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Highway 52 blocked by overturned truck
Rickman man dies in Sunday morning wreck
Summer Music Festival to be held this weekend


Highway 52 blocked by overturned truck


Darren Oliver/OCN staff

A Georgia truck driver was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital after the tractor-trailer he was driving overturned on a rain slickened Highway 52 just after 7 a.m. Saturday morning, July 13.

According to reports, the truck Doug Linneberger, 37, was driving toward Celina overturned in a curve just past the Overton-Clay county line. Linneberger was trapped in the vehicle for approximately an hour before rescue personnel freed him from the cab.

Erlanger Hospital's Life Force helicopter transported Linneberger to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville instead of Erlanger Hospital in Chattannooga because of fog. He was treated for injuries to his foot and arm, but he suffered no broken bones, according to reports. He was released from the hospital Monday, July 15.

Assisting in the rescue efforts were Clay County EMS, Clay County Rescue Squad, and Clay County Fire Department. The incident was investigated by THP Billy Pierce.

The damaged tractor and trailer, which was hauling a load of 8-inch and 12-inch culverts, was taken back to Southeast Culvert Inc. in Lawrenceville, GA, on Tuesday, July 16.


Rickman man dies in Sunday morning wreck

A Rickman man died in a one-vehicle wreck on Highway 293 on Sunday morning, July 14.

According to reports, Dennis Riley, 49, was driving a 1988 Chevrolet van west on Highway 293, east of Highway 111, around 6:20 a.m. when he apparently lost control of the vehicle in a curve. The van left the road and struck a tree, ejecting the driver, who reportedly was not wearing a seatbelt.

THP Jimmy King investigated the incident.


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Summer Music Festival to be held this weekend

Clear View will be one of the groups performing at the Overton County Summer Music Festival scheduled for Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 on the Livingston square. Members of Clear View are, from left, Gary Swallows, Lisa Langford, Charles Geesling, James Harris, and Woody Hawkins.

Friday's activities will feature gospel music from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. A beauty contest and bluegrass music will be featured Saturday. Other highlights include pony rides, novelties, foods, and crafts. Gospel bands, instrumentalists, and singers who would like to participate should call Grant Pennington at (931) 823-6507; bluegrass performers may call Terry Webb at (931) 823-1618. Information on the beauty contest may be obtained by calling Barbara Keisling at (931) 823-2639 or (931) 823-4277. Those who would like to set up a vending booth may call The Paper Place at (931) 823-2218.



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