May  2019




The Hickory Withe Community Association met on May 2, 2019 at the HW Presbyterian Church.


The meeting opened with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.


Forty people were in attendance, including several newcomers.


After a potluck Mexican meal, including food from Jalapeno’s Restaurant, several committee reports were made.


Jane Mitchell reminded the group of the Relay for Life on June 8th and asked for donations for that event and also for Fayette Care’s food pantry.


The night’s program concerned the Fayette County Neighborhood Watch organization.


David Larkin, leader for the Hickory Withe Neighborhood Watch, spoke about the steps that have been taken in forming this effort to make Fayette County and its citizens safer.  The county has been divided into large zones, and the Hickory Withe area has also been divided into four zones.  Each zone has a captain and smaller areas within zones will have block captains, as well. The Hickory Withe

neighborhood watch group has a board and is a non-profit organization.  In order for neighborhoods to come together, there are block parties in the planning stage to get the word out to citizens in each area.


***  The non-emergency phone number for Fayette County response is (901) 465-3456.  This is a number that citizens should use to report to the authorities anything that seems suspicious. The county law enforcement officers have said they will be glad to check out reported activity in order to keep Fayette residents and property safe.


The next meeting of the HW Community Association will be      June 6th, 2019.

Future Meetings








June 2019


Tammy George/Christian Stanfield -  Vintage Victrola Music


July 2019


First Responders Event



Photos from May Meeting

Photos from April Meeting

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Hello fellow Fayette County Citizens and Friends!
Spring has finally sprung and I hope you all are enjoying the sunshine and beautiful weather as much as I am.  Our County is continuing to grow and thrive and I believe it is a place we can all be proud to call home.  The last few months have been very active and we will see increased activity over the next few months as we begin deliberating over the budgets for the County.  I would encourage each of you to get involved and attend a County Commission meeting so that you can hear first hand how your dollars are being disbursed.  
Most recently we have received numerous letters, calls, and complaints about the trash on the roads, especially in the more rural areas, and we are taking action.  Last week during Development Committee we recommended reallocating funds from the litter department to the Sheriff’s Office.  The individual who was overseeing the litter pick-up is retiring and this will give us a more active response with the Deputies and inmates running the trash clean-up efforts.  I believe you will quickly begin to notice a cleaner County and at little to no increased cost!
Our County Schools are also continuing their great work and more than just a few have taken notice.  Within the last few weeks our Governor, Bill Lee, took a tour of Fayette-Ware’s College, Career, and Technical Education programs and stated he was highly impressed with the things he saw happening.  Most recently the new TN Commissioner of Education, Dr. Penny Schwinn toured Oakland Elementary’s classrooms and had in-depth discussion with the teachers and staff there.  Having the leaders of Tennessee come to our schools just further shows that we are on the move in the right direction.  Let Dr. King know how much you appreciate his and the members of the school board’s efforts to make education in Fayette County a priority!  Great job team!
Last, but not least, Easter is tomorrow!  I know this day will be filled with egg hunts and family meals, but I hope you will all take time out of your day to celebrate the Risen Savior!
“ For God so loved the world, that he gave His only son...”. Happy Easter Fayette County!
Our next Commission meeting is Tuesday at 7:00 in the Justice Complex in Somerville.  Please reach out if I can serve you in any way. 
Robbie Sills