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Stolen items recovered, arsons investigated
Candidates qualify for May 2 primary elections

Screenings set for children starting school

 

 

Stolen items recovered, arsons investigated

Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
Overton County Investigator Lee Richards, Overton County Sheriff Bud Swallows, and Jackson County Detective Marty Hinson display items reported stolen in a series of burglaries in Overton and Jackson counties, and two of those burglaries are being investigated as arson cases by the Bomb and Arson Investigation Section of the State Fire Marshal's Office.

In Overton County, a Terrapin Ridge home was damaged from fire on Thursday, Feb. 9. Upon investigation, Overton County Sheriff's Dept. investigators found that items had been taken from the home. A home on Hilham Highway was damaged by fire on Monday, Feb. 13. Again, investigators learned that items had been taken from the home. Another Hilham Highway residence was burglarized the same day.

In Jackson County, a Dodson Branch area home was burglarized on Monday, Feb. 6, and items were reported stolen from a York Highway residence on Monday, Feb. 13.

Jackson County Sheriff's Dept. arrested Raymond Lee Kirby last week because he was allegedly driving a stolen car. The investigators named him as a suspect in the burglaries.

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Candidates qualify for May 2 primary elections

The deadline for turning in qualifying papers for the May 2 Democrat Party Primary and Republican Party Primary was Thursday, Feb. 16.

Candidates who qualified are as follows:

W. B. Melton and David Craig Story are candidates for Sheriff in the Republican Primary.

Ron Cyrus is the candidate for County Mayor in the Republican Primary.

Democrat Primary candidates for Sheriff are Frank Dial, Ray P. Dishman, Greg Etheredge, David L. Hunter, Robert D. "Bert" Jolley, Richard A. Lynch, Greg Phillips, Bill Randolph, and Bud Swallows.

Jarman Hicks is opposing incumbent Johnny R. Brown for Circuit Court Clerk in the Democrat Primary.

Thomas C. Hall is opposing Franklin D. "Peck" Smith for Register of Deeds in the Democrat Primary.

Incumbent Kenneth Copeland is unopposed for County Mayor in the Democrat Primary, as are incumbents Peggy Clark Smith for Trustee, John Officer for General Sessions Judge, and Hugh L. Ogletree for County Clerk.

John Turnbull is unopposed for 13th Judicial District Part I Circuit Court Judge in the Democrat Primary as are John Maddux for 13th Judicial District Part II Circuit Court Judge, and Leon Burns Jr. for 13th Judicial District Part I Criminal Court Judge.

Incumbent William E. "Bill" Gibson is unopposed for 13th Judicial District Attorney General in the Democrat Primary.

Ronald Thurman is the candidate for 13th Judicial District Chancellor in the Democrat Primary, and David N. Brady is the candidate for 13th Judicial District Public Defender.

Edwin G. Sadler is opposing incumbent Lillie Ann Sells for 13th Judicial District Part II Criminal Court Judge.

The withdrawal deadline is Thursday, Feb. 23.

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Screenings set for children starting school

Speech, language, hearing, and vision screenings will be administered during March for all children entering kindergarten in the 2006-2007 school year. Parents should call the school their child will attend this fall and schedule a screening.

At the screening, parents must present their child's birth certificate and immunization record. Any other information for parents to bring will be mentioned to them when an appointment is made.

If any problems are suspected during the screening process, parents will be notified and asked to have their child examined by a professional for a full evaluation.

The kindergarten screening schedule is as follows:

Monday, March 6 - Rickman Elementary.

Tuesday, March 7 - Hilham Elementary, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and Allons Elementary, noon to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 8 - Wilson Elementary, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and A.H. Roberts Elementary.

Thursday, March 9 - A.H. Roberts Elementary.

Children who start school with a problem in any of these areas will not be able to maintain adequate academic progress. Interventions at this level can be very successful if the problem is detected and identified early, according to the school system.

The screening activities are required by the State Department of Education.

For more information call Sheila Pemberton, with Overton County Board of Education, at (931) 823-1287.

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