Disaster Drill Held At Aeroquip
Teen Killed Sunday In Domestic Shooting
Legislative Body Meeting Held At Nursing
Drill Held At Aeroquip
Ambulance Service personnel tend to several "victims” during
the mock drill held at Aeroquip recently.
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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.
Rich was transported to the University of Tennessee
trauma center where he has been upgraded from critical to serious
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
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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
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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