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Livingston woman injured in Highway 111 wreck
New legislative body holds first meeting
Welcome sign currently under construction

Livingston woman injured in Highway 111 wreck

Carson Oliver/OCN

A Livingston woman was seriously injured in a one-vehicle wreck on Highway 111 around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. According to reports, Melissa Gail Brown, 24, was driving a Dodge truck north on Highway 111, when she apparently lost control of the vehicle approximately 4 miles from Livingston. Witnesses said the truck left the roadway, hit a grassy area in the median, came back across the highway, and went airborne before flipping several times and landing upside down, with the truck’s bed on top of her. Bystanders and law enforcement personnel lifted the vehicle up for several minutes to allow emergency medical personnel to pull Brown from the wreckage. She was transported by Life Force to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga. THP Jimmy King investigated the incident.

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New legislative body holds first meeting

By DEWAIN E. PEEK, OCN staff

Overton County Legislative Body held the monthly meeting Thursday, Sept. 19, with six new county commissioners on board – 3rd District Commissioners John E. Phillips and Shaun R. Hale, 4th District Commissioners Chris Neal and Donald Jeff Keyes, and 5th District Commissioners Ben Danner and Gary Hollars. Commissioner Stanley Carter Jr. was absent.

County Executive Kenneth Copeland was appointed chairman of the County Commission, and Frank Martin was appointed chairman pro tem.

Second reading of the Non-Profit Resolution was approved.

A bond resolution for the new industrial park was adopted.

A $258.42 tax refund requested by the tax assessor was approved.

Appointed to the Overton County Nursing Home Board were the following: 1st District – Frank Martin, 2nd District – Grant Pennington, 3rd District – Randall Boswell, 4th District – Donald Keyes, 5th District – Gary Hollars. Other committees appointed were as follows:

Budget, Purchasing & Education Committee: 1st District – Frank Martin, 2nd District – Grant Pennington, 3rd District – Randall Boswell, 4th District – Chris Neal, 5th District – Johnie Webb.

Solid Waste Committee: 1st District – Alan Atnip, 2nd District – David Dorminey, 3rd District – Shaun Hale, 4th District – Gail Arney, 5th District – Gary Hollars.

Highway & County Property Committee: 1st District – Jean Moore, 2nd District – Stanley Carter Jr., 3rd District – John Phillips, 4th District – Donald Keyes, 5th District – Gary Hollars.

Industrial Development and Planning Committee: 1st District – Frank Martin, 2nd District – Grant Pennington, 3rd District – John Phillips, 4th District – Gail Arney, 5th District – Ben Danner.

Library Committee: 1st District – Alan Atnip, 2nd District – David Dorminey, 3rd District – Shaun Hale, 4th District – Gail Arney, 5th District – Johnie Webb.

Public Safety Committee and Beer Board: 1st District – Frank Martin, 2nd District – Stanley Carter Jr., 3rd District – John Phillips, 4th District – Donald Keyes, 5th District – Ben Danner.

Insurance, Delinquent Tax & Tax Base Committee: 1st District – Alan Atnip, 2nd District – Grant Pennington, 3rd District – Shaun Hale, 4th District – Chris Neal, 5th District – Johnie Webb.

Fair Committee: 1st District – Jean Moore, 2nd District – David Dorminey, 3rd District – Randall Boswell, 4th District – Chris Neal, 5th District – Gary Hollars.

County Salary & Employee Policy Committee: 1st District – Jean Moore, 2nd District – Grant Pennington, 3rd District – Randall Boswell, 4th District – Donald Keyes, 5th District – Ben Danner.

Veterans Committee: Johnie Webb and Stanley Carter Jr.

Bonds were approved for Register of Deeds Franklin D. "Peck" Smith, Circuit Court Clerk Johnny Brown, County Clerk Hugh L. Ogletree, County Executive Kenneth Copeland, and County Trustee Peggy Smith.

Approved as notaries at-large were Wayne A. Schulte, Sherra Garrett, Phyllis Medlin, Bruce Harris, and Jeanette Copeland.

After a motion and second to adjourn had been made, a tie in the voting for constable in one district was brought to the County Commission’s attention by Commissioner Dorminey, who suggested the Legislative Body consider choosing who will serve.

Executive Copeland said no one from the Election Commission has informed him of a need for the Legislative Body to act in breaking the tie.

With the motion on the floor to adjourn, a vote had to be taken before anything else could be considered. So the situation with the constable tie will be looked into by the appropriate committee and considered in the next monthly meeting if necessary.

The meeting adjourned.

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Welcome sign currently under construction

drawing provided by Leadership Overton Alumni Association

By Roy Depolitte, Alumni President Leadership

Overton As part of Leadership Overton program requirements, a previous graduating class has almost completed the construction of a large stone welcome sign at the entrance to Overton County on Highway 111 North. The sign will read, "Est. 1806, Welcome to Overton County, In God We Trust,” and will fulfill the community project for the class.

While many individuals, companies, and contractors have donated time, materials, and labor to the sign project thus far, contributions are needed to pay for the materials and labor that were not donated, estimated at approximately $950. Persons or companies making a significant contribution will have their names listed on a permanent plaque placed on the structure.

This project marks the busiest entrance to the county. Anyone who would like to donate money to help cover the remaining expenses should make the check payable to Leadership Overton Sign Project. The check can be mailed to Bank of Overton County, 1477 West Main Street, Livingston, TN 38570, or dropped off at the bank’s new location. A special account has been established for the sign project and contributors will receive an account of all distributions from this account.

Leadership Overton alumni encourage everyone to leave a legacy for future generations by becoming part of this new addition to Overton County.

 

 

 

 

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