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Archives 2001 08-08-2001




Celina Man Injured In Friday Collision
City Council Gives Blessing On Festival
Overton County Awarded Emergency Shelter Funds


Celina Man Injured In Friday Collision

Overton County EMS personnel work to extract an 81 year-old Celina man from his car after it collided with a Mack truck at the intersection of Highway 52 and the Highway 111 bypass around 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3.

According to reports, Paul J. Farish, 42, of Cookeville, was driving a 1992 Mack truck through the intersection when a 1984 Chevrolet Caprice, driven by Cloyd F.

Dulworth of Celina, turned into his path. The truck, hauling Budweiser for Ideal Distributing Co. Inc. of Cookeville, collided head-on with the car. Dulworth was transported to Livingston Regional Hospital for treatment. Farish was apparently uninjured. A passenger in the truck, Tony Mick, 28, of Cookeville, was also apparently uninjured.

Patrolman Calvin Anderson investigated the collision.



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City Council Gives Blessing On Festival
By Dewain E. Peek, OCN staff

Livingston City Council gave permission for streets to be blocked off for a music festival planned for October 19-20.

The local merchants association made the request during the Monday, Aug. 6 meeting of the City Council. In addition to allowing organizers to block off streets, the aldermen also voted to give $500 to the event.

According to Jean Moore, who spoke for the organizers, plans are for gospel music on the Friday night of the event, and for bluegrass on the Saturday night.

A dispute with the county government was turned over to City Attorney Kelly Williams to study and give a recommendation. The dispute involves money raised through the sales tax increase that was instituted to cover solid waste costs. A contract between the city and county calls for a portion of the money raised to go to the city ballpark.

Aldermen James "Pug" Lee, Johnny Halfacre, and Curtis Hayes were appointed to a committee to study and make a recommendation on the best way to add a girls softball field to Livingston City Park.

A.B. Coleman was placed on the county Solid Waste Board.

Scott Barlow was transferred from the water department to Livingston Police Department. Billy Witt replaced Scott Barlow. Jason Daniels was hired to replace Scott McDonald.

Because of the Labor Day holiday, the next monthly meeting was moved to Thursday, Sept. 6.

The meeting adjourned.



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Overton County Awarded Emergency Shelter Funds

Overton County has been chosen to receive $12,948 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area.

The selection was made by a National Board chaired by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, Council of Jewish Federations, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and United Way of America, which will provide the administrative staff and function as fiscal agent.

The board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high need areas around the country.

A local board will determine how the funds awarded to Overton County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service organizations in the area. The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program.

Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local government or private voluntary organizations chosen to receive funds must: 1) be nonprofit, 2) have an accounting system, 3) practice nondiscrimination, 4) have demonstrated the capacity to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and 5) if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying organizations are urged to apply.

Further information on the program may be obtained by contacting Dian Dillon at the UCHRA office in Livingston at (931) 823-7325.

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. to the UCHRA office in Livingston.






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