Archive | July 17, 2015

Taylor talks hospital closing, higher education during State of County address

At the Oakland Regional Chamber of Commerce’s June luncheon, Fayette County Mayor Rhea “Skip” Taylor noted modest growth and remained optimistic about challenges facing the county. “We’ve got things going for us,” he said in his annual State of the County Address. “But we do have challenges.” One of the county’s biggest challenges will be […]

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Ordinance would reduce notices of BZA meetings from seven to five days

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on first reading that would reduce the time required for Board of Zoning Appeals meeting notices. Board members took the action during their June 18 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Kelly Rector and seconded by Alderman Billy Ray Morris. […]

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Letter from the Mayor

I want to first thank the Oakland News for this opportunity to communicate with the citizens of Oakland. I also want to thank them for the continued effort to provide a means of news to our citizens. The Town of Oakland continues to move forward and to stabilize each and every day. Our growth has […]

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Turning the Tide

By Mac Trammell The Fayette-Ware High School football program is not one of wealth, prestige or talent. On the contrary, it has historically been a program diagnosed with an epidemic of losses, disappointment and shame. Students avoid trying out for the football team for fear of being ridiculed at school. The program has even been […]

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