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Archives 07-26-2000



Overton County Fair Enjoyed By Many
Woman Seriously Injured In Wreck
Wanted Putnam Men Arrested In Livingston


Overton County Fair Enjoyed By Many
Rachel Smith/OCN

And the trophy goes to ... Ashley Owens, daughter of Mike Owens and Gail Owens, both of Celina, and Jonathan Owens, son of Robert and Rebecca Owens of the Timothy Community. The children celebrate crossing the finish line first, above, on the miniature Nascar Speedway ride on hand at this year's county fair.





The merry-go-round, right, continued to draw a crowd on Saturday, July 29 as the 62nd Annual Overton County Agricultural Fair drew to a close. Although the attendance numbers are not yet available, fair officials believe this to be one of the best attended fairs in recent years.






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Woman Seriously Injured In Wreck
Becky Meredith/OCN

A Monterey woman sustained serious injuries in a one-vehicle wreck on Hanging Limb Highway around 9 p.m. Saturday, July 22. According to reports, Tammy Phillips, 24, was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero north on Highway 164/Hanging Limb Highway when she apparently swerved to miss a small animal in the road, just past Anderson Road. She lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway, struck a utility pole and fence, then rolled over.

Overton County Ambulance Service extricated Tammy Phillips from the vehicle. Phillips was in critical condition and was airlifted from the scene to Erlanger Hospital. She was using safety equipment, according to reports. A passenger in the vehicle, 2 year-old Cable Phillips, was in the rear seat in child safety equipment and was apparently uninjured. THP Jimmy King investigated the incident.

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Wanted Putnam Men Arrested In Livingston
By Dewain E. Peek

Two Putnam County men are in jail following a traffic stop by Livingston Police on Tuesday, July 18.

According to Livingston Police Department, Christopher Lee Henry, 23, and Gary Lynn Henry, 25, both of Cookeville, were stopped by LPD officers on Highway 111 South, near the sewer plant road. Police officers had noticed the vehicle being driven in an erratic manner on Highway 111.

Gary Henry was found to be wanted by Putnam County authorities on a capias, and was arrested.

Christopher L. Henry fled on foot, leading officers to a corn field behind the sewer plant where he was then arrested.

A quantity of drug paraphernalia and illegal narcotics was reported seized in the case, which is still under investigation.

Deputies with the Overton County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the case.


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