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Archives 09-18-2002






Truck overturns Friday spilling asphalt cargo
Sheriff's Dept. apprehends fugitive inmate
Legislative Body meeting set for Thursday


Truck 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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Sheriff's Dept. apprehends fugitive inmate

An inmate on work release became a fugitive last week before being apprehended in Rickman, according to Overton County Sheriff's Department.

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 Fugitive.

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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Legislative 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 Sheriff's Department.

2. Pledge of Allegiance.

3. Invocation.

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 park.

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.

13. Adjourn.





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