Detours common while construction continues
New school bond saves $400,000
LA's Beechboard named 2004 Miss Basketball
common while construction continues
photos by Lyndon Johnson/OCN staff
Detours were common around the square and downtown side streets
in Livingston last week, as renovation projects are underway. A
large portion of South Church Street was closed Thursday, March
25 while Upper Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation workers
replaced old utility poles with new ones. City workers continued
to clear the way for underground utilities around the courthouse
square. The Church Street and Broad Street sides of the square were
closed for construction on Thursday.
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bond saves $400,000
Lyndon Johnson/OCN staff
County officials gathered Thursday, March 25 to sign for $7,795,000
in General Obligation School Refunding Bonds for Overton County
School System's building program. The refinancing of the program
will save the county an estimated $400,801. On hand for the bond
signing were, Director of Schools Bill Needham, Tom McAnulty, senior
vice president of Stephens Inc., Ashley McAnulty, investment banker
with Stephens Inc., County Clerk Hugh L. Ogletree, County Mayor
Kenneth Copeland, Debbie Ramage, paralegal with Bass, Berry & Sims,
Budget Director Debra Maberry, County Trustee Peggy Clark Smith,
and Charles Wray of Bass, Berry & Sims.
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Beechboard named 2004 Miss Basketball
Tennessee's best high school basketball players for
the 2003-2004 regular season were recognized at the Mr. Basketball
and Miss Basketball Awards luncheon hosted by the Memphis Grizzlies
on Saturday, March 27.
More than 500 persons, including the honorees, their
families, coaches, school administrators, members of the media from
all parts of the state, and individuals in the Memphis community
were in attendance at the 2004 luncheon, which was held at the Peabody
Livingston Academy's Katrina Beechboard was named
Class AA Miss Basketball.
Of the award, she said, "It's an honor just to
be associated with all the players that were there. It's a great
honor and a great feeling."
In the 2003-2004 season, Beechboard averaged 18.5
points per game, 9.3 rebounds per game, 2.6 steals per game, 1.5
assists per game, and 1 blocked shot per game. She shot 52 percent
from the field and 68 percent on free throws on her way to scoring
741 points in her senior season, a season capped by the Lady Wildcats
winning the state championship.
"I'm glad that we ended our season the way we
did," she said. "It seemed like a storybook ending."
Next year, Beechboard will play for UT-Chattanooga.
She looks forward to playing at the next level.
"I'm excited about college, but I'm going to
miss my teammates, coaches, fans, and everybody," she said.
Her advice for next year's Lady Wildcats is, "Always
give 100 percent, no matter what."
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