Archive | October, 2015

Letter to the Editor

I am writing this letter to alert the citizens of Oakland to a possible major change in our local government. You might have seen the Board of Mayor and Alderman’s report in last week’s paper where the proposal from the recently convened Charter Committee was given as part of the business before the board. In […]

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Domestic abuse survivor encourages legacy of caring

“He ripped my hair out from the roots. He would spit in my face,” said Dewan Lax, a Fayette Cares client and survivor of domestic violence. “I dreamed of being a nurse but he would tear up my scrubs and wouldn’t watch the kids. So, I couldn’t go to school.” Lax recently described the controlling […]

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Oakland based Ring Container commits $500,000 to Wolf River Conservancy

Oakland based Ring Container Technologies has structured a $500,000 Challenge Grant with the Wolf River Conservancy to help purchase and preserve pristine wetlands bordering Shelby and Fayette counties with additional funds raised to support the organization’s mission of conservation. The announcement was made at the Wolf River Conservancy’s annual fundraising event, the Greenway Soiree at […]

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Ordinance re-zones 25.92 acres north of Highway 64, east of Bowers Road

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously passed an ordinance on final reading that re-zones property north of Highway 64 and east of Bowers Road. Board members took the action during their Oct. 15 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Karl Chambless and seconded by Alderman Billy Ray Morris. Immediately […]

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Wildcats fall to Covington, remain one win away from making playoffs

Fayette-Ware football’s team recently went to see the faith-based movie Woodlawn, the true story of a Birmingham high school team in the 1970s. The movie is about how a coach and star running back brought healing to a community through purpose, teamwork and faith. “It brought us closer,” said Fayette-Ware running back Steafon McNeal. The […]

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Committee presents recommendations for amendments to Oakland’s Charter

A Citizens Advisory Committee gave its recommendations last week to the Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen for amendments to the Town Charter. Committee Chairman Tim Goodroe presented the recommendations Thursday night in a detailed report at the board’s regular monthly meeting. He noted that Mayor Chris Goodman appointed the seven-member committee in August to […]

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Woman pleads guilty in Fayette County court to 2013 killing of cab driver

On Oct. 9, defendant Tanuja Lawtrice Rivers, 21, pleaded guilty in Fayette County Circuit Court to second degree murder, especially aggravated robbery and filing a false report to law enforcement resulting from the 2013 stabbing death of Zewdneh Assemu in the Braden Road area of Fayette County. Rivers was charged after the Tennessee Bureau of […]

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The Fayette-Ware Lady Wildcats fell to Jackson Southside 2-3 last week in a non-district matchup. The game was physical, exhausting and close until the end, with Hannah Morrow scoring twice off free kicks. The loss wasn’t enough to totally dampen the excitement of the evening. The Lady Wildcat Nation celebrated six seniors in their last […]

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Lewis Small Engines moves to 5,000-square-foot facility in Oakland

Lewis Small Engines LLC is a small engine repair shop located in Oakland. The company is owned by Paul Lewis. The company was officially established in 2011. Before 2011, Lewis provided lawnmower repair primarily through a mobile service, and offered pick-up and delivery. Lewis still offers mobile service and pick up/delivery to customers at the […]

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Ordinance would re-zone parcel north of Highway 64, east of Bowers Road

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has passed an ordinance on first reading that would re-zone property north of Highway 64 and east of Bowers Road. Board members took the action during their Sept. 17 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Karl Chambless and seconded by Alderman Kelly Rector. The motion […]

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