Two Escape Serious Injuries In
Low-Priced Private Vehicle Sales Require
Man Found Dead In Waterloo Area
Escape Serious Injuries In Collision
Two people escaped serious injury in a two-vehicle
collision on Highway 111 around 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14. According
to reports, Sharon Beasley, 55, of Rickman, was attempting to cross
the northbound side of Highway 111 from the turn median onto East
Netherland Road when her silver 1997 Dodge Intrepid crossed into
the path of a green 1994 Dodge Dakota driven by Joseph O'Neill,
53, of Cookeville. The truck struck the car in the passenger side.
Neither driver was seriously injured. Both were wearing
seatbelts. Beasley was transported to Cookeville General Hospital,
and O'Neill was taken to Livingston Regional Hospital. THP Darryl
Winningham investigated the collision.
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Private Vehicle Sales Require New Form
By Dewain E. Peek
After July 1, purchasers of privately-owned vehicles
and boats will no longer be able to fill in the blank where the
purchase price goes with any low price that comes to mind.
Effective July 1, if the stated selling price of a
motor vehicle or boat is less than 75 percent of the retail price
established by a reputable pricing guide, or the price appears exceptionally
low, the county clerk is required to secure a statement from the
seller confirming why the selling price is so low. A fraudulent
statement of the total consideration by the purchaser or the seller
may be considered intent to evade the lawful tax on the transaction.
The clerk may refuse to accept the title or registration application
until the statement is submitted.
The county clerk will send the statements or other
information to the Department of Revenue for additional review.
The Department of Safety will also be reviewing title applications
for suspicious selling prices as an additional safeguard against
improper sales tax payments.
Under Tennessee law, failure to pay the sales tax
on the total consideration, whether paid in money or other things
of value, given the purchaser to the seller of a motor vehicle or
boat, is punishable by penalties, interest or other punishment prescribed
The "Affidavit of Non-Dealer Transfers of Motor
Vehicles and Boats", the form to be filled out for a low selling
price transfer, also is to be used for gift transfers between relatives.
The form requires the drivers license number of the
seller and the purchaser.
For additional information ask the Overton County
Clerk's Office or call the Tennessee Department of Revenue, Taxpayer
Service Division, at 1-800-342-1003 or (615) 253-0600.
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Found Dead In Waterloo Area
A Jackson County man who had been reported missing
for about a week was found dead in an area near Waterloo Creek near
the Overton-Putnam County line.
According to reports, the body of Toby Allen, 25,was
found around 10 a.m. Friday, June 16 by an area resident who was
out walking along the creek with his dog. Allen's body was reportedly
found hanging from a rope tied to a tree on a steep hill next to
the creek. He had apparently been dead a few days before being found.
A red Chevrolet Cavalier belonging to Allen was parked
beside Waterloo Road, approximately 200 yards away.
An autopsy is being performed on the body.
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Tim Coffee Announces Candidacy
Tim Coffee has informed the NEWS that he is a candidate
for election to the Overton County Board of Education for the Fifth
District in the Thursday, August 3 election. His statement is as
"I, Tim Coffee, would like to announce my candidacy
for School Board Member for the Fifth District.
"I am married to Diann Coffee, and we have two
sons, Jacob and Josh that both attend Hilham Elementary.
"I hope to see each and every person in the fifth
district, before the August 3 election. I would like to take this
opportunity to ask for your support and vote in the August 3 election.
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Overton County News
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Livingston, Tennessee 38570