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Archives 03-08-2000


Stork Delivers,And How!

All Tobacco Banned From City Buildings
Algood Woman Dies In Collision Last Thursday
Man Pleads Guilty In Forgery Case


Stork 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 buildings.

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 smokers."

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 fund."

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 the vote.

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 growth plan.

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 instrument.

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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