County Heritage Museum to open this
Man arrested after shooting incident Friday
Man injured in Friday night wreck on Hwy
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
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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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
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
After searching the residence, Sheriff’s Dept. personnel
allegedly found marijuana and charged Webb with Possession for Resale.
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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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