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Archives 04-14-2004



Truck slides off highway, blocks Sunk Cane Road
Allons man reported missing
Power outage planned for county area



Truck slides off highway, blocks Sunk Cane Road

photos/caption by Dale Welch/Hilltop Express - with permission

Wrong directions sent a tractor-trailer truck off the narrow, curvy, and steep edges of Sunk Cane Road on Thursday morning, April 8. The driver, Larry Twitty, 63, of Nokomis, IL, was not seriously hurt. Twitty, driving for Pope Farms, LLC, of Harvel, IL, was on his way to deliver a load of water line for a construction company that is laying lines for West Overton Water Utility District in the Rickman area. The directions on his paperwork took him from Interstate 40 to Monterey and then down Highway 84. Following the directions, he turned right at Dry Hollow Market. Checking to make sure of the directions, he called his dispatcher, who confirmed the instructions. The right turn would have been correct, he found out later, if the directions had brought him up Highway 111 and then onto Highway 84. Twitty continued his journey and slipped the 2000 Freightliner off a steep edge on a sharp curve. It took two large wreckers from Reed's Wrecker Service and Frank Jones Wrecker Service to pull the trailer from the already tight spot and onto the road. Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Marty Philpot investigated the accident.


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Allons man reported missing

An Allons man has been missing since Friday, April 2, according to a report taken by Overton County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities are looking for George Christopher Reagan, 32, of Cleo Johnson Road, Allons. According to the report, he was last seen when he went to the courthouse to sign divorce papers and child support papers.

Reagan was driving a red Chevrolet Camaro IROC Z/28. The car was found later that day on Old Highway 42, near Rickman. The car was confiscated by Overton County Sheriff's Department.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of George Christopher Reagan is asked to contact Overton County Sheriff's Department by calling (931) 823-5635.


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Power outage planned for county area

Tennessee Valley Authority will disconnect power to its Livingston substation on Celina Highway beginning at midnight Saturday, April 17 for up to four hours into Sunday morning, April 18. Power to all UCEMC customers served from the substation will be interrupted.

Customers served from power lines and tap lines along highways 52, 84, 85, 111 North and in the city of Livingston will experience the power interruption.

TVA will be completing the upgrading of its facilities in and around Livingston and Overton County in the summer of 2004. The power interruption will permit certain project work to be completed inside the Livingston substation. The power interruption is the last planned interruption of the project, according to TVA.

The expanded and upgraded substation will accommodate operations related to the existing 161 kV transmission line extending between TVA's Cookeville substation and its Livingston substation, and will accommodate operations related to the newly constructed 161 kV transmission line between the Livingston substation and TVA's substation in Jamestown. Because of the dual feeders from Cookeville and Jamestown, the completion of the construction project will greatly improve the reliability of power in Jackson, Overton and Putnam counties, according to UCEMC.

Carl Brandt, general manager of UCEMC, said, "UCEMC will take advantage of TVA's power outage to perform some routine maintenance on its facilities located in the area of the outage to keep customers from having to experience a planned outage by UCEMC.

"We regret any inconvenience the planned power outage may cause; however, we believe the reliability of service and quality of power that the expanded and upgraded substation will bring to customers served from it will be worth the inconveniences of the power outage."

The planned power interruption may be postponed if inclement weather that includes lightning is in the area or is expected in the area at the scheduled time.


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