Archive | October, 2015

Providing a Warm Welcome

The Oakland Chamber of Commerce, along with Michelle McLaughlin with First Alliance Bank and Amanda White with Edward Jones, have come together to provide a warm welcome to all those that have recently chosen Oakland as their home. The welcome bags, packed full of goodies from many of our local businesses, will be hand delivered […]

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Fayette Academy Homecoming

Fayette Academy celebrated a week of homecoming festivities culminating in a pre-dinner event for alumni prior to last Friday’s football game against Marshall Academy. Over 1,500 guests were in attendance for last Friday night’s event to celebrate 50 years of excellence at Fayette Academy. The light rain did not deter over 200 alumni from attending […]

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Brand New Wheels

The Oakland Regional Chamber held its seventh annual Oakland in October festival on Oct. 3 in old downtown Oakland. Thousands of visitors came out and enjoyed the festivities including the Oakland Police Department Pancake Breakfast, Art Exhibit, Friends of Fayette County Pet Parade, Barbecue Cooking Contest, Oakland Fire Department demonstrations & bike giveaways, shopping and […]

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Board seeking loan to repair, extend sewer on south side of Highway 64

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen is seeking a state loan to repair and extend sewer lines along the south side of Highway 64. At its Sept. 17 regular monthly meeting, on a motion offered by Alderman Billy Ray Morris and seconded by Alderman John Troncone, the board unanimously adopted a resolution to apply […]

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Vikings fall to Marshall Academy in homecoming game

By Bill Sorrell Marshall Academy running back Canaan Pearson found on Friday night what Fayette Academy founders hoped to create 50 years ago: The Land of Milk and Honey. With 270 yards of offense (128 rushing, 142 receiving), Pearson, the son of Marshall Academy Head Coach Sam Pearson, scored four touchdowns to lead the Patriots […]

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Board awards contract to Lakeland firm for design of transportation Master Plan

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen has unanimously awarded a contract for the design of Phase I of the town’s Surface Transportation Master Plan. Board members took the action during their Sept. 17 regular monthly meeting on a motion offered by Alderman Billy Ray Morris and seconded by Alderman Karl Chambless. The contract was […]

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