Truck overturns Friday spilling asphalt
Sheriff's Dept. apprehends fugitive inmate
Legislative Body meeting set for Thursday
overturns Friday spilling asphalt cargo
A dump truck hauling asphalt overturned on Highway
85 around 1:41 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.
According to Overton County Sheriff's Department,
Johnny G. Hill, 37, of Livingston, was driving the truck toward
Hilham when he came upon a vehicle stopped in the road waiting to
turn onto Campground Road. Unable to stop, Hill swerved right, going
into a ditch and then into a field where the truck overturned and
spilled its cargo back onto the highway.
In leaving the roadway, the truck tore out a fire
hydrant and a fence along the way.
Hill was reportedly uninjured. He was driving the
truck for Henry Sells.
No charges were made concerning the incident.
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Dept. apprehends fugitive inmate
An inmate on work release became a fugitive last week
before being apprehended in Rickman, according to Overton County
Brian McKinney, 33, allegedly failed to report back
to Overton County Jail from work release. He was traced to a trailer
in Rickman, but reportedly fled into a wooded and brushy area behind
the trailer park when deputies arrived to take him in.
Deputies Johnny Garrett, Johnny Arney, John McLeod,
and Chief Deputy Bobby Hunter set up a perimeter around the area
and received assistance from Putnam County Deputy Greg Whitaker
and his K-9 partner. The dog went right to where McKinney was hiding,
according to reports.
McKinney, who was serving time on a misdemeanor, will
now face charges of being a Fugitive from Justice, for failing to
report back from work release, and Resisting Arrest, for running
from the deputies. Additional charges may be pending.
Persons in the trailer face charges of Harboring a
Overton County Sheriff's Dept. expressed appreciation
to Dep. Whitaker and Putnam County Sheriff's Dept. for their help
in the matter.
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Body meeting set for Thursday
Overton County Legislative Body will hold the regular
monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. The meeting will be
held in the courtroom on the second floor of Overton County Courthouse,
on the square in Livingston.
The agenda is as follows:
1. Call to order Ð Sheriff's Department.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
4. Reading and approval of August 22, 2002 minutes.
5. Appoint chairman of the County Commission.
6. Appoint chairman pro tem.
7. Have the second reading of the non-profit resolution.
8. Approve the bond resolution for the industrial
9. Consider approval of $258.42 tax refund as requested
by the tax assessor.
10. Appoint the Overton County Nursing Home Board.
11. Approve the committees as presented by the county executive.
12. Consider the following notaries at-large: Wayne
A. Schulte, Sherra Garrett, Phyllis Medlin, Bruce Harris.
Addendum: 1. Approve bonds for county officials.
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