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County Commissioner Candidates for Dist. 4, Pos. 2 (3) Reggie Howard Incumbent • Current occupation: Process Technician, GlaxoSmithKline • Age: 57 • Education: Associate of Applied Science, Mechanical Technology State Technical Institute at Memphis • Family: Sherry-wife, Melissa-daughter and Jeremy-son • Organizations, groups and activities: Endowment member of the NRA, member Memphis Sports Shooting Association, […]

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County Commissioner Candidates for Dist. 4, Pos. 3 (2) JOHN A. EVANS • Current occupation: Retired from financial services • Age: 67 • Education: Attended Memphis State University • Family: Wife, Laura – Son, Clay – A daughter-in-law and two granddaughters • Organizations, groups and activities: West Fayette Friends of the Library, Workforce Investment Network […]

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Fayette County Mayoral Candidates (2)  Rhea “Skip” Taylor Current Occupation: Incumbent County Mayor List three significant issues in this election. A. Jobs/Business B. Emergency services C. County finances Specifically, how do you plan to deal with each of these issues, if elected? A. Jobs/Business Fayette County is a growing community, and must have jobs and […]

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Little Free Library

The Oakland Chamber of Commerce helped the West Fayette Friends of the Library celebrate the opening of their first Little Free Library – Charter No. 10400 on June 30. The library, sponsored by Oakland, is located in front of City Hall. Little Free Libraries are popping up all over the country – and even as […]

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Fayette County home sales mimicking 2013

STAFF REPORTS Halfway through 2014, reports indicate that Fayette County home sales are identical to the previous year. According to the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, 276 houses have sold in Fayette County through June. The same number of homes sold halfway through 2013. With 59 sales recorded last month, June saw a sales increase […]

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Budget, Tax Rate Ordinance approved on final reading for 2014-15 fiscal year

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously passed a Budget and Tax Rate Ordinance on final reading this week for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Board members took the action Sunday afternoon during a special called meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Billy Ray Morris and seconded by Alderman Kelly Rector. The ordinance presents […]

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Board will purchase mini-excavator for town’s Water/Sewer Department

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously awarded a bid for purchase of a mini-excavator for the town’s Water and Sewer Department. Board members took the action during their June 19 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Karl Chambless and seconded by Alderman Kelly Rector. The board had voted unanimously […]

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Board declines to approve 2014-15 Budget Ordinance on first reading

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen declined last week to approve the proposed Budget Ordinance for the 2014-15 fiscal year on first reading. At a special meeting Thursday night, Alderman Kelly Rector offered a motion for approval, but it died for lack of a second. While calling for that second, Mayor Chris Goodman noted […]

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Fayette-Ware Val and Sal

Valedictorian Jerrica Henderson 4.3 GPA – The University of Memphis   Salutatorian Benez Holmes 4.2 GPA – Middle Tennessee State University

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Fayette Academy Val and Sal

Valedictorian Jordan Celmer is the daughter of Bob and Jamie Celmer of Oakland. She has a cumulative average of 99.73 and a grade-point average of 4.00. Jordan is a member of The Dana Buckley Goddard Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta and the Elizabeth Daggon Chapter of the National Honor Society. She has served as treasurer […]

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