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