Archive | December, 2014

Tours of Buckley-Carpenter Elementary begin Jan. 8

On Dec. 9, Yates Construction and Fleming and Associates handed over the keys to the new Buckley-Carpenter Elementary School. Fayette County Schools conducted tours for the community last week. The Buckley-Carpenter Opening Ceremonies and Ribbon Cutting will be held on Jan. 8 beginning with tours at 3 p.m. and closing with the cutting of the […]

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Wildcats host Larry Ransom Classic

The Fayette-Ware Wildcats fell to Craigmont 76-71 Saturday night in the first round of the Larry Ransom Christmas Classic at Fayette-Ware High School. Fayette-Ware jumped out to a 20-7 lead in the first quarter. However, Craigmont (8-5) outscored the Wildcats 24-11 in the second quarter to tie the game at halftime. Both teams traded baskets […]

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Local police travel to New York to pay tribute to NYPD officers

On Dec. 28, Oakland Police Chief C. Earl and officers J. Patricio and J. Isbell had the opportunity to celebrate the life of Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in New York City. More than 25,000 police officers from around the country joined to pay their respects at the Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale neighborhood. […]

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Aldermen award contract for annual monitoring of Northwoods Branch drainage improvements

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously awarded a contract for annual monitoring of drainage improvements in the vicinity of Northwoods Estates subdivision. Board members took the action during their Dec. 18 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Kelly Rector and seconded by Alderman Billy Ray Morris. The board unanimously […]

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Keeper of the Dream

Last week, Fayette-Ware junior Katlyn Bryant won the Keeper of the Dream Award during the 2014 Freedom Award Public Forum. Among those with her to receive awards were Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Robert Parris Moses, Frank Robinson and Tom Brokaw. Each of the recipients spoke to students across the Mid-South about the importance of making a difference […]

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Wildcats take first loss of season

The Fayette-Ware Wildcats lost their first game of the season Saturday 84-47 to Houston in the championship game of the Cordova Lupus Classic. The Wildcats knocked off Cordova 74-61 one day earlier to earn a right to play in the championship game. Junior guard Mikkel Norment was named The Commercial Appeal Player of Week after […]

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Angels Among Us

• David Jones, a Public Works foreman for the town of Oakland, was anonymously nominated for Angels Among Us. This is his nomination letter. “David is a thoughtful person who makes Oakland a much nicer place. He takes the time to think of other people’s needs, like our elders, widows and handicapped citizens. “He warms […]

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Mission Accomplished

Marine Corporal Jacob Romo and his family received the keys to their new home in Somerville on Dec. 6. Romo, who previously lived in Shelby County and attends Whitten Memorial Baptist Church, was on his first deployment in Sangin Valley, Afghanistan when an IED blast on Feb. 11, 2011 resulted in the traumatic amputations of […]

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Board adopts resolution to provide per-call fee to volunteer firefighters

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously adopted a resolution that establishes a nominal “per-call” fee to be paid to volunteer firefighters. Board members took the action during their Nov. 20 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Karl Chambless and seconded by Alderman John Troncone. The resolution describes compensation for […]

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