Archive | September, 2013

Earl named police chief

Former interim Oakland Police Chief Chris Earl was permanently appointed to the position last Thursday night during a special called meeting. Above, Town Judge Craig Hall administers the Oath of Office to Earl, who was appointed as interim police chief in June after Rick Jewell was released from his duties. Photo by Jim Larkin

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Board passes $3,795,417 budget with 29.75-cent property tax rate

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has passed ordinances on final reading that set a $3,795,417 budget and a 29.75-cent property tax rate for the fiscal year that began July 1. Board members took the action during a Sept. 9 special called meeting. Each ordinance was passed by a 3-1 vote, with Alderman Billy […]

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Lady Wildcats host McNairy

The Fayette-Ware High School ladies’ soccer team played their third home game this season on Sept. 17. While the opposing team, McNairy Central, outplayed them 0-7, the Lady Wildcats fought hard until the end. This is the second season for the team, and Coach John Duke is continuing to mold and grow the program. The […]

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Fayette home sales the highest in five years

Fayette County reached the 350-sales mark for homes last month faster than it has in any previous year since 2008.  According to data released this week by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors, the county has seen 373 sales this year through August. The median sales price in Fayette has climbed $5,000 to $170,000, the […]

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Miss Oakland in October

The Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Miss Oakland in October pageant over the weekend. All seven winners will be at the Oakland in October Festival on Oct. 5. TOP LEFT: Reece Jo Tollison was named Petite Miss. TOP RIGHT: Sophia Burrell was crowned Junior Miss. BOTTOM LEFT: The Little Miss crown went […]

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Board seeking bids for police equipment

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted unanimously last week to advertise for bids on police equipment and seek reimbursement through a state grant. Board members took the action during their Sept. 19 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Billy Ray Morris and seconded by Alderman John Troncone. Mayor Chris Goodman […]

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