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Archives 11-03-2004



Record turnout expected for Presidential Election
Route announced for 2004 Christmas Parade
House burns in Muddy Pond area



Record turnout expected for Presidential Election

Carson Oliver/OCN
Voters were lined up to vote when the polls opened at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Joe L. Evins Community Center in Livingston. With an early voting total of 3,099 in Overton County, this year's Presidential Election is expected to break a record for county voting. The 2000 Presidential Election pitting George W. Bush against Al Gore drew a record 7,626 county voters, with 2,348 of those voting early. This yearŐs Presidential Election could top 10,000 voters in the county


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Route announced for 2004 Christmas Parade

The 2004 Overton County Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4. This year's theme is "Christmas: A Journey through Time". Davis Nolan of News 2 will be the grand marshal.

The parade will begin at 3 p.m. at the intersection of the Highway 111 bypass and Highway 294, near Livingston Limestone. The parade will continue onto East Main Street to Broad Street, across the town square, to Oak Street. The parade will disperse at Overton County Medical Center on Oak Street.

Line-up will begin at 1 p.m. on the bypass, from the intersection of Highway 294 back toward Tennessee Technology Center at Livingston.

Those who wish to place an entry in the parade may do so by visiting Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce and paying a $5 entry fee. Entries will be taken from November 5 through December 1. No entries will be allowed in the parade without an official entry number properly displayed.

The following categories will be featured in this year's parade: Business and Industry; Churches; Scout Troops; Fire and Rescue Departments; Children Under 12; Children 12 and Older; Schools; Civic Clubs and Veterans Organizations; Antique Cars (25 years and older); Late Model Cars (less than 25 years-old); Trucks (all models); Wagons and Buggies; Horse with Female Rider; Horse with Male Rider; and Other. A Judge's Award, a Best Band Award, and the Grand Marshal's Award will also be presented.

Judging will be conducted along the parade route, and winners will be announced. For more information call Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce at (931) 823-6421.


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House burns in Muddy Pond area

Dale Welch/Hilltop Express
Muddy Pond firefighters were called to a fire at an unoccupied house off of Muddy Pond Road last Sunday afternoon. Overton sheriff's deputies were called to check out the building on Saturday, Oct. 30, but nothing was reported found at the time. The owner of the property lives in another state.

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