Archive | September, 2012

Miss Oakland Pageant

The annual Miss Oakland in October Pageant was held Saturday at Oakland First Baptist Church. Directed by Dr. Christina and Yolanda Vranich, the event featured seven categories for girls 18 years old and younger. The Queens will be present at the Oakland in October Festival on Oct. 6. The 2012 Miss Oakland in October Queens […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Memories are part of who we are

By Robert McGowan The following memories of a few days many years ago don’t suggest that the remembered events indicate defining moments in my life. All of us have memories. Perhaps in some small way they become a part of who we are.  Perhaps they have been responsible for molding a bit of our character, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Property Transfers

District 7 • Billy C. Duncan and Sue Duncan to Ronnie M. Cowles and Virginia S. Cowles for $285,000 (2.136 acres) • Gary L. Aaron and Susan P. Aaron to Steven B. Hansen and Tammy R. Hansen for $280,000 (Woodmont Estate) • Mallorie Lindsey to Derrick R. Duell and Melanie D. Duell for $405,000 (Aston […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

General Sessions Court Reports

Sentences • Stephen Brent Pollard, 11850 Macedonia Road, Arlington, violation of the implied consent law and reckless driving, fined $50, license revoked for one year, six months supervised probation. • David Mejia, 6922 Hillindale, Bartlett, violation of an order of protection and stalking, 11 months and 29 days in jail, sentence suspended except time served, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Board rejects request to re-zone parcel for assisted-living facility

By Bill Short The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously defeated a proposed ordinance last week that would have re-zoned property for construction of an assisted-living facility. Board members took the action Thursday night during their regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman John Evans and seconded by Alderman Karl Chambless. The […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Mayoral Candidates

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Viking Homecoming

Fayette Academy will celebrate its 2012 Football Homecoming Sept. 21 in a game against Bishop Byrne. The tailgate picnic will begin at 5:30 p.m. under the big tent and pre-game activities will begin at 6:30 p.m., with kick-off for the game at 7 p.m. A week of homecoming festivities will culminate with the crowning of […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Board to consider distance in language of beer permit

By Bill Short The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider a proposed ordinance this month that would establish the required distance from residences that beer sales would be permitted. Board members have asked Mayor Scott Ferguson to put the question on the agenda for their Sept. 20 regular monthly meeting. Acknowledging that there […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Board rejects proposal to ‘share’ HR manager

By Bill Short The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has rejected a proposal to “share” a Human Resources manager with one of the other municipalities in Fayette County. At its Aug. 16 regular monthly meeting, the board defeated a motion offered by Alderman Maggie Powers and seconded by Alderman Chuck Wombough. The motion failed […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Counterfeit $20 bills showing up in Fayette

  Be aware that counterfeit $20 bills are being passed in Tipton and Fayette County area. Counterfeit $20 Bills Serial # JL23147881B To date the Tipton County Sheriff’s office has collected a total of 14 bills, all with the same serial number. Chief Ricky Hoskins, Somerville Police Department has confirmed that a few have been […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }