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Archives 10-30-2002






Fall season here with resplendent colors
Bowmer pleads to vehicular homicide
Route announced for 2002 Christmas Parade



Fall 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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Bowmer 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 injury."

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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Route 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 Center.

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. 2.

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 Other.

Judging will be conducted along the parade route, and winners will be announced.





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