Overton County News Overton County News - An Award Winning Newspaper - Livingston, Tennessee
homeabout ussubscriptionskids cornerlocal linkscontact us
80 Years Ago

Archives 08-24-2005

70 Years Ago


August 17 - August 23, 1935
70 Years Ago In Overton County (from the files of the Overton County Library)

For more information on 70 years ago contact Bob at forsman99@yahoo.com


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.


top of page

Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston, Tennessee 38570
tel 931.823.6485
fax 931.823.6486


Printing Supplies Graphic Design Custom Printing Advertising