Men Seriously Injured In Head-On Collision Monday
Counterfeit Clothes Seized
From Hilham Residence
Smoking Prohibited At City
Two Men Seriously
Injured In Head-On Collision Monday
James Sells investigates the scene where two men were seriously
injured in a head-on collision around 5:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7.
The collision occurred on a stretch between the Alpine gymnasium
and Green Hills Cemetery.
According to reports, John Conner, 61, of Allardt, was driving
a blue 1996 Dodge Ram pickup east on Highway 52 when a burgundy
1998 Chevrolet full-size pickup crossed a double yellow line apparently
to pass another vehicle and collided head-on with Conner's truck.
Conner, who suffered extensive injuries, was transported to Livingston
Regional Hospital. The driver of the Chevy, Stanley Whited, 74,
of Alpine, also suffered serious injuries and was transported to
Livingston Regional Hospital, and was later transported by ambulance
to the University of Tennessee trauma center at Knoxville.
Both vehicles were equipped with air bags, which were deployed.
The collision was investigated by THP James Sells. Charges are
pending in the incident.
(OCN staff photo)
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Seized From Hilham Residence
Approximately $827,695 worth of counterfeit merchandise was seized
from a Hilham residence on Friday, Jan. 28 when the Overton County
Sheriff's Department, in cooperation with the Tennessee Bureau of
Investigation and the Smith County Sheriff's Department, carried
out a search warrant. The estimate is according to Federal Trademark
The investigation in Overton County began after investigators in
Smith County located several counterfeit items. Further investigation
traced the items to Overton County and located a possible suspect,
identified as Harold Conner a.k.a. Harold Wilson. Upon running a
warrants check, authorities discovered Conner a.k.a. Wilson was
wanted on a felony charge in Ohio.
Smith County investigators contacted the TBI, who in turn notified
Overton County Sheriff's Department investigators.
TBI Agent Russ Winkler, Sheriff Kelly Hull, and Chief Deputy Craig
Story went to the residence of Conner a.k.a. Wilson and took him
into custody on the felony warrant. Authorities obtained a search
warrant for the residence.
Upon searching the residence, investigators discovered numerous
counterfeit items including the following: Tommy Hilfiger, Barney,
Nike, Old Navy, Abercrombie and Fitch, FUBU, Adidas, Pokeman, Disney,
Ray Ban sunglasses, Oakley sunglasses, Calvin Klein sunglasses,
FUBU watches, Mouado watches, Rolex watches, Bulgari watches, University
of Kentucky, University of Tennessee, Polo, and Dooney Burke. Also
found were several weapons, gambling devices, and a substantial
amount of money.
The investigation has identified at least two suspects, according
to authorities. The case will be presented to the next Overton County
In City Buildings
By Dewain E. Peek
A tie-breaking vote by Livingston Mayor Hosea Winningham near the
end of the Monday, Feb. 7 City Council meeting banned smoking in
A department head asked for a room at the city garage to be made
smoke free, prompting Alderman Johnny Halfacre to make a motion
to prohibit smoking in city buildings, and Alderman Bill Winningham
seconded the motion. Upon voting, Winningham, Halfacre, and Alderman
Robert Jolley voted for the measure, Alderman Johnny Stover, Alderman
Thurman Langford, and Alderman Howard Watson voted against. With
the council deadlocked, Mayor Winningham voted for the ban. Aldermen
Watson and Langford expressed displeasure with the mayor's tie-breaking
The Board accepted the bid of D&W Environmental - Knoxville for
a salt spreader for $3,950.
The bid of MAFECO for an air tank filling compressor system for
fire department use was approved at $24,998, with half to be paid
by the city and half to be paid by the county.
The second reading of ordinances 2000-1-1 and 2000-1-2 were approved.
Mayor Win-ningham said the ordinances would be put in the newspaper.
The Board voted to turn the city election over to the Overton County
Election Commission. The city election will be held July 7.
A.B. Coleman was appointed to the Overton County Solid Waste Committee.
Allen Terry was appointed to the Planning Commission.
Keith Hughes was hired for the water department.
The resignation of Bobby Anderson as a police officer was accepted.
The resignation of Randy Gore from the fire department was accepted.
The meeting adjourned.
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