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Archives 2001 10-10-2001




LA Homecoming Held Friday Night
Local Woman Charged With Bomb Threat
Board Of Education Meeting Held Oct. 2


LA Homecoming 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 coverage.


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Local 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 Investigation.

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 Monterey area.


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Board 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 2002-01.

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 Margaret Leach.

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 Academy.

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 as follows:

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 as follows:

A.H. Roberts Elementary School – Marsha Deck and Mandy McCormick.

Livingston Middle School –Marjorie Phillips and Gwen Smith.

Allons Elementary School –Margaret Leach and Patty Dale.

Rickman Elementary School –Diane Poston and Kelly Rose.

Hilham Elementary School –Pat Gilpatrick and Cathy Sells.

Wilson Elementary School –Kari Copeland and Rick Cross.

The meeting adjourned.

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