Robert Ray, 49. of Fayette was arrested on Jan. 24 by the Fayette Police Department and charged with three counts of arson and a SORNA (Sex Offender Registration Notification Act) violation. According to arresting officer, Jordan Roberts, Ray had been living in an apartment at Harmony Lanes in Fayette. On Jan. 1, Fayette Police Officers Landon Miller and Trace Norris responded, along with the Fayette Fire Department, to an apartment fire at Harmony Lane.
The Fayette City Council approved changing the way that two wastewater operators’ pay is calculated during its Jan. 24 meeting. All council members were present at the meeting. Mayor Rod Northam said that the wastewater treatment plant supervisor, Matt Buckner, had asked that wastewater plant operators Matt McCaa and Danny McCaleb’s pay be changed from salary to hourly. In changing the way the pay is calculated, each of the operators would receive approximately nine hours overtime every two weeks.
The Fayette Tigers boys’ team defeated Hubbertville on Jan. 27 by the score of 65-47. Leading the Tigers in scoring was Isaiah Estep with 19 points, followed by Tucker Whitley and Jake Rickman with 10 points each. Taylor Kelly scored seven points, Will Jackson added six points, and Charles Grant, Barrett McIntyre and Grant Boyer each scored three points. Christian Burnett and Landon Kimbrell rounded out the scoring for Fayette with two points each.
Fayette County has launched an emergency mass notification system, “Konexus.”
With this system, agencies can send citizens emergency notifications via multiple delivery channels (including text, voice message, email, or mobile app). To receive these notifications, residents will need to subscribe to the Konexus system, which is free of cost.
The Fayette County Board of Education held its Jan. 17 meeting on the campus of Fayette County High School. All board members were in attendance for the meeting. Prior to the meeting, Superintendent Jim Burkhalter and the members of the Fayette County Board toured the campus of the school and enjoyed a meal provided by FCHS Principal Jennifer Sanford. All board members were present for the meeting.
C3 of Northwest Alabama, an organization of the Northwest Alabama Economic Development Alliance, held its annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Holiday Inn in Guin. Local, state and federal leaders joined local business people from Marion, Fayette and Lamar counties to talk about ongoing efforts to bring new industry to the area.
A Fayette Co. woman, Brandalyn “Brandy” Terry, age 40 of Berry, who was reported missing to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, was found deceased on Monday, Jan. 9 in Tuscaloosa County.
In a game played last week, Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis became the college all-time leader in made three-pont attempts after he sank his 510th career three-point shot. He finished the game with 513 total career three-pointers.