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Community Caution Advised
Sparta Man Found Dead In Livingston
Indiana Man Killed In ATV Wreck
Bill Linder Announces Candidacy

 

Community Caution Advised

 

The Overton County Sheriff's Department, using Litter Grant Funds from the State of Tennessee, is now using prisoners from the jail to help clean up Overton County roads. Overton County Sheriff Kelly Hull and his staff ask Overton County residents to cooperate with this program by driving carefully when they see the "CAUTION" sign on the transportation van used by the prisoners.


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Sparta Man Found Dead In Livingston
By Dewain E. Peek

Sparta Man Found Dead In Livingston A Sparta man was found dead at a Livingston residence on Wednesday, April 5.

The Livingston Police Department received a report around 3 p.m. last Wednesday of a death at the Hillview Drive residence of Penny Kirby and Donnie Bilbrey. Upon arrival, officers found the body of a white male, later identified as Ronald W. Hill, 29, of Van Elrod Road, Sparta. The residents of the home reported they attempted to wake Hill and discovered he had died.

The case is being investigated by agents of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and officers with the Livingston Police Department. The cause of death is pending autopsy reports.


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Indiana Man Killed In ATV Wreck
By Dewain E. Peek

An Indiana man died after the 4-wheeler he was riding wrecked around 2 a.m. April 1.

According to reports, Joel R. Kohr, 27, of Huntington, IN, was driving a 1999 Polaris all-terrain vehicle north on Cedar Chapel Road when he apparently lost control of the ATV. The 4-wheeler left the road and struck a tree, throwing Kohr from the ATV. He was not wearing a helmet.

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Bill Linder Announces Candidacy

Bill Linder has informed the NEWS he plans to run for election to the office of Alderman in Ward I in the upcoming June 7 Municipal Election. His statement is as follows:

"I, Bill Linder, announce my candidacy for Alderman representing Ward I in the upcoming Municipal Election.

"I am married to Joyce Adams. We have one son, Josh, and a daughter-in-law, Alicia. Josh is a senior at Livingston Academy and is employed at Volunteer Foam. Alicia is currently in her second year of nursing at Tennessee Tech.

"I was born in Overton County and have lived here most of my life. I am employed with Volunteer Foam, where I have been for 14 years I am the plant manager. I really enjoy working with the public.

"I would like to take this opportunity to ask the residents in Ward I for your support, your influence, and most of all your vote on June 7, 2000."

 


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