Archive | October, 2012

Mayoral candidates discuss issues of leadership, finance, recreation

By Bill Short The three candidates for mayor in the Nov. 6 Oakland city elections recently discussed issues regarding the town’s leadership, financial situation and recreational opportunities. Incumbent Mayor Scott Ferguson and Alderman John Evans were among participants in a Candidate Forum presented by the West Fayette Republican Club at its Sept. 27 regular monthly […]

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Player of the Game

Fayette Academy senior Marcus Miller has been named Player of the Week for the Vikings’ game against University School of Jackson. Marcus had 133 yards rushing, nine tackles, and one interception. Marcus is the son of George and Teresa Carter of Somerville. Marcus was presented the game ball by Derek Goddard of The Insurance Agency […]

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Is there a better system than the Electoral College?

By Robert McGowan   What a wonderful country we have. Just think, we soon will be voting for our President. Yes, “our President,” not some leader whom someone else picked for us. Take it or leave it. We are going to cast our votes for people who will determine our leader by their votes. We […]

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Somerville-based farm equipment company sold to H&R Agri-Power

The Willie German Equipment Company in Somerville and Brownsville has been acquired by H&R Agri-Power. The acquisition occurred last week and consists of two farm equipment dealerships that feature farm equipment for Case IH, Zimmatic, Bush Hog, Kuhn, Woods, Great Plains and other manufacturers. H&R Agri-Power officials said they plan to “preserve and build upon […]

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Terminal to lure new businesses

While the recent construction of the Norfolk Southern intermodal terminal in nearby Rossville has many Fayette County residents concerned, railroad representatives are working to quell fears by talking up the significant benefits of the facility. In July, Norfolk Southern opened the first new intermodal terminal as part of its Crescent Corridor project in Rossville. With […]

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Candidates cite issues of education, aesthetics, communication

By Bill Short   During telephone interviews last week, three of the 11 candidates for alderman in the Nov. 6 Oakland city elections cited issues regarding education, aesthetics and communication. Because he is a former alderman, Gregory Duncan said he knows some things that will benefit the town. But he wants to keep an open […]

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Candidates cite issues of growth, spending, development

By Bill Short Three of the 11 candidates for alderman in the Nov. 6 Oakland city elections recently cited issues regarding growth, spending and development. They were among participants in a Candidate Forum presented by the West Fayette Republican Club at its Sept. 27 regular monthly meeting. Shawn Morgan said he and his wife moved […]

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