Archive | June, 2013

There is an interesting twist to the selection of the subject for today’s column. When I was selecting a subject for today’s column, I picked up a book titled History’s Worst Decisions and the People Who Made Them by Stephen Weir. As I was looking through the book, I turned to the back pages and […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Summer means going to the Farmers’ Market

As the summer days arrive, more and more people are making visits to their local farmers markets to sample fresh grown produce right from the farm. I too enjoy going to different markets to see what people are producing on their acreage around the state and also to visit with not only the vendors, but […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Military Matters

FROM STAFF REPORTS Air Force Airman Joseph F. Peel has graduated basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Peel completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

General Sessions Court Reports

• Don Carlos Thomas, 4075 Highway 70, Mason, driving under the influence and violating the open container law, 11 months and 29 days in jail, sentence suspended except two days, fined $350 with costs, license revoked for one year. • Bryan Joseph Tushek, 20 Birch Springs Drive, Oakland, driving under the influence, 11 months and […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Fayette 4Hers place eighth in Tennessee tournament

On June 13, four youth from Fayette County placed eighth at the State 4-H Wildlife Contest. The contest was held at Natchez Trace State Park and was open only to the 12 best teams in the state. Fayette’s representatives arrived the day before and participated in an educational tour that focused on forest management practices. […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Good Dog

The Oakland Police Department hosted a K9 demonstration for area residents on Saturday at Oakland Elementary School. Above, Officer Dave Bouchard with Rex. Photo by Jim Larkin

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Earl appointed interim police chief after Jewell’s dismissal

By Bill Short Staff Writer Mayor Chris Goodman announced last week that he appointed Police Capt. Chris Earl as interim police chief after Rick Jewell was “released from his duties.” Goodman made the announcement Thursday night during the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. While acknowledging that it was “not an […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Child abduction a hoax

The previously reported child abduction attempt on Tomlin Road has been determined to be a hoax. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement just before 7 p.m. tonight. The story of the child abduction was a hoax.  The child admitted to concocting the story because he was worried about getting in trouble for […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Ground breaking ceremony held for new school

A Ground Breaking Ceremony was held on June 11 for the new Fayette County Elementary School at the Old Dan Buckley Gym in Somerville. Breaking ground was Fayette County Superintendent James Teague, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Lonnie Harris, Somerville Mayor Bob Turner, County Mayor Rhea ‘Skip’ Taylor and attorney Tom Minor.

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Cub Scout Day Camp

During the week, the Big Hatchie District of the West Tennessee Area Council hosted its annual Cub Scout Day Camp. The Big Hatchie District covers Tipton, Lauderdale, Fayette and Haywood counties. Around fifty scouts worked on activities like BB shooting, archery, hiking, swimming and crafts along with earning some of the achievements for their rank […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }