Tobacco Banned From City Buildings
Algood Woman Dies In Collision
Man Pleads Guilty In Forgery Case
Delivers, And How!
Employees of Livingston Regional Hospital may find themselves asking,
"Just how many babies does it take to set a new record?"
A new record may not have been set, but the employees of the hospital
had to stay on their toes to keep up with the stork's delivery schedule
last week. Doctors and nurses at LRH began delivering babies around
6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, and did not stop until approximately
10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 2.
Dr. Tanya Grun, M.D., shows off the five new arrivals.
The first to arrive was Lakota Allen Pardue, son of Misty Cantrell
and Gary Pardue, followed by Blake Charles Qualls, son of Christy
and Shane Qualls, then Bradie Lynn Melton, daughter of Billie Lou
and Michael Melton, then Erica RaShell Smith, daughter of Patricia
and Eric Smith, and then Nathan Paul Ledbetter, son of Karen and
William Ledbetter. (photo by Darren Oliver)
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All Tobacco Banned
From City Buildings
By Dewain E. Peek
The Livingston City Council held its regular monthly meeting Monday,
March 6 with all members present.
A resolution was proposed to ban all tobacco from use in city
Alderman Harold Watson said, "As you know, a month ago in
our last meeting, in February, we passed the No Smoking in any of
the city buildings, so I'm going to make a motion tonight that the
chewers or the dippers, whatever, will abide by the same rules as
The resolution was adopted, with Aldermen Bill Winning-ham and
Johnny Stover passing on the vote.
Alderman Thurman Langford brought up blocking off Broad Street
across the square during Pioneer Days, with No Thru Traffic signs
to be posted on main arteries leading to Broad Street. Aldermen
Johnny Halfacre, Harold Watson, and Thurman Langford voted for the
action, and Aldermen Robert Jolley, Johnny Stover, and Bill Winningham
voted no. Mayor Hosea Winningham voted yes to break the tie, allowing
the street to be blocked off for Pioneer Days this year.
Police Chief Roger Phillips addressed the Board saying, "I'd
like to petition the Board to purchase a patrol car for my use,
a Chevy Impala, base price $19,820, to be purchased from the drug
The Board failed to approve the purchase with Aldermen Watson,
Jolley, and Langford voting no, Aldermen Halfacre and Winningham
voting yes, and Alderman Stover, who is a policeman, passing on
Alderman Jolley asked the Board to vote on a resolution that would
allow Alderman Stover to be able to run for re-election even though
he is a city employee. The measure did not receive enough votes
to pass, though the measure will be brought back up at a public
hearing on March 24, after the alderman have had a chance to look
at the proposed resolution.
In old business, the Board adopted resolution 2000-3-1, the countywide
First reading was approved on rezoning two properties. Jeff Hunter
property at 211 Mountain Street is going from R-2 to I-2, and certain
parcels located around an intersection of Tom Davis Road and McAlpin
Road are going from R-2 to C-3. A public hearing will be held at
10 a.m. Friday, March 24.
Livingston Mayor Hosea Winningham announced that Clean-Up Week
in Livingston will be held March 27-31.
The meeting adjourned.
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Algood Woman Dies
In Collision Last Thursday
An Algood woman died Thursday, March 2 in a two-vehicle collision
on Highway 111 just outside of Algood.
According to reports, Ricky Allen Lee, 39, of Allons, was driving
a 1986 Ford pickup north in the left lane of Highway 111 around
4 p.m. when a 1983 Buick, driven by Mary Louise Speck, 88, of Algood,
turned from Old Highway 42 to cross 111. The Buick pulled into the
path of the truck and was struck in the driver's side door. Lee
was apparently uninjured.
The collision was investigated by THP Sgt. Tony Wilson.
Man Pleads Guilty
In Forgery Case
By Robert Forsman
Jamie Paul Webb, 25, pled guilty in Overton County Criminal Court
last week to 34 counts of forgery and 4 counts of passing a forged
According to testimony entered by the prosecution, Webb stole a
check book in 1997 from a family member and passed forged checks
at local businesses.
Judge Lillie Ann Sells fined Webb $50 on each count. Webb was also
ordered to pay court costs and restitution. Criminal court costs
for each offense is approximately $400.
A check for more than $5000 for complete restitution was issued
to the court on behalf of Webb.
Judge Sells asked Webb if the forgeries were due to a drug addiction.
Webb told Judge Sells he was using illegally obtained pain killers
at the time the offenses occurred.
Judge Sells scheduled Webb's sentencing hearing for April 28. According
to the consecutive and concurrent arrangements of the plea agreement,
Webb faces a possible 6-year prison sentence.
Following his plea, Webb was transported back to the Overton County
Jail, where he's been incarcerated since September 1999.
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