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Archives 03-07-2001




Woman Seriously Injured In Two-Vehicle Collision
Phillips Pleads Guilty To Sexual Battery
Aldermen Meeting Held Monday


Woman Seriously Injured In Two-Vehicle Collision

Becky Meredith/OCN staff

Ambulance personnel help ready a Monterey woman for transport by helicopter to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga after a two-vehicle collision on Monterey Highway around 7:25 a.m. Thursday, March 1. According to reports, Vera G. Presley, 29, of Monterey was driving a 1984 Pontiac Bonneville on State Route 293 when her car traveled onto Highway 84 (Monterey Highway) into the path of a 1994 Ford Ranger driven by Stacey D. Thompson, 19, of Monterey. Both were wearing seat belts. Thompson was apparently uninjured. THP James Sells investigated the collision.


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Phillips Pleads Guilty To Sexual Battery

By Robert Forsman

Terry H. Phillips Sr., 48, pled guilty last week in Overton County Criminal Court to sexual battery of a teenage juvenile male. According to the charge filed, the crime occurred July 3, 1999.

Sexual battery as it applied in the case was described in court as "touching intimate parts for sexual gratification without the consent of the victim."

Phillips was sentenced to two years imprisonment as part of a plea agreement. Phillips is prohibited from being around minor members of the victim’s family, according to the agreement.

When Judge Leon Burns asked about Phillips' employment, his attorney replied, "He's in the military, Your Honor, the United States Army."

Phillips was reportedly on leave from a military base in another state when the offense occurred.

"This conviction will be on your record," Judge Burns told Phillips. “It can be used against you in the future. As a convicted felon, you will be prohibited from using or owning a firearm."

As required by the laws pertaining to sexual offenders, Phillips' name will be placed on the TBI's sexual offenders list. A sample of Phillips’ blood will be provided for DNA identification. Phillips will be psychologically evaluated.

"You will have to go through whatever treatment is recommended," Judge Burns told Phillips.

Phillips was allowed to remain free on bond until his scheduled incarceration.

Phillips' attorney said, "He will report to the Overton County Jail on April 2nd to begin serving his sentence."


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Aldermen Meeting Held Monday

By Dewain E. Peek

The Livingston mayor and Board of Aldermen held their regular monthly meeting Monday, March 5 with all members present.

In old business, the Board voted to have UCEMC put street lights on the Livingston Bypass. The lights will cost approximately $1,595 per month.

WW Corporation was allocated $250,000 instead of $200,000 previously requested because the cost of expansion will exceed an earlier estimate.

In new business, Harold Watson and Malcolm Dulworth were hired as summer workers at Livingston City Park, and Leonard Richardson was hired as a summer worker at the street department.

The state will hold a public hearing at Joe L. Evins Community Center in Livingston at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8. The purpose of the meeting is to decide whether to allow a methadone clinic in Livingston.

Calvin Anderson and Jeffery Flowers were hired at Livingston Police Department, and William Glenn III was designated as an alternate.

The Board adopted a resolution necessary to apply for a grant to put lights, restrooms, water fountains, and a shelter at Willard Winningham Memorial Park.

J.R. Wauford of J.R. Wauford & Co. presented findings on a feasibility study on water source options for the Town of Livingston. A work session will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 19 to further consider the options.

Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director John Roberts was named to the parks committee to replace former Chamber director Jeff McCormick.

The Board voted to have the restrooms repaired at Living-ston Airport.

The meeting adjourned.



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