Archive | August, 2012

Letter to the Editor

Dear editor, As a County Commissioner it is a responsibility to be a guardian of the taxpayer’s money. I firmly believe when I see corruption or possible improprieties that involve the dollars entrusted to us that one of the actions I take is to make the public aware. It is with that in mind that […]

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Property Transfers

District 7 (Hickory Withe) • Roy Morrison to Lucia Aguilar for $0 (Pine Lake Mobile Estates) • David M. Leggett Jr. and Janis C. Leggett to Gregory E. Wilson and Toni D. Wilson for $640,000 (Cloisters) • Jerry E. Beck and Patricia A. Beck to Mark O. Andrews and Julie B. Andrews for $415,000 (Cedars) […]

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Board postpones action again on purchase of office building

By Bill Short For the second consecutive month, the Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously postponed the purchase of an office building at 70 Clay St. Board members made that decision again during their July 19 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Karl Chambless and seconded by Alderman Chuck Wombough. […]

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First ever Lady Wildcat team hits the road

By Pattie Barnes Special to the Oakland News The Fayette-Ware High School girls’ soccer team played a scrimmage at Jackson North Side High School on Aug. 18. South Gibson High School, Jackson North Side High School and Jackson Central Merry High School were the other schools involved in the “play day.” All of the girls […]

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West Nile hitting the South hard

By Monika Jain and Monaj Jain MD MPH Last week, in our subdivision two big white trucks with pipes branching off of them moved slowly along the street. A weird scent filled the air as the truck sprayed a white mist in our neighbors’ and our front lawn. Later, I learned they were spraying insecticide for […]

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Obituaries

William Franklin ‘Trip’ McElroy III William Franklin “Trip” McElroy III, 56, of Germantown resident, husband of Patricia Laseter McElroy and president of McElroy Insurance Agency in Memphis died Aug. 23, 2012 in Memphis. Funeral arrangements for Mr. McElroy were incomplete at press time, and will be announced in the next issue of the Oakland News. […]

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Fayette-Ware achieves Reward School status

Fayette-Ware High School has been named one of 169 Tennessee schools to achieve Reward School status for the 2011/12 year. Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced last Monday that Fayette-Ware was among the top 5 percent of schools in the state for annual growth and the top 5 percent for academic achievement. […]

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Board discusses sites for FCAR relocation

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen briefly discussed properties in the community last month where the Fayette County Animal Rescue organization could possibly relocate. Board members considered the possibilities during their Aug. 16 regular monthly meeting. Mayor Scott Ferguson recalled that, at the board’s July 19 meeting, FCAR representatives made a presentation regarding the […]

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Craft Group – Open to the public

When: Fri, August 17, 7pm – 9pm

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Free press under attack again: Does anyone care?

When the media exclaims that the free press is under attack once again, too often the resulting response is one of indifference.

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