The daily routine of the citizens and businesses in the center of Oakland came to a complete...
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The Southern Middle School Student Renovation Committee gave a PowerPoint presentation...
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Potomac Edison has scheduled two brief electric service interruptions for the McHenry...
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The Garrett County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hit-and-run motor vehicle...
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The Garrett County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hit-and-run motor vehicle...
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A story was published in last week's issue of The Republican concerning the plight of...
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Lexis Trickett, ninth grade student at Southern High School, was among those in attendance...
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Garrett College has announced that Rob Michael, Oakland, will be the commencement...
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Derek Berger, a high school science teacher at Northern Garrett High School and the...
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The rollover of a tanker carrying liquid propane yesterday morning in Oakland had far-reaching consequences for about 12 hours, as emergency personnel leapt into action to manage the potentially volatile situation and the town was basically shut down for the day. Nicholas Osborne, 24, Frederick, was the driver of the vehicle, and according to Chief Randy Wright of the Oakland City Police, he made a minor driving error by taking the turn slightly too quick, causing the load to shift and the truck to roll over onto the sidewalk in front of Susquehanna Bank along Oak Street. This photo was taken shortly after the mishap. More photos of the incident can be seen on the back page of this section. The incident was reported across the state, and a helicopter from Pittsburgh also filmed the wreck and aired the clip on the evening news. Hundreds of residents and businesses were evacuated after the wreck, and the power was shut down for as long as six hours during the clean-up. There were no injuries in the accident, and the streets were returned to normal by about 9:30 p.m. See story. Photo by John McEwen.
Today is April 17, 2014.
 


Finishing touches have been made for the third annual Mr. Garrett County Contest, slated for Saturday, April 26, at the Oakland Elks Lodge #2481. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the event will begin at 7 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Advance tickets are available for $20 at Gregg's Pharmacy, Naylor's Hardware, Annie's Kitchen Country Restaurant, and Winner's Circle. Tickets at the door will be $25. The gold sponsors for the fundraiser are the Oakland Elks Lodge, Gatto Electric, Burdock-Fredlock Funeral Home, 104.5 WKHJ, Lohr Distributors, Rob W. Michael of State Farm Insurance, Humberson Homes, and Garrettland. "The evening is expected to be a night filled with laughter and cheers for the star-studded lineup from our famous 'ladies,'" said a spokesperson. Proceeds benefit Cindy's Fund and Garrett County Relay for Life. Left to right are contestants Jim Raley, Tim Miller, Keith Harvey, and Stephen Bayuk.

Selected To Attend

Lexis Trickett, a ninth grade student at Southern High School, was among students attending Gov. Martin O’Malley’s Leadership Forum for Women and Girls on March 25 in Annapolis. The event was in celebration of Women’s History Month and involved 30 middle/high school-age girls from across the state. The hand-selected group of young women were nominated by school systems across Maryland because of their leadership skills, academic progress, and participation in extracurricular activities. Lexis, who is the daughter of Pam Trickett, is pictured with Gov. O'Malley at the event. See story.