Archive | May, 2013

Couple gets funky with custom crafts

Presley Edmiston is quick to say that he’s starting his own business, just like his mom and dad. “It’s going to be Presley’s Awesome Creations,” said the enthusiastic 8-year-old as his parents, owners of Funky Creations in rural Fayette County, laughed and smiled. Presley, who proudly showed some of the custom crosses he’s already made, […]

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Board awards $25,908.68 bid for fire protective equipment

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously adopted a resolution last week to award a $25,908.68 bid for protective equipment for the fire department. Board members took the action Thursday night during their regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Karl Chambless and seconded by Alderman Billy Ray Morris. In a May […]

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Ordinance would prohibit junked vehicles placed in view of public

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading that would prohibit the placement of junked motor vehicles in public view. Board members took the action during their April 18 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Karl Chambless and seconded by Alderman John Troncone. The proposed […]

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Oakland Economic Development Committee meets with state officials

The Oakland Chamber’s Economic and Community Development Committee met on April 16 with Oakland Mayor Chris Goodman and Aldermen Billy Ray Morris, Kelly Rector and John Troncone. The ECD brought in special guests from the Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Economic and Community Development and Younger Associates. TVA went over Economic Development 101 and how this […]

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Mayor discusses growth, strength of town departments

The Oakland News recently sat down with Mayor Chris Goodman to discuss the state of the town and plans for the future. This is the second half of the interview. • (ON) What kind of growth can Oakland expect in the near future? Have you seen any studies? I am finding some studies that were […]

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