Tractor-trailer overturns on Hwy 84
Council sets speed limit at 45 mph on bypass
Boy run over by car speaks to his parents
overturns on Hwy 84 Monday morning
Tennessee Department of Transportation workers and
firefighters cut away and remove branches and trees scattered into
the roadway by a tractor-trailer that left the road Monday morning,
According to police reports, Jacky Waters, 30, of
Livington, lost control of the Smith Trucking rig he was driving
south on Highway 84 just outside the Monterey city limits. Crashing
through the guardrail, the truck turned over on its top into heavy
foilage, and the trailer, filled with radiator racks, dropped over
into a ravine.
According to Putnam Emergency Management Agency Director
Tyler Smith, the driver was not seriously injured and climbed out
of the semi and sat down upon what wasleft of the guardrail. Vehicles
reportedly kept passing by without stopping to help. The initial
reports that came into emergency workers were of trees down on the
curve, but no report of a wreck.
The incident was investigated by Trooper Thorn, assisted
by Trooper Austin. Also assisting with traffic was Monterey Police
Officer Bobby Andrews and Putnam County Deputy Sam Lee.
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sets speed limit at 45 mph on bypass
By DEWAIN E. PEEK, OCN staff
A uniform speed limit was adopted for the Livingston
bypass in action taken by Livingston City Council during the Monday,
June 2 regular monthly meeting.
The City Council set the speed limit on the bypass
at 45 mph, from traffic light #3 on Main Street, by McDonald's,
to the intersection at Byrdstown Highway, by Livingston Limestone.
The budget and tax rate were set for the next fiscal
year. The tax rate was set at 1.16 percent, up from last year's
The annexation initiative moved forward with approval
of the first reading of an ordinance to annex the Carr Subdivision
A resolution stating the plan of service for another
proposed area to be annexed was adopted.
A public hearing for the proposed east end annexation,
taking in a portion of Jamestown Highway, was set for 6 p.m. Monday,
A resolution on water rehab was adopted, then the
low bid on water rehab was approved from W&O Construction at $416,100.
The city received lower bids, but they had to be refused because
they did not meet state requirements.
The Council agreed to a loan of $100,000 to Classic
Mantel Co. for expansion of the facility. The loan will be paid
back over five years at a 2 percent interest rate. According to
Mayor Hosea Winningham, the money to be loaned comes from the state
and cannot be used for anything other than economic development.
The aldermen approved purchasing 14 portable radios
for Livingston Police Department. The money will come from the drug
The Council approved purchasing poles for the city
City park rules and regulations were approved. The
regulations, include setting operating hours as sunrise to 9 p.m.
The rules and regulations also include Winningham Park.
Reserve officers recommended by Police Chief Roger
Phillips were approved.
The Courthouse Square Committee will meet with Livingston
City Council on June 23.
The Comcast franchise agreement was taken under advisement.
The meeting adjourned.
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run over by car speaks to his parents
Daniel Moore, the young Rickman boy who was run over
by a car on May 11, spoke four words to his parents last week.
His father, Jim Moore, said Daniel said, "Mom",
"Dad", and "go home", wanting to go home.
Though hearing Daniel speak was uplifting, his parents
have been cautioned by the doctor not to get too hopeful. The 11
year-old is still in severe critical condition, according to his
father. He has had three operations and needs at least two more.
Daniel has been taken off of a ventilator, and now
has a tracheotomy tube. He is still being given forced oxygen into
his lungs, according to his father.
His parents are staying at Ronald McDonald House while
Daniel is in Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.
The family is accepting donations to help pay for
Daniel's medical expenses. Donations may be sent to Bank of Overton
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