Fall season here with resplendent colors
Bowmer pleads to vehicular homicide
Route announced for 2002 Christmas Parade
season here with resplendent colors
Becky Meredith/OCN staff
An afternoon sun shining through the hills at the
bridge on Waterloo Road makes for a breathtaking autumn picture.
As the leaves change colors and the season breaks through, local
countrysides reveal stunning sights.
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pleads to vehicular homicide
By ROBERT FORSMAN, court reporter
Bob K. Bowmer, 67, of Livingston, pled guilty last
week in Overton County Criminal Court to Vehicular Homicide by Recklessness.
Bowmer was charged with causing the death of Stephen Paul Murphy,
34, of Alpine, as the result of a vehicular collision. The crash
occurred shortly before 4 p.m. on August 21, 2001.
Bowmer was driving a Dodge van that collided with
a Toyota Corolla driven by Murphy on Highway 52 East near mile post
number 21, according to reports. Overton County Grand Jury indicted
Bowmer on February 11, 2002. According to the indictment, "The
killing of Stephen Paul Murphy being the proximate result of Bob
K. Bowmer’s conduct creating a substantial risk of death or bodily
Bowmer, who was released from jail following the crash,
was represented by Attorney John Appman at the plea hearing.
According to the plea agreement, Bowmer was placed
on 3 years supervised probation and ordered to pay court costs.
A fine and community service were waived.
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announced for 2002 Christmas Parade
The 2002 Overton County Christmas Parade will be held
on Saturday, Dec. 7. This year’s theme is “Christmas: The True Meaning”.
Charlotte Burks will be the grand marshal.
The parade will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the intersection
of the Highway 111 bypass and Highway 294, near Livingston Limestone.
The parade will continue onto East Main Street to Broad Street,
across the town square, to West Main Street and onto the bypass.
The parade will disperse at 1st Street.
Line-up will begin at 1:30 p.m. on the bypass, from
the intersection of Highway 294 back toward Tennessee Technology
Those who wish to place an entry in the parade may
do so by visiting Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce
and paying a $5 entry fee. Deadline for entries is Monday, Dec.
The following categories will be featured in this
year's parade: Business and Industry; Churches; Scout Troops; Fire
and Rescue Departments; Children Under 12; Children 12 and Older;
Schools; Civic Clubs and Veterans Organizations; Antique Cars; Wagons
and Buggies; Horse with Female Rider; Horse with Male Rider; and
Judging will be conducted along the parade route,
and winners will be announced.
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Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570