Man Airlifted From Scene Of Tuesday Wreck
Christmas Parade Route Announced
Citizens Bank Robbed Friday Afternoon
From Scene Of Tuesday Wreck
A single-vehicle accident on Tuesday afternoon, Oct.
23 near Horse Creek Resort in Clay County seriously injured the
driver of a 1982 BMW 800 motorcycle.
According to reports Raymond Sanders, 84, of Greenbrier,
was travelling westbound on Highway 52 when he came upon a sharp
curve and failed to negotiate the turn.
Sanders was thrown from the bike, which came to rest
on the westbound side of the highway. He was airlifted to Vanderbilt
Hospital with serious injuries.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper James Darrell Storie
investigated the scene.
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Parade Route Announced
The 2001 Overton County Christmas Parade will be held
Saturday, Dec. 1 with “Christmas in America” as the theme.
The parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the intersection
of North Church Street (Highway 52) and Bradford-Hicks Drive (Livingston
by-pass), and will continue on North Church Street to the Courthouse
The parade will proceed right on Broad Street and
continue to Oak Street, where it will pass Livingston Regional Hospital,
ending just beyond the hospital at the intersection of Oak and 1st
Grand marshalls for the parade will be Larry Brinton
and Nick Beres of NewsChannel 5 in Nashville.
Those who wish to place an entry in the parade may
do so by visiting Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce
office and paying a $5 entry fee. Deadline for entry is Thursday,
The following are the categories for the parade: Business
and Industry; Churches and Religious Organizations; Scout Troops;
Fire and Rescue Departments; Children Under 12; Children 12 and
Older; Schools; Civic Clubs and Veterans' Organizations; Antique
Cars; Wagons and Buggies; Horse with Female Rider; Horse with Male
Rider; and Other.
Line-up for the parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. in
the Livingston Academy parking lot and along Melvin Johnson Drive.
All judging will be conducted along the parade route
and winners will be announced.
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Bank Robbed Friday Afternoon
Citizens Bank of Jackson Street in Cookeville was
robbed Friday afternoon, Oct. 26 by a lone man who entered the building
around 2:30 p.m. without a mask and demanding money, according to
a report in the Herald-Citizen.
Tellers handed money to the thief, who walked out
the bank's front door with his loot. He reportedly ran from the
scene into a wooded area on the south side of the building.
Bank employees then sounded an alarm and notified
Trained police K-9 units, brought in from the Cookeville
Police Department and Putnam County Sheriff's Department, then tracked
down the robber's scent to Bunker Hill Road, but lost the trail.
Whether the suspect was carrying a gun at the time
of the robbery has yet to be determined and the amount taken has
not been released by investigating officers.
Witnesses described the suspect as a black male around
5' 9" to 5'11" who weighs 170 to 180 pounds. He was reportedly
wearing a black coat and a tan or beige-colored baseball cap with
a bandana underneath.
No one at the bank witnessed a getaway vehicle.
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Overton County News
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Livingston, Tennessee 38570