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Archives 05-10-2000



One Seriously Injured In Head-On Collision
Larry Eldridge Receives Chamber Applause Award
Candidates Announce



One Seriously Injuted In Head-On Collision

A head-on collision around 7:10 p.m. Monday, May 8 required the air transport of a Livingston man to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. According to reports, Andy Gray, 17, was driving a white 1991 Dodge van toward Livingston on Jamestown Highway when his van crossed into the path of another vehicle at the last curve before the straight stretch. The van collided head-on with a black 1977 Chevrolet pickup driven by Jeff Walker, 28, of Livingston. Walker was airlifted via LifeForce to the Chattanooga trauma center. A passenger in the truck, Heather Hargis, of Alpine, was also injured. She was transported by Overton County Ambulance Service to Livingston Regional Hospital for treatment. Gray, who was apparently uninjured, said he fell asleep, according to THP Jim Beaty, who investigated the collision.

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A Larry Eldridge Receives Chamber Applause Award

The First Quarter Chamber of Commerce Applause Award was recently awarded to Larry Eldridge, CPA, for renovations to the old Overton County News building, located at 306 North Church Street.

Built in 1964 by J.D. and Stella Eldridge, the building originally housed the Eldridge Printing Shop and later became the home of the Overton County News in 1967, when the Eldridges started the weekly newspaper.

Larry and Sue Eldridge purchased the printing and newspaper business when J.D. Eldridge retired. They later sold the Overton County News to Carson and Vicki Oliver, where the business remained until the move to their new building in 1998.

The Eldridges began renovation on the building in October 1999, and were able to move in by December of that year. The floor plan was drawn by Larry while Sue designed the interior.

Larry E. Eldridge has been a practicing CPA since 1968, when he worked for Ernst & Ernst in Knoxville until his return to Livingston in 1971 to open his own firm. He opened his office at 209 West Main Street in a building owned by John M. Roberts, where he remained for almost 29 years.

Having grown very attached to a door at his old location, Roberts told Eldridge he could have the door since he had paid so much rent over the years. The door now opens into the reception room at the new location.

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Candidates Announce

Bill Winningham Announces Candidacy
Bill Winningham has informed the NEWS he plans to run for re-election to the office of Alderman, representing Ward III, in the Municipal Election to be held on Wednesday, June 7. His statement is as follows:

"I, Bill Winningham, announce my candidacy for re-election for alderman representing Ward III in the Municipal Election to be held on June 7.

"I appreciate the opportunity which the residents of Ward III have given me to serve as their alderman for the past 20 years. I will continue my efforts for progress in our town.

"I am married to Barbara Winningham and we have two sons, William and Scott.

"I would like to take this opportunity to ask for your vote and support on June 7."


Harold Watson Announces Candidacy
Harold Watson has informed the NEWS he plans to run for re-election to the office of alderman in Ward II in the Municipal Election to be held Wednesday, June 7. His statement is as follows:

"I, Harold Watson, announce my candidacy for re-election to Alderman in Ward II in the upcoming City Municipal Election.

"I have worked for the city of Livingston for 18 years as Park Director during the summer. I work for the Overton County Board of Education as a teacher at Livingston Middle School.

"I am married to Vicky Windle. I have one daughter, Sunday Watson, and two step-daughters, Casey Windle and Laura Edens.

"If elected to Alderman, I will continue to serve the people in Ward II. I will be very open-minded and listen to everyone in Ward II, concerning their thoughts and desires about the City of Livingston.

"I would like to take this opportunity to ask the people in Ward II for their vote and support in the June 7th election."

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