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Curtis Hayes elected mayor of Livingston
Bear sightings increasing in county area

THP makes drug bust in Overton County

 

 

Curtis Hayes elected mayor of Livingston

Curtis Hayes

After garnering 53.7% of the votes cast in the Wednesday, June 7 Town of Livingston Municipal Election, Curtis Hayes is the new mayor of Livingston. He received 776 votes -108 more than that of his three opponents combined.

Hayes first made town history in 2000 when he was the first black man elected one of the city's aldermen at-large. He continued to serve on the Livingston City Council for 6 years. History now repeated itself, as Hayes has become the first black man elected as city mayor in Livingston.

Incumbent mayor Frank Martin received 313 votes, Hosea Winningham 265, and Betty (Garrett) Huffer brought in 90 votes.

In the race for alderman at-large, David H. Langford, with 912 votes, and Lynn King, with 900 votes, easily took two of the three open seats, and Robert D. Jolley, with 416 votes, narrowly won the third opening over John R. McLeod Jr., who received 412 votes. Jeff Hunter, with 386 votes, Billy J. McClearran, with 291 votes, and Dean Smith, with 208 votes also ran.

A total of 1,455 votes were cast in the municipal election, with early voting bringing out 659 voters, and 797 voters going to the polls the day of the election.

David Langford

 

Lynn King

 

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Bear sightings increasing in county area

By BETH UNDERWOOD, OCN staff
After sightings in and around Overton County, it appears there are bears in them there woods. Just ask Ginger Clough.

Clough, who lives just a couple of miles outside of Livingston city limits, was in the family pool on Sunday afternoon, June 11, when she spotted a bear walking across the property.

The bear walked down the driveway, circled a pond, and journeyed to the adjoining property.

She was unsure of the bear's actual size, although she said it was quite a bit larger than a dog.

The various sightings seem to have begun in late May, correlating with the beginning of mating season, which runs through July. It was about that time a bear was killed on Interstate 40 near the 294 mile marker in Cookeville.

Shortly after, other bears were seen in surrounding counties.

Pickett County Press reported last week that several of its county residents have spotted at least a couple of bears, as well. One is reportedly a female with a cub, which likely came from the Big South Fork.

According to Hilltop Express, churchgoers at Victory Christian Center spotted a bear running through the yard and heading toward Welch Hollow after services on Sunday night, June 11.

Minutes earlier, a bear sighting was reported near the sewer plant on Woodcliff Road.

While TWRA officials state there is no need to panic if you run across a bear, it's important not to approach the bear. To report a bear, call 1-800-262-6704.

 

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THP makes drug bust in Overton County

A state trooper who stopped to offer assistance to the drivers of two tractor trailers he thought were stranded ended up making a large drug bust instead.

Lt. David Allred was traveling north on Highway 111 in Overton County on Friday, June 9 when he saw the two trucks stopped on the side of the road. He pulled over to offer assistance before noting some suspicious behavior by one of the persons.

Lt. Allred reportedly stepped on the running board to talk to the driver, and spotted a glass pipe with white residue on it. He then asked all occupants of the truck to step outside, and called for backup.

A search of the vehicle allegedly uncovered four plastic bags containing more than two ounces of crystal methamphetamine, another bag with an ounce of marijuana inside, a pill bottle containing 39 Schedule IV pills, a mirror with a line of white powder on it, and other paraphernalia used to separate and package drugs. More than $7,400 in cash was also seized.

The driver of one truck, 56 year-old Bobby Rex Smith, of Jamestown, was charged with possession with intent to sell Schedule II and Schedule VI drugs and possession of Schedule IV drugs and drug paraphernalia. He also had a logbook violation.

The Department of Revenue taxed the drugs for approximately $11,700. The truck Smith was driving was seized.

Smith was already serving a federal probation for drug trafficking, according to Tennessee Department of Safety (TDOS).

The driver of the second truck, Timothy Kroger, 37, also of Jamestown, was charged with one count of simple possession. A female passenger was not charged.

TDOS is responsible for ensuring the safety and general welfare of the traveling public. The department's general areas of responsibility include law enforcement, safety education, and motorist services including the issuance of driver licenses and title and registration activities. The department and its highly trained staff of troopers are responsible for safety on more than 15,000 miles of state and federal highways.

 

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