September 29-October 5, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
For more information on 70 years ago contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org
Court orders all offices in courthouse be occupied
County Officers to Return to Save Paying Rent on Office Space
Has routine business
County Judge L.D. Bohannon with the consent of Overton County Court
Monday ordered that all county officers be returned to the Courthouse
now under construction by the TERA to save the further payment of
rent for office space where county offices have been located for
almost a year while the building has been in various stages of repairs
and disrepair. Judge Bohannon secured permission of the Court to
buy locks for all doors in the Courthouse so that the move will
be safe. The offices in the Courthouse have been completed to a
point that they can be used, and each has a vault where valuable
county records can be stored. The regular quarterly session of court
here Monday was consumed largely be the disposal of routine business.
The Magistrates met in the Ragland-Potter Grocery Building. One
of the important phases of the day's business was the election of
Overton M. Duke as superintendent of the county asylum, replacing
J.R. Quarles, who has held the position for several years. Ben W.
Eldridge was rejected chairman of the poorhouse commission. County
primary election boards were allowed their pay, and County Judge
Bohannon's salary was raised to $100 monthly after a legislative
cut of 50 percent. The raise was retroactive and effective until
the state legislature convenes in January, when an effort will be
made to have the law repeated, resetting the figure at the salary
allowed by the court. Floyd Crabtree was elected county ranger,
and J. Horace Keisling was the only notary public elected. The following
were chosen for the venire for the Overton term of criminal courts:
First District, John Burnett and Turney Mason. Second District Canada
Webb and L.F. Myers.Third District, Tom Boyd and J.B. Dale. Fourth
District, Andrew Strode and Pendy Pennington. Fifth District, Tilford
Hammock and Hobert Qualls. Sixth District, John Poor and D.T. Barnes.
Seventh District, Clure Brown and Dillard Winningham. Eighth District,
H.M. Krantz and Lon Hitchcock. Ninth District, Dillard Norrod and
Lastus Bilbrey.Tenth District, J.T. Ledbetter and Quinn Copeland.
Eleventh District, Lansden Allison and Sherman Smith. Twelfth District,
J.M. Mullins and Robert Martin.
ODD BUT TRUE: Camels like tobacco smoke.
We pull most when we pull together.
Go ahead, have your own opinion, but don't give it so often. Ê
Ê Ê Ê Ê
Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570