Year's 2000 Baby Born At LRH
Severe Windstorm Hits Overton County
Monterey Man Dies In Friday Auto Crash
Aldermen Approve Ordinances
New Year's 2000
Baby Born At LRH
County's New Year's Baby for 2000 is Joseph Cass Cross, son of Delaine
and Brian Cross of Byrdstown. Joseph was born at Livingston Regional
Hospital at 9:02 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1. He weighed 9 pounds and
11 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Holding baby Joseph is his
mother, Delaine, with Dr. John R. Clough, who delivered the baby,
looking on. The family received many gifts in honor of the New Year's
Baby. (OCN staff photo)
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Hits Overton County
thunderstorms and one reported tornado ripped through Overton County
Monday night, Jan. 3. The Rickman area home of Travis and Sherry
Peek was destroyed by the storm. The Peeks' sons Matthew, 4, and
Jared, 9, were inside the East Speck Road home and Sherry had just
gone out on the porch when she heard a roaring like a train up high.
She went back inside and they got down in the floor in a corner.
Then the side of the mobile home caved in and the top was ripped
off. All of them suffered apparently minor injuries. (OCN staff
A portable billboard near Rickman was also turned over by high
winds Monday night. The sign is located on Highway 111, about a
quarter-mile from the Peek residence destroyed in the storm. Severe
thunderstorm warnings and tornado watches were issued for all Middle
Tennessee counties until midnight. Trees were felled in areas throughout
the county and a funnel cloud was reported near Crawford.
Monterey Man Dies
In Friday Auto Crash
A Monterey man died Friday morning in a single-car wreck on Hanging
Limb Road, just inside Overton County.
According to reports, Victor E. Borgh, 24, was driving a 1986 Honda
CRX north on Hanging Limb Road around 4:15 a.m. when, near the intersection
of Bill Water Road, the car went off the left side of the road,
struck a culvert, overturned several times, and came to rest in
an upright position about 208 feet from where it left the road.
Borgh, who reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from
The crash was investigated by THP Anthony Choate.
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By Dewain E. Peek
Livingston Mayor Hosea Winningham and the Board of Aldermen held
their regular monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 3 with Alderman Harold
The Board approved the first reading of an ordinance regulating
overgrown and dirty lots.
First reading of an ordinance regulating storage, abandonment,
and impoundment of abandoned vehicles was also approved.
Mayor Winningham informed the Board that the city apparently had
no computer problems with the new year, saying, "Y2K didn't
strike here, so I guess everything's all right."
The Board approved a weather satellite system for the airport.
Hook-up is $69.95 and the annual fee is $912. The state will pay
half of the cost, according to Alderman Johnny Halfacre.
The Board accepted the resignation of Josh Nave, dispatcher for
the police department, and approved Anthony White as his replacement.
The resignation of Wanda Silver, police officer, was also approved.
Approved as her replacement was John McLeod. Alderman Johnny Stover
passed on both votes concerning the Livingston Police Department.
A capital outlay note in the amount of $54,000 was approved for
the Monroe waterline project.
The meeting adjourned.
Overton County News
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