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Archives 10-23-2002






Health fair held Saturday at Livingston Academy
Constables losing powers of law enforcement
Body found in lake tentatively identified



Health fair held Saturday at Livingston Academy


Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

The annual Livingston Regional Hospital Health Fair was held at Livingston Academy on Saturday, Oct. 19. The fair featured many booths displaying state-of-the-art technology, such as the lithotripsy machine, shown by Chad Chrisman of Overton County Neurology, above. The machine disintegrates kidney stones. The service is available every Monday at LRH. Many area residents took advantage of the health fair Saturday morning, packing booths and waiting in line for various free health screenings. The health fair also had activities for children and informational booths.


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Constables losing powers of law enforcement


Overton County Legislative Body voted last week to remove all law enforcement powers from constables in Overton County.

The action presented in the regular monthly meeting held Tuesday, Oct. 15 was put to a vote with little preamble, and all but two commissioners present voted for the measure. Commissioners David Dorminey Sr. and Johnie Webb voted no. Commissioner Alan Atnip was absent.

The vote was the first reading of the resolution. The measure will have to pass again next month before the resolution is adopted.

Tipping fees at the solid waste transfer station were increased from $36 to $40 per ton. The fee increase was made to keep up with the increasing cost to the county for waste disposal.

The County Commission voted to conduct a public auction to sell the old Health Department building and property and to sell the Ragland house and barns to be removed from the new industrial park site.

The budget for Overton County Nursing Home was approved.

Budget amendments were approved to make use of grant money.

Approved to serve on the Agriculture Committee are Jean Moore, Ben Danner, and Stanley Carter Jr.

Approved as notaries at-large are Lisa Hoover, Catherine Gunter, Judy Dillon, Rick Savage, Kim Walker, Regina Tubbs, Bruce Elder, Gary Smith, Christie Dillon, and Teresa Johnson.

The meeting adjourned.


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Body found in lake tentatively identified

A body found in Dale Hollow Lake on October 6 has been tentatively identified, according to a report in the October 17 edition of Pickett County Press.

Assistant District Attorney Owen Burnett told the Press the man is believed to be Ronald Martin of Lancaster, PA. Burnette also told the Press the victim appears to be in his mid-40s. The preliminary investigation has given no indication of foul play.

The body was found Sunday morning, Oct. 6 in a black Ford Ranger pickup submerged in Dale Hollow Lake.

The truck was in approximately 7 feet of water near a boat ramp at the end of Star Point Resort. The body was decomposed beyond recognition.





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