Wildcats secure third place in district

Fayette-Ware beat Bolivar Central 83-60 on Saturday and secured third place in the district tournament. The Wildcats will move on to compete in the regional championship games this week. ABOVE: Junior forward Tyran Gilcrease makes a contested three-pointer.

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Ordinance revises Municipal Code to set billing procedures, rates for water, sewer

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously passed an ordinance on final reading last week that establishes billing procedures and rates for water and sewer. Board members took the action Thursday night during their regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Karl Chambless and seconded by Alderman John Troncone. The ordinance was […]

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Goodman voted Man of the Year

Readers of the Oakland News have voted Chris Goodman the 2015 Man of the Year. As Oakland’s Mayor, Goodman oversees day-to-day operations for one of the fastest growing cities in Tennessee. He recently sat down to answer to a few questions for our annual Readers’ Choice edition. 1) Why did you move to Oakland? My […]

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Krepela voted Woman of the Year

Readers of the Oakland News have voted Pattie Krepela the 2015 Woman of the Year. As Executive Director of the Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce, Krepela works to support and enhance the economic environment and quality of life in Oakland. She recently sat down to answer to a few questions for our annual Readers’ Choice […]

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Geography Bee Winners

Lane Burns and Kathleen Dubecky recently went head-to-head in the National Geographic Bee at Oakland Elementary. Burns, the winner, will have the chance to win a $50,000 college scholarship. Thousands of schools around the United States and in the five U.S. territories are participating in the 2015 Bee. The school champions, including Lane, will take […]

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Installation of new meters expected to help alleviate water-loss problem

Oakland Public Works Director Harvey Ellis said recently that the installation of new water meters will help alleviate the town’s problem with unaccounted-for water. He noted that the Water Department will install as many new meters this year as the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will allow him to purchase. Although 3,000 are needed, he […]

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Local students celebrate 100th day of school

Fayette County Schools celebrated the 100th day of school last Tuesday. On the first day of school, classes began keeping track of the number of days that they have been in school in anticipation of the 100th day. Teachers celebrated with various mathematical concepts using the number 100. At Buckley-Carpenter Elementary, Mandy Collins’s kindergarten students […]

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Russell recognized for assisting with drug bust

Oakland Officer Tim Russell was recognized at the monthly meeting of the Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen for his recent help in making a drug related arrest with the 25th Judicial Drug Task Force. Oakland’s share of the arrest netted the town $100,350. ABOVE: From left are Oakland Police Chief Chris Earl, Officer Tim […]

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Wildcats rolling

The Fayette-Ware boys’ basketball team improved to 18-9 on the season Friday night after downing Chester County 85-65 during Homecoming Night. The Wildcats will cap off their regular season Tuesday night against Jackson South Side. Fayette-Ware is seeking revenge against a Hawks team that won a close 79-74 home game in January.

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Homecoming Queen

On Jan. 30, Fayette-Ware High School announced Aleah McKinnie and Calvin Lester as the 2015 Homecoming Queen and King. Lester is the son of Tricia and Bo Lester. McKinnie is the daughter of Latonya Hussey. The Queen’s Crown Bearer was Saniyah Jacks. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Hester II and […]

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