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Archives 01-05-2000


New 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

Overton 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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Sever Windstorm Hits Overton County

Severe 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 photo)

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.

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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 car.

The crash was investigated by THP Anthony Choate.

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Aldermen Approve Ordinances
By Dewain E. Peek

Livingston Mayor Hosea Winningham and the Board of Aldermen held their regular monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 3 with Alderman Harold Watson absent.

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.


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