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Archives 2001 10-31-2001




Man Airlifted From Scene Of Tuesday Wreck
Christmas Parade Route Announced
Citizens Bank Robbed Friday Afternoon


Man Airlifted 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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Christmas 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 Square.

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 streets.

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, Nov. 29.

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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Citizens 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 authorities.

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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