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Board to consider distance in language of beer permit

By Bill Short The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider a proposed ordinance this month that would establish the required distance from residences that beer sales would be permitted. Board members have asked Mayor Scott Ferguson to put the question on the agenda for their Sept. 20 regular monthly meeting. Acknowledging that there […]

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Board rejects proposal to ‘share’ HR manager

By Bill Short The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has rejected a proposal to “share” a Human Resources manager with one of the other municipalities in Fayette County. At its Aug. 16 regular monthly meeting, the board defeated a motion offered by Alderman Maggie Powers and seconded by Alderman Chuck Wombough. The motion failed […]

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Counterfeit $20 bills showing up in Fayette

  Be aware that counterfeit $20 bills are being passed in Tipton and Fayette County area. Counterfeit $20 Bills Serial # JL23147881B To date the Tipton County Sheriff’s office has collected a total of 14 bills, all with the same serial number. Chief Ricky Hoskins, Somerville Police Department has confirmed that a few have been […]

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First ever Lady Wildcat team hits the road

By Pattie Barnes Special to the Oakland News The Fayette-Ware High School girls’ soccer team played a scrimmage at Jackson North Side High School on Aug. 18. South Gibson High School, Jackson North Side High School and Jackson Central Merry High School were the other schools involved in the “play day.” All of the girls […]

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Fayette-Ware achieves Reward School status

Fayette-Ware High School has been named one of 169 Tennessee schools to achieve Reward School status for the 2011/12 year. Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced last Monday that Fayette-Ware was among the top 5 percent of schools in the state for annual growth and the top 5 percent for academic achievement. […]

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Board discusses sites for FCAR relocation

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen briefly discussed properties in the community last month where the Fayette County Animal Rescue organization could possibly relocate. Board members considered the possibilities during their Aug. 16 regular monthly meeting. Mayor Scott Ferguson recalled that, at the board’s July 19 meeting, FCAR representatives made a presentation regarding the […]

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Slow in School Zones as School Resumes

Shelby County School students return to school on Monday, August 6.

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County sees gains in TCAP scores

Shelby County Schools saw gains in nearly every subject and grade level on the 2012 TCAP test.

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Ordinance amends city Code regarding peddlers, solicitors

By Bill Short The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed an ordinance on final reading last week that amends the Municipal Code regarding peddlers and charitable solicitors. Board members took the action Thursday night during their regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Chuck Wombough and seconded by Alderman Karl Chambless. The […]

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