Hollywood Feed named Oakland’s Large Business of Year

  Hollywood Feed in Oakland was named the Large Business of the Year at the annual Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce awards Gala over the weekend. Pictured are store manager Haley Brown and employee Katlyn Garces with their award. The Small Business of the Year was Print Solutions. Fayette County Schools Superintendent James Teague received […]

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Fayette school board chairman addresses district attorney general

The following is a letter from Fayette County Board of Education Chairman Bob Doll to District Attorney General Michael Dunavant dated March 17. The letter was also submitted to the Oakland News after a story was published in last week’s edition detailing Dunavant’s decision to deny a request to remove School Board member Dana Pittman […]

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District attorney general says school board member did not violate conflict of interest statute

A request filed by Fayette County School Board Chairman Bob Doll to have another member of the board removed from office has been denied by 25th Judicial District Attorney General Michael Dunavant. Last week, Dunavant called a complaint against School Board member Dana Pittman “frivolous” after an investigation was prompted by recent audit findings and […]

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Fayette-Ware’s 21 and Over Organization inducted three new members for the spring semester and they are Morgan Boling, Hannah Murrow and Jeremiah Blankenship. All three scored above a 21 on their ACT exam prior to this year. “While we do offer the ACT free to juniors each spring, I would encourage them to take the […]

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During the March 9 Fayette County School Board meeting, Director of Schools James M. Teague and Deputy Director of Schools Dr. Lonnie Harris honored the senior members of the Fayette-Ware basketball team. They all received certificates of achievement in extracurricular activities as well as a special video of pictures that was played showcasing their hard […]

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Board accepts conditions of grant contract for energy efficiency at Wastewater Plant

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously accepted the conditions of a grant contract for energy efficiency services at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Board members took the action during their Feb. 19 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Kelly Rector and seconded by Alderman Billy Ray Morris. The Memphis Area […]

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Cub Scout Pack 133, chartered by Oakland First Baptist Church, recently held their annual Pinewood Derby. Overall winners were Henry Livesay (1st), Aedan Livesay (2nd) and Andrew Lehner (3rd). Logan Weber took first place in the Tiger Den, with Brennan Armstrong in second and Kyler Smith in third. In the Wolf Den, Kaleb Terry came […]

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Local teacher will be part of TCAP selection process

Last week, Southwest Elementary School teacher Erica Cashion was selected out of thousands of applicants to be a reviewer for the TNReady program. The new program will be implemented in the 2015-16 school year for third- through- eighth-grade TCAP tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics. For the next few months, Cashion will be involved […]

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Oakland’s Jackson Gilchrest enjoys the snow Thursday with his grandfather. Fayette County Schools were closed on Thursday and Friday after the Mid-South was coated with snow and sleet. Many areas reported between 3-6 inches of snow.

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Board authorizes town’s participation in grant program for used-oil recycling

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing the town’s participation in a grant program for used-oil collection and recycling. Board members took the action during their Feb. 19 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Billy Ray Morris and seconded by Alderman John Troncone. The resolution authorizes […]

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