Hilham man dies in Eagle Creek crash
Local veterans visit Arlington National Cemetery
City workers receive extra holiday time
man dies in Eagle Creek crash
Lyndon Johnson/OCN staff
Thomas Ray Vaughn, 35, of the Turkeytown area of
Hilham, died Monday evening after this Builder's Supply Co. block
truck he was driving overturned off of Jay Bird Road. According
to reports, Vaughn was driving the 26-foot 1995 Mack, loaded with
brick and mortar, down Eagle Creek Hill when the brakes locked as
he attempted to slow down. The truck failed to negotiate a curve,
went over a guardrail, and rolled over. Vaughn was ejected from
the truck. Trooper Marty Philpot of Tennessee Highway Patrol and
an officer with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division investigated
the fatal incident.
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veterans visit Arlington National Cemetery
photo courtesy of Hull-York DAV Chapter
Placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington
National Cemetery on October 17 are, from left, Clifford Phillips,
Howard Huddleston, Allon White, Allard White, Billy Moody, Ben Crabtree,
Congressman Lincoln Davis, Jimmy Ray Sells, Daniel Smith, Carmon
Hammock, Max McWhorter, Mike Sells, William "Bill" McQuistion,
and Junior Stephenson.
The Hull-York Disabled American Veterans Chapter 5
was given the distinguished honor of placing a wreath at the Tomb
of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday,
The honor was granted by the commanding general of
the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.
A total of 25 individuals from the chapter and the
auxiliary attended the ceremony.
The four Disabled American Veteran members at the
ceremony were Daniel Smith, Jimmy Ray Sells, Billy Moody, and Ben
Congressman Lincoln Davis was also present. He was
instrumental in gaining the invitation for the chapter.
After visiting the cemetery, the group was invited
by Congressman Davis to visit his office in Washington, D.C. Davis
also arranged for a tour of the Capitol.
During the visit at the Capitol, Congressman Davis
surprised the group by hosting a luncheon at the Capitol restaurant.
The group next visited the Vietnam and Korean Memorials.
The Hull-York Disabled American Veterans Chapter
has members in Pickett, Overton, and Fentress counties and Clinton
County, KY. The chapter has 108 members and meets the second Saturday
of each month at Cordell Hull Birthplace Museum.
The group recently completed a fundraiser for a commuter
van to transport any veteran, member or non-member of the chapter,
to doctor appointments and to hospital visits. The $11,000 match
for the van has been deposited in a local bank and is awaiting paperwork
to complete the purchase.
Commander Larry Baker and the chapter expressed appreciation
to those who donated money, time, and effort for the cause.
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workers receive extra holiday time
By DEWAIN E. PEEK, OCN staff
Livingston City Council held the regular monthly meeting Monday,
Nov. 3, with Alderman Thurman Langford absent.
Alderman Robert Jolley proposed giving city workers
the day after Thanksgiving off.
Mayor Hosea Winningham opposed the idea, saying some
workers can't be off and that this would open up the question of
giving other days after holidays off.
Alderman Jolley put the proposal in the form of a
motion, and it was approved with a 3-2 vote.
The low bid of Highways Inc. for paving an area of
Oak Street was approved at $32 per ton. Mayor Winningham estimated
the job would take 684 tons.
Second reading of the West End Annexation was approved.
The City Council voted to donate $1,500 to the D.A.R.E.
Kelly Williams' bid was approved for legal services
for the airport.
The Council approved a new kind of flexible gas pipe
for use by contractors, with certain regulations to be imposed.
The Council voted to purchase swing arms for traffic
lights on the square, as part of the beautification project. Installation
is expected to cost around $13,000. Mayor Winningham had suggested
using cable instead of mounting the lights on arms, which would
have been less costly. But the aldermen expressed a desire to go
forward with the beautification project's plans of doing away with
wires around the square.
Bricks were to begin being installed on the square
Tuesday, Nov. 4, according to Mayor Winningham. The bricks will
be set in sand rather than in mortar.
The City Council approved donating $400 for the 2003
Livingston-Overton County Christmas Parade.
Wanda Krantz was reappointed to the Planning Commission,
to serve through November 2006. Her term was scheduled to expire
David Parsons was reappointed to the Board of Zoning
Appeals, to serve through November 2006. His term was also scheduled
to expire this month.
Betty Huffer's resignation was accepted.
The meeting adjourned.
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