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Archives 11-13-2002






Wreck at Ivyton stretch results in multiple injuries
Bredesen carries Overton County in Nov. 5 Election
Monterey man dies in Friday evening wreck



Wreck at Ivyton stretch results in multiple injuries

Two 3 year-olds and two adults were transported to Livingston Regional Hospital after a two-vehicle collision occurred on Highway 52 East near Joppa Road around 4:22 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.

According to reports, Mary F. McDonald, 62, of Alpine, was driving a 1989 Toyota in the eastbound lane and attempted to make a signalled turn into a private drive when a 2001 Dodge Stratus driven west by Dallas E. Carr, 33, of Cookeville, crested the hill and collided with the Toyota.

Overton County Ambulance Service transported McDonald and Carr to LRH. Two 3 year-old passengers in the Toyota, Dakota L. McDonald and Dillon L. McDonald were also transported to the hospital. Trooper Marty Philpot of Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated the incident.


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Bredesen carries Overton County in Nov. 5 Election


Overton County voters chose Democrat candidate Phil Bredesen almost two-to-one over Republican Van Hilleary for governor in the Tennessee General Election held Tuesday, Nov. 5. Overton County had 6,412 voters go to the polls for the election.

Bredesen garnered 4,027 Overton County votes, and Hilleary received 1,999. Bredesen was elected governor with a narrow 51 percent of the vote statewide (843,476) to 48 percent for Hilleary (796,943).

Other gubernatorial candidates receiving votes in Overton County were John Jay Hooker, 22, David Gatchell, 16, Carl Whitaker, 12, Edwin C. Sanders, 9, Marivuana S. Leinoff, 7, Gabriel Givens, James E. Herren, Ray Ledford, and Robert O. Watson, 5 each, Charles Wilhoit Jr., 4, Basil J. Marceaux and Francis E. Waldron, 3 each, and Ronny Simmons, 2.

Overton County voters chose Democrat Bob Clement over Republican Lamar Alexander, 3,565 to 2,071 in the U.S. Senate race. Alexander, who received high profile support from the current Senate seat holder, Fred Thompson, and from President George W. Bush, carried the statewide voting with 54 percent (901,019) to ClementŐs 44 percent (731,735).

Other U.S. Senate candidates receiving votes in Overton County were John Jay Hooker, 24, Wesley M. Baker, 20, Connie Gammon, 17, Karl S. Davidson, 13, and H. Gary Keplinger and Basil J. Marceaux, 1 each.

U.S. Representative Bart Gordon was re-elected overwhelmingly in district voting, which was mirrored by Overton County voting. Overton voters gave Gordon 4,407 votes, well beyond the 934 received by Republican challenger Robert L. Garrison. Independent J. Patrick Lyons received 42 votes. A write-in voter wanted former Overton County Executive Richard Mitchell for the job.

In the State Senate race, incumbent Democrat Charlotte Burks easily carried Overton County with 4,334 votes to Republican challenger Paul BaileyŐs 1,403 votes. District 15 voting was not as overwhelming. Burks received 58 percent of the vote (30,965), but Bailey received a respectable 41 percent of the vote (21,691). Independent Robert E. Grubb received 35 votes in Overton County, and a write-in voter asked for Livingston Mayor Hosea Winningham, and another write-in voter asked for Sherry Dishman.

State Representative John Mark Windle, running unopposed, received 4,878 complimentary Overton County votes. Write-ins were a vote each for Tim Farris, Gabe Sells, Lloyd Bucher, and Sarah Hogue.

For the 1st District Constable vacancy, Cindy Johns received 2 write-in votes, and Bill Clark, Toby Bryan White, Bob Arnold, and Larry Mason each received a write-in vote. All of the constable votes were in early voting.

Overton County went for the lottery with 3,252 residents wanting Tennessee to amend the state constitution to allow a lottery, while 2,298 voted against it. The lottery amendment received enough votes statewide to pass, with 893,646 against 658,543 opposed.

Overton County voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would allow municipal fines to exceed $50, with 2,262 voting against the measure, while 1,888 voted for. Statewide the yes votes outnumbered the no votes 704,816 to 621,819, but did not pass because a constitutional amendment requires more than 50 percent of the votes cast in the governorŐs race, which would have been 834,580 in this election.


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Monterey man dies in Friday evening wreck

A Monterey man died after a two-vehicle collision occurred in the Hanging Limb area Friday, Nov. 8.

According to reports, John Norrod, 31, of Monterey, was driving a 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass north on Highway 136 around 5:15 p.m. Friday evening when a 1994 Mazda pick-up driven by Doug Marcom, 50, of Monterey, crossed the center line into NorrodŐs lane.

The Mazda truckŐs tires had apparently dropped off the shoulder of the road, and Marcom apparently overcorrected. The truck crossed into the northbound lane and collided head-on with NorrodŐs car.

Norrod was pronounced dead at Livingston Regional Hospital.

A passenger in the Norrod vehicle, Bobby O. Bilbrey, 30, of Monterey, was transported to Erlanger Hospital by Life Force helicopter.

Marcom was also transported to Erlanger by Life Force.

Trooper Marty Philpot of Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated the incident, with assistance from Sgt. Randy Maynard and Trooper Daryl Winningham.





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