Oakland Elementary School Principal Theron Sanders waves during the Fayette-Ware Football Homecoming Parade in Somerville last week.

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Fayette Cares charity auction offers absentee bidding

Tantalizing trips, tastings, and trinkets will be found at the Nov. 7th charity gala A Night of Southern Elegance benefiting Fayette Cares. Can’t attend the sold out event? Fear not. Absentee bidding is available. Whether you’re looking for a family vacation, golfing trip, or a girl’s getaway, vacation packages abound at this special event. Enjoy […]

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Ordinance would establish policy on use of automatic emergency alarm systems

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading that would establish a policy regarding the use of automatic emergency alarm systems. Board members took the action during their Oct. 15 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman John Troncone and seconded by Alderman Kelly Rector. The […]

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Mayor talks growth, finances at annual State of Town address

Oakland Mayor Chris Goodman emphasized town growth, financial responsibility and Public Works projects last Wednesday during his third State of the Town address at Revolution Church. The annual address was sponsored by the Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce and BancorpSouth. Goodman began the address by thanking the town’s four aldermen and other staff leaders. “While […]

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Letter to the Editor

I am writing this letter to alert the citizens of Oakland to a possible major change in our local government. You might have seen the Board of Mayor and Alderman’s report in last week’s paper where the proposal from the recently convened Charter Committee was given as part of the business before the board. In […]

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Domestic abuse survivor encourages legacy of caring

“He ripped my hair out from the roots. He would spit in my face,” said Dewan Lax, a Fayette Cares client and survivor of domestic violence. “I dreamed of being a nurse but he would tear up my scrubs and wouldn’t watch the kids. So, I couldn’t go to school.” Lax recently described the controlling […]

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Oakland based Ring Container commits $500,000 to Wolf River Conservancy

Oakland based Ring Container Technologies has structured a $500,000 Challenge Grant with the Wolf River Conservancy to help purchase and preserve pristine wetlands bordering Shelby and Fayette counties with additional funds raised to support the organization’s mission of conservation. The announcement was made at the Wolf River Conservancy’s annual fundraising event, the Greenway Soiree at […]

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Ordinance re-zones 25.92 acres north of Highway 64, east of Bowers Road

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on final reading that re-zones property north of Highway 64 and east of Bowers Road. Board members took the action during their Oct. 15 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Karl Chambless and seconded by Alderman Billy Ray Morris. Immediately […]

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Wildcats fall to Covington, remain one win away from making playoffs

Fayette-Ware football’s team recently went to see the faith-based movie Woodlawn, the true story of a Birmingham high school team in the 1970s. The movie is about how a coach and star running back brought healing to a community through purpose, teamwork and faith. “It brought us closer,” said Fayette-Ware running back Steafon McNeal. The […]

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Committee presents recommendations for amendments to Oakland’s Charter

A Citizens Advisory Committee gave its recommendations last week to the Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen for amendments to the Town Charter. Committee Chairman Tim Goodroe presented the recommendations Thursday night in a detailed report at the board’s regular monthly meeting. He noted that Mayor Chris Goodman appointed the seven-member committee in August to […]

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