Haslam presents grant for Somerville enhancement project

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced Friday the award of a $799,646 transportation alternative grant to Somerville for the Downtown Enhancement Project. The project is focused on each of the main corridors entering the Fayette County Courthouse Square and the downtown business district of Somerville. The improvements include […]

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Oakland celebrated nations’s birthday a little early

June 27 was Oakland’s July 4th Fireworks Celebration. The weather cooperated and participants were treated to a concert by The Shot Gun Billys (above) along with a fireworks show by Hi-Tech Special Effects. “I want to personally thank those who helped keep the many event-goers safe, including Oakland Police Chief Earl, Captain Gaines, the entire […]

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Ordinance revises procedures for town’s purchase orders, requisition requirements

Bill Short The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on final reading that revises procedures for the town’s purchase orders and requisition requirements. Board members took the action during their June 18 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman John Troncone and seconded by Alderman Karl Chambless. The […]

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Local insurance agent charged with misappropriating more than $300,000 of client’s trust fund

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance announced disciplinary actions last week against a former Tennessee insurance agent from Oakland who “violated insurance laws and abused insurance consumers.” Sharon Kaye Anderson of Oakland must pay $5,000 in civil penalties. Additionally, her insurance agent license has been revoked. The punishment was the result of months of […]

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FCAR pet of the week

Meja was a stray and she was quite emaciated. She was found standing in the middle of a highway when one of our volunteers spotted her. She was heartworm positive, but she is healthy now and she only wants a forever family. Meja is a very sweet and affectionate girl, she loves being with people. […]

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Fayette-Ware students recognized by FCCLA

Fayette-Ware students who are members of FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) were recently recognized at the School Board meeting. They were recognized because their participation in regional, state and national competitions. Five out of the six groups came home with awards, and three of them qualified and competed in national competition. Denisha […]

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Jobless rate up in Fayette

STAFF REPORTS Fayette County’s unemployment rate, like most of the state, was up in May. According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, out of a potential 17,810 workers, 16,710 of them were employed in May, leaving 1,100 people unemployed or a rate of 6.2 percent. That percentage is a four-tenths of a […]

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The Oakland Police Department Senior Patrol members were recently recognized at the Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting for their service to the community. Pictured are Mayor Chris Goodman, Captain Larry Gaines, Oakland Chief of Police Chris Earl, Red Kenney, Karman Phillips, Robert Stewart, Bubba Ledford, Tom Hudgins, Jerry Wheeler and Daniel Jackson.

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On June 20, the Oakland Police Department hosted a Child Safety Restraint Check at the Oakland Center parking lot located at 7036 Highway 64. The event was held from 9 a.m. until noon. A certified child passenger safety technician was on hand to check the car seat/booster installation and answer questions. Oakland Mayor Chris Goodman […]

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New track dedicated to former Coach Redditt

“Over hill, over dale, we hit the dusty trail;” the familiar words of the Army marching song took on a new meaning at Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School last month when school officials dedicated a new cross-country track. The 1.8-mile track was dedicated in memory of the late track coach Ed Redditt, a man of vast […]

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