Three days of incessant rain leaves
flooding in its wake
Livingston man dies in auto crash on I-40
LMS principal, vice principal reassigned
days of incessant rain leaves flooding in its wake
Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
Intrepid motorists drive through a water-covered Highway
52 just outside of Livingston on Sunday afernoon. The flooding over
the weekend forced those with not so seaworthy vehicles to detour
on Fredonia Road or Dogwalk Road to get to and from their residences
in Oak Grove, Alpine, and beyond.
Rain began early Friday morning and did not cease
until late Sunday night, when it turned to a smattering of snow
flurries and freezing rain. The rains left homes flooded and roads
submerged throughout Overton County and much of Middle Tennessee.
The subsequent freezing temperatures iced over roads, causing more
hazardous road conditions.
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man dies in auto crash on I-40
A Livingston man died in a car crash on I-40 Wednesday,
According to reports, Jonathan Breeding, 20, of Livingston,
was driving a 1985 Toyota Corolla west on I-40 around 6:50 a.m.
when the car ran off the left side of the road near the Gordonsville
exit. The car was apparently overcorrected and came back across
the road and hit a rock wall. The car rolled over several times
before coming to rest upside down on the highway.
Breeding was not wearing a seatbelt, according to
the Tennessee Highway Patrol report, but the reporting officer noted
that it would not have made a difference. High speed was listed
as a factor in the fatal crash.
Breeding was headed to work at Performance Fast Food
Group in Lebanon, according to reports. Relatives told authorities
he was running late for work and missed his ride in Cookeville.
He was the son of Lonnie Joe and Janie Sue Breeding.
Trooper Monte Terry of Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated
the incident, with assistance from THP Lt. Vic Donoho.
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vice principal reassigned
Livingston Middle School Principal Melinda Beaty and
LMS Vice Principal Robert Jolley have been reassigned.
Acting on the advice of legal counsel, Director of
Schools Bill Needham made the moves Thursday, Feb. 13.
Melinda Beaty has been transferred to CLUE, the school
systemÕs alternative school. Robert Jolley has been transferred
to Livingston Academy.
Randall Dial, who was director of the Adult Education
curriculum, was named as principal at LMS.
JTPA Coordinator Richard Evans will be assuming the
director position in Adult Education.
The reassignments follow a parental outcry concerning
security cameras in an area of Livingston Middle School where a
portion of the locker rooms were in view.
All schools in the Overton County system have security
cameras, 16 per school. Cameras around locker room areas are usually
placed on the exterior of the outside entrance/exit door. But at
Livingston Middle School, cameras for the locker room doorway were
installed inside instead of outside.
The cameras were brought into question after girls
on a visiting basketball team noticed them on January 9.
Authorities were notified, and the cameras were taken
down the following day.
Overton County Board of Education hired an outside
agency to investigate the situation, independent of the law enforcement
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