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Christmas Parade Set For Saturday
Father, Son Die At Dale Hollow Lake
Sheriff Gives Christmas Safey Tips
Trailer And Car Collide In Curve
Local Woman Experiences Odd Accident



Christmas Parade Set For Saturday

The Overton County Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The Overton County Outlaws football teams will serve as grand marshals of the parade.

The theme for this year's parade is "A Century of Christmas Memories".

The parade route will run from the intersection of Roberts Street and Main Street onto Broad Street across the square to Oak Street. The parade will go up Oak Street to First Street where it will turn right and proceed along First Street to the intersection of Church Street, then cross Church Street onto University Street where it will end.

Lineup for the parade will be at 2 p.m. at Roberts Street and University Street. Deadline for entering the Overton County Christmas Parade is Thursday, Dec. 2. The entry fee is $5, paid at the Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce office.

Entries to be judged are Civic Clubs & Veterans Organizations, Scout Troops, Antique Autos, Wagons & Buggies, Horse with Female Rider, Horse with Male Rider, Fire & Rescue Departments, Churches, Children Under 12, Children 12 & Older, Business & Industry, Schools, and Other. Entries will be judged along the parade route based on neatness, originality, and adherence to the theme.

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Father, Son Die At Dale Hollow Lake

A father and son died Saturday, Nov. 27 after the boat they were in capsized on Dale Hollow Lake. Benny Brakebill, 56, and his son,

Danny Brakebill, 33, were on a hunting trip with Michael Clabough, 37, and Timothy Clabough, 15, and were camped in the Livingston Boat Dock camping area. All were from Knoxville.

The four were in a boat on Dale Hollow, heading back to camp when the boat reportedly tipped over. The Claboughs were able to swim to the shore, approximately 50 feet.

The body of Danny Brakebill was found Saturday evening about 20 feet from the shore. Darkness caused searchers to give up looking for Benny Brakebill on Saturday. His body was found Sunday.

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Sheriff Gives Christmas Safety Tips
By Robert Forsman

With the holiday shopping season underway, Overton County Sheriff Kelly Hull is reminding everyone to be extra cautious.

"Be sure you lock your car when shopping," Sheriff Hull stated. "Don't leave gifts in plain sight, put them in your trunk.

"Keep your purse in hand all times and be a good neighbor. Help keep watch in your neighborhood. Get license plate numbers of suspicious vehicles in your area.

"If you see suspicious looking people in your neighborhood, call your local sheriff's department at 823-5635, city police department at 823-6496, or 911 with any emergency."


Trailer And Car Collide In Curve
A white 1997 Plymouth Neon, above, driven by Bethel G. Williamson, 79, of Monroe, collided with the forward trailer wheels, below, of a 1996 Kenworth tractor-trailer driven by David R. Reed, of Mountain View, MO, in a narrow curve toward Alpine around 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 23. The car, traveling toward Alpine, was caught by the trailer and spun around, coming to rest in the opposite direction. A passenger in the car, Arta Williamson, 80, of Monroe, was transported to Livingston Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. THP Jimmy King investigated the collision. (photo by Bobby Graves)


Local Woman Experiences Odd Accident

A local woman, who considers herself lucky to still be alive, experienced an unusual automobile accident last Wednesday, Nov. 24.

Tina Slater, an employee of WLIV Radio, had called an ambulance for her mother, who was experiencing a medical problem, and was following the ambulance to the hospital.

While on the way to town on the Willow Grove Highway, she suddenly, without knowing why, lost control of the 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier she was driving. The automobile left the road and cartwheeled, end to end, down the side of the road.

The ambulance driver, seeing the accident occur, immediately stopped and returned to the scene. Slater was taken from the wrecked automobile, which was pouring gasoline from a ruptured gas tank, and transported to the hospital, along with her mother.

At the emergency room, she was found to have suffered a concussion and was released later that night.

She later learned that the reason she suddenly lost control of the automobile was that the back left wheel of the car had broken off.

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