Challenge Accepted

After being challenged by the Divas for a Cure and Bros for a Cause youth volunteer group of Oakland, several officials with Fayette County Schools recently participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. From left are School Board member Wendell Wainwright, Fayette-Ware High School Principal Dr. Walter Owens, Technology Supervisor Richard England and School Board […]

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Ordinance would amend Municipal Code regarding refuse/trash receptacles location

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading that would amend the Municipal Code regarding the location of refuse and trash receptacles. Board members took the action during their Aug. 21 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Kelly Rector and seconded by Alderman John Troncone. […]

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Swearing In

Judge J. Webber McCraw for the 25th Circuit Court performed a swearing in ceremony Friday in Somerville for officials elected in the Aug. 7 election. ABOVE: The 17 County Commissioners pose for a picture. FRONT: New General Sessions Judge Jim Gallagher is sworn in by McCraw Friday afternoon.

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General Sessions Court Reports

• Thomas Ray Brooks, 5690 Jernigan Drive, Somerville, driving under the influence. • Kevin Kyser, 9 Mindy Way, Somerville, theft of property. • Paula J. Burch, 2770 Rehboth Road, Somerville, driving under the influence and failure to give immediate notice of an accident. • Kenneth Permenter, 1175 Stagg Road, Oakland, aggravated assault and criminal exposure […]

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Cross country traveler stops in Oakland

Pastor Walter “Chick” McGill, 68, a Knoxville native, is walking coast to coast, carrying a large American flag. He recently passed through Oakland on his way to the west coast. When he reaches California, the historic flag will be the first one ever to be hand-carried “from sea to shining sea” by a veteran. McGill […]

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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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