Local surgeon uses skills, testimony to serve Christ

Shown are the Randalls as they posed for a picture during a recent trip to Dinan, France. From left: Tina Randall, Miles Randall, Mark Randall and Matt Randall.

Dr. Mark Randall came to the Fayette County area almost two years ago and almost immediately became an integral part of the medical community, not only for his renowned skills as a surgeon but also for his compassion to help others. Randall was born in Augusta, Ga. during his father Maurice Randall’s second year of medical school.

Council makes personnel hires

Shown receiving $5,000 appropriation checks from the Fayette City Council are from left, front: Fayette Elementary Principal Matthew Lindsey, Fayette Middle School Principal Ron Hannah and FCHS Assistant Principal Dan Gonzalez with Fayette Mayor Rod Northam. Back: Council members Tommy Williams, Aliska Hughes-Monroe, Jerry Nichols, Eddy Campbell and Fayette Junior Mayor Emily Huang.

The Fayette City Council held its regular council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13. All council members were present for the meeting, with the exception of Councilwoman Virettia Whiteside.
Judd Drake, director of Restoration Springs, opened the meeting with prayer, and Fayette Mayor Rod Northam led the Pledge of Allegiance.


Long-Term Care celebrates Valentine’s Day

Pictured are members of the Long-Term Care Center’s Royal Court. From left: Myron Leathers, Linda Wright, Christine Grizzell (Queen), Ernesto Gonzales (King), Mamie Burns and Robert Daniels.

The Fayette Medical Center Long-Term Care Facility celebrated it’s annual Valentine’s Banquet at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The theme for this year’s celebration was Candyland. Residents enjoyed a wonderful meal, featuring their choice of ribeye steak or grilled chicken. The residents were served restaurant-style by Fayette Middle School, Fayette County High School and Bevill State Community College Nursing Students. In the picture above are the members of the Long-Term Care Center’s Royal Court.

Commission supports amendment passage

Pictured at the Feb. 12 Fayette County Commission meeting, from left: Commissioners John Underwood, Wesley Jacobs, Robert Townley, David Hubbert, Shane Hughes, Brad Cox and Commission Chairman Mike Freeman.

The Fayette County Commission held its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 12 at the Fayette Courthouse Annex building. All commissioners were present for the meeting. Commission Chairman Mike Freeman opened the meeting with prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.


House destroyed by fire

Shown is the house, fully engulfed in flames.

Firemen from the Fayette Fire Department are shown battling flames as this house on County Road 53 South was fully engaged when they arrived at the scene on the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 5. The cause of the fire was listed as unintentional, with no additional details noted.

Two injured in truck, motorcycle accident

Pictured is the Harley Davidson motorcycle that was involved in the accident.

An accident at approximately noon on Feb. 2 on Temple Ave. North between a 1996 Dodge Dakota pickup, driven by James Alford Jenkins of Vernon, and a Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by David Lesley Smith of Winfield, sent the two occupants of the motorcycle to the hospital for medical treatment.

Savage speaks at Black History Month program

Shown participating in the 2024 Black History Program at Fayette Middle School, from left: Ryan Clary, Sam Rogers, Keziah Rucker, Corey Savage, Principal Rodney Hannah and Prestin Phillips.

Corey Savage, a graduate of Fayette County High School and current resident of Fayette County, spoke at the annual Fayette Middle School’s “Black History Month Celebration,” held on Feb. 8 at the school’s gymnasium. In addition to being a graduate of Fayette County High School, Savage is also a graduate of Bevill State Community College and Auburn University. He is currently the pastor of Plum Grove Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa.