Archive | March, 2014

Winter’s Last Hurrah

.  Much of the Mid-South was covered with a thin layer of snow and ice Monday. Fayette County Schools, as well as most government offices were closed. Above, Oakland’s Gloria Kelley uses a blow dryer to defrost her car.

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Sprucing Things Up

Fayette Baptist volunteers recently helped the Fayette Cares homeless shelter feel like home by sprucing up the drab winter landscape. After a tour and an opportunity to learn about the Fayette Cares emergency food, shelter, domestic violence intervention and crisis aid programs, the Fayette Baptist team rolled up their sleeves to clean out the flowerbeds […]

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Oakland Property Transfers

• JP Morgan Chase Bank to Michael J. Choate and Deborah K. Choate for $42,000 (1 acre) • George Burt Young to Larry R. Carroll and Georgeine Carroll for $60,000 (5.9 acres) • Riverbend Building Corporation Inc. to Geneva Homes Inc. for $130,000 (Fair Meadows of Oakland) • Douglas B. Andersen to Douglas B. Adersen […]

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General Sessions Court Reports

Sentences • Brian Truong, 40 Mossy Springs Cove, Oakland, violating the implied consent law – license revoked for one year. • LaDavion Payton, 3447 Highway 59, Mason, evading arrest, driving with a revoked license and possession of a schedule VI drug (marijuana) – time served, supervised probation and fined $350. • Devorius Coach, 352 Fairmont, […]

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Bake Off

The Oak Room of the Somerville Bank and Trust was filled with delicious smells on Feb 24 as Fayette County 4-H held its annual County Baking Contest. The categories were cornbread and cookies. Fourth graders baked cornbread and fifth and sixth graders baked cookies. The first place winners of the club contests were invited to […]

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Board adopts resolution establishing criminal background checks policy

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously adopted a resolution that establishes a background checks policy for job applicants, current employees or volunteers. Board members took the action during their Feb. 20 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman John Troncone and seconded by Alderman Kelly Rector. The resolution states that […]

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