Teen Dies In ATV Wreck
School Board Meeting Held September 9
Report Issued To School Board
Runaway Boat Blocks Highway
Woman Escapes Serious Injury
Teen Dies In ATV Wreck
A Watertown teen is dead and another Watertown teen is seriously
injured after a four-wheeler wreck Saturday, Sept. 11.
According to Deputy Marty Philpot of the Overton County Sheriff's
Department, who investigated the incident, a 17 year-old boy was
driving a Yamaha all-terrain vehicle in the Dry Hollow Community
around 3 p.m. with a 19 year-old girl as a passenger. Over a steep
private drive off Shiloh Road, the ATV failed to negotiate a curve
at the bottom of the hill and hit a tree head-on.
The teens were thrown from the vehicle, both sustaining head injuries.
The girl was pronounced dead on arrival at Livingston Regional Hospital.
The boy was transported to LRH, then transported via Life Force
to Erlanger Hospital where he was listed in critical but stable
condition in the trauma unit at last report.
According to other sources, the teens involved in the incident
were James Roger Rittenberry and Leslie Seaton, who were visiting
the area during a family reunion.
School Board Meeting
Held September 9
By Dewain E. Peek
The Overton County Board of Education chose Coca-Cola over Pepsi
during the Thursday, Sept. 9 regular meeting. Member Tommy Simcox
The School Board awarded a 10-year exclusive contract to Coca-Cola
for vending, concession and lunch rooms. The contract was awarded
on condition that scoreboards also be provided in the contract.
The school system's tobacco policy was dropped and a new state
policy was adopted. The new policy is stricter in that any student
caught with a tobacco product will be petitioned to appear before
the juvenile court judge.
The entire Board was appointed to serve on a grant review committee
and to serve on a policy developing committee.
The director of schools was given authority to represent the school
system in dealings with Jefferson Pilot insurance.
School Director Eldon Davis was also given authority to set a
date for selling surplus equipment. According to Davis, outdated
buses, a couple of trucks, and a tractor and bush hog are to be
sold at auction.
Teresa Ogletree's request for medical leave for the 1999-2000 school
year was approved.
The Board approved an extended contract proposal concerning career
level II and III teachers.
The Board approved local amendment #1 I.D.E.A. Part B 2000-01 original
budget, local amendment #2 I.D.E.A. preschool 2000-01 original budget,
and local amendment #3 Safe & Drug Free School 2000-01 original
The Board approved the bid of H&L for computer equipment repair
at $35 per hour and $35 per pick up of equipment.
The Board approved the bid of $1,038.90 for an IBM compatible notebook
computer from Vasser. A bid for a pressure washer was approved at
$2,480 from Walter Sharp Equipment.
A bid for heat and air units was approved at $1,056 and $1,093
from Islander Inc.
In executive action, the low bid of Lowe's Home Centers Inc. was
approved for 35" color televisions at $775 each and 36" color
televisions at $799.
An emergency bid was approved for installation of a fire alarm
system for two portable classrooms at Livingston Middle School at
$3,248 from Gallagher & Associates.
The meeting adjourned.
Issued To School Board
The Director's Report was issued to the Overton County Board of
Education by School Director Eldon Davis during the Thursday, Sept.
9 meeting. Director Davis' report is as follows:
Steve Robbins was hired as principal for CLUE.
Teresa Johnson was hired as coordinator at GED Academy.
Rick Moles was hired as assistant principal at LA.
Barry Moody was hired as SPED teacher at Wilson.
Mike Gilpatrick was hired as an elementary teacher at Wilson.
Lydia Flatt was hired as a SPED teacher half-time at CLUE and half-time
Judy Dillon was hired in SPED at LA.
Carol Bilbrey was hired as a teacher's aide at Early Childhood.
Anita Burnett was hired as an aide for the behavior management
Phillip Bowman was hired half-time as a consulting teacher at Wilson
and half-time as a teacher in ABE.
Jamie Loftis was hired as a SPED teacher at LA.
Gary Beaty was hired as a teacher at LMS.
Tammy Smith was hired as a SPED assistant at Rickman.
Jason Guffey was hired as a bus driver.
Darlene Crenshaw was hired as a certified substitute teacher to
replace Teresa Ogletree at Wilson.
Shirley McDonald was hired as a case manager for GED Academy from
10-1-99 through 6-30-00 with the salary set by the state at $2,378
Sandy Looper was hired as a secretary for GED Academy from 10-1-99
through 6-30-00 with the salary set by the state at $1,710 per month.
Sarah Hogue was hired as supervisor of Child Nutrition.
Mark Carmack was hired as a bus driver.
SPED assistants Margaret Collins and Cindy Robbins were changed
to half-time at LMS and half-time at A.H. Roberts.
Hired as substitutes for the School Nutrition Program for the 1999-2000
school year were Deloris York, Debbie Wright, Diane Phillips, Brenda
Phillips, Reba Clouse, Tammy Colson, and Christine Norrod.
Angela Dickerson was hired as a certified substitute teacher to
replace Deanna Savage who is on leave.
Approved as non-certified substitute teachers were Lori Thomas,
Cathy Ruper, Jennifer Young, Cindy Wilson, Diane Phillips, Toni
Sells Ferrell, Amy Rhoten, Julie Carwile, Darrell Hoover, Charlotte
Watson, Barbara Allen, Mickey Miller, Sammy Norrod, Tabatha Sears,
Anita Phillips, Erica Pierce Clark, Mildred Maxwell, Debbie Hargis,
Susie Norrod, Teresa Hedgecough, Peggy McCowan, Vickie Walls, Bernie
Barton, Patricia Gore, Karen White, Jan Hill, Lisa Gore, Mary Swallows,
Eva Savage, Michelle Shoe-make, Debra Allred, Freda Waddell, Craig
Cantrell, Marilyn Vaughn, Carol Walker, Patty Smith, Wayne Taylor,
Lisa Ramsey, Marla Dailey, Valerie Maynord, Becky Maynord, Beverly
Tucker, Della Walker, Karen Johnson, Clara Hunter, Tammy White,
and Peggy McCowan.
Approved as certified substitute teachers were Delta Jo Wright,
Dawna Michelle Shoemake, Sandra J. Lawson, Jennifer Young, Shawn
Carman, Darlene Crenshaw, and Isabel Garrett.
Tanya Phillips was hired half-time as an aide at Wilson.
William Norrod was hired half-time as a bus driver.
Runaway Boat Blocks
Runaway Boat Blocks Highway A runaway boat sits in the middle of
Highway 111 North after it flew loose from its trailer on Friday,
Sept. 10. According to reports, Dennis L. Cutcher, 38, of Dayton,
OH, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet pickup towing a boat southbound
toward Livingston around 3 p.m. when, near Monroe School Road, a
1994 Dodge pickup driven by James D. Norrod, 68, of Monroe, pulled
onto the highway ahead of him, also traveling south. Cutcher apparently
swerved to avoid hitting Norrod's truck. The Chevy skidded around
and threw the boat forward off its trailer, damaging the driver's
side of the truck as it came past, and the boat landed on the pavement
and came to rest in the southbound lane. No one was injured in the
Deputy Ryan Allred of the Overton County Sheriff's Department investigated
Woman Escapes Serious
Injury In Collision
A Livingston woman escaped serious injury
when her car collided with a dump truck around 2 p.m. Thursday,
Sept. 9. According to reports, Bea M. Coleman, 75, failed to stop
her 1993 Buick at the intersection of Roberts Street and East Main
Street and pulled into the path of an Overton County Highway Department
dump truck driven by Clifford B. Smith, 68, traveling west. The
dump truck tore off the nose section of the car.
The Overton County Ambulance Service transported
Coleman to Livingston Regional Hospital for treatment of apparently
minor injuries. Smith was apparently uninjured. Both drivers were
wearing seat belts. Patrolman Randy Boles of the Livingston Police
Department investigated the collision.
Overton County News
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