LA Homecoming Held Friday Night
Local Woman Charged With Bomb Threat
Board Of Education Meeting Held Oct. 2
Held Friday Night
Amanda Harris Sports Photography
The 2001 Homecoming Queen and Court were presented
during Livingston Academy Homecoming ceremonies held Friday, Oct.
5. They are, from left, Freshman Homecoming Attendant Stasha Babb,
daughter of Chuck and Fran Babb of Rickman, escorted by Johnny Cyrus,
son of Johnny and Betty Cyrus of Livingston, Junior Homecoming Attendant
Mindy Beechboard, daughter of Carl and Sherry Beechboard of Hilham,
escorted by Josh Coffman, son of David and Connie Coffman of Hilham,
2001 Livingston Academy Homecoming Queen Ashley Pealer, daughter
of Dennie and Kathy Pealer of Allons, escorted by Joel Garrett,
son of Shirley Garrett of Monroe and the late Joe Garrett, Senior
Homecoming Attendant Kayla Gilpatrick, daughter of Wayne and Lechya
Gilpatrick of Livingston, escorted by Todd Beaty, son of David and
Penny Beaty of Livingston, and Sophomore Homecoming Attendant Nikita
Beaty, daughter of David and Penny Beaty of Livingston, escorted
by Eddie Sells, son of Willie Sells of Livingston and Debbie Lee
of Livingston. Tiny Tot Queen McKenzie Poston presented the crown
donated by E.B. Gray Jewelry. See page 3B-5B for more homecoming
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Woman Charged With Bomb Threat
An Overton County woman has been accused of calling
in a bomb threat to a food processing plant in Monterey. Brenda
Lee Keisling, of Livingston, reportedly phoned Perdue Farms on Friday,
Sept. 26 and claimed a bomb was in the plant.
Officials at Perdue Farms reported the call to Monterey
police officers. The officers then put a trace on the telephone
at the plant and determined the threatening call was made from Livingston.
Livingston Police Department was then contacted for
assistance in the investigation, along with Tennessee Bureau of
A few days later, Keisling was arrested and detained
at Overton County Jail. She has officially been charged with telephone
harassment and making false reports.
After making bond, she was released, but will have
to appear in court at a later date.
If convicted of committing the Class E felony, Keisling
could face a one to two-year jail sentence and a $3,000 fine.
She is said to have a relative who works at the plant.
Perdue Farms employs more than 1,000 persons in the
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Of Education Meeting Held Oct. 2
The regular meeting of Overton County School Board
was held Tuesday evening, Oct. 2.
The minutes from the September 4 meeting were approved
and the agenda of the October 2 meeting was approved.
In executive action, the board approved the low bid
of $4,800 for septic system installation at Allons Elementary School
from Stephens Construction Company.
The low bid for excavations at Allons Elementary School
from Stephens Construction Company was $15 per cubic yard of soil
and $30 per cubic yard of rock.
Also approved in executive action were the low bids
for a Special Education bus at $43,033 from Blue Bird of Tennessee
and for 24” lab stools at $28.53 each from School Specialty, Inc.
In new business, the board approved IDEA carryover
2001-21, Title I state amendment 2001-21, and Title I state amendment
The board also approved the social studies textbook
adoption committees for the 2001-2002 school year as follows: Members
of the high school committee include Lynn Ash-burn, Danny McCormick,
and Rick Sells.
Members of the committee for grades 6-8 include Rhonda
Delk, Vickie Eldridge, Marjorie Phillips, Betty Massengille, and
On the committee for grades K-5 are Whitney Cobb,
Kathy Sells, Beverly Heath, Leigh Caldwell, and Sharon Peterman.
Certification of Compliance with Tennessee Code Annotated
section 49-3-310(4)(A) was approved by the board.
Actions conducted by Director of Schools Bill Needham
were issued in the Director’s Report as follows:
George Morgan was hired as custodian at Livingston
Ashley Bilbrey was hired as Special Education bus
attendant. Megan Boswell was hired to serve as a music therapist
at Wilson Elementary School one day each week. Shirlyn Kay Gore’s
letter of resignationwas accepted.
Karen Ledbetter, Mascle Phillips, Eula Garrett, and
Isabel Garrett, were hired as certified substitute teachers.
Non-certified substitute teachers hired were Johnny
C. Cantrell, Lisa Gore, Janice Korth, Joyce Ann Norris, Patsy Seaman,
Brent Shake, Lori Thomas, Tammy Vaughn, Melissa Winningham, Leslie
Wilborn, Lisa Carr, Christine Norrod, Kim Matthews, Melissa Rob-bins,
Janet Miller, Barry Mayes, Marsha Gibbons, Lisa Hite, Ronetta Whited,
Angel White, Lyle Anderson, Roxanne Car-mack, Eva Savage, Leigh
Mc-Alpin, Janetta Lauzon, Katrina M. Swallows, Shannon Watson, Lisa
Phillips, Karla Stannard, and Regina Boykin.
Peer tutors hired for the 2001-2002 TAPS Program are
A.H. Roberts Elementary School – Jade Carter, Leslie
Huddleston, and Jorden White, substitute.
Livingston Middle School –Betsy Jolly, Cacie Phillips,
and Ashley Hunter, substitute.
Allons Elementary School –Ashley Pealer, Casey Maynord,
and Ashley Hunter, substitute.
Rickman Elementary School –Stephanie Smith, Rebekah
Looper, and Lori Honeycutt, substitute.
Hilham Elementary School –Jon Savage, Drew Bilbrey,
and Tara Bates, substitute.
Wilson Elementary School –Lora Watson and Brad Harris.
Teachers hired for the 2001-2002 TAPS Program are
A.H. Roberts Elementary School – Marsha Deck and Mandy
Livingston Middle School –Marjorie Phillips and Gwen
Allons Elementary School –Margaret Leach and Patty
Rickman Elementary School –Diane Poston and Kelly
Hilham Elementary School –Pat Gilpatrick and Cathy
Wilson Elementary School –Kari Copeland and Rick Cross.
The meeting adjourned.
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