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Oakes’ resignation a shock

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Into his office stepped Jim Oakes with a letter of resignation as the athletic director.
Try as he might, Reneau couldn’t change the mind of the Homer native who had served his alma mater for the past 13 years as its leader on the athletic scene.

“I’ve tried to several times since then, but when Jim makes a decision, he is going to stay with it,” Reneau said late Wednesday afternoon following a 20-minute press conference at the Hall of Fame Room in the Thomas Assembly Center. “He feels that this is the time to leave and that it is the best time.”

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