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LPD makes recent theft, drug arrests
First snow of the year falls Friday night
School Board meeting held January 10



LPD makes recent theft, drug arrests

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Cash, marijuana, and narcotics were seized in a recent LPD Drug Unit investigation.

Livingston Police Department responded to a call from the 4-way Market, located on the bypass, of a reported theft of $38 dollars of gas, but soon found more than they were looking for. Shortly after LPD received the call, Livingston Patrol Officer Sean Allred located the suspected vehicle on School Mountain Road and stopped it.

The stop resulted in a charge against Thomas Cook, 23, of Hilham, for the Theft of Property under $500.

A passenger in the vehicle, Michael S. Holmes, 23, of Livingston, was also taken into custody. He is alleged to have been in possession of a quantity of Schedule II and Schedule IV narcotics. Livingston Police Detective Sergeant Bill Randolph arrested Holmes for 3 counts of Possession of Schedule Narcotics, along with Theft of Property under $500.

Both men were lodged in Overton County Jail awaiting bond.

The Livingston Police Department Drug Unit is continuing to make investigations into the sale and delivery of illegal drugs in the community, with several hundred dollars in cash, over a half-ounce of marijuania, and 151 narcotic pills recently seized in drug investigations.

The drugs and cash were confiscated after officers watched a group of people attempt a drug sale in a restaurant parking lot recently. Six people were questioned, and the case is to be presented to Overton County Grand Jury for possible indictments.

Livingston Police Chief Roger Phillips credits his officers with thoroughly investigating the possession and sale of narcotics and prosecuting those who choose to violate the law.

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First snow of the year falls Friday night

Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
Tulip poplar trees became snow cone trees Saturday morning, Jan. 14 after a night of falling temperatures and snow showers.

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School Board meeting held January 10

Overton County Board of Education held the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, with all members present. The regular monthly meeting is normally held the first Tuesday of each month, but was moved back because of the Christmas and New Year's break.

The School Board reluctantly accepted the resignations of David Peterman and Nickey Franklin from their coaching duties with the Junior Wildcats football team. A long pause followed the request for a motion, but the Board relented and approved the resignations, all except Board member Tim Coffee who didn't want to see them go and voted no.

The School Board gave a round of applause in appreciation of the many years of dedication the two men gave to the program, which was speculated as about 29 years for each.

Tenure was granted to Donna Lamb, as recommended by Livingston Middle School Principal Rick Moles.

The Board approved Local Amendment #1 to I.D.E.A. Pre-school carryover budget and Local Amendment #2 to I.D.E.A. Part B carryover budget.

Director of Schools Bill Needham issued the Director's Report to the School Board. Actions taken by the school director were as follows:

Jill Robbins was hired to replace Tabatha Winningham as an educational assistant at Livingston Middle School for the remainder of the 2005-2006 school year while Winningham is on educational leave.

Debra Loftis and Wilma Toole were hired as cooks at A.H. Roberts Elementary School.

Joann Long was hired as a cook at A.H. Roberts, effective January 2.

The following were hired for the Allons Elementary afterschool program: Margaret Leach as director, Melissa Savage as assistant director, Gail Martin, Gail Liebreich, Pam Smith, Jenny Geesling, Dusty Watts, Stephanie Thrasher, Valorie Maynard, and Allison Goolsby.

The following were hired for the Hilham Elementary afterschool program, not to exceed 8 hours per week: Sherry Hall, Cathy Parsons, Beth Phillips, Kathy Sells, Mechelle Nivens, Debora Fisher, Louise Smith, Christy Ramsey, Spring Choate, Garry Boles, and Edie Williams.

The following were hired for the Livingston Middle School afterschool program: Vicky Phillips, Debbie Taylor, Kelly Grimes, Barbara Garrett, Billie Akers, Elaine Grimes, David Peterman, Nickey Franklin, Mick Barnes, Kevin Norrod, Melanie Norrod, Michael McCormick, Esther Maynord, Shannon Pirtle, Katherine Smith, and Linda Terry.

The following were hired for the Rickman Elementary afterschool program: Angela Webb as director, Christy Miller as assistant director, Lynda Nelson, Shirley Phillips, Penny Peek, Patsy Cumby, Lori Mosley, Cindy Sells, Rebekah Sims, and Gail McCormick.

Hired as non-certified substitute teachers are Penny Ooten, Richard Meyers, Lisa Hall, Amy Lee, Jennifer Mooneyham, Sharon Smith, Chasity Gray, Jessica Breeding, and Angel Smith.

Reba Phipps was granted a medical leave of absence from January 2 through January 27. The meeting adjourned.

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