Manager of company handling Oakland’s trash disposal now working on ‘re-route’

A manager of the company handling Oakland’s refuse and trash disposal said recently he is working on a “re-route” that would begin on Jan. 1, 2015. Gerry Burke, municipal services manager for Republic Waste Services, said he has been working with Mayor Chris Goodman to get a “good list of addresses,” so service days can […]

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Fayette County General Sessions Court Reports

SENTENCES • Jamarius D. Gant, 4735 Warren Road, evading arrest and driving without a license, time served and supervised probation. • Willie D. Smith, 203 Senator, Gallaway, driving under the influence (2nd offense), fined $600 with costs, 45 days in jail, supervised probation and ordered to pay $50 in restitution to the Fayette County Sheriff’s […]

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Officer’s path to law enforcement started with military service

Joining the U.S. Marine Corps allowed Oakland Patrol Sergeant Cliff Atkins to achieve his longtime goal of becoming an officer of the law. Growing up in a military household in Union City, Atkins always dreamt of becoming a police officer. “It’s the only thing I ever saw myself being as a child,” he said. Atkins […]

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Ribbon Cutting

Hilltop Wine & Spirits held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Saturday at the new location on 7034 Highway 64 in Oakland. Michael Ballard of Full Throttle S’loonshine was on hand signing bottles. Rock 103 did a live remote. There were wine and moonshine tastings. As store owner Justin Walls said, “The more you shop […]

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Town recorder expects Oakland’s financial audits will be finished sometime this month

Citing four and a half months of audits of Oakland’s finances, Town Recorder Tammie Hightower said recently that she expects they will be completed later this month. “Basically, we’ve been under an audit since June,” she noted. “Four to five weeks is what we’re looking at, and then we’ll be done until next year.” Hightower […]

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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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