Archive | March 6, 2015

2015 Readers’ Choice Business of the Year

Readers of the Oakland News have voted Kindred Spirit Style the 2015 Business of the Year. Patti Yancey founded her growing handbag and accessories business, Kindred Spirit Style, in her Oakland home some four years ago, after losing her job as the national sales director for a well-known fashion company. Her handmade items and fabric […]

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Some winners of the Oakland News 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards were recognized Wednesday during the Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon. Pictured: From left are Mayor Chris Goodman (Man of the Year), Kindred Spirit Style owner Patti Yancey (Best Business), Chamber Executive Director Pattie Krepela (Woman of the Year) and Dr. Christina F. Vranich […]

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Anderson signs LOI

Fayette-Ware senior Raidarious Anderson has signed a national Letter of Intent to play football for Alcorn State University. Alcorn State University in Mississippi’s Claiborne County is the 2014 SWAC and National Black College Football Champions. Anderson chose Alcorn State over other Div. I schools because of its criminal justice program and Braves’ Head Coach Jay […]

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Lady Lions finish season at sectionals

The West Junior High Lady Lions went 9-5 in the regular season before going on to win the Area 6 Small Schools District Tournament at Middleton, bringing their season to 12-5. The girls then fought hard in the state sectionals tournament but fell short of a victory in the first round. “Without my assistant coaches, […]

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2015 Oakland News Readers’ Choice winners

hey represent the best of the best; the chosen few, the old reliables or the new business on the block. For some, the tradition of excellence is generations old. For others, the impact made belies their recent inclusion. These are the places our readers love to frequent. These are the business owners that have taken […]

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Ordinance would revise schedule of rates on water/sewer tap fees, meter installation

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has passed an ordinance on first reading that would revise the rates for water/sewer tap fees and meter installation. Board members took the action during their Feb. 19 regular monthly meeting on a 3-1 vote, with Alderman Billy Ray Morris the lone dissenter. The proposed ordinance is scheduled […]

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