Properties Receives Applause Award
County Primary Elections
Set For March 14
Receives Applause Award
first Chamber of Commerce Applause Award of 2000 was presented to
H&T Properties on Thursday, Jan. 20. On hand for the award presentation
were, front row from left, John Turnbull of H&T Properties, Chamber
board member Lynn King, J.J. Hollars of H&T Properties, Chamber
President Tim McGill, Chamber board member Johnnie Lee, back row
from left, Chamber Administrative Assistant Rita Looper, UCHRA county
coordinator Diane Dillon, Tony Smith, UCHRA assistant director of
general services, and Chamber board members Wanda Krantz and Bill
Phipps. (OCN staff photo)
The first Chamber Applause Award of the new year was presented
to H&T Properties on Thursday, Jan. 20 for the renovation of the
old city police department/fire department building, located on
West Henson Street.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director John Roberts said, "The
Chamber Applause Award was created by the Chamber to recognize the
efforts of those who renovate or improve properties in Livingston
which have been allowed to deteriorate. This renovation is a good
example of what the Chamber is trying to encourage by establishing
The building was first occupied by the old Home Telephone Company
in the 1920Ős. It was later owned by Overton County and utilized
for the highway department.
In 1953 the building was purchased by the Town of Livingston,
and an addition was built during the administration of Mayor Arlis
Hodge. The town doubled the size of the building in the late 1960Ős
to house its new fire truck and create additional office space.
After the city offices were moved to the new location on McHenry
Circle, the building continued to be occupied by the city police
and fire departments. H&T Properties, owned by J.J. Hollars and
John A. Turnbull, purchased the property at auction in 1998 after
it was vacated by the city after the construction of new police
and fire department facilities on North Church Street.
The upper floor has been completely renovated inside and out for
office space, and in October 1999 was occupied by its new tenant,
the Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency.
Hollars said, "It was very satisfying to see this dilapidated
building turned into a modern, efficient office space. We are proud
of our new tenant and hope that the building will be of much benefit
to the community. We are certainly gratified to receive the Chamber
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County Primary Elections
Set For March 14
Primary elections will be held in Overton County on March 14.
The qualifying deadline for the Democrat and Republican primaries
was noon Thursday, Jan. 20.
Three candidates qualified to run for county highway superintendent.
For the Democrat Primary, J.D. Winningham and incumbent Joe D. Garrett
qualified. Charles (Chig) Parrott qualified for the Republican Primary.
For property assessor, incumbent James Larry King qualified for
the Democrat Primary and will run unopposed. The Republican Primary
has no candidate for the position.
Joe Garrett Announces Candidacy
Joe Garrett has informed the NEWS he plans to run for re-election
to the office of Highway Superintendent of Overton County in the
upcoming March 14 Democratic Primary Election. His statement is
"To the citizens of Overton County, I, Joe Garrett, would
like to announce my candidacy for re-election in the up-coming Democratic
Primary Election. I have enjoyed serving the citizens of this county
for the last four years. As Road Superintendent, I have dedicated
my time and energy to making our roads the safest possible.
"My family and I would like to thank each and every one of
you for making my job worthwhile. My wife, Vickie, and I, along
with our children, Misty and Garon, would like to take this opportunity
to ask you for your support again."
Winningham Announces Candidacy
J.D. Winningham has informed the NEWS he plans to run for the office
of Highway Superintendent of Overton County in the upcoming March
14 Democratic Primary Election. His statement is as follows:
"I, J.D. Winningham, would like to take this opportunity to
announce my candidacy for the office of Highway Superintendent of
Overton County. I make this announcement because of all the encouragement
that I have received from friends all across the county, and their
concerns about the road situation in the county. I know this is
an important position to the citizens of the county. It is a position
that takes much planning and organizing.
"You need to be able to supervise a large crew of men that
perform the various jobs that are related to keeping the roads of
the county safe and passable. You need to have road building experience
to be able to perform in this position. You also need to have the
capabilities to communicate with others. You need to take time to
listen to the needs of the citizens that have problems with some
aspect of their road, whatever it may be. When a citizen has problems
with his or her road, it should become the problem of the Highway
Superintendent, and steps should be taken as quickly as possible
to solve this problem in a courteous and expedient manner.
"The experience that I obtained while working with Inter-State
Construction Company of Nashville, TN, qualifies me for this important
position. I worked eleven years with this company, ten of which
I was a Grade Foreman. The duties I performed were that of the clearing,
grading, and drainage of several road projects in middle Tennessee.
"Roads that I have been foreman on in Overton County include
Highway 52 beginning at the Livingston city limits and leading to
the Allons School. This was completed in the 70Ős. Another road
that I helped to build in Overton County is the Allens Chapel Road
in the Greenbriar community. This was completed in the 60Ős. Drive
over these roads to see, firsthand, the experience I can bring to
"I am married to Joann (Qualls) Winningham, and we reside
at 140 White Horse Lane, Livingston. We are members of the Church
at Free Communion. We have three children, Jason, Chris and Shantell.
My father was the late Clester N. (Shorty) Winningham. My mother
is Bertha (White) Winningham, and she resides at Old Eagle Creek
"I believe that by planning the work that needs to be done,
and organizing the men to perform these plans, much more can be
accomplished in making the roads in Overton County safer and better.
"I will make as much effort as possible to see the voters
before the election. For questions concerning my candidacy call
me at 823-0159.
"I take this opportunity to ask for your vote and support
in the upcoming, March 14, 2000, Democratic Primary Election. Thank
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