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Archives 2001 08-15-2001




Two-Truck Collision Injures Alpine Man
Local Man Severely Burned In Explosion
All County Schools To Begin August 24


Two-Truck Collision Injures Alpine Man

An Alpine man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.

According to reports, Kelly L. Paul, 27, of Alpine, was driving a maroon 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup northbound on Highway 111 North, when near the Overton-Pickett county line, a southbound white 1993 Ford F-150 pickup attempted to pass a vehicle in a no-pass zone. The Ford and the Chevy collided, causing the Paul vehicle to lose control, skid across the highway, and overturn on the west side of the roadway, trapping Paul inside.

Paul was extricated and transported to Livingston Regional Hospital where he was then transported by Life Force to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

The driver of the Ford, Jimmy H. Sells Jr., 26, of Byrdstown, received minor injuries.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts. No charges have been filed. THP Allen Lee investigated the collision.




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Local Man Severely Burned In Explosion

A Livingston man is in Erlanger Hospital after an explosion at a construction site early Sunday morning, Aug. 12.

According to reports, an electrical panel was being hooked up at in a new addition at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville around 6 a.m. Sunday. Three employees of Pan America Electric Company were injured.

David Sadler II, 27, of Livingston, and Keith Scott, 35, of Cookeville, received severe burns and were flown to Erlanger Burn Center. Sadler is listed in serious but stable condition with very serious burns to approximately 25 percent of his body. Scott is listed as critical, suffering severe burns over most of his body. Clifford Pemberton, 42, of Wartburg, was admitted to Cumberland Medical Center and is listed in stable condition.

The cause of the explosion is yet to be determined.


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All County Schools To Begin August 24

The school calendar was changed to set registration day at all schools as Friday, Aug. 17 and the first day of school at all schools as Friday, Aug. 24 in action taken during the Tuesday, Aug. 7 meeting of the Overton County Board of Education.

In other action, Pat Clark was granted a leave of absence for the 2001-2002 school year.

Steve Robbins was granted a leave of absence for the 2001-2002 school year.

Billy Heady's letter of resignation from the Overton County School System was accepted.

Donna Hillabrand's letter of resignation was accepted.

Jan Hill's letter of resignation was accepted.

The School Board approved Special Population, Carl Perkins 2002-01 Original Budget.

The Board approved quarterly reports for the period ending June 30, 2001 for General Purpose, Federal Projects, Central Cafeteria, Education Debt Service, and Capital Projects Funds.

The Board approved 2001-02 School Budgets for General Purpose, Central Cafeteria, and Education Debt Service.

In executive action, low bids were approved on classroom furniture, marker boards, bulletin boards, and library furniture.

Bids approved for the school nutrition program for the 2001-2002 school year are as follows: foods and supplies - Institutional Wholesale; bread - Lewis Bakery; milk - Mayfield Dairy Farms; ice cream - Purity Dairies; and pest control - Universal Pest Control.

Director of Schools Bill Needham issued the Director's Report to the School Board. Actions taken by the school director are as follows:

Paula Walker was hired at Wilson Elementary School.

Melissa Palk was hired at Rickman Elementary School.

Carla Pierce was hired at Rickman.

Christina Green was hired at A.H. Roberts School.

Tonia Little was hired at A.H. Roberts.

Mick Barnes was hired at Livingston Academy.

Lisa Ramsey was hired at Allons Elementary School.

Kendra Crisp Hummel was hired at Rickman.

Kevin Norrod was hired at Livingston Middle School.

Linda Archer was hired for an occupational therapy position at 3.5 days.

Hired as substitute teachers for Early Childhood were Casey Windle, Delta Jo Wright, Lori Looper, Kelly M. Hawkins, Holli Franklin, and Shirlyn Kay Gore.

Kristy Neely was hired for three days to help with processing new books.

Jennifer Sims was hired at A.H. Roberts.

Lora Franklin was hired at Hilham Elementary School.

Jenny Reed was hired at Wilson Elementary School.

Heather Bowman was hired at Wilson.

Linda Halsell was hired at Livingston Academy.

Dusty Watts was hired as an educational assistant at Allons. Rithia Winningham was hired as a full-time bus driver.

Kenneth Dodson was hired as a half-time bus driver for Rickman. The meeting adjourned.






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