Drugs seized during search

Pictured are the drugs and paraphernalia seized after serving the search warrant.

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Berry Police Department, began an investigation after receiving multiple complaints about narcotics distribution in the 1600 block of Highway 18 East in Berry.


Kiwanis hold golf tourney for Weldy Home

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 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.

Berry gets first win of year during homecoming, 35-21

Berry’s Hudson Naramore (30) is shown running the ball for Berry.

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.


Tigers defeat Oakman 35-7

Fayette quarterback Blake Johnson (9) drops back to pass as Makarious Savage (70) and Tuff Stripling (52) provide the blocking.

Fayette led 15-7 at halftime, but controlled the second half to take a 35-7 regional victory over the Oakman Wildcats. Fayette Head Coach Jared Porter said after the game that he challenged the players to come out of halftime with more intensity than they showed during the first half.


Bowen chasing pro basketball dream

Pictured is Corey Bowen as he played for Point University in West Point, Ga.

Corey Bowen, a 2017 graduate of Fayette County High School, always dreamed of playing pro basketball. Now he is on a journey that will take him halfway around the world to play basketball in the European Pro League for Tbilisi, Georgia (The foreign country, not the U.S. state.).


Berry adopts FY2023 budgets

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.


Fayette celebrates 59-28 Homecoming victory

Dylan Schloerb (8) is pictured running for a touchdown against Marion County.

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.


Lions lose to Hackleburg

Greyson Key (21) is shown running behind the blocking of Taylor Hubbert (15).

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.


Bulldogs top the Wildcats 48-19

Lake Norris (24) is shown struggling for extra yards as he is being tackled.

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.


Council honors former resident

The family of Pearl Young received a proclamation honoring her memory during the Sept. 13 Fayette City Council meeting. Shown from left, front: Sharon Morgan (cousin), Ann Whitson (sister), Bishop Mary Craig (sister), Pamela Young Pritchett (daughter), Fayette Mayor Rod Northam, Jacqueline Wright (niece) and Emmett Morgan (cousin). Back: Council members Aliska Hughes-Monroe, Virettia Whiteside, Tommy Williams, Jerry Nichols and Eddy Campbell.

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.


Fayette Community Foundation Board

Members of the board, shown from left are: Fayette County Superintendent Jim Burkhalter, Dale Lawrence, Fayette County Probate Judge Mike Freeman, Eddie Robertson, Bobbie Jo Kemp-Driver, former Fayette County Probate Judge William Oswalt, Carlton Benton and Fayette Mayor Rod Northam. Members of the board not pictured are Jeffery Richardson, Skip Newman and former Mayor Ray Nelson.

The Fayette Community Foundation Board met in Fayette last week. The Foundation will begin accepting new applications for grants in October.

Commission approves bids for materials

Shown at the Sept.12 Fayette County Commission meeting, from left: Commisioners John Underwood, Barry Corkren, Wesly Jacobs and Robert Townley. Also present but not pictured was Commissioner Brad Cox.

The Fayette County Commission approved bids for road materials during its Sept. 12 meeting. All commissioners were present for the meeting, with the exception of Commissioner Shane Hughes.