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Archives 04-12-2006


LA Wildcats receive state championship rings
Candidates qualify for Aug. 3 general election

More information given about lake drowning



LA Wildcats receive state championship rings

Mac McLeod/OCN Sports
Members of the Class 3A State Champion Livingston Academy Wildcats football team put forth a show of appreciation for their new championship rings. The rings were presented to the team in a ceremony held in the Livingston Academy gymnasium Thursday, April 6. The team raised money and private individuals, civic groups, and businesses donated money to purchase the rings for the 2005 state champs.


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Candidates qualify for Aug. 3 general election

The deadline for turning in qualifying papers for county commissioners and school board members in the August 3 Overton County General Election was Thursday, April 6.

Voters will choose one school board candidate in each district. Candidates who qualified for election to the school board are as follows:

1st District: Kelly Hill, James "J.J." Hollars, and Fern Savage. Incumbent David Langford chose not to run for re-election to the school board, but is running for re-election to his city alderman seat.

2nd District: Dolphus Ray Dial, who is the incumbent, and Renea Stover.

3rd District: Wayne Ferrell, incumbent Lenard Ledbetter, and Freddie Miller.

4th District: Sam Pendergrass and incumbent Melody D. Williams.

5th District: David Gore, Mark Peek, and incumbent Michele K. Williams.

Voters will choose three county commission candidates in each district. The three in each district who receive the most votes will be elected. Candidates who qualified for the county commission are as follows:

1st District: Sean Allred, incumbent E. Alan Atnip, incumbent Jean M. Moore, Cindy Robbins, Johnny R. Seegraves, and Travis L. Simpson. Incumbent Frank Martin chose not to run for re-election.

2nd District: Stanley Carter Jr., who is an incumbent, J. Darwin Clark, Travis Gore, Billy J. Parrott, who completed the term abdicated by Grant Pennington, and Bryan Reynolds. Incumbent David Dorminey Sr. chose not to run for re-election.

3rd District: Randall Boswell, who is an incumbent, Randy Gore, Dewayne Hargis, Bruce Ledford, incumbent John E. Phillips, and Jeff Staggs. Incumbent Shaun Hale chose not to run for re-election.

4th District: Keith Bass, Tracy C. Harris, incumbent Donald Jeff Keyes, James Livingston, Rick Moles, Doug Oakley, Billie G. Phipps, Chris Speck, and Phillip Talley. Incumbents Gail Arney and Chris Neal chose not to run for re-election.

5th District: Bob Carter, incumbent Ben Danner, Gregg T. Nivens, Lee A. Richards, and incumbent William Johnnie Webb. Incumbent Gary Hollars chose not to run for re-election.

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More information given about lake drowning

More information has been given about the incident that took the life of James "Bud" Sherrill on Dale Hollow Lake.

According to a family member, Sherrill was launching a pontoon boat, which was apparently not tied off, and the boat drifted away.

The preliminary report that the boat turned over was not true.

Apparently, Sherrill swam after the boat and then went under the water.

The boat was found later in the day on Saturday, April 1, against a bank approximately a half-mile downstream from Plankyards Boat Ramp, where the incident occurred.

Overton County Rescue Squad members found his body the next day across the lake, still submerged below the water surface.

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