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Archives 06-21-2000



Two Escape Serious Injuries In Collision
Low-Priced Private Vehicle Sales Require New Form
Man Found Dead In Waterloo Area
Candidate Announces



Two 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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Low-Priced 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 by law.

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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Man 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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Candidate Announces

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 follows:

"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. Thank You."


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