OCN named Business of Year
No charges for hunter who shot boy
Unemployment rate down in November
named Business of Year
Darren Oliver/OCN staff
Overton County News was named Small Business of the Year by Livingston-Overton
County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Dec. 16. On hand for the
presentation were, from left, Chamber President Budd Bishop, Rita
Reagan, Chamber administrative assistant, and Carson and Vicki Oliver,
owners of Overton County News. More about the Chamber of Commerce
awards can be found on page 3A.
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for hunter who shot boy
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has completed
an investigation of a 16 year-old boy shot by a wild hog hunter
in Putnam County on December 4.
According to Putnam County Wildlife Officer Tim Singleton,
Jeremiah Clark was shot with a 7mm magnum once in the abdomen while
walking in the woods near his home in the Muddy Pond Road area.
The investigation showed the hunter, David McGhee,
34, of Lake City, had permission to wild hog hunt on a cattle farm
near the intersection of Clarkrange Highway and Muddy Pond Road.
"The hunter should have identified his target,"
Singleton said. "He did not have a clear shot.
"The shooter thought he saw white, thinking it
was a deer, and then fired a round.
"You should never shoot at a target until you
can positively identify exactly what it is in your sights. ThatŐs
one of the 'Ten Commandments of Hunting', and is really stressed
in all hunter education classes taught throughout the state each
year by TWRA."
TWRA has completed its part of the shooting investigation
and no charges will be filed by TWRA.
"David McGhee was hunting completely legal, with
no violations of hunting laws."
Clark, a junior at Monterey High School, is reported
to be now recovering at home.
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rate down in November
Tennessee's unemployment rate for the month of November
was 5.0 percent, down slightly from the seasonally adjusted rate
of 5.1 percent, according to Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development
"The state rate remains below the November national
rate of 5.4 percent and has fallen from the state rate of 6.1 percent
in November 2003," he said. "Major year-to-year employment
increases occurred in leisure and hospitality jobs as well as jobs
in trade, transportation, and utilities."
The October-to-November figures show increases in
trade, transportation, and utilities jobs, up by 9,800. Increases
were also seen in government jobs, up by 2,300.
Month-to-month seasonal decreases took place in arts,
entertainment, and recreation jobs, down by 1,500. Accommodations
jobs declined by 700.
From November 2003 to November 2004, leisure and hospitality
jobs increased by 5,900. Trade, transportation, and utilities jobs
increased by 5,800. Jobs in educational and health services rose
Decreases took place in administrative and waste services,
down 1,600 jobs. Information jobs decreased 1,100 jobs.
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