Taken From School Exhibit
School Board Meeting Held Thursday
Third DUI Checkpoint Scheduled
THP To Hold Sobriety Check Friday
Figures Taken From
Christopher Robin is looking for his missing friends in the Pooh
Christmas display at Livingston Middle School. The Livingston Police
Department is investigating a theft complaint from the school on
Bilbrey Street where someone apparently took seven wooden figurines,
valued at over $350, in the early morning of Saturday, Dec. 4. Missing
are Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Owl, Eeyore, Piglet, and Rabbit, along
with Schroder playing a piano from the Peanuts exhibit. Though taking
the items may be a prank, the school wants the items returned. The
figurines were made by the seventh and eighth grades at the school
to celebrate the holidays. Anyone with knowledge of the whereabouts
of the items are urged to contact the Livingston Police Department.
(OCN staff photo)
School Board Meeting
The Overton County Board of Education held its regular monthly
meeting Thursday, Dec. 9.
In executive action, Robin Gaw and Debbie Strong were hired as
high school cheerleading sponsors effective November 10. They will
split one-week supplement pay.
The low bid for quantities of seven laserjet printers was approved
at $889 each from Computability. The low bid for quantities of one
laserjet printer was approved at $910 each from DataComm Warehouse.
The low bid was approved for IBM compatible notebook computers
at $2,924 each from Computability.
The Board approved payment of $2,155 to the state for the registration
fees of underground storage tanks. In new business, West Abatement
was hired for the labeling of asbestos for all Overton County Schools.
The Board approved Local Amendment #13 Safe and Drug Free 99.01
Amendment #1. Director of Schools Eldon Davis issued the Director's
Report to the School Board. Actions taken by the school director
are as follows:
Susan Sperry and Francis Conner were hired as substitute cooks.
Teresa Carr was hired as a custodian for Early Childhood for two
hours per day effective November 18.
Hired as non-certified substitute teachers were Ronald L. Strong,
Angela Ledbetter, Betty Bowman, Shawn Hughes, Patsy Seaman, and
Allons Elementary School Principal Donnie Holman addressed the
Board to give an update on the school's progress. The meeting adjourned.
Third DUI Checkpoint
With two previous DUI blitzes netting more than 100 drunk driving
arrests, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be back on the road in
December with this year's third and final Checkpoint Tennessee effort.
During Checkpoint Tennessee, DUI roadblocks are held simultaneously
in each of Tennessee's 95 counties. Drunk driving arrests during
checkpoints in October and November totaled 111. All together, 137
people were placed under arrest on charges ranging from DUI to felony
Safety Commissioner Mike Greene said, "This is an important
program and one we will continue to use as we move into the next
century. We've seen the percentage of traffic deaths caused by alcohol
decrease since we started Checkpoint Tennessee in 1994 and we're
committed to seeing that trend continue. This program is an important
tool in that effort."
Statistics show the percentage of alcohol-related deaths in Tennessee
dropped from 44 percent in 1993 to 38 percent in 1997. And while
impaired drivers are the focus of Checkpoint Tennessee, the sobriety
checkpoints produce other results as well.
THP Col. Jerry W. Scott said, "So far, we've seized eight
weapons during Checkpoint Tennessee roadblocks, made 26 felony arrests
and filed 60 drug-related charges. Looking at these numbers it's
easy to see how an aggressive traffic enforcement program can not
only reduce crashes and drinking and driving, but can result in
a reduction of crime overall."
Scott said more than 20,000 vehicles passed through roadblocks
during the two earlier blitzes, and a total of 1,653 citations were
THP To Hold A Sobriety
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety check Friday,
Dec. 17. The THP will be assisted by the Overton County Sheriff
Department and the Livingston Police Department.
Overton County News
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