Oakland’s “yellow building” on Highway 64 was demolished last week. The building was located next door to the recently demolished Cordova Automotive, which will soon be the site of a Murphy Oil Express Fueling Station. The building housed restaurants like Mr. Burrito’s, Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken and Soul Food Heaven, among others.

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Three seniors enlist in Marine Corps

This summer, Fayette-Ware High School seniors Matthew Roach, Caleb Malone and Matthew Leifer will be aspiring to defend the nation. All three enlisted into the Marine Corps this past fall and will be going to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. for 12 weeks this summer. They will be training where more […]

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A Community Shred-It Day was held on Saturday to celebrate Earth Day. The event was sponsored by the Oakland Parks and Recreation Department and the Oakland Beautification Board. Food donations were collected and given to Feeding Fayette Food Bank. Neal Halvorson, director of Parks and Recreation, the event “not only provided citizens with an opportunity […]

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Cordova Automotive at 6715 Highway 64 in Oakland, across the street from Walmart, was demolished earlier this month to make way for a Murphy Oil Express Fueling Station.

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Ordinance amends Oakland budget for remainder of current fiscal year

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously passed an ordinance on final reading last week that amends the town’s budget for the remainder of the current fiscal year. Board members took the action Thursday night during a special called meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Kelly Rector and seconded by Alderman Karl Chambless. […]

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Fayette-Ware students will have access to college credits

Plans are underway for students at Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School to have access to two college courses offered through the University of Tennessee at Martin, beginning with the fall 2015 semester. Juniors and seniors will be able to enroll in English 111 (first-level English composition) and Math 140 (College Algebra and Elementary Functions). This opportunity […]

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Eagle Scouts

From left, local Boy Scouts Devin Burrell, Colin Moody and Preston Underhill were recognized during Thursday’s Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting for earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Mayor Chris Goodman (right) congratulated the three young men during the meeting.

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Ordinance would amend this year’s budget to allocate CDBG Disaster Recovery funds

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed an ordinance on first reading last week that would allocate funds received for a Disaster Recovery Project. Board members took the action Thursday night during their regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Kelly Rector and seconded by Alderman Billy Ray Morris. The motion was […]

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Local farmer donates to Fayette nonprofit

Fayette Cares has received a $2,500 donation from local farmer Reuben Rhea and America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The organization recently expanded their homeless shelter and will use the funds to operate a passenger van. “This new equipment will allow our charity to aid clients in accessing critical services, employment opportunities, […]

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Jobless rate down in Fayette for February

Fayette County’s unemployment rate was down 1.1 percent in February. According to data released last week by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the county’s jobless rate for February was 7.1 percent. January’s rate was 8.2 percent. Fayette’s rate remains nearly 1 percent lower than Memphis and reflects an estimated 1,260 unemployed residents […]

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