Archive | August 12, 2015

New superintendent speaks on background, future hopes for district

BY MAC TRAMMELL Dr. Marlon King recently became Fayette County Schools’ superintendent after having served in both the state office and Haywood County in similar roles. He believes collaboration and building relationships will be key to the success of his plans for Fayette County Schools. Oakland News: Would you mind telling me a bit about […]

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Public Works director says water loss cut in half during 11 months

BY BILL SHORT Oakland Public Works Director Harvey Ellis said recently that the town has cut its water loss in half during the previous 11 months. At the July 16 meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, Ellis reported that the loss had decreased from 28 to 14 percent during that period. “I’d say […]

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Pell Grants, Planned Parenthood funding slammed, highway bill praised

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) commented Friday on the administration’s plan to make some state and federal prisoners eligible for Pell Grants. “This may be a worthwhile idea for some prisoners, but the administration absolutely does not have the authority to do this without approval from Congress, because the Higher […]

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