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Archives 10-29-2003




Frightful faces set to spook trick or treaters
Overton man dies in wreck Thursday night
Police Dept. to be in full force



Frightful faces set to spook trick or treaters

Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff

These frightful faces are one of many displays at the Casper family home on Windle Community Road. The residence and lawn are lighted by thousands of orange lights. Numerous displays touch on different aspects of the myths and ghouls associated with Halloween.


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Overton man dies in wreck Thursday night

An Overton County man died Thursday, Oct. 23 in a one-vehicle crash on Hardy's Chapel Road. According to reports, Joshua Glen Dickerson, 19, of Moore Road, was driving a GMC Sonoma east on Hardy's Chapel Road around 9:30 p.m. when the truck ran off the road. Dickerson apparently overcorrected the vehicle, which travelled across the road, hit a ditch, and overturned, throwing him from the cab.

He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to reports. Tennessee Highway Patrol officers Trooper Darrell Winningham, Sgt. Mike Allen, and Lt. Oddie Shoupe investigated the fatal rollover.


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Police Dept. to be in full force

In an effort to reduce the incidents of vandalism and egg throwing this Halloween, officers of Livingston Police Department will be out in force on Friday, Oct. 31.

Chief Roger Phillips said, "Anyone found throwing eggs or other material at vehicles or pedestrians will be arrested and can face charges of Disorderly Conduct, a Class C misdemeanor with up to 30 days in jail and up to a $50 fine; Vandalism, a Class A misdemeanor with up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and up to a $2,500 fine; and/or Criminal Littering, a Class B misdemeanor with up to 6 months in jail and up to a $500 fine."

Any vehicle involved in a throwing incident in which the driver is arrested will be towed at the owner's expense, according to Chief Phillips.

Parents are urged to know their children's whereabouts on Halloween.

Parents are held responsible for up to $10,000 in damages committed by their children.

Anyone under the age of 18 found throwing eggs or other materials at a vehicle or pedestrian will be charged with the offense in juvenile court.

"Halloween is a time we hope our youngsters can enjoy," Chief Phillips said. "Working together, we can ensure it to be a safe and fun time.

"Just please remember that what is usually meant as a harmless prank can turn into someone else's tragedy very quickly."


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