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Archives 01-26-2000


H&T Properties Receives Applause Award
County Primary Elections Set For March 14
Candidates Announce



H&T Properties Receives Applause Award

The 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 this award."

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 Applause Award."

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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.

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Candidates Announce

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 as follows:

"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 this office.

"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 Road.

"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 you."


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