Lightening strikes Oakland home

Oakland firefighters responded to a residential fire on Aug. 7 in the Northwood Estates subdivision after a house was struck by lightening. No one was injured in the fire as the homeowners were on vacation. Photo by Jim Larkin

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Football FEVER

Rossville Christian School hosted a football scrimmage with Fayette-Ware High School on Friday. The Wildcats’ season starts Aug. 22 at Lausanne Collegiate. Their first home game is on Aug. 29 against Jackson Central Merry. On Sept. 5, Fayette-Ware will host Jackson South Side.

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Board votes to appropriate $45,700 for Oakland Chamber of Commerce

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has adopted a resolution to appropriate $45,700 for the Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce for the current fiscal year. Board members took the action during their July 17 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Kelly Rector and seconded by Alderman Karl Chambless. The motion was […]

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Oakland Election Results

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General Sessions Judge (3 candidates)

MATTHEW ARMOUR • Age: 36 • Current occupation: Attorney at law • Education: Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Economics, Mississippi State University, Juris Doctor, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis • Family: Wife, Cindy, three sons • Organizations: 2004-2009 president of the Fayette Cares Board of Directors, trustee for Warren Community Church, Middle […]

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County Commissioner Candidates for Dist. 8, Pos. 2 (2) Hickory Withe

Terry Leggett • Current occupation: Retired, incumbent County Commissioner • Age: 67 • Education: Memphis State University, FBI National Academy, Upper level courses at the University of Virginia • Family: Wife, Sandi, two adult daughters, four grandchildren • List three significant issues in this election. A. Improving Public Education in Fayette County B. Improving Healthcare […]

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Candidates for Fayette County Sheriff

BOBBY RILES • Current occupation: Incumbent Fayette County Sheriff • Age: 68 • Education: Graduate of Fayette County High School, Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy Basic Police School, Tennessee Highway Patrol Basic Recruit School • Family: Wife, Doris, four children, five grandchildren • Organizations: Chairman of Board – 25th Judicial Drug Task Force, Fayette County […]

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New Fayette-Ware principal addresses Chamber

New Fayette-Ware High School Principal Dr. Walter Owens noted last week that despite having “lots to work on,” the school is making “strides in the right direction.” Owens was recently the guest speaker at the monthly luncheon hosted by the Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Owens, who previously helmed West Junior High School, Oakland Elementary […]

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Board directs mayor to begin process to hire Walls as town’s new fire chief

  The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously directed the mayor to begin the process of employing Stephen Walls as the new fire chief. 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. Christopher Campbell […]

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Ordinance re-zones 5-acre property north of Highway 64, west of Woodmont Drive

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on final reading that re-zones property north of Highway 64 and west of Woodmont Drive. Board members took the action during their July 17 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Karl Chambless and seconded by Alderman John Troncone. The ordinance […]

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