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Five killed in collision Tuesday on Hwy 136
Twin Lakes election held last Saturday
City Council meeting held Monday



Five killed in collision Tuesday on Hwy 136

Carson Oliver/OCN
A collision on Highway 136 took the lives of five people on Tuesday, Oct. 4. According to preliminary reports, Mark Phillips, of Cookeville, was driving a small tractor-trailer hauling Pepsi north on Highway 136 around 7:30 a.m. when a 1994 Plymouth Acclaim crossed from Campground Road into his path. Phillips reportedly suffered minor injuries. All in the Plymouth died at the scene. Reportedly, none in the Plymouth were wearing seatbelts. Names of the deceased were not available, pending notification of their families. Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated the incident.

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Twin Lakes election held last Saturday

Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation (TLTCC) held its board of directors election on Saturday, Oct. 1 for areas 1, 2, 5, and 6.

In Area 1 (Gainesboro), incumbent James R. Montgomery was defeated by challenger Gary E. Flynn, who received 1,468 votes to Montgomery's 904.

In Area 2 (Celina), incumbent W.C. White narrowly defeated Mickey J. Ledbetter with 1,186 to Ledbetter's 1,007.

In Area 5 (Jamestown), challenger Tony Choate overwhelmingly defeated incumbent Kenneth D. Pittman, with 1,378 votes to Pittman's 597.

In Area 6 (Baxter), incumbent Lillard L. Maxwell was defeated by challenger Gail Myers, who received 1,347 votes to Myers' 894.

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City Council meeting held Monday

Livingston City Council held the regular monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 3, with Alderman David Langford absent.

Mayor Frank Martin gave updates on the upgrades at the airport and at the water plant.

Of the airport expansion, Mayor Martin said, "It seems to be progressing really well."

He said the work at the water plant was a few days ahead of schedule.

"So, everything is looking good down there," Mayor Martin said.

The Council approved the second reading of an ordinance de-annexing the roadway on East Volunteer Drive.

The Council adopted a resolution to allow Upper Cumberland Development District to administer economic development grant funds for water and sewer lines to the new county industrial park.

"The city went with the county to apply for the grant," Mayor Martin said. "We thought our chances would be better of getting one that way. And it looks like we may get it."

Mayor Martin said the city will help in providing water and sewer service to the new industrial park, but that the city will not give monetary assistance.

"I told them the city would not be out any money," Mayor Martin said. "We're not going to borrow any money to help them put it in."

The Council approved placing a sign at the west entrance of the town in honor of blues singer Roy Roberts. The sign would say something along the lines of "Welcome to Livingston, birthplace of Roy Roberts, blues singer", according to Mayor Martin.

"It will be something like the city limits sign we have down there," Mayor Martin said.

The aldermen voted to confirm a policy of the City Council. The Town of Livingston will sell no alleys or right-of-ways.

The meeting adjourned.

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