Marijuana plants found in Goose Creek area
Body confirmed as missing Clay County woman
Dolphus Dial elected School Board chairman
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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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
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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Dial elected School Board chairman
By DEWAIN E. PEEK, OCN staff
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
Board member Tim Coffee acted as chairman for the
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 -Ê$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 -Ê$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
Mike Elder was placed at Livingston Academy on a 100-day
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
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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