hold the Sept. 12 meeting.
The Fayette Tigers celebrated its 2022 Homecoming with a 59-28 victory over Marion County.
Fayette started the scoring early, as the kickoff to Marion County was mishandled and recovered by the Tigers’ Logan Taylor on the Red Raiders’ three-yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, Charles Grant ran for a Fayette touchdown. Quarterback Blake Johnson ran for the two-point conversion and after only 14 seconds had elapsed off of the game clock, the Tigers led 8-0.
The Lions hosted the Hackleburg Panthers on Friday night in a non-region game. Greyson Key received the opening kick for Hubbertville, advancing the ball eight yards to set up the Lions’ offense for its opening possession at its 30-yard line. Utilizing Jagger Youngblood, Taylor Hubbert and Key, Hubbertville advanced the ball across midfield but the possession came to a halt, sending T.J. Keeton back to punt the ball away. Keeton’s punt was downed at the Panther’s seven-yard line.
After spending two weeks on the road, the Berry Wildcats returned to the friendly confines of Fred Webster Stadium, seeking to pick up its first win of the year. Standing in the way were the Class 2A Lamar County Bulldogs. The Wildcats fell behind early, but fought hard the entire game in a contest that was closer than the final score of 48-19 in favor of Lamar County would indicate.
The “Kids and Kin” Program, a service offered by the Family Guidance Center of Alabama and funded by the Alabama Department of Human Resources, will be offering a series of classes continuing through December in the Fayette area.
The Fayette City Council issued a proclamation during its Sept. 13 meeting, honoring the life and legacy of former Fayette resident Pearl Young. Young was killed in a senseless act of violence during the mass shooting at the Tops Market in Buffalo, N.Y. on May 14. All council members were present for the meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, Emmett Morgan, a cousin to Young, led the council in prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.