T-Storm tears through county over weekend
Snake bite hospitalizes local woman
Young boy run over by car in Sunday tragedy
tears through county over weekend
Becky Meredith/OCN staff
The storm that blew through the Upper Cumberland region
Saturday night into Sunday morning left its signature. The home
of Bill and Faye Davis on Windle Street saw the storm’s fierceness
firsthand when a big branch of a maple tree in their back yard broke
and fell onto the roof. The two were already awake from the storm
and drinking coffee when they heard the crash. Although the noise
scared them pretty bad, they didn’t think the home sustained much
damage. They wouldn’t be able to find out how much damage the home
received until one of the local tree services could remove the branch.
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bite hospitalizes local woman
Rhonda McCoin, of Highland Mountain Road, was rushed
to the emergency room of Livingston Regional Hospital on Friday
evening after she sustained a snake bite.
Her husband, Danny, took her to the hospital, where
she was kept two nights for observation.
She was reportedly walking in her driveway when the
snake bit her on the ankle.
The snake escaped but was thought to be a copperhead
because of her reaction to the wound.
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boy run over by car in Sunday tragedy
A young boy in the Rickman area was severely injured
on Sunday afternoon, May 11 while playing in a vehicle at his family’s
residence on Rickman-Monterey Highway.
According to reports from Overton County Sheriff’s
Department, the car the boy was playing in began to roll, so he
tried to exit.
“He apparently got caught by the car and was drug
a short distance,” Lt. Keith Smith said. “The car then ran over
“The car continued to roll across the parking lot
of West Overton Utility District. The juvenile was released from
underneath the car when it crossed the parking lot curb,” Lt. Smith
read from the report.
The victim, Daniel Moore, fourth grade student at
Rickman Elementary School, was transported to Rickman Fire Department,
where LifeForce picked him up and transported him to Erlanger Medical
His age is unconfirmed.
“Eleven’s what I heard, but I can’t confirm that because
it doesn’t say in the report,” Lt. Smith said.
Officer John Hunter investigated the incident.
At last report, Daniel was in critical condition at
Erlanger. No details of his injuries have been given.
He is the son of Jim and Anna Marie Moore of Rickman.
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