Archive | December 12, 2014

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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