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Forfeiture filing alleges $2.4 million embezzlement scheme

The United States Attorney’s Office has filed a Notice of Successor Trustee’s Sale for five tracts of land in Howard County that allegedly were at least partially paid for with money … more

Council can’t come together to support new sidewalk project

The Fayette city council cannot seem to come together to support an upcoming sidewalk replacement program planned by Central Methodist University alongside campus on Church Street. The latest heated … more

CMU legend Dr. Luetjen passes away

Legendary Central Methodist University professor, coach, and athletic director Dr. James Luetjen passed away on Tuesday, July 9, at the age of 91.   Dr. Luetjen was a prominent figure on … more

Council approves police wage hike, purchase of drug incinerator

The Fayette city council unanimously approved wage and benefit increases and a sign-on bonus for the Fayette Police Department. It also approved a proposal by City Marshal David Ford to share the … more

City hires part-time building inspector

The City of Fayette has hired a new part-time building inspector. She is Angie Malone, who formerly served as both the city’s director of public works and building inspector after a career as a … more

Is the city council ignoring the Sunshine Law?

Did the Fayette Board of Aldermen violate the state’s sunshine law? It would appear so. During the city council’s last regular meeting on Tuesday, July 9, the council voted 4-0 to approve … more

Citywide Garage Sale Aug. 10

The annual Fayette Citywide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, August 10. To have your ad included with the publication list of sales, email it to: advertising@fayettenews.com, or personally … more

61st Annual Roanoke Band Concert next Saturday

A long-standing Howard County tradition will continue on Saturday, July 27. The 61st Annual Roanoke Band Concert begins at 7 p.m. from the historic Roanoke Band Stand. While listening to various band … more

Fayette Celebrates Independence Day

Fayette woke up on Independence Day to soggy conditions after another night of torrential rainfall. Another 1.5 inches of rain of rain fell in the overnight hours, forcing the annual Fayette Party in … more

Council passes $6.2 million city budget

Fayette’s Board of Aldermen passed the city’s fiscal year 2024-2025 budget right on deadline during a special meeting held on Monday, July 1. The new fiscal year begins on July 1. … more

Two dead in wake of June 25 accident in Old Franklin

Two people involved in a three-car crash in Old Franklin on June 25 have died from their injuries. Mark S. Thomann, 72, Boonville, and Carolyn K. Volden, 73, New Franklin, were both in a 2010 Ford … more

July 4 crashes keep county EMS crews busy

Three teens injured Three Howard County teenagers were injured in a one-car accident near Glasgow on the afternoon of Thursday, July 4. The three unnamed juveniles, males aged 16 and 13, … more

Heavy rains cause local flooding

Nearly five inches of rain fell in the overnight hours of July 3, causing flash flooding and power interruptions, and damaging county roads. Another inch and a half fell the following night. … more

More power outages Monday

City crews worked to restore power to portions of Fayette early Monday in the latest of a series of power outages as thunderstorms continued to saturate this section. The first outage came … more

70th Wedding Anniversary

Louis and Gladys Walker recently celebrated their 70 th wedding anniversary on June 8 at the Mt. Pleasant Church near Higbee. Louis Carl Walker and Gladys   Moyer were married on June 3, 1954, … more

July 4 Party in the Park hopes to avoid hot afternoon weather

Fayette’s annual Independence Day festivities in the City Park will kick off earlier in an effort to spare attendees from the normally sweltering heat. Organizer Tristan Head is still seeking a … more

Fayette Police Chief asks for officer raises

Fayette City Marshal David Ford asked the city council to approve pay raises for officers just as the Board of Aldermen was finalizing the budget for the next fiscal year, and his department is amid … more

US 40 wreck sends 5 to hospital

A three-car crash on Tuesday, June 25, sent five people to the hospital, including a New Franklin teenager, and one was transported by emergency helicopter. The crash occurred on US 40 in … more

Fireworks allowed in City Park

Fayette police remind the public that an ordinance forbids shooting off fireworks anytime, anywhere in the city limits. The exception is the supervised public display in the city park on Independence … more

Fayette, HoCo Vet to host Rabies Clinic July 17 at City Hall

The Howard County Veterinary Service will hold a rabies clinic from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, at Fayette City Hall on South Main Street. The annual clinic offers reduced prices for … more
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