Archive | November, 2014

Manager of company handling Oakland’s trash disposal now working on ‘re-route’

A manager of the company handling Oakland’s refuse and trash disposal said recently he is working on a “re-route” that would begin on Jan. 1, 2015. Gerry Burke, municipal services manager for Republic Waste Services, said he has been working with Mayor Chris Goodman to get a “good list of addresses,” so service days can […]

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Fayette County General Sessions Court Reports

SENTENCES • Jamarius D. Gant, 4735 Warren Road, evading arrest and driving without a license, time served and supervised probation. • Willie D. Smith, 203 Senator, Gallaway, driving under the influence (2nd offense), fined $600 with costs, 45 days in jail, supervised probation and ordered to pay $50 in restitution to the Fayette County Sheriff’s […]

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Officer’s path to law enforcement started with military service

Joining the U.S. Marine Corps allowed Oakland Patrol Sergeant Cliff Atkins to achieve his longtime goal of becoming an officer of the law. Growing up in a military household in Union City, Atkins always dreamt of becoming a police officer. “It’s the only thing I ever saw myself being as a child,” he said. Atkins […]

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Ribbon Cutting

Hilltop Wine & Spirits held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Saturday at the new location on 7034 Highway 64 in Oakland. Michael Ballard of Full Throttle S’loonshine was on hand signing bottles. Rock 103 did a live remote. There were wine and moonshine tastings. As store owner Justin Walls said, “The more you shop […]

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Town recorder expects Oakland’s financial audits will be finished sometime this month

Citing four and a half months of audits of Oakland’s finances, Town Recorder Tammie Hightower said recently that she expects they will be completed later this month. “Basically, we’ve been under an audit since June,” she noted. “Four to five weeks is what we’re looking at, and then we’ll be done until next year.” Hightower […]

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