Board votes to ‘swap’ land for retention pond to resolve flooding along Black Ankle Creek

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has voted unanimously to “swap” land for a retention pond to correct flooding problems along Black Ankle Creek. Board members took the action during their Aug. 21 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Karl Chambless and seconded by Alderman Kelly Rector. To correct the flooding […]

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Town’s accomplishments not always visible

Stability, focus and growth were the key themes Wednesday as Mayor Chris Goodman gave his second State of the Town Address at the Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon. Noting that this year’s speech was difficult to write, Goodman said many of the accomplishments within the town have been intangible. “What we have accomplished […]

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Karaoke Winners

The annual Oakland in October Festival was held Saturday in downtown Oakland. The winners of the Karaoke contest were Brandon Williams (3rd), Angela Roberts (2nd) and Esther Bowen.

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Hall of Fame inductee announced as Fayette Cares event Honorary Chair

Lifelong Fayette County resident, president of Agricenter International, and National Association of Conservation Districts Conservation Hall of Fame Inductee John Charles Wilson has been named Honorary Chair of A Night of Southern Elegance benefiting Fayette Cares on Nov. 1. Wilson has been an advocate for agriculture and conservation throughout his life. Just as he has […]

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Homecoming Court

On Oct. 10, Fayette-Ware High School will celebrate Homecoming. Tailgating will begin at 5:30 p.m. There will be a pre-game show with the homecoming court starting at 6:15 p.m. Fayette-Ware will be playing Middle College High School and during the half-time show, Fayette-Ware will honor the seniors. Members of the homecoming court are, front row, […]

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Board postpones action on ordinance that would regulate parking of heavy vehicles

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has voted unanimously to postpone action on an ordinance that would regulate the parking of heavy vehicles on residential streets. Board members made the decision during their Sept. 18 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Karl Chambless and seconded by Alderman Kelly Rector. The proposed […]

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First Citizens celebrates 125 years

First Citizens National Bank celebrated its 125th anniversary on Sept. 24 at 7285 Highway 64 in Oakland. To celebrate its longevity as a community bank, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held by the Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Southwest Regional President John Smith and Vice President and Branch Manager Barbara Canady cut a ceremonial ribbon […]

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Ordinance amends Oakland Municipal Code regarding location of refuse/trash receptacles

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on final reading that amends the Municipal Code regarding the location of refuse and trash receptacles. Board members took the action during their Sept. 18 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman John Troncone and seconded by Alderman Kelly Rector. At […]

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MISS OAKLAND

Pictured with Oakland Mayor Chris Goodman are the winners of the 2014 Miss Oakland In October Pageant. • Baby Miss Oakland in October Renley Michelle Troxler • Tiny Miss Oakland in October Haley Grace Cherry • Little Miss Oakland in October Emerson Fairchild • Petite Miss Oakland in October Tara Elizabeth Wilburn • Junior Miss […]

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Three Fayette students become Eagle Scouts

By Kara Tapp Andrew Howell, Cody Glover and Ben Adair are seniors at Fayette-Ware High School and have been awarded the honor of Eagle Scout. An Eagle Scout is the highest attainable rank in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. The requirements include earning a minimum of 21 merit badges and […]

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