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Archives 06-04-2003






Tractor-trailer overturns on Hwy 84 Monday morning
Council sets speed limit at 45 mph on bypass
Boy run over by car speaks to his parents


Tractor-trailer 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, June 2.

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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Council sets speed limit at 45 mph on bypass


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 1.05.

The annexation initiative moved forward with approval of the first reading of an ordinance to annex the Carr Subdivision area.

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, June 16.

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 fund.

The Council approved purchasing poles for the city ballpark.

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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Boy 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 County.




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