Woman Seriously Injured In Two-Vehicle Collision
Phillips Pleads Guilty To Sexual Battery
Aldermen Meeting Held Monday
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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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,
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
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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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
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
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
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
The meeting adjourned.
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