Archive | June 28, 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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

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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 […]

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