Archive | June 19, 2015

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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