Griffith named Tennessee coach of week

Fayette-Ware Athletic Director and Varsity Football Coach Randy Griffith holds Tennessee Titians Coach of the Week Award. Griffith was one of 10 high school coaches in the state to receive the Tennessee Titans Coach of the Week Award. He received the award after the Wildcats snapped a losing streak that began in 2007. Griffith was […]

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Wildcats back on track with win over Bolivar

Fayette-Ware’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” personality almost cost it a district basketball game on Friday. After starting the game on a 17-1 run, the Wildcats broke a late 71-71 tie with Bolivar Central to win 81-77 at Bolivar. “I call our team Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It depends on what team shows up,” […]

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Oakland will again be reported to Utility Board for water loss

Oakland Town Recorder Tammie Hightower said earlier this month that the town will again be reported to the Tennessee Utility Board for loss of water. She noted that the town has submitted the American Water Works Association reports to the auditing firm, which is examining the Oakland Water and Sewer Department records for the previous […]

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County Spelling Bee winners

Students from the Fayette County School District competed Jan. 15 in the gymnatorium of Buckley-Carpenter Elementary for the opportunity to win the District Wide Spelling Bee. The spelling bee comprised of 16 students from Central Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, LaGrange-Moscow Elementary, Southwest Elementary, Oakland Elementary, East Junior High, West Junior High and Fayette Academy. Seventh grader […]

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Local Beta Club inductees

Last week, Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School held their National Beta Club Inductions. The mission of the club is to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. They are to also reward meritorious achievement, encourage and assist students continuing their education after high school. The program has […]

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Board establishes Town Hall office hours to separate employees’ duty requirements

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen adopted a resolution last week establishing Town Hall business hours that meet state requirements for separation of employees’ duties. Board members took the action Thursday night during their regular monthly meeting by a 2-1 vote, with Alderman John Troncone dissenting and Alderman Billy Ray Morris absent. The resolution […]

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Snuggle Up For St. Jude

Fayette County Senior Girl Scout Troop No. 43044 held “Snuggle up for St. Jude,” a hand-tied fleece blanket making party to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital patients on Jan. 10 at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Oakland. Each participant donated and made at least one blanket for a girl at St. Jude. The fleece was […]

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New elementary school opens in Somerville

Buckley-Carpenter Elementary is now open and ready for students. Last week, Fayette County Schools put the finishing touches on Buckley-Carpenter and opened the doors to the community for Open House and Dedication Ceremonies. During the ceremonies there were several elected officials that spoke about the new school and how this is a turning point for […]

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Board authorizes bidding process for police mobile command post

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously adopted a resolution that authorizes the bidding process for a mobile command post for the police department. Board members took the action during their Dec. 18, 2014 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Kelly Rector and seconded by Alderman John Troncone. The resolution […]

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