For the second consecutive year, the West Junior High School boys’ soccer team qualified for the TMSSA regional tournament. The Lions finished third in their district with wins over Munford and Covington. Although they were eliminated by University School of Jackson in the first round, this year’s team made progress during the season. Goalie Daniel […]

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Ordinance requires notification of landowners adjacent to properties proposed for re-zoning

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on final reading that requires notification of landowners adjacent to properties proposed for re-zoning. Board members took the action on a motion offered by Alderman Billy Ray Morris and seconded by Alderman Karl Chambless. The ordinance was initially reviewed by the Oakland Planning […]

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STAR presents Shrek the Musical

The Somerville Theatrical Arts Repertory presented Shrek the Musical from April 24 through May 3 at the Fair Theatre. Directed by Deanna Bergloff, Renee Moore and Brandon Lawrence, the play stared Jason Moore as Shrek, Caeley Moore as Donkey and Kenzie Bergloff as Princess Fiona. A resident of Oakland, Jason Moore is the father of […]

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Fayette-Ware seniors compete for essay scholarships

The LaGrange Cultural Foundation Inc. hosted their annual Essay Scholarship Awards Program April 23. For several years, the foundation has awarded scholarships to Fayette-Ware seniors who plan to attend college after graduation. To enter, students write a 1,000- to- 2,000-word essay of a suitable subject from a number of different subject areas. Students were asked […]

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Fishing Rodeo

The Fayette Community Sports Association hosted the second annual Fishing Rodeo over the weekend, sponsored by Somerville Moose Lodge, Earl’s Wrecker Service and Garage, David Kelley Jewelers and Gurkins. First place went to Levi, second place went to Patrick and third place went to Marissa.

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Board adopts resolution to purchase four vehicles for police department

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing it to purchase four vehicles for the police department. Board members took the action during an April 23 special called meeting on a motion offered by Alderman John Troncone and seconded by Alderman Billy Ray Morris. The resolution states that the board […]

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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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