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Archives 09-04-2002






Indiana residents injured in speed boat crash
County Government Sworn In
PWC collision injures woman at Dale Hollow


Indiana residents injured in speed boat crash

Two Indiana residents were seriously injured in a speed boat accident in the Eagle Creek area of Dale Hollow Lake around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1. According to reports, Jeff Beaty and Trenda Whitehead, both of Muncie, IN, were aboard a racing boat that, though it reportedly was not racing another boat, was estimated to be going around 80 mph when the steering system apparently broke. The boat went into a complete 360ˇ spin and ejected the two.

The two were brought to shore by some boaters from Indianapolis, IN, and were then transported by Pickett County Ambulance Service to the top of the hill at Midway Church, where they were then transported by Life Force to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. Whitehead reportedly sustained internal injuries and leg injuries. Beaty reportedly sustained massive internal injuries along with cuts and abrasions.

TWRA officer Doug Lamb investigated the incident.


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County Government Sworn In

Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

Bud Swallows officially took office on Sunday, Sept. 1 after being sworn in by General Sessions Judge John Officer on Friday evening, Aug. 30. By the sheriffŐs side is his wife, Janie Swallows.

Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

New deputies sworn in Friday who will serve under Sheriff Bud Swallows are, front row from left, Lucian Finch, Gary Murphy, Max Goodpasture, Theresa Rich, Keith Smith, Dewayne Winningham, John McLeod, back row, James Marquess, and Bobby Hunter.

Becky Meredith/OCN staff

Judge John Turnbull swears Kenneth Copeland into office as County Executive during General Sessions court on Friday morning, Aug. 30. Executive Copeland began his term on Sunday morning, Sept. 1.


PWC collision injures woman at Dale Hollow

A Livingston woman was seriously injured when two personal watercraft collided at the mouth of Horse Creek on Dale Hollow Lake just after 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

According to reports, Jennie Coffman was seriously injured when the personal watercraft she and her daughter were riding on collided with another PWC being ridden by her 14 year-old son and a friend.

She was transported to Cumberland River Hospital in Celina, where she was then airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital. She reportedly had leg surgery Saturday night and is scheduled for further surgery today.

TWRA officer Bill Moulton investigated the incident.





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