Old times remembered at Saturday night Cruise-In
Pharmacy broken into, drugs taken
Pipe bomb found in Lovejoy area
times remembered at Saturday night Cruise-In
Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
Memories of the past filled the Livingston square
on Saturday, Aug. 14 for the Standing Stone Cruiser's Cruise-In.
More than 60 vehicles surrounded the courthouse during the cruise-in
and gave a good preview of this weekend's Standing Stone State Park
7th Annual Car Show. The Standing Stone Car Show will be held in
the open area below the dam at the park on Saturday, Aug. 21. Cruise-ins
are held on the square the second Saturday of each month through
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broken into, drugs taken
Livingston Police Department is investigating a break-in
at Clark's Pharmacy.
A break-in was reported at the pharmacy, located
on Roberts Street, on Wednesday, Aug. 11. A substantial amount of
drugs were reported missing.
According to Police Chief Roger Phillips, entry was
apparently gained through a side window.
Anyone with information about the break-in is urged
to call the LPD at (931) 823-6496.
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bomb found in Lovejoy area
By DALE WELCH, Hilltop Express
Five young children found a pipe bomb last week while
playing in their back yard in the Lovejoy Community of Overton County,
about nine miles north of Monterey off Hanging Limb Highway.
The five children, ranging from ages 7 to 10, were
doing what children do best - playing - when they came across a
mysterious looking item in a make-shift building behind their home,
just off Pierce Lane.
Inquiring what it was, they took the strange-looking
item to their parents, Terry and Suzanne Goolsby, who immediately
believed it was a pipe bomb and called Mountain Volunteer Fire and
Rescue Chief Bobby Bowman.
When he arrived, Chief Bowman called Overton County
Sheriff's Department, who, in turn, called Tennessee Highway Patrol's
bomb unit, which responded from Nashville. In addition to Chief
Bowman, also responding was Overton Sheriff Bud Swallows and Overton
EMS Director Chris Masiongale and members of other agencies.
The Goolsby family was evacuated as the THP bomb unit
searched the area further. In the search, they also found a blasting
cap. The bomb unit exploded the blasting cap and the pipe bomb,
shaking doors and windows and startling a few residents in the immediate
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) agents came back
to the residence that the Goolsby family had rented for just a few
months, and searched the area with a specially trained bomb dog,
but turned up nothing further.
Terry Goolsby said his children have learned an important
lesson about not bothering anything they find suspicious, but going
and getting their parents.
Authorities have not determined, at press time, who
made the pipe bomb, but noted it had been there quite some time,
because of its rusty appearance. The investigation continues.
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Overton County News
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Livingston, Tennessee 38570