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Archives 09-13-2000



Drivers Urged To Observe School Bus Safety
Aldermen Meeting Held Sept. 5
International Marbles Festival Set For Saturday


Drivers Urged To Observe School Bus Safety

With school back in full swing, school buses are back on the roads. Drivers are urged to exercise caution around buses loading and unloading students, and to stop when the bus has its STOP sign out. A bus signs carries the same authority as a stationary sign.

Two Overton County buses were involved in a Blue Bird recall last week. The 2000 model buses were taken off routes until the 11 bolts in the steering column were replaced in both, according to Terry Melton, transportation supervisor for Overton County Schools.


Aldermen Meeting Held Sept. 5

New Livingston aldermen Curtis Hayes and James “Pug” Lee participated in their first regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

In old business, Mayor Hosea Winningham informed the Board that the city is waiting for a contract from the state before installing a jet fuel tank at Livingston Airport.

The state is expected to pay 50 percent the approximately $60,000 bid, with the city paying 25 percent and the county paying 25 percent.

Alderman Johnny Halfacre said, "We are just waiting for a contract from the state that says we’ll pay our part and they’ll pay their part. Then when we get that from the state, then we can have the tank installed."

Mayor Winningham brought up a letter from attorney John Officer concerning redistricting of the city. A 1995 state law requires the city wards to have an equal number of residents. The city may choose to go to an at-large election, doing away with the wards, rather than go through the expense of counting residents for redistricting. The aldermen were to meet this week to further discuss the matter.

A request for a 3-way stop on Hawkins and McAlpin streets will be considered after Street Superintendent Wayne Peek and Police Chief Roger Phillips check on the situation.

In new business, Alderman Lee replaced former alderman Harold Watson on the city planning commission.

The Board voted to take bids on paving the gravel lot at Livingston City Park, with the bids to be by the ton and include striping.

Tim Coffee was promoted to supervisor of the city water and sewer department in place of James "Pug" Lee.

The Board agreed to name entrance/exit of the new Pamida store as Pamida Drive.

The Board voted to have a new roof installed on the filter room at the water plant, at a cost of $8,750.

The meeting adjourned.


International Marbles Festival Set For Saturday

The International Marbles Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 16 at Standing Stone State Park.

The all-day event will include marble arcade, race track, super marbleator, marble shooting lessons, marble hunts, lessons on making marbles and marble crafts, and traditional games like Mississippi Taw and Plateau Square. Demonstrations of making marbles out of flint, clay, glass, and limestone will be held throughout the day.

The National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Tennessee Square Euchre Marbles Tournament will be held at 10 a.m., and the Ringer Marbles Tournament will begin at 1 p.m.

Musical guests to perform include Blue Shadow Bluegrass from 11 a.m. to noon, Jim Bowman from noon to 1 p.m., High Caliber from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Jim Bowman from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Blue Shadow Bluegrass from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Hub City Bluegrass from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission will be free, though some activities will require a fee to benefit the Friends of Standing Stone.

Standing Stone State Park is located 10 miles north of Livingston off Highway 52. For more information call (931) 823-6347.


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