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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Board votes to penalize unauthorized removal of water from fire hydrants

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously last week to penalize individuals for their unauthorized removal of water from the town’s fire hydrants. Board members took the action Thursday night during their regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Billy Ray Morris and seconded by Alderman Karl Chambless. During discussion shortly […]

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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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