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70 Years Ago


September 29-October 5, 1934
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

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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.

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