Chicken feed tanker crashes on Jamestown
Declaration may aid area farmers
Hall receives Employee of the Year award
feed tanker crashes on Jamestown Highway
picture/Alisha Finley/OCN staff
Chicken feed was scattered along the side of Jamestown
Highway last week after a tanker truck crashed Wednesday night,
According to reports, Scottie White, 38, of Clarksville,
was driving a 1999 Mack tractor-trailer east on Highway 52 around
8 p.m. when the right side trailer tires dropped off the side of
the road near Crooked Circle Road. With no shoulder on the road
in that area, the trailer overturned and struck trees, which broke
the tanker full of chicken feed in two. The load was lost down an
White, who was driving for Shoemaker & Sons Farms
of Columbia, was apparently uninjured in the crash.
Trooper Marty Philpot of Tennessee Highway Patrol
investigated the incident.
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may aid area farmers
Declaration may aid area farmers Extremely bad weather
during this past year’s growing season has prompted U.S. Department
of Agriculture to declare Overton County a disaster area, according
to U.S. Representative Bart Gordon.
Drought, high winds, high temperatures, and hail were
responsible for damaging the crops. The disaster designation allows
family farms to be considered for low-interest emergency loans from
Farm Service Agency.
Rep. Gordon said, “The extent of losses, the availability
of security, and the ability to repay are factors the FSA takes
into consideration when looking over each application.
“I appreciate the USDA’s response to this situation,
but am disappointed the agency refused additional funding to some
Tennessee counties for a drought assistance livestock compensation
“That refusal may hurt livestock producers in Overton
County. Additional funding could have helped those farmers. I have,
however, asked Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman to reconsider the
issue," Gordon said.
Affected farmers should call the Overton County FSA
office at (931) 823-5506 for more information.
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receives Employee of the Year Award
Robert Hall, center, is congratulated on receiving
the Overton County Nursing Home Employee of the Year award from
Tammy Norris, administrator, and his supervisor, Mike Sells. Hall
has worked at the facility for more than a year in the Maintenance
Department. He was nominated for his hard work and his dedication
to help residents and his fellow employees.
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