Archive | October 30, 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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }