Archive | July, 2013

Check Presentation

Initial reports indicate that Warren Community Church Vacation Bible School youth raised $200, then $900 for Fayette Cares. Not so. The total raised by this group of kids was actually nearly $1,750. This life changing gift is earmarked for equipment and supplies needed by Fayette Cares for the upcoming homeless shelter expansion. Pictured are some […]

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Ribbon Cutting

The Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Ubiquisoft Technologies on June 28 at the Renaissance Center in Hickory Withe. The store also had an open house that day with a gourmet lunch catered and giveaways, including an iPad mini. Ubiquisoft owners are Keith and Tonya Wimberly. Ubiquisoft Technologies is a […]

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General Sessions Court Reports

• Bridget Christine Smith, 135 Arborlon Cove, Oakland, driving under the influence (third offense), 120 days in jail, fined $1,100 with costs, license revoked for six years and supervised probation. • Alexander Marston, 131 Oak Street, Oakland, simple assault, time served, supervised probation and anger management classes. • William David Lewis Jr., 75 Lookout Point […]

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Tomato Contest

Back, from left, are David Lee, Austin Ourth and Judy Mason. Front row, Cade and London Arwood. On Saturday, Fayette County’s Best Tomato Contest was held at the Fayette County Farmer’s Market. Winner in the adult category for the largest tomato was Judy Mason with a Beefsteak tomato that weighed in at 1 pound and […]

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Special Olympics Heroes

Members of Arlington-based Shepherd’s Haven recently joined with Greater Memphis Special Olympic Heroes in Oakland. Back row, from left, are Amber, Jacob, Skip and Brent Clack. Second row, from left, are Kabel, Stan, Tommy, Chris, Sarah, Mitchell and Kathryn. Front row, from left, are Caleb and Myriah.

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Ordinance re-zones 35-acre parcel for patio houses, reconfigured lots

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen passed an ordinance on final reading last week that allows patio houses and accompanying changes to lot configurations. Board members took the action Thursday night during their July 18 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Kelly Rector and seconded by Alderman John Troncone. The motion […]

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Ribbon Cutting

The Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Yovani’s Family Table at 6745 Highway 64. The new menu was introduced at the event. New options include homemade desserts from Bacherman’s Bakery, build your own patty melt and more than 20 children’s menu options. The restaurant is open from 6:30 a.m. […]

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