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Stidham named new Fayette Rotary Club president

The Rotary Club of Fayette’s first meeting of the new Rotary year on July 5 was anything but ordinary. Highlights included the installation of new president Greg Stidham, the presentation of 16 … more

Fayette Rotary Club purchases PET cart for use in Kenya

The Rotary Club of Fayette has purchased a Personal Energy Transportation Cart as part of the Craft Beer and Carts fundraiser for Mobility Worldwide, sponsored by the Rotoract and Rotary Clubs in … more

Friends of Fayette Pool seeking donations, volunteers

The Friends of Historic Fayette Memorial Pool are seeking paid memberships to help fund restoration and updates. The WPA-era above-ground swimming pool opened on July 4, 1936, and was dedicated … more

FACT’s Little Mermaid Jr. sells out Little Theatre

The Little Mermaid Jr. was presented to capacity audiences during its three-performance run last weekend. Presented by the Fayette Area Community Theater (FACT), the show ran Friday and Saturday … more

Hay fire briefly shuts down Hwy. 240 Sunday

More than a dozen round hay bales caught fire on top of a trailer about four miles south of Fayette on Highway 240 Sunday evening. According to firemen from Howard County Fire Protection District … more

Council takes no action for now on Church St. parking

No action was taken last week by the Fayette city council with regard to a proposed ordinance to ban college parking along North Church Street in front of the Central Methodist University campus. … more

CID Board to fund parking studies

Since the Historic Downtown Fayette Commercial Community Improvement District (CID) started collecting a 1-percent sales tax beginning January 1, 2021, it has built a coffer with about $275,000. Now … more

Commercial Trust celebrates 120 years in business

Cutting the ribbon during the 120 th anniversary of Commercial Trust Company in Fayette are members of the bank, the bank’s board, and the Fayette Chamber of Commerce. The bank celebrated 120 … more

No street improvements in city’s new budget

Last week, the Fayette Board of Aldermen passed the city’s budget for the 2023-24 fiscal year, which began July 1. The new budget includes increased funding for city employees but once again … more

Fayette R-III announces administration changes

Fayette Superintendent Brent Doolin has announced administration changes at Daly Elementary School starting in the fall. Longtime principal Cheri Huster will transition to the district’s … more

Faith Family honors veterans, police as Hometown Heroes

Faith Family Church in Fayette hosted its first-ever Hometown Heroes celebration on July 1 at the church, celebrating local veterans and law enforcement personnel. Hometown Heroes was attended … more

Korean War veteran throws first pitch at Legion game

The Rev. Jerry Moon, a veteran of the Korean War, threw out the first pitch at the American Legion baseball game Monday night between Fayette and Atlanta. The game was played at Central Methodist … more

Kaylea Felten crowned Howard Co. Fair Queen

Kaylea Jean Felten was crowned the 2023 Howard County Fair Queen, and Melissa Innes was named the Teen Queen Wednesday night at the fairgrounds. Felten, 17, is about to enter here senior year at … more

Celebrating 120 years

Commercial Trust Company in Fayette will celebrate its 120th anniversary with food, fun, and games for all ages from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday afternoon on the square. The bank is one of … more

School board passes budget

The Fayette Board of Education heard complaints from parents about possible criminal behavior by several graduating seniors, approved increases to meal prices for the next school year, and passed the … more

Peacemakers seek entries for annual quilt show

Members of the Peacemakers Quilting Group will honor Fayette’s Bicentennial during their annual quilt show in August. “Granny’s Attic: 200 Years of Quilts” will be presented … more

Spayde to receive July 4 Quilt of Valor

Staff Sergeant Theodore L. Spayde U.S. Air Force Ted signed up for delayed enlistment in the Air Force on December 14, 1970. He went on active duty and started six weeks of basic training … more

Full slate for July 4 Party in the Park

The Fayette July 4 Party in the Park is right around the corner, and a full day of events is planned in celebration of our nation’s independence. Tristin Head has taken over the planning … more

FACT presents The Little Mermaid Jr.

The Fayette Area Community Theater will present this year’s summer youth musical, The Little Mermaid Jr. , next weekend at Central Methodist University’s Little Theater. The story … more

Spring St. bridge replacement begins

Demolition of the bridge on Spring Street near Daly Elementary School began on Monday. Crews will replace the bridge, culvert, sidewalk, and fencing. The city council in early June approved a … more
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