Archive | April, 2015

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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Ordinance would require notification of property owners adjacent to land proposed for re-zoning

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading that would require notification of landowners adjacent to properties proposed for re-zoning. Board members took the action during their March 19 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman John Troncone and seconded by Alderman Karl Chambless. The proposed […]

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Easter in Oakland

Neal Halvorson, Director of the Oakland Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts declared the 2015 Oakland Parks and Recreation Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday a “huge success.” Approximately 3,000 eggs were placed on the fields for the youngsters to gather into their Easter baskets. Halvorson said not only was he happy for the large turnout, but […]

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Early birds will be rewarded at Fayette Cares plant sale

Early birds get the best opportunities for the April 18 Fayette Cares Plant Sale from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at First Citizens National Bank in Oakland in front of the Kroger. Those who shop early, purchase early gift certificates and start digging early will come away with free plants and gifts. Shoppers will receive $5 of […]

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Board defeats ordinance that would have re-zoned properties north of Highway 64

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously defeated an ordinance on first reading that would have re-zoned properties north of Highway 64. Board members took the action during their March 19 regular monthly meeting. The ordinance also would have re-zoned properties north and east of Phase V of the Hickory Withe Estates Subdivision […]

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Oakland teen takes top honors at Tennessee Scholarship Pageant

Oakland’s Katlyn Cheyenne Bryant recently took home top honors when she was crowned the 2015 Miss Tennessee National Teenager at the LaQuinta Inn in Smyrna, Tenn. Bryant, 17, is the founder of the Philanthropy Club at Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School and is an officer in the Skills USA club. She is also on the honor […]

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