Drive-thru being added to City
Man pleads guilty in child molestation case
Coleman named to State Wildlife Commission
being added to City Hall building
Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
Department supervisor Wayne Peek applies caulking to a drive-thru
being constructed on the Livingston City Hall building on McHenry
Circle. City workers from various departments are building the drive-thru,
which will provide more convenience for paying bills owed to the
Town of Livingston. The drive-thru will be operational in about
a month, according to Mayor Frank Martin.
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guilty in child molestation case
By ROBERT FORSMAN, court reporter
An Overton County man charged with Rape of a Child pled guilty last
week in Overton County Criminal Court, Judge Leon Burns presiding,
to the reduced charge of Attempted Aggravated Sexual Battery.
Roger Lehman, 42, entered the plea as part of a negotiated
agreement between Public Defender Art Johnson and Assistant District
Attorney Owen Burnett.
Burnett explained that the state was accepting the
plea to the lesser charge to prevent a child less than 6 years-old
from testifying in court.
Lehman was arrested in June 2004 and has been in jail
on a $500,000 bond since that time.
According to the plea agreement, Lehman will serve
one year in jail, with credit for time served. He will begin five
years supervised probation upon release.
As a convicted sex offender, Lehman will provide a
blood sample for DNA identification. His photograph and noted conviction
will be placed on the Sexual Offender Registry.
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named to State Wildlife Commission
Gov. Phil Bredesen has announced a round of appointments
he has made to 19 of the state's boards and commissions.
Among those selected to serve was Johnny Fred Coleman,
of Livingston, who has been appointed to Tennessee Wildlife Resources
Gov. Bredesen said, "I'm confident in the leadership
these Tennesseans will provide our state's boards and commissions
and appreciate the time and service they've committed to the State
Appointment terms vary based on statutory recommendations
or term limits specified by geographic or other qualifications.
Others who have been appointed include: Allan Watson,
of Madisonville, who will serve on the Governor's Citizens Corps
Daniel C. Carter, of Jasper, Sandra L. Kurtz, of Chattanooga,
and William P. Magoon, of Ooltewah, all who will serve on the Governor's
Council on Greenways and Trails.
Soraya C. Parr, of Fairview, who will serve on the
Governor's Council on Fitness and Health.
Mayor Linda C. Elam, of Mt. Juliet, who will serve
on the Local Government Planning Advisory Committee.
Gayle S. Barbee, of Nashville, who will serve on the
Metro Nashville-Davidson County Community Services Agency Board.
Martha B. Perry, of Pegram, and Judy B. White, of
Hartsville, will serve on the Mid-Cumberland Community Services
Richard E. Joost, of Martin, will serve on the Pest
Jon G. Roach, of Knoxville, will serve on the Petroleum
Underground Storage Tanks Board.
Bridget M. Jones, of Columbia, will serve on the Southern
Growth Policies Board and Global Strategies Council.
Jim D. Washburn, of Cookeville, will serve on the
State Oil and Gas Board.
Rosie P. Bingham, of Memphis, will serve on the State
Workforce Development Board. William R. Johnson, of Murfreesboro,
will serve on the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.
Gloria L. Bishop, of LaVergne, will serve on the Tennessee
Foreign Language Institute.
Yvonne Davis, of Memphis, will serve on the Tennessee
Medical Laboratory Board.
Robbie D. Phillips, of Cookeville, will serve on the
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network.
Michael D. Chase, of Knoxville, and Mike Hayes, of
Hornbeak, will also serve on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission.
June M. Barrett, of Johnson City, and Joy K. Patterson,
of Nashville, will serve on the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory
Joyce H. Grissom, of Spencer, and Phyllis M. Knowles,
of Smithville, will serve on the Upper Cumberland Community Services
Linda D. Murray, of Nashville, will serve on the
Viticulture Advisory Board.
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Overton County News
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Livingston, Tennessee 38570