August 17 - August 23, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County
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Paul Arney, 18, received a severe shock by a bolt of lightning
during an electrical storm here at about 1:00 p.m. Saturday. He
was sitting on the back porch of the Arney home in east Livingston
during the storm when the bolt of lightning struck the metal roof
just over his head.
He was rendered unconscious for a short period, but was attended
by Dr. J.D. Capps and soon recuperated.
A small brother near Paul was uninjured.
Another bolt struck the home of Carl Ledbetter and burnt out a
radio, and also struck a tree in the backyard.
Another bolt during the same storm struck the flue in the house
of Lester Holman.
A marriage of wide interest is that of Willie V. Carr, of the
Rickman community, to Miss Ora Benson, which was solemnized on Friday,
August 16, by Judge L.D. Bohannon.
The bride is the attractive daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Turney Benson,
of the Okolona community.
Both the bride and the groom are graduates of Livingston Academy,
former students of Tennessee Polytechnic Institute at Cookeville
and both are popular teachers in the public schools of Overton County.
Four prisoners have been transferred from the Pickett County Jail
at Byrdstown to the Overton County Jail here.
This transfer of prisoners from the Pickett to the Overton County
Jail was necessary because of work being done to the jail at Byrdstown,
where a new court house is being built which will have the jail
on the top of the building.
For the first time in a period of several years, the children of
the late A.P. Kimes, five daughters and four sons, were together
in a family reunion at the Kimes home near Allred, Sunday.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Willie Kimes, Clyde Kimes, of Clark
Range, Curtis Kimes, and daughter, Clara, Aren Kimes, Nora Kimes,
Pearl Kimes, Mrs. Ella Copeland, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Richards and
daughter, Lerion, of Allred, Tilbert Kimes and daughters, Etta Lee,
Mrs. Joe S. Flannigan and Mrs. Flannigan and little James Ussery,
of Columbia, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Oakley and children, Irene, Dole,
Eugene, and Ronald of Rickman, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Swack and daughters,
Golda and Auda Marie and Uncle Jim Swack, (only living uncle of
the family), of Monterey.
Other near relatives not present were Mrs. Christine Ussery, of
Columbia, Kimes and Ulris Oakley, of Rickman, Mrs. Albert Ray, of
Livingston, and Mrs. Joel Parrott, of Tipton, Oklahoma.
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Overton County News
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P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570