Christmas Parade to be held Saturday
Thanksgiving Day crash fatal for two women
City Council meeting held Monday night
Parade to be held Saturday
The 2003 Overton County Christmas Parade will be held
on Saturday, Dec. 6. This year's theme is "Christmas: A Season
Lelan Statom of News Channel 5 will be the grand marshal.
The Christmas parade will begin at 3 p.m. at the intersection of
the Highway 111 bypass and Highway 294, near Livingston Limestone.
The parade will continue onto East Main Street to Broad Street,
across the town square, to Oak Street. The parade will disperse
at Overton County Medical Center on Oak Street.
Line-up will begin at 1 p.m. on the bypass, from the
intersection of Highway 294 back toward Tennessee Technology Center
The following categories will be featured in this
year's parade: Business and Industry; Churches; Scout Troops; Fire
and Rescue Departments; Children Under 12; Children 12 and Older;
Schools; Civic Clubs and Veterans Organizations; Antique Cars (25
years and older); Late Model Cars (less than 25 years-old); Trucks
(all models); Wagons and Buggies; Horse with Female Rider; Horse
with Male Rider; and Other. A Judge's Award, a Best Band Award,
and the Grand Marshal's Award will also be presented.
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Day crash fatal for two women
Two women were killed in a two-vehicle collision on
Hanging Limb Highway last week.
According to reports, Flora Mae Stamps, 34, of Livingston,
was driving a 1993 Saturn west on Highway 164 around 4:51 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 29 when she lost control of the car. The Saturn went off the
right side of the road, then was overcorrected, causing the car
to slide into the path of a 1998 Ford Expedition driven east by
Mark Davis, 49, of Cookeville.
Davis reportedly attempted to avoid a collision, but
the car struck the SUV in the front. The Expedition then went over
Stamps and a passenger, Ralonda N. Wright, 31, of
Monterey, sustained fatal injuries.
Davis was also injured as were his passengers, Tina
Louise Davis, 35, Megan R. Davis, 7, Cameron T. Davis, 5, and Christina
R. Riddle, 13, all of Cookeville.
Trooper Jeff Cook, of Tennessee Highway Patrol, investigated
the incident. Lt. Oddie Shoupe, Sgt. Kevin Norris, Trooper Ashley
Mercer, and THP Criminal Investigation Division Agent Troy Human
also investigated the collision.
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Council meeting held Monday night
By DEWAIN E. PEEK, OCN staff
Livingston City Council held the regular monthly meeting
Monday, Dec. 1, with Alderman Thurman Langford absent.
The Council voted to take out a loan of $100,000 for
the water department, to be paid over five years.
Police Chief Roger Phillips asked the Council to change
a policy concerning holiday time. Chief Phillips asked that members
of Livingston Police Department who work on holidays be required
to take holiday time off within 60 days of the holiday they worked.
Alderman Curtis Hayes opposed the change, saying he
believed the policy has worked well so far.
Chief Phillips said the current policy had worked
until the last couple of years. He said he now has times late in
the year when the department becomes understaffed because so many
are taking their holiday time.
The policy change was approved by a 4-1 vote.
A permit was considered for Ralph F. Ruby, new owner
of Raceway, to sell beer at the gas station. A public hearing will
be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19.
The aldermen voted to help support a good faith resolution
the county is considering for Volunteer State Community College
general obligation bonds in the amount of $500,000 to be issued
at a later date.
Alderman Hayes made a motion to require a truck assigned
to a Livingston Street Department employee to be left at a city
facility at the end of the employee's shift. The employee had allegedly
been driving the truck for his personal use after working hours.
The meeting adjourned.
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