Homecoming pep rally makes an impact
Seven injured in Friday collision
Gainesboro man charged with burglary and
pep rally makes an impact
Lyndon Johnson/OCN staff
Livingston Academy cheerleader Ashley Ledbetter grimaces
as Brandon Sloan grins during the LA Homecoming pep rally held Friday
morning, Sept. 26 in the LA gymnasium. The cheerleaders fire up
the crowd to begin the pep rally, then later those who violate the
"time of silence" make the traditional pie sacrifice for
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injured in Friday collision
Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
Seven people were transported to Livingston Regional
Hospital following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of
Windle Community Road and Hilham Highway shortly before 8 a.m. Friday,
Sept. 26. According to reports, Matthew Thomas, 17, of Cookeville,
was driving a gray 1980 Datsun pickup north on Windle Community
Road and attempted to cross Hilham Highway when the truck crossed
the westbound path of a 2001 Honda driven by Carrie Wallen of Livingston.
Matthew Thomas and his two passengers, Leah Thomas, 16, and Samantha
Thomas, 3, were transported by Overton County Ambulance Service,
as were Wallen and her three passengers, Heather Cramer, 17, Heather
Sherrill, 28, and Sybill McGough, 49. Deputy Erick Hammock of Overton
County Sheriff's Department investigated the incident.
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man charged with burglary and vandalism
A Gainesboro man was taken into custody and charged
with burglary and vadalism following an investigation at the Spur
gas station located on the Highway 111 bypass in Livingston.
According to Livingston Police Department, Jason M.
Goolsby, 23, was charged with two counts of Burglary and two counts
of Vandalism under $500 in the case.
A Livingston Police officer on patrol became suspicious
of a man standing in front of the closed business in the early morning
hours of Friday, Sept. 26, and stopped to investigate. The man got
in his vehicle in the parking lot and drove south on the bypass
toward Main Street.
Upon investigating, Livingston Police Sgt. Rick Brown
found that the newspaper machines belonging to The Tennessean and
Livingston Enterprise had both been burglarized. The machines had
excessive damage to the coin change area. Sgt. Brown notified other
officers in the area to be on the lookout for the vehicle and occupants.
Livingston Police Officer Kevin Phillips spotted
the vehicle at the intersection of West Main Street and the bypass.
Goolsby was taken into custody without incident.
Officers allegedly found items in the vehicle that
had been used in the burglary of the newspaper machines.
Goolsby was incarcerated in Overton County Jail while
awaiting arraignment before General Sessions Judge John Officer.
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