Early Voting In County Sets Record
Car Washes Allowed To Re-Open
County 4-H Team Wins State Contest
Voting In County Sets Record
A huge turnout was expected in Overton County Tuesday,
Nov. 7 if the early voting is any indication. Early voting for this
election set a new record for the county.
A total of 2,183 county voters cast their votes early,
including 150 who voted by mail due to their inability to make it
to the polls in person. The majority of these were from Overton
County Nursing Home.
The 2,183 voters represent approximately 17 percent
of the 13,000 registered voters in Overton County. The average of
early voters across the state is about 20 to 23 percent.
The polls opened at 9 a.m. on Tuesday and, according
to personnel in the election office, the turnout was heavy from
Results of the voting was expected to be "down
to the wire" in the Presidential race and the final count was
expected to be very close.
Look for a full report on the election next week in
Allowed To Re-Open
By Dewain E. Peek
Car washes in Livingston will be allowed to re-open
after action taken during the Monday, Nov. 6 meeting of the Livingston
Board of Aldermen. Alderman Curtis Hayes cast the only dissenting
Representatives of local car washes told the aldermen
that it was not fair that their businesses were closed down when
others that use more water, such as laundromats, are allowed to
stay open. They also asserted that since much of the water goes
back into the sewer system for treatment and recycling, they don't
consume as much water as many may believe.
Water bills indicate that local car washes account
for approximately one-half percent of the total per day water use.
City Lake is down 56 and three-fourths inches, but
the level has risen since the city prohibition on outdoor use and
car washes went into effect.
The Board voted to hire an engineering firm to study
fixes for the city's water needs. Among the ideas to be considered
are raising the dam, dredging City Lake, and building a water treatment
facility at Dale Hollow to take water from there.
The Board voted to create an ordinance prohibiting
methadone clinics in the City of Livingston.
The Board adopted a revised Drug-Free Workplace policy.
A request from Judy Evans for a $500 refund on land
near the bypass was taken under advisement. When asked if she could
wait until the next meeting for an answer, Evans said, "I've
waited 20 years."
A request to rezone property belonging to Timothy
Williams from R-1 to R-2 was rejected, receiving instead a vote
to keep it as is. Approximately 50 people signed petitions to keep
the zoning as is.
A public hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Friday,
Nov. 24 to consider beer permits for Scot Market #22 and for Carr
In old business, the second reading was approved
on rezoning Alfred Ballinger's property from C-3 to I-1.
Mayor Hosea Winningham announced that the gas contract
with Little Creek Farms has been signed, but no money has been received
on the $31,000 owed to the city. The city was assured that the money
would be delivered before the contract goes into effect.
The meeting adjourned.
4-H Team Wins State Contest
By Ron Johnson
The Overton County Senior 4-H Land Judging Team brought home 1st
place honors from the State 4-H Contest, held in McMinnville on
Monday, Oct. 30.
The Senior Team was named winner at the awards ceremony over approximately
11 other teams from across the state of Tennessee. The team scored
1010 points out of a possible 1200. Hardeman County placed second
in the 4-H Division with 963 points.
Team members include Joe Smith, who was second high scorer for
the event with 342 points, Andy Dickerson who was fourth overall
high scorer, Adam Smith, who was fifth high scorer, and Elliot Hicks
who was sixth high scorer.
Gabe Krantz with NRCS and Ron Johnson, U.T. Extension Agent, served
as team coaches. Land Judging is just one of several teams that
youth may participate on.
Land Judging teaches young people to make decisions and evaluate
land for agricultural uses and homesite purposes. Recognizing the
scientific characteristics of the four particular dug pits used
in the contest and then rating each pit as to its best use with
recommended management practices takes many hours of practice. After
classifying the soil, team members also rank the pit as to its best
The team will travel to the International Contest in Oklahoma City,
OK next May.
Overton County has won 13 state contests over the years and stands
alone among the 94 other counties in the number of state titles.
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