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Decorating The Town For The Holidays
Legislative Body Meeting Held November 14
Neighbors Help Solve Burglary


 

Trailer Home Destroyed In Blaze

Greg Etherege is lifted up in a Mid-State Construction truck to assist in plugging up the perimeter lighting on the square.

 

Legislative Body Meeting Held November 14

By Dewain E. Peek and Deborah Forsman

The Overton County Legislative Body held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 14 with Chairman Pro Tem Tom Montooth presiding in place of County Executive Richard M. "Ossie" Mitchell, who was absent. Also absent were Commissioners Gail Reed Arney and Wayne Sells.

The County Commission approved a school budget amendment for moving a portable classroom at Allons and for the state raise for teachers. A school budget amendment to add a computer technician was approved with Commissioners Montooth and Billy Sullivan voting no.

A school budget amendment to add a maintenance person failed with Commissioners Montooth, Sullivan, Alan Atnip, David Dorminey, Wayne Ferrell, Frank Martin, and Grant Pennington voting no. Voting yes were Commissioners Randall Boswell, Donnie Bull, Stanley Carter Jr., Greg Nivens, Billy Phipps, and Johnnie Webb.

The Commission approved a school budget amendment for $353,335 for school fixtures such as blackboards and other equipment.

A school amendment for additional classrooms was met with a motion to table. The vote to table the item until the next meeting was met with seven "no" votes from Commissioners Montooth, Sullivan, Penning-ton, Martin, Ferrell, Dorminey, and Carter. Voting yes were Commissioners Atnip, Boswell, Bull, Nivens, Phipps, and Webb. No more action was taken on the matter.

The Commission voted to apply for a $300,000 CDGB grant for Overton County fire departments.

The County General quarterly report was approved, as was the Overton County School System's quarterly report.

Debra Maberry was re-appointed as budget director. Elmo Garrett was appointed to the Regional Library Board to fill the unexpired term of James Hunter, who has resigned.

The County General quarterly report was approved, as was the Overton County School System's quarterly report.

Approved as notaries were Lela Carol Hinkle, Billy Jo Griffith, Stacy Staggs, and Janie Sue Rogers.

The meeting adjourned.

 

Neighbors Help Solve Burglary

The 360 Swan Lane home of Faye Cox was burglarized on October 24 or 25 and more than $1,500 in cash and coins were taken, as well as a coin collection, according to the Overton County Sheriff's Department.

Two persons from Putnam County have been charged with felony theft. Both have reportedly confessed to the crime.

The Sheriff's Dept. expressed appreciation to the neighbors around Swan Lane for their help and cooperation in the burglary investigation. According to Sheriff's Detective Bill Randolph, solving the crime would have been extremely difficult without their help.

 

 

 

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