Health fair held Saturday at Livingston
Constables losing powers of law enforcement
Body found in lake tentatively identified
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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losing powers of law enforcement
By DEWAIN E. PEEK, OCN staff
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
The vote was the first reading of the resolution.
The measure will have to pass again next month before the resolution
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
The budget for Overton County Nursing Home was approved.
Budget amendments were approved to make use of grant
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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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
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