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Archives 12-20-2000



Disaster Drill Held At Aeroquip
Teen Killed Sunday In Domestic Shooting
Legislative Body Meeting Held At Nursing Home


Disaster Drill Held At Aeroquip

Ambulance Service personnel tend to several "victims” during the mock drill held at Aeroquip recently.


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Teen Killed Sunday In Domestic Shooting

By Dewain E. Peek

A 17 year-old is dead after a domestic shooting in the Hanging Limb area Sunday night, Dec. 17.

According to reports, Kenneth Rich, 47, was at the home of Lillian Peters when an altercation occurred. The altercation resulted in Rich shooting Greg Inman, Peters’ son, in the upper right chest with a 12 gauge shotgun.

Peters reportedly began to struggle with Rich for the shotgun. As they struggled, a 14 year-old at the residence shot Rich in the abdomen and the leg with a .410 shotgun, stopping him.

Inman died.

Rich was transported to the University of Tennessee trauma center where he has been upgraded from critical to serious condition.

According to Chief Deputy Craig Story of the Overton County Sheriff’s Department, domestic disputes have been reported at the residence on other occasions.

Assistant District Attorney Owen Burnett said, "If Kenneth Rich survives, he will be the subject of a 1st degree murder charge to be presented for indictment at a special session of the Overton County Grand Jury."

The special session will be held Thursday.

No charges are expected against the 14 year-old who shot Rich.

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Legislative Body Meeting Held At Nursing Home

The Overton County Legislative Body held its regular monthly meeting at Overton County Nursing Home on Tuesday, Dec. 12, with all members present. The venue was changed from the courthouse to the nursing home so Commissioner Wayne Sells could be present.

The County Commission adopted a resolution to give County Executive Richard M. "Ossie" Mitchell authority to borrow $1.65 million from Rural Development amortized over 15 years at 5 percent interest for the county industrial park, and in the event the Rural Development loan cannot be closed by January 16, the county executive is authorized to borrow the funds from local financial institutions to be repaid when the Rural Development loan is closed.

The Commission adopted a resolution establishing a county policy concerning public roads blocked by land owners or others, as recommended by the county attorney and the Highway Committee. The policy allows a road to be closed if no landowner involved has any objections, otherwise it cannot be closed.

A County General budget amendment in the amount of $19,712.04 was approved.

The September 2000 School Quarterly Report for General Purpose, Federal Projects, Central Cafeteria, Education Debt Service, and Capital Projects funds for the period ending September 30 was approved.

Amendment #4 to the 2000-01 General Purpose School Budget was approved.

Road names approved for emergency purposes only are Penny Lane, My Lane, Prospect Lane, Dove Lane, and Strawberry Lane.

Teresa Hummel was named a Notary-At-Large.

The Commission voted to suspend the rules and voted to change the mileage rate for the ambulance service.

A school budget amendment in the amount of $412,680 for six additional classrooms was brought up again after failing to be approved the previous Legislative Body meeting. The amendment failed to receive approval with "no” votes from Commissioners Gail Arney, Stanley Carter Jr., David Dorminey, Wayne Ferrell, Frank Martin, Tom Montooth, Grant Pennington, Wayne Sells, Billy Sullivan, and Johnie Webb. Votes of "yes" were cast by Commissioners Alan Atnip, Randall Boswell, Donnie Bull, Billy Phipps, and Gregg Nivens.

The meeting adjourned.


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