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Archives 08-18-2004



Old times remembered at Saturday night Cruise-In
Pharmacy broken into, drugs taken
Pipe bomb found in Lovejoy area



Old 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 October.

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Pharmacy 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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Pipe 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 area.

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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