Archive | April, 2015

Fayette’s Got Talent

Buckley Carpenter Elementary recently celebrated Grammy Award winners from Tennessee. The artists represented were Bessie Smith, W.C. Handy, Bobby Bland, Rufus Thomas, Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, B.B. King, Charlie Pride, DeFord Bailey, Aretha Franklin, Kirk Whalum, Otis Redding, Johnny Cash, Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift. ABOVE: Elvis Presley (played by Javier Cell) is interviewed by […]

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Spirit of Oakland award goes to Fayette County Schools

The Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual major fundraiser, the Denim and Diamonds Gala. The event was sold out and the most successful Gala yet for the Chamber. One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the Spirit of Oakland award. That award goes annually to an individual, business […]

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Board defeats ordinance that would have revised water/sewer tap fee rate schedule

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously defeated an ordinance on final reading that would have revised the rates for water/sewer tap fees and meter installation. Board members took the action during their regular monthly meeting. The ordinance had been passed on first reading by a 3-1 vote during the board’s Feb. 19 […]

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