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Archives 04-02-2003






County Heritage Museum to open this Saturday
Man arrested after shooting incident Friday
Man injured in Friday night wreck on Hwy 52


County Heritage Museum to open this Saturday

Following two years of hard work, Overton County Heritage Museum will open with a Civil War display Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April is Confederate History Month, so the opening will coincide with the recognition.

Only the front section of the building is ready for display, but several exhibits are ready for viewing. Along with the Civil War display will be a school exhibit with many old school pictures from around the county.

Another display will have articles of weaving, pottery, and pictures from the old Alpine School.

Jason Duke will have a display on mining and railroads in Overton County history.

An African-American section will have articles and pictures.

The gift shop will also open Saturday. The shop has books of interest to Overton County, and will also have handmade items available.

The main section of the museum is still under construction, and will open with permanent exhibits at a later date.

The museum will be open to the public on Saturdays, with no admission charged. Donations will be accepted.

For more information call the museum at (931) 403-0909.


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Man arrested after shooting incident Friday

A Nolen Lane resident was arrested Friday night, March 28 after firing a shotgun blast in the direction of an Overton County deputy.

According to reports, Deputy Rodney Insco responded to a call on Nolen Lane involving a person with a knife. As Dep. Insco talked with the woman who reported the incident, a man walked to the end of the driveway across the road and fired a 20 gage shotgun toward the area where the deputy was standing. Nine children the woman was keeping were also in the same area with the deputy.

After a manhunt in the area, Charles E. Webb, 53, of Nolen Lane, was arrested for Reckless Endangerment. After being taken to Overton County Jail, Webb reportedly gave consent to search his residence.

After searching the residence, Sheriff’s Dept. personnel allegedly found marijuana and charged Webb with Possession for Resale.


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Man injured in Friday night wreck on Hwy 52

A man was transported by Life Force helicopter to Erlanger Hospital after a single-vehicle wreck on Jamestown Highway Friday night, March 28.

According to reports, Willie Shepherd, 43, was driving a white 1986 Ford F-150 pickup west on Highway 52 at a high rate of speed when the truck crossed into the eastbound lane. Shepherd apparently overcorrected, causing the truck to skid off the road where it struck a utility pole and overturned.

Alcohol was listed as a factor in the Tennessee Highway Patrol report. THP Allen Lee investigated the wreck.






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