Truck slides off highway, blocks Sunk Cane
Allons man reported missing
Power outage planned for county area
slides off highway, blocks Sunk Cane Road
photos/caption by Dale Welch/Hilltop Express - with
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
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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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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
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
"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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