Archive | June, 2015

The Oakland Police Department Senior Patrol members were recently recognized at the Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting for their service to the community. Pictured are Mayor Chris Goodman, Captain Larry Gaines, Oakland Chief of Police Chris Earl, Red Kenney, Karman Phillips, Robert Stewart, Bubba Ledford, Tom Hudgins, Jerry Wheeler and Daniel Jackson.

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On June 20, the Oakland Police Department hosted a Child Safety Restraint Check at the Oakland Center parking lot located at 7036 Highway 64. The event was held from 9 a.m. until noon. A certified child passenger safety technician was on hand to check the car seat/booster installation and answer questions. Oakland Mayor Chris Goodman […]

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New track dedicated to former Coach Redditt

“Over hill, over dale, we hit the dusty trail;” the familiar words of the Army marching song took on a new meaning at Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School last month when school officials dedicated a new cross-country track. The 1.8-mile track was dedicated in memory of the late track coach Ed Redditt, a man of vast […]

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Board approves agreement with county to provide emergency medical services

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously adopted a resolution last week that authorizes a mutual agreement with Fayette County to provide emergency medical services. Board members took the action Thursday night during their regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Kelly Rector and seconded by Alderman John Troncone. The resolution notes […]

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Avian flu not yet detected in local poultry

Grocery store shoppers have likely faced sticker shock in the past week or so if they’ve reached for a carton of eggs. The price has more than doubled because of an outbreak of avian influenza. Although incidents have not yet been reported in Tennessee, it is currently in 20 states, mostly in the Midwest. The […]

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Recently, I had an interesting conversation with a teacher. We were discussing the millions of dollars taxpayers spend on our public schools and Fayette County’s per-pupil expenditure of $9,117 a year. She commented, “When I look around my classroom, I don’t see $9,100 per child and it’s sure not reflected in my paycheck. […]

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Board discusses whether to help on cost of county’s Emergency Services Study

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen recently discussed whether to help Fayette County pay the cost of its planned Emergency Services Study. The discussion was conducted during the portion of the May 21 meeting designated for reports from board members. Mayor Chris Goodman said the total cost of the study is $18,000. Based on […]

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Fayette County Property Transfers

District 7 • Cossie Horne to Gary McBride and Jennifer McBride for $57,000 (1.2 acres) District 8 • Frederick Motley and Brandy Motley to Ann McLeod and James Wade for $129,000 (Village of Oakland) District 10 • Jan Russell, John Russell and Jeffrey Russell to Elizabeth H. Piper Residuary Trust and Rusdun Farms Inc. for […]

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Fishing Derby

The Oakland Parks and Recreation Department held the annual Youth Fishing Derby at The Oaklands pond on June 6. The weather was perfect, as over 50 children baited their hooks and cast their lines hoping to land a whopper. All participants received a medal, TWRA donated fishing poles and tackle boxes as giveaways, and trophies […]

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Board discusses changing Town Charter to further define mayor’s responsibilities

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen recently discussed the possibility of changing the Town Charter to further define the mayor’s duties and responsibilities. The discussion was conducted during the portion of the May 21 meeting designated for reports from board members. Declaring that a future mayor needs some “tie-downs” regarding his responsibilities at the […]

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