Dies, Husband Critical After Explosion
Hilham Resident Seriously
Injured In Collision
School Board Meeting Held
Wife Dies, Husband
Critical After Explosion
An explosion inside a car killed a woman and critically injured
her husband late Sunday night.
According to reports, Tim and Christy Reagan were sitting in a
black 1995 Ford Contour in front of his parents' home on Tom Smith
Lane near Crossover Road around 11:45 p.m. when an explosive went
off inside the car. The top of the car was blown some 61 feet away.
Tim, 31, and Christy, 29, were both transported to Livingston Regional
Hospital. Christy Reagan died approximately an hour after arriving
at the hospital.
Tim Reagan, suffered critical injuries and was flown to Vanderbilt
Preliminary investigation has indicated the explosive to have been
dynamite, according to reports. The explosion is currently under
investigation by Capt. James D. Harris of the Overton County Sheriff's
Department, TBI agent Russ Winkler, and ATF agent Michael Knight.
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Seriously Injured In Collision
A Hilham resident was seriously injured in a head-on collision
in Putnam County last week.
According to reports, Jerri A. Smith Winningham, 29, of Old Union
Road, Hilham, was driving a red 1990 Mazda pickup east on the Gainesboro
Grade in Putnam County around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13. The truck
apparently crossed the center line and collided head-on with a brown
1986 Ford Ranger pickup driven by Kenneth W. Jones, 23, of Cookeville.
Winningham, who reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt, suffered
severe head and leg injuries. After being taken to Cookeville Regional
Hospital, Winningham was flown to the University of Tennessee trauma
center at Knoxville.
Jones, who was wearing a seatbelt had minor injuries. Two passengers
in the Jones truck were more seriously injured. Nicole L. Schneck,
11 months, was in a child restraint but sustained a broken wrist
and a cut on the head; and Jammi L. Schneck, 21, who was reportedly
not wearing a seatbelt, suffered severe injuries.
The Cookeville Police Department is asking that anyone who witnessed
the collision call them at (931) 526-2125.
School Board Meeting
Held Last Week
By Dewain E. Peek
The Overton County Board of Education held its regular monthly
meeting Thursday, Jan. 13 with Board member Russell Gray absent.
In new business, the Board approved the purchase of two 1999 72-passenger
school buses and ordering a 48-passenger bus.
Bus supervisor Terry Melton explained that the school would save
money by buying the 72-passenger buses on the old bid and that the
service time for the buses will not begin to count against them
until the buses are registered to be put on the road, not by the
year of the bus.
He also explained that buying a 48-passenger bus would be more
useful than buying a 19-passenger bus, which is currently being
used for the route, because a 48-passenger bus could be used as
a substitute on a regular route if needed and the 48-passenger bus
will cost about the same as a 19-passenger bus.
The Board approved a class trip for Wilson Elementary School's
eighth grade to go to Washington D.C. on April 15, returning April
19. A county school bus will be used for the trip, with the class
paying for the cost of the fuel and for the driver's service.
Medical leave was approved for Mascle Phillips, from January 3
to May 24. Medical leave was also approved for Lisa Parsons, from
January 5 to February 16.
In executive action, the low bid was approved for a floor scrubber
machine from Kelsan Inc. at $4,100 each.
The low bid from School Computer.com was approved for 810c and
812c HP DeskJet printers as follows: quantities of 1 to 9 - $156.19
each; quantities of 10 or more - $154.31 each.
The low bid from School Computer.com was approved for 832c HP DeskJet
printers for quantities of 1 to 4 for $204.58.
The low bid from Micro Warehouse was approved for 832c HP DeskJet
printers as follows: quantities of 5 to 9 - $202 each; quantities
of 10 or more - $199.99.
The Bridges Group bid on video observation equipment was approved.
The approved prices were as follows: 17 inch black and white monitor
with built in quad - $725; indoor black and white camera - $235;
indoor black and white camera with wide angle lens - $250; outdoor
black and white camera - $245; telephoto lens 21 ft. X 28 ft. field
of view - $50; telephoto lens 28 ft. X 16 ft. field of view - $50;
quad processor with video, audio and alarm input and output - $250;
line amp for use with CCD cameras - $199; TV wall mount for 20 inch
TV and VCR bracket - $205; K0300 300 ft. cable - $90; K0101 100
ft. cable - $32; K05 5 ft. cable - $6.95; K060 60 ft. cable - $17.50;
and K0700 connector box - $7.50.
A.H. Roberts Elementary is scheduled to receive four outside cameras
and a quad processor. Allons Elementary is to receive four outside
cameras, a quad processor, and a VCR. Hilham Elementary is to receive
four outside cameras, a quad processor, and a VCR. Rickman Elementary
is to receive four outside cameras and a quad processor. Wilson
Elementary is to receive an outside camera and three inside cameras.
Total cost including cable and installation will be $12,087.80.
Director of Schools Eldon Davis presented the Director's Report
to the School Board. Actions taken by the school director are as
Tammy Keylon was hired to replace Sandy Looper as the Vocational
Kim Dillon was hired to replace Anita Burnett as an educational
Anita Burnett was hired to replace Tonya Vaughn as a temporary
secretary. Herman Sullivan was hired to replace James Dishman as
a bus driver.
Cory T. Looper was hired as a bus attendant.
Sharon Sevier was hired as a half-time custodian at Rickman Elementary
to replace Paul White.
Sue Reeder was hired to replace Billy White as a custodian at Livingston
Donna Smith was hired as a substitute cook and substitute monitor
Glenna Holkam was hired as a substitute cook at Rickman.
Hired as non-certified substitute teachers were Tonya D. Miller
Cantrell, Donna Lamb, Anna Marie Beaty, Janice Korth, David Clouse,
Clara Hunter, Suzanna Norrod, Andrea Raines, Brent Shake (Hilham
only), Frank Bost, Jeanie Johnston, Betty Monday, Jennifer Hudson,
Sarah Camp, Joyella Hudson, and Scarlett Hamilton.
Certified substitute teachers hired were Jenny Reed, Lora Franklin,
Lisa Ramsey, Tosha Walker, and Spring L. Choate.
Director Davis gave an update on the TBI background check for potential
hires. Davis indicated that those seeking employment with the Overton
County School System will have to pay for the background check.
Director Davis also informed the Board that four water wells are
being drilled at the school bus garage as required by the state's
He told the Board that bids for lunchroom equipment will be let
He informed the Board that Richard Williams and the engineers went
to all the schools on January 6-7.
Wilson Elementary Principal Alice Reed addressed the Board to give
them an overview of how well the school is running. She said the
school has 221 students, and every student receives free meals.
The meeting adjourned.
Overton County News
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