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Archives 11-16-2005


Veterans Day observed on Livingston square
City Council adopts resolution in appreciation of area soldiers
Hardy's Chapel VFD receives federal grant



Veterans Day observed on Livingston square

Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
Kendall Robbins, daughter of Rusy and Jill Robbins, sings the National Anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner", during the Veterans Day observance held Friday morning, Nov. 11 at the east side of Overton County Courthouse on the Livingston square. The courtyard was crowded with Overton County residents honoring the county's veterans.

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Two killed in separate vehicle crashes

Two persons were killed in separate vehicle crashes in Overton County this past weekend.

Monroe resident Chase Taylor, 26, lost his life in a single-vehicle accident on Friday, Nov. 11 when the 2002 Chevy Avalanche he was driving veered off the left side of the road and overturned.

According to reports, Taylor was travelling east on Raymond Road around 1 a.m. when the wreck occurred. Not wearing a seatbelt, he was thrown from the SUV.

The incident is still being investigated by Tennessee Highway Patrol.

A Cookeville woman died in a collision on Highway 111 on Sunday, Nov. 13.

According to reports, Phillip Raines, 52, of Cookeville, was driving a 1988 Cadillac west on Highway 293 around 8 p.m. and attempted to cross Highway 111. The car crossed into the path of a 1999 Jeep Laredo driven by Edar Laperriere Jr., 61, of Cookeville.

The Jeep and the Cadillac collided on the carŐs passenger side, and the Cadillac then struck a Buick parked at Rickman Chevron, which was occupied by driver Imojean Sullivan, 57, of Rickman, and passenger Austin Hensley, 14, also of Rickman. Both were injured.

Janine Raines, 49, of Cookeville, a passenger in the Cadillac, was killed.

Phillip Raines was apparently uninjured.

Edar Laperriere Jr. and passengers Susan Laperriere, 57, and Stephanie George, 35, of Michigan, were all injured.

The incident is still under investigation by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper James Sells, along with Lt. Jerry Andrews, Trooper Neil Matthews, Trooper Ashley Mercer, and Trooper Travis Ryan.

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Overton County commemorative snowglobes now available

Darren Oliver/OCN staff
Members of Overton County Merchants Association show off one of the new Overton County Courthouse commemorative snowglobes that are available just in time for Christmas at $20 each. The snowglobes, which would make great holiday gifts, may be purchased by contacting Robbie Melton at (931) 823-2735 or Darren Oliver at (931) 823-6485. Prospective buyers are encouraged not to wait long to place an order, as only 300 were made.

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