LA Homecoming Held Friday Night
Gas Contract Resolution Approved
Inmate Escapes From Overton County Jail
Held Friday Night
The 2000 Homecoming Queen and Court were presented
during Livingston Academy Homecoming ceremonies held Friday, Sept.
29. They are, from left, Sophomore Homecoming Attendant Terra Smith,
daughter of David and Rhonda Smith of Allons, escorted by Dustin
Ferrell, the son of Ricky and Debbie Ferrell of Rickman, Senior
Homecoming Attendant Tristica Coleman, daughter of Tim and Angie
Hite of Livingston, escorted by Gerald Livingston, son of Randall
and Cynthia Livingston of Livingston, 2000 Livingston Academy Homecoming
Queen Stacie Bishop, niece of Joe and Susan Upton of Livingston,
escorted by Russell Garrett, son of Marty and Lounetta Garrett of
Allons, Junior Homecoming Attendant Jamie Boles, daughter of Mike
and Lisa Boles of Livigston and Rodney and Jackie Johnson of Livingston,
escorted by Chuck Mitchell, son of David and Donna Mitchell of Alpine,
and Freshman Homecoming Attendant, Ferran Stephens, daughter of
Tommy and Betsy Stephens of Livingston, escorted by Robert Brady,
son of Roger and Pauletta Brady of Allons.
By Dewain E. Peek
After about an hour of negotiating contract points,
the Livingston Board of Aldermen voted for a resolution of intent
to enter a contract for gas from Little Creek Farms Resources Inc.
during the Monday, Oct. 2 regular monthly meeting.
The negotiating became tense at times, such as when
Alderman Robert Jolley insisted that the contract must be for 10
years as Darrell Maynord of Little Creek Farms said was needed.
"It's going to have to be for 10 years for the
money people to work," Alderman Jolley said.
Mayor Hosea Winningham asked, "Is that your word
or Maynord's. Are you in business with him?"
Alderman Jolley replied, "No. Now don't start
Mayor Winningham said, "If it is, it's a conflict
Alderman Jolley said, "I own no part of this
company. I never have, and I never will."
Later in the contract negotiations, a frustrated City
Attorney Kelly Williams said, "We've already given Mr. Maynord
the option of doing this contract once, and we lost a lot of money
on it. And that tells me that we have to look at this with a very
Maynord responded to City Attorney Williams' warnings
by saying that the city will be given a cashier's check for the
$31,926.60 owed to the city after the previous deal, and that the
new deal will provide the city cheaper gas.
The Board voted 4-2 to approve the resolution of intent,
with changes, to enter into a contract with Little Creek Farms.
Aldermen Jolley, Curtis Hayes, James "Pug"
Lee, and Thurman Langford voted yes, with Aldermen Bill Winningham
and Johnny Halfacre voting no.
A request to reduce the speed limit past Pamida Drive
to 40 mph received little support. The city is asking the state
for a traffic light at the entrance to Pamida Drive, according to
The Board approved selling the Livingston Police Department's
old Dictaphone reel-to-reel recording system to the Clay County
Sheriff's Department for one dollar. The system must be sold rather
that given as a gift in order to relinquish any responsibility for
the system's use. The LPD has a new digital system for recording
incoming calls and radio traffic.
The list of department heads was approved as personnel
to purchase items from state surplus.
Scott Barlow was hired for the water department.
The Board approved the low bid of H&C Asphalt for
paving a parking lot at Livingston City Park at $26.95 per ton.
A request for a 3-way stop on Hawkins Street was denied.
Cathy Parsons was appointed to the city planning
The Board was informed that the state has signed
the contract to pay its share of the expense of installing a jet
fuel tank at Livingston Airport.
The meeting adjourned.
Escapes From Overton County Jail
An Overton County Jail inmate escaped from the jail at approximately
8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.
According to the Overton County Sheriff's Department, Roy Scott
Fritts, of Cleveland, TN, fled out the back door of the jail and
into the wooded area behind the jail. A search of the area was made
by officers of the Sheriff's Dept. and the Livingston Police Department.
A tracking dog was called in and a Putnam County K-9 unit responded
to assist in tracking the fugitive.
Fritts is described as a 22 year-old white male with brown hair
and blue eyes. He is approximately 5'10Ó tall and weighs approximately
180 lbs. When last seen, he was wearing an orange jumpsuit and flip
flop shoes, and possibly wearing a baseball cap.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Fritts is urged
to contact the Overton County Sheriff's Dept. at (931) 823-5635.
Overton County News
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