Dixon home destroyed by fire Friday morning
Two elections to be held on August 5
Livingston to receive water project loan
home destroyed by fire Friday morning
Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
The Meadows Road home of Timmy and Teresa Dixon caught fire
Friday morning, July 9. Despite the efforts of Hilham Volunteer
Fire Department, the home was destroyed by the blaze. Fairgrounds
Volunteer Fire Department assisted Hilham VFD in fighting the fire.
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to be held on August 5
Overton County voters will go to the polls to vote
in two elections on Thursday, Aug. 5.
Overton County Election Commissioner Jo Little said,
"This seems to cause some confusion among some voters."
One election is a state primary. "In this election,
the Democrats and the Republicans will select their candidates to
run against each other in the November election," Little said.
"In this election, you must decide whether to
vote for the Democrat candidates or the Republican candidates.
"You can only vote for candidates in one primary."
The other election is the county general election.
"Everyone votes in this election, no matter
which primary you choose."
In the Overton County General Election, voters will
choose a Board of Education member for each district as well as
vote for Road Supervisor and for Assessor of Property.
"It has absolutely nothing to do with which primary
you voted in," Little said.
Early voting will be held Friday, July 16 through
July 31 in the Election Office in the Courthouse Annex.
"Voting is our greatest privilege as American
citizens," Little said. "Vote, and encourage your family
and friends to vote too."
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to receive water project loan
Livingston will receive a low interest loan through
the State Revolving Fund (SRF) Loan Program to fund water and wastewater
construction projects, according to Tennessee Department of Environment
and Conservation Commissioner Betsy L. Child.
The SRF loan program provides low-interest loans to
help communities, utility districts, and water authorities finance
water and wastewater projects that protect Tennessee's ground and
surface waters. Loans are used to finance planning, design, and
construction of water and wastewater facilities.
Through this program, communities, utility districts,
and water authorities can obtain loans with lower interest rates
than most can obtain through private financing. Interest rates for
the loans can vary from zero percent to market rate, based on each
community's economic index.
TDEC's Division of Community Assistance's project
priority lists determine SRF project funding order. These lists
rank potential projects according to the severity of their pollution
problems, compliance, and/or protection of public health.
TDEC administers the SRF program in conjunction with
Tennessee Local Development Authority. Through 2003, U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency provided seed money for the loan programs, and
the state provided matching funds.
Any local government interested in the SRF loan programs
should contact the Division of Community Assistance, 8th Floor,
L&C Tower, 401 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37243-1533, or call
(615) 532-0445. Information about the SRF loan programs may be found
online at www.state.tn.us/environment/dca.
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