Just west of Jefferson County and just under two hours away from Birmingham, you'll find Fayette County. With a population of little more than 16, 980, the county spans about 629 hundred square miles which is mostly rural.
It's been a tough few years, economically for many counties in Alabama, especially Fayette County. In 2013, a number of key businesses left the county which directly boosted the unemployment rate . However, despite the economic challenges, one thing for thing for sure is that Fayette County knows how to come together and support each other during holiday season.
In this What's Working online video report, Alabama's 13 Bettina Boateng , Producer Danielle Deavours and Photojournalist Ben Bryson take you to Fayette County to show you how officials and locals are working together to make the holiday season bright for many and look ahead to a new year they say is promising and bright!
Please click on the video player to view the online report.
For more information about Fayette County and other initiatives mentioned in the online report, please access the URL links listed below.
What's Working Fayette County:
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