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Fairview Lane home destroyed by fire
Livingston man drowns on Dale Hollow

Man pinned in trailer

 

 

Fairview Lane home destroyed by fire

Darren Oliver/OCN staff
Firefighters hose down the burning roof of Jimmy Coleman's home on Fairview Lane on Monday morning, April 3. The huge structure, which was a new build that was nearly completed, caught fire during a storm Sunday night around 10:30 p.m., possibly from a lightning strike. Personnel from Livingston Fire Department, Alpine Volunteer Fire Department, Hilham Volunteer Fire Department, Timothy Volunteer Fire Department, Rickman Volunteer Fire Department, and Monroe Volunteer Fire Department responded to fight the fire during the storm. The Colemans planned to move into the new home soon.

 

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Livingston man drowns on Dale Hollow

A Livingston man drowned in Dale Hollow Lake on Saturday, April 1.

According to reports, James "Bud" Sherrill, 69, was putting his boat into the water at Sunset Marina around 9:30 a.m. when the boat turned over and he went under the water.

Divers with Overton County and Pickett County rescue squads recovered his body Saturday afternoon.

Rescue personnel from across the state are still searching Dale Hollow Lake for a 16 year-old Macon County boy who fell from a boat Monday, March 27 and never resurfaced. The boy had been on the boat with friends.

According to Butch Burnette of Clay County Rescue Squad, underwater infrared cameras have been used to try to locate the body in water estimated to be as deep as 130 feet.

Before these two recent incidents, 123 people have drowned in Dale Hollow Lake, none of which were wearing life jackets.

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Man pinned in trailer

Darren Oliver/OCN staff
Paul Stewart was pinned by a big tree that crashed inside trailer number 7 on Miller Street after a storm Sunday, April 2. The tree had to be lifted to free the resident, then he was transported to Livingston Regional Hospital to be checked out. Numerous trees were felled as two storm cells moved through Middle Tennessee, knocking out power lines and damaging homes.

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