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County property tax rate raised to 1.97 percent
Calendar announced for 2003-2004 school year
Bluegrass Festival

 

 

County property tax rate raised to 1.97 percent

 

By DEWAIN E. PEEK, OCN staff

The state budget problem has trickled down to the county level.

In an attempt to avoid raising taxes, the state cut back on sharing revenue with local governments. Now, local governments are replacing those missing funds by raising taxes.

Overton County is no exception. During the regular meeting held Monday, July 28, the County Commission voted 12-3 to raise the property tax levy to 1.97 percent, up .28 from last year's 1.69. Commissioners Ben Danner, Shaun Hale, and John E. Phillips voted against the rate.

Before the tax levy vote, the legislative body approved appropriation resolutions.

Adopted with a 12-3 votes was making appropriations for County General, Courthouse and Jail Maintenance, Solid Waste, Drug Fund, Highway Fund, and Debt Service for fiscal year 2003-2004. The County General appropriation was set at 1.01, up from .88 last year; Debt Service was set at .21, up from .11 last year; Solid Waste was set at .10, up from .05 last year; and the Highway Fund was set at .05, the same as last year. Commissioners Hale, Phillips, and Alan Atnip voted against the resolution.

A motion was made to set the General Purpose School and Central Cafeteria Fund appropriation at .65, but the proposal failed 7-8. Commissioners Shaun Hale and Gary Hollars notified the County Commission that they had a conflict of interest, but that they still wished to vote on the appropriation. Commissioners Hale, Hollars, Danner, Phillips, Randall Boswell, Stanley Carter Jr., and Jean Moore voted for the resolution; and Commissioners Gail Arney, Alan Atnip, David Dorminey, Donald Jeff Keyes,

Frank Martin, Chris Neal, Grant Pennington, and Johnie Webb voted no.

A resolution was then adopted to set the school system's appropriation at .60, the same as last year, with Commissioners Boswell and Danner voting no.

The meeting recessed for a short time so Overton County School Board, whose members were present, could have a called meeting to approve an alternate budget. The Board approved its budget, and the Overton County Legislative Body meeting resumed.

Director of Schools Bill Needham addressed the Commission to inform them of the changes in the new budget, which involved using fund balance money, a measure the State Legislature has allowed for in times of cutbacks to county funding.

A retirement resolution was adopted to authorize prior service for county employees.

The Commission adopted a resolution for the state's litter grant program. The county's appropriation for this year is $38,754.

Charlotte Elder was appointed to the Library Board.

Sheriff Bud Swallows was appointed to the E-911 Board to replace Kelly Hull, the former sheriff, who has resigned from the board.

Approved as notaries at-large were David Howard, Albert Jenkins, David F. Winningham, Kelly Williams, Kathy Winningham, Ginger Walker, Angel Payne, and Reba Spears.

The meeting adjourned.

 

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Calendar announced for 2003-2004 school year

Overton County School System has announced the following school calendar for the 2003-2004 school year. The schedule was approved by the School Board on March 4.

Dates and activities are as follows:

July 30 – Teacher In-Service (county-wide mandated at Livingston Academy at 8 a.m. with Health Fair beginning at 7 a.m.);

July 31 – Student Registration (Abbreviated #1);

August 1 – Discretionary Administrative Day #1 (no students);

August 4 – First full day for students;

September 1 – Labor Day Holiday (no school);

October 6-17 – Fall Break;

November 26 – Discretionary Administrative Day #2 (no students);

November 27-28 – Thanksgiving Holidays (no school);

December 19 – Abbreviated Day #2;

December 22-January 2 – Christmas Break;

January 19 – Discretionary Administrative Day #3 (no students);

February 16 – Discretionary Administrative Day #5 (no students);

March 15-26 – Spring Break;

April 9 – Discretionary Administrative Day #4 (no students);

May 28 – Stock-Piled Staff Development Day #1;

May 29 – Last Day of School (Abbreviated Day #3).

The school year will include 12 snow days and one stockpiled staff development day.

The Board intends that any snow days in excess of the amount of days stockpiled will be made up during the first week of Spring Break, March 15-19.

 

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2003 Overton County Fair Pageants

Baby pageants held Thursday at Fairgrounds

Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

Winners in the infant-6 month-old girls baby contest held at Overton County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 24 are, from left, 1st runner-up Robyn Tayler Mabery, daughter of Rob and April Mabery of Hilham, winner Aliyah Hope Kingery, daughter of Terry and Crystal Kingery of Livingston, and 2nd runner-up Myrina Nicolyn Bowman, daughter of Thomas and Kystan Bowman of Livingston.

 

Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

Winners in the infant-6 month-old boys baby contest held at Overton County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 24 are, from left, winner Slade Swallows, son of Matthew and Ashley Swallows of Monroe, 1st runner-up Levi Craig, son of Crystal Craig of Cookeville, and 2nd runner-up Colby Lennon Harrison, son of Len and Penny Harrison of Livingston.

 

Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

Winners in the 12-18 month-old girls baby contest held at Overton County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 24 are, from left, winner Cloe Mikel Neal, daughter of Michael and Tonya Neal of Livingston, 1st runner-up Madison Paige Cox, daughter of Amanda Cox of Hilham, and 2nd runner-up Hallie Sells, daughter of James and Connie Sells of Monroe.

 

Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

Winners in the 12-18 month-old boys baby contest held at Overton County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 24 are, from left, winner Daniel Jolley, son of Bert and Lynn Jolley of Monroe, 1st runner-up Wesley Smith, son of Carl and Crystal Smith of Livingston, and tied for 2nd runner-up Tyler Allen Johnson, son of Brian and Mitize Johnson of Monroe, and Jacob Alan Roberson, son of Brian and T.J. Roberson of Allons.

 

Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

Winners in the 6-12 month-old girls baby contest held at Overton County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 24 are, from left, winner Jayleigh Faye Harris, daughter of Kevin and Donna Harris of Livingston, 1st runner-up Addison Leigh Brown, daughter of Richard and Letrice Brown of Livingston, and 2nd runner-up McKenzie Danielle Weathers-Skinner, daughter of Andrea Weathers and Kevin Skinner, both of Livingston.

 

Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

Winners in the 6-12 month-old boys baby contest held at Overton County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 24 are, from left, winner Zachary Marshall Raines, son of Chad and Julie Raines of Hilham, 1st runner-up Camden Bradford, son of Brian and Angie Bradford of Livingston, and 2nd runner-up Nathanael Cole Thrasher, son of David and Beverly Thrasher of Livingston.

 

Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

Winners in the 18-24 month-old girls baby contest held at Overton County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 24 are, from left, winner Sydnee Elizabeth Collins, daughter of Jason and Kelley Collins of Livingston, 1st runner-up Cierra Ferrell, daughter of Barry and Christie Ferrell of Livingston, and 2nd runner-up Mariah Cravens, daughter of Darrel and Tamara Cravens of Alpine.

 

Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

Winners in the 18-24 month-old boys baby contest held at Overton County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 24 are, from left, winner Denver Lee Clark, son of Danny and Julie Clark of Monroe, 1st runner-up Elijah Zane Sircy, son of Michael and Tracy Sircy of Cookeville, and 2nd runner-up Brady Eli Adams, son of Chris and Donna Adams of Livingston.

 

Toddler Pageant held last week at Fairgrounds

Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

Winners in the girls toddler contest held at Overton County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 24 are, from left, 1st runner-up Makinsey Faith Perdue, daughter of Terry and Kathy Perdue of Livingston, 2003 Overton County Toddler Queen Jayce Anaston Phillips, daughter of Terry and Amy Phillips of Livingston, 2002 Toddler Queen Kellsey Ray, and 2nd runner-up Katelyn Elizabeth Raines, daughter of Glen and Amy Raines of Livingston.

 

Kevin Burmeister/OCN staff

Winners in the boys toddler contest held at Overton County Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 24 are, from left, 2003 Overton County Toddler King Ethan Hayes Carr, son of Keith and Beth Carr of Allons, 1st runner-up Elijah Garrett, son of John and Misty Garrett of Allons, 2002 Toddler King Allan Langford, and 2nd runner-up Michael Sells, son of Marla Sells.

 

 

Tiny Tot King and Queen crowned

Ashley Hunter/OCN staff

The 2003 Tiny Tot King and Queen contest was held at Overton County Fairgrounds on Friday, July 25. On hand were, front row from left, 2nd runner-up Zachery Smith, son of Brent and Robbi Smith, 2nd runner-up Kayln Conner, daughter of Ben Conner and Scott and Kelli Ray, 2002 Tiny Tot Queen Katlyn Ray, daughter of Chris and Shannon Ray, 2003 Tiny Tot Queen Lakyn Breanne Conner, daughter of Jimmy and Julie Conner, 2003 Tiny Tot King Carter Hayes, son of Curtis and Julie Hayes, 2002 Tiny Tot King Justin Rogers, son of Richard and Crystal Rogers, 1st runner-up Kyra LaRue, daughter of Steven and Tammy LaRue, and 1st runner-up Hunter Poston, son of Bobby and Tina Poston. Congratulating the winners were, back row, Pauletta Brady and Tim McGill, of Livingston Regional Hospital, sponsor of the pageant.

 

 

Laiton Pigg crowned Little Miss

Ashley Hunter/OCN staff

Winners of the Little Miss Pageant held at Overton County Fairgrounds last Friday are, from left, 1st runner-up Tiffany Waddell, daughter of Rick and Fredia Waddell, 2003 Overton County Little Miss Laiton Pigg, daughter of Joe and Cindy Pigg, 2002 Little Miss Hallie Thompson, daughter of Bennie and Lori Thompson, and 2nd runner-up McKenzie Poston, daughter of Michael and Tabatha Poston. Congratulating the girls was Tim McGill, representing Livingston Regional Hospital, the pageant sponsor.

 

 

Amanda Ryan Schlacta wins Junior Miss

Ashley Hunter/OCN staff

Placing in the Junior Miss Pageant held at Overton County Fairgrounds on Friday, July 25 are, from left, 2nd runner-up Holly Clough, daughter of Frank and Karen Clough, 1st runner-up Toni Coleman, daughter of Scott and Debbie Coleman, and 2003 Overton County Junior Miss Amanda Ryan Schlachta, daughter of Michael and Tracy Sircy, and 2002 Junior Miss Savannah Vaughn, daughter of Tim and Tonya Vaughn. Congratulating them is Tim McGill, of Livingston Regional Hospital, sponsor of the event.

 

Jessica Savage crowned 2003 Fairest of the Fair

Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff

The 2003 Overton County Fairest of the Fair Pageant was held at Overton County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 26. Winners are, from left, 1st Runner-Up Nikita Beaty, daughter of David and Penny Beaty, 2002 Fairest of the Fair Christen Cates, 2003 Overton County Fairest of the Fair Jessica Savage, daughter of Rick and Marsha Savage, and 2nd Runner-Up Danielle Thrasher, daughter of Mike and Michelle Bowman and David and Beverly Thrasher.

 

 

 

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