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Sheriff's Dept. recovers items from burglaries
County primaries draw 4,899 voters

Mail carriers to hold food drive Saturday

 

 

Sheriff's Dept. recovers items from burglaries

 

Overton County Sheriff Bud Swallows and Chief Deputy Dewain Winningham look over several items recovered Thursday afternoon, May 4.

The items were reportedly taken in several different burglaries in Overton County over the last couple of weeks.

One individual has been arrested and charged so far. The arrest resulted after Sheriff Swallows received a phone call giving the location of the individual and the vehicle. Sheriff Swallows and Chief Deputy Winningham tracked down the vehicle, pulling it over at Rickman Chevron just off Highway 111. The officers retrieved the items that were in possession of the individual, whose name is being withheld while further investigation continues.

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County primaries draw 4,899 voters

Overton County's Democratic and Republican primaries drew 4,899 voters to the polls on Tuesday, May 2. The number of voters was more than 700 less than the last primary for the Overton County offices of County Executive, Trustee, Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, County Clerk, and Register of Deeds.

In the highly contested Sheriff's race, Bill Randolph garnered the Democratic nomination with 1,346 votes, defeating nearest challenger Greg Etheredge by 233 votes. Randolph led in 7 precincts and early voting, with Rickman delivering 249 votes to Etheredge's 56. Etheredge led in 7 other precincts.

Incumbent Bud Swallows was third, with 862 votes, followed by David Hunter with 391, Greg Phillips with 244 and having led in votes at Wilson, Bert Jolley with 144, Frank Dial with 116, Ray Dishman with 23, and Richard Lynch with 15.

W.B. Melton received the Republican nomination for Sheriff with 388 votes to 98 for Craig Story. Melton led in every precinct.

Independent candidate Eddie Mott will face Randolph and Melton in the Overton County General Election in August.

Incumbent Circuit Court Clerk Johnny Brown retained his office by receiving 2,888 votes to 1,196 for Jarman Hicks. Brown will be unopposed in the August election.

Incumbent Register of Deeds Franklin D. "Peck" Smith also retained his office. He received 3,118 votes, 64% of the votes cast, and challenger Thomas C. Hall received 953 votes. Smith will also be unopposed in August.

Incumbent County Mayor Kenneth Copeland received 2,635 complimentary votes as the Democratic nominee for re-election to the office, and Ron Cyrus received 363 complimentary votes as the Republican nominee for the office. The two will face each other in the County General Election.

Incumbents County Clerk Hugh L. Ogletree and Trustee Peggy Clark Smith ran unopposed. Ogletree received the most votes for any candidate in the Democrat Primary with 3,552 complimentary votes, followed by Smith with 3,539 complimentary votes.

General Sessions Judge John Officer, running unopposed, received 3,232 complimentary votes.

Overton County voters helped Lillie Ann Sells win her bid for re-election as Criminal Court Judge (Part II. She received 2,317 votes to Edwin Sadler's 1,455 in a race that was decided by less than 500 votes when all the votes throughout the 13th Judicial District were tallied. Independent candidate David Patterson will be her opponent in the General Election.

Overton County voters gave 13th Judicial District Attorney General Bill Gibson 2,566 complimentary votes, and gave 13th Judicial District Public Defender David Brady 2,196 complimentary votes.

Running unopposed Criminal Court Judge Leon Burns Sr. received 2,317 votes in Overton County, and Ronald Thurman received 2,349 votes for Chancellor.

John Turnbull received 3,156 complimentary votes for his re-election as Circuit Court Judge, and John Maddux received 2,307 complimentary votes for his re-election as Circuit Court Judge (Part II).

 

 

Mail carriers to hold food drive Saturday

Mail carriers to hold food drive Saturday Overton County mail carriers will be conducting a food drive Saturday, May 13.

During the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) 14th Annual Food Drive, letter carriers will deliver special grocery bags and postcards to their customers during the week of May 8. Middle and West Tennesseans are asked to fill the bags with non-perishable items such as tuna fish, peanut butter, and macaroni and cheese.

Letter carriers will collect the food donations while on their rounds on May 13 and deliver them to area hunger-relief organizations. Donations will be used to support the work of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee.

Food raised in Overton County will stay in Overton County and will benefit agencies such as Aaron's Chapel in Hilham, Fellowship Baptist Church in Allons, and Overton County Ministerial Association in Livingston.

NALC President William H. Young stated, "The need by America's food banks this May will be enormous. Many are already desperate for help. We simply must have a successful drive, the best ever."

Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. In 2005, Second Harvest distributed more than 22 million pounds of food.

For more information visit www.secondharvestnashville.org.

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