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Archives 9-22-2004



Marijuana plants found in Goose Creek area
Body confirmed as missing Clay County woman
Dolphus Dial elected School Board chairman



Marijuana plants found in Goose Creek area

Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff

Sheriff Bud Swallows and Lt. Keith Smith stand by marijuana plants seized Sunday, Sept. 19. According to Lt. Smith, the Sheriff's Dept. received a call at 5:50 p.m. Sunday from a man on Goose Creek Lane who wanted another man removed from his property. When Sheriff's Dept. personnel arrived at the residence of Ricky Smith, they became aware of potted marijuana plants. The plants were removed by deputies Lee Richards, James Marquess, and Darren Butler, along with Lt. Smith and Sheriff Swallows.


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Body confirmed as missing Clay County woman

Positive identification has been made of a body found in Clay County on September 4. Authorities have confirmed the body is Debbie Giammo, who was reported missing in August.

Paul Giammo had reported his wife, Debbie Giammo, as missing on Saturday, Aug. 28. She had been crying on the back deck of their Clay County home when he last saw her, according to the report.

Clay County Sheriff's Department began searching for Mrs. Giammo after the report was made that day.

Her body was found the morning of Saturday, Sept. 4 in an area near the Giammos' property. Reportedly, the body had no obvious signs of trauma.

The body was taken to Nashville for positive identification and an autopsy. The cause of death has not yet been determined.

Mrs. Giammo's death is still under investigation.


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Dolphus Dial elected School Board chairman

The Tuesday, Sept. 14 regular monthly meeting of Overton County Board of Education opened with a moment of silence in honor of Corporal Brad McCormick, Liz Upchurch, Betsy Stephens, and School Board Chairman Jerry Glasscock.

Board member Tim Coffee acted as chairman for the meeting.

In executive action, Amendment #1 to General Purpose School Budget 2004-2005 was approved.

In new business, the School Board members elected a new chairman and a new vice chairman. Dolphus Dial was elected as chairman, and Tim Coffee was elected as vice chairman.

Board member Michelle Williams was elected as Overton County's Tennessee Legislative Network (TLN) representative for the 2004-2005 school year.

Livingston Limestone Tires' bid for bus tires and recapping was approved as follows: 10/22.5 radial, 14 ply - $163.67 each; 1100/22.5 radial, 14 ply - $176.18 each; 10/22.5 radial, recapping - $93.50 each; 1100/22.5 radial, recapping - $98.50 each.

Coleman Oil Company's bid for garage supplies was approved as follows: antifreeze, 6 gallon case - $35.70; 20W50 oil, 6 gallon case - $33.70; 10W30 diesel oil, 12 quart case - $16.85; 15W40 diesel oil, 4 gallon case - $23.32; 15W40 diesel oil, 12 quart case - $17.49; Dexron III automatic transmission fluid, 12 quart case -$16.20; NAPA 7182 oil filter - $6.89; NAPA 1607 oil filter - $4.25; NAPA 1799 oil filter - $16.05; NAPA 3358 oil filter - $5.61; NAPA 3621 oil filter -$13.58; NAPA 3585 oil filter - $7.92; NAPA 3630 oil filter - $18.77; 930 CCA batteries for gas buses 1231 - $68.50; 1250 CCA batteries for diesel buses 904D - $98.50.

A trip to Boston for the Livingston Academy honor students was approved. The trip will be from Sunday, Oct. 24 to Friday, Oct. 29.

The Hilham Booster Club was granted permission to host the Hilham Varsity Invitational Tournament on December 3-4 and December 10-11.

The Board approved a library policy.

Director of Schools Bill Needham presented the Director's Report to the School Board. Actions taken by the school director are as follows:

Marjorie Phillips was hired as the 21st Century Community Learning assistant site coordinator at Livingston Middle School, effective August 17.

The following personnel were hired for Livingston Middle School's 21st Century Community Learning After School Program: Kim McDonald, Melissa Smith, Kelly Grimes, Linda Terry, Shannon Pirtle, Vicky Phillips, Janie Dycus, Kim Dillon, Tabitha Winningham, Margie Phillips, and Kevin Norrod. The following personnel were hired for Hilham Elementary's 21st Century Learning Center: Sherry Hall, Spring Choate, Brenda Capshaw, Kathy Sells, Garry Boles, Edith Williams, Louise Smith, Tammy Dailey, and Michelle Nivens.

The following peer-tutors were hired for Hilham Elementary's 21st Century Learning Center After School Program: Lindsay Barnes, Chelsea Savage, Courtney Phillips, and Megan Trevathan.

Gail McCormick was transferred from Allons Elementary School to Rickman Elementary School to fill the leave of absence of Susanne Storie, ending December 31.

Karen Newport's part-time hours at Livingston Middle School were transferred to A.H. Roberts Elementary School. Billy Maynord was transferred from Adult High School to Livingston Middle School half-time.

Mike Elder was placed at Livingston Academy on a 100-day contract.

Amy Gore was hired as an interim teacher at Allons Elementary, effective August 13. The position is to be posted by April 1, 2005.

Deborah Fisher was hired as an interim teacher at Hilham Elementary, effective August 13. The position is to be posted by April 1, 2005.

Melissa Trent was hired as an interim guidance counselor at Rickman Elementary to fill a one-year leave of absence for Melissa Masters, effective August 13. Should Masters not return, the position will be posted by April 1, 2005.

Betty Parris was hired as an interim Special Education teacher at Wilson Elementary to replace Tamara Bibb, effective August 16. The position will be posted by April 1, 2005.

Jerry Carmack was hired as a mechanic for 4 hours per day, as recommended by the transportation supervisor.

Delores Presley was hired as a Special Education educational assistant at Wilson Elementary.

Stephanie Thrasher was hired as the cheerleading sponsor at Rickman Elementary.

Heather Cornett was hired as a substitute nurse, effective August 30.

Alice Reed, Kim Dillon, Catherine Geist, and Casey Stout were hired as certified substitute teachers.

Hired as non-certified substitute teachers were LaDonna Jackson, Tim Ledbetter, Monica Kemp, Marcella Lancaster, Diancy Perdue, Lola Cantrell, Penny Brown, Donna Hamilton, Lora Cravens, Kim Dial, Don Norris, Araina Heard, Vicki Evans, Sherry Carter, Sylvia Mashburn, Ann Cregg, Melissa Rhule, Sabrina Runion, Melissa Miller, Jeffery Wieneke, Connie Hickey, and Margurite Evans.

Barbara Wells, Faye Baltimore, and Margie Taylor were hired as substitute cooks.

Medical leave was approved for Judy Goodpasture, beginning August 30 and ending November 19. The meeting adjourned.


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