May Build Facility To House Vol State
Man Arrested In Saturday Night Stabbing
School Board Meeting Held
Sheriff's Department Recovers Stolen Merchandise
Build Facility To House Vol State
By Dewain E. Peek
The Overton County Legislative Body held its monthly meeting Monday,
Nov. 15 with all commissioners present. The County Commission voted
to offer to build a building on 7.86 acr
es of county property located west of Highway 111 to lease to Volunteer
State Community College. The county would borrow the funds to build
the building, and Vol State would lease the building. The lease
payments would be enough to pay the loan for the building. After
it is paid off, the building would belong to the county.
County Executive Richard M. "OssieÓ Mitchell said, "We'll
build the building, they'll pay for it, and it's ours. And we'll
still get rent off of it."
The County Commission approved a capital outlay note for six years
in the amount of $350,000 for a new roll off truck, backhoe, convenience
centers, fairgrounds stadium roof, new ambulance, and heating and
cooling units for Joe L. Evins Community Center.
Of the heating and cooling units at the Community Center, Executive
Mitchell said, "There's 15 down there, there's 11 that's out."
Commissioners Greg Nivens and Donnie Bull voted against the note.
Executive Mitchell said, "We can afford, with our present
funding, to pay this note off without any tax increase."
The Commission approved the sale of 21.33 acres of county-owned
land to Keith Poston for $75,000. The land was auctioned on Saturday,
Commissioner Wayne Sells reminded the other commissioners, "I
think we need to point out that we did put $100,000 for the sale
of this land, so the budget's already $25,000 in the hole."
A resolution was adopted to apply for a $500,000 Tennessee Housing
Development Agency housing grant. The grant requires no matching
funds, according to Executive Mitchell.
A budget amendment in the amount of $18,360 was approved to purchase
patrol cars for the Sheriff's Department and for repairs to the
airport, with $9,060 coming from insurance and $9,300 coming out
of the fund reserve.
Commissioner Sells again addressed the other commissioners, "I'd
also like to point out that's $9,300 more out of the reserve, almost
thirtysomething thousand dollars we've taken out of it tonight,
but I'm for this."
Executive Mitchell said the county hopes to restore some of the
money when the county sells some equipment soon.
The Commission approved Director of Schools Eldon Davis' official
bond. Approved as notaries-at-large were Mithael Smith, Francis
Matthews, and Patricia Melton.
The Commission approved sending a letter to an association they
belong to, TCSA, expressing opposition to the association's endorsing
Gov. Sundquist's tax plan.
Commissioner Sells said, "I don't think we ever voted to endorse
it, and I don't endorse it, and I kindly resent them using our dues,
our money to endorse his tax plan. I think we ought to write them
a letter and object highly to this thing."
The meeting adjourned.
Man Arrested In
Saturday Night Stabbing
A man has been arrested on a charge of attempted first degree
murder following an incident Saturday night.
Aniceto Delasancha was arrested for attempted first degree murder
of Ivan Morallis.
The Overton County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to Harris
Lane after 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 to check out a disturbance.
Upon arrival, deputies found Ivan Morallis to be the victim of multiple
stab wounds, which were life threatening. The victim was transported
to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, where he was on a ventilator
at last report. Delasancha allegedly stabbed Morallis during an
altercation between the two.
TBI Agent Russ Winkler assisted the Sheriff's Dept. in the investigation
and made the arrest.
Delasancha was held on $500,000 bond and was scheduled to appear
in General Sessions Court on Tuesday, Nov. 16.
School Board Meeting
By Dewain E. Peek
The Overton County Board of Education held its regular monthly
meeting Thursday, Nov. 11 with all members present.
In new business, the Board voted to move Phillip Bowman's pay
at Adult Education from $11 per hour to $15 per hour. Bowman works
half-time in Adult Education. The pay will come out of the Adult
A JTPA youth manager position was created, to be funded by UCHRA.
The commuting policy was approved on second reading.
The Board approved the bid of TLA for computer to TV converters.
The bid was one at $209 each, five or more at $199 each, and 10
or more at $189 each.
Maternity leave was approved for Kim Cantrell, effective November
1 through January 1, 2000. Medical leave was approved for Rickman
teacher Brenda Cook, effective November 15 through March 16, 2000.
The Meeks Material, "Totally Awesome Health", was adopted
for grades 1-5 as recommended by the health textbook committee.
The technology plan for the 1999-2000 school year was approved.
In executive action, Jacob Carwile and Bobby Gore were hired as
assistant football coaches at Livingston Academy, effective October
Kelly Grimes was hired as the enrichment coordinator, effective
Ralph Moore's letter of resignation was accepted.
The bid for computer furniture from Office Max was approved as
follows: O'Sullivan desk - $149 each; Bush 60" hutch - $349 each;
Bush corner hutch - $379 each; Bush 60" desk - $179 each; Bush corner
desk - $199 each; and Bush keyboard shelf - $59 each.
The bid for 35 inch and 36 inch color televisions from Puckett's
Furniture was approved as follows: 1 for $893; 2 to 10 at $858 each;
and 12 at $843 each.
The low bid of Brad Ragan Tire and Appliance was approved for bus
tires as follows: 10/22.5 radial - $158 each; 1100/22.5 - $174 each.
The bid from Coleman Oil Co. for bus tire recapping and tubes
was approved as follows: 10/22.5 radial tube - $59.50 each; 1100/22.5
radial tube - $46.30 each; 10/22.5 radial recapping - $85.07 each;
and 1100/22.5 radial recapping - $89.38 each.
The low bid from Twin Lakes Oil Co. Inc. for antifreeze was approved
as follows: 55 gallon drum - $206 each; 6 gallons per case - $24
The bid for oil from Coleman Oil Co. was approved as follows: 20W50,
55 gallon drum - $231 each; 20W50, 12 quarts per case - $14.68 case;
15W40 diesel oil, 55 gallon drum - $199.65 each; 15W40, 12 quarts
per case - $13.10 case.
The low bid for garage supplies from Coleman Oil Co. was approved
as follows: brake fluid - $8.50 per gallon; L-427 Super Blu grease,
35 lb. - $32.50; Motorcraft Flia oil filter - $2.25 each; AC35 oil
filter - $2.25 each; AC932 oil filter - $5.50 each; PH 42 oil filter
- $5.35 each; power steering fluid, 12 quarts per case - $13.50
case; 930 cca batteries - $56.50 each; 1250 cca batteries - $72.50
Director of Schools Eldon Davis issued the Director's Report to
the School Board. Actions taken by the school director are as follows:
Hired Lauren Linder, Andrew Bilbrey, Jonathan Savage, and Jade Carter
for the TAPS program. Hired Carla Key and Debbie Hargis as substitute
Hired Anna Ramsey and William Sells as substitute bus drivers.
Hired Gail Maynord as a substitute lunchroom monitor.
Hired the following as non-certified substitute teachers: Melissa
Phillips, Carla Vaughn, Diane Johnson, Cheryl Smith, Regina Lindsey,
Myra J. Smith, Brandi Beechboard, Tony Choate, Kelly Hawkins, Joyce
Norris, Anita Phillips, Chad Stephens, and Karen White. Hired Mildred
Neely and Rick Cross as a substitute teacher. Hired Sam Norrod as
a substitute secretary.
Director Davis informed the Board that beginning January 1, 2000
any new school employee must submit to a TBI background check.
He also informed the Board that principal performance contracts
will be signed by the end of November.
Director Davis reported that the attendance for the second 20 days
averaged 96 percent in the county.
A.H. Roberts Principal Matt Smith addressed the Board and expressed
appreciation to the effort everyone at the school is giving. He
said the school has 560 students this year, and has 41 teachers
and 21 support personnel.
The meeting adjourned.
Recovers Stolen Merchandise
Deputy Johnny Arney, Sheriff Kelly Hull, and Deputy Tom Key of the
Overton County Sheriff's Department look over a large quantity of
oil filters apparently stolen from Fleetguard in past weeks. The
merchandise was found in a wooded area approximately 200 feet off
Highway 111, two miles south of Livingston. The condition of the
cartons the items were packed in indicated they had been out in
the weather for some time. Fleetguard personnel were called to identify
the items. (OCN staff photo)
Overton County News
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