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W.B. Melton elected as new sheriff
Fire destroys home on Bilbrey Road

Fire causes evacuation of The Mill

 

W.B. Melton elected as new sheriff

Overton County elected a new sheriff on Thursday, Aug. 3.

Republican candidate W.B. Melton was elected sheriff with almost 54% of the vote, 3,194 to Democrat nominee Bill Randolph's 2,535. Independent candidate Eddie Mott garnered 211 votes.

Incumbent Kenneth Copeland retained the county mayor's seat despite a valiant effort by supporters of Republican candidate Ron Cyrus. Copeland received 3,143 votes to Cyrus' 2,426.

In the School Board member races, Kelly Hill was elected to represent the 1st District, receiving 578 votes to James "J.J." Hollars' 472 and Fern Savage's 226. Incumbent David Langford chose not to run for re-election.

Dolphus Dial was re-elected to the 2nd District School Board seat with 599 votes to challenger Renea Stover's 492.

Lenard Ledbetter, 3rd District School Board member, was the only other incumbent to retain his seat, receiving 326 votes to Freddie Miller's 263 and Wayne Ferrell's 219.

Sam Pendergrass defeated incumbent Melody Williams with 75% of the 4th District vote, winning 791 to 260.

Mark Peek defeated incumbent School Board chairman Michele Williams similarly in the 5th District, obtaining 708 votes to Williams' 250 and David Gore's 201

Overton County Legislative Body will take on a new look September 1 with each district changing at least one commissioner.

In the 1st District, incumbents Jean Moore and Alan Atnip retained their seats with 679 and 527 votes respectively, and Cindy Robbins was elected to serve with 853 votes. Incumbent Frank Martin chose not to run for re-election.

Incumbents Stanley Carter Jr. and Billy Parrott were re-elected in the 2nd District, with 612 and 400 votes respectively, and Darwin Clark was elected to serve with 541 votes. Travis Gore came up 30 votes short with 370. Incumbent David Dorminey Sr. chose not to run.

Randall Boswell was re-elected in the 3rd District with 394 votes. Jeff Staggs and Bruce Ledford were also elected to serve, with 394 and 322 votes respectively. Incumbent John Phillips fell short with 274 votes, and incumbent Shaun Hale chose not to run.

The 4th District will have a complete change of representation with the election of Chris Speck, Billie G. Phipps, and Rick Moles. They received 648, 445, and 366 votes respectively. James Livingston came close with 345 votes. Incumbent Jeff Keyes received 260 votes, and incumbents Chris Neal and Gail Arney chose not to run.

In the 5th District, incumbents Ben Danner and Johnie Webb were re-elected with 573 and 509 votes respectively, and Gregg Nivens, a former county commissioner, was elected with 490 votes. Incumbent Gary Hollars chose not to run for re-election.

Running unopposed, Peggy Clark Smith received 4,500 votes for county trustee, Johnny Brown received 4,218 votes for circuit court clerk, Hugh L. Ogletree received 4,695 votes for county clerk, "Peck" Smith received 4,452 votes for register of deeds, and John Officer received 4,067 complimentary votes for general sessions judge.

In the 13th Judicial District races, Overton County voters preferred Democratic incumbent Lillie Ann Sells over Republican challenger David A. Patterson for criminal court judge (Part II), 2,791 to 2,213. Though Sells appeared to have lost overall by 9 votes, the more than 40,000 votes cast throughout the 13th Judicial District may be recounted before the race has a final result.

Overton County chose Democratic nominee Ronald Thurman for chancellor over Republican nominee Jerry Burgess 3,024 to 1,109. Thurman was the overall winner.

In the state primaries, Overton County preferred incumbent Phil Bredesen, with 3,150 votes, for the Democratic nominee for governor, and preferred Jim Bryson, with 454 votes, for the Republican nominee.

Harold Ford Jr. was preferred for the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senator, with 2,173 votes, while Bob Corker was preferred as the Republican nominee, with 588 votes.

Incumbent Bart Gordon was preferred for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives 6th District seat, with 3,235 votes, while Robert L. Garrison was preferred as the Republican nominee, with 592 votes.

With no Republican challenger in the November election incumbent Charlotte Burks will be re-elected to the 15th District State Senate seat. She received 3,200 votes in Overton County over challenger David Gentry's 513.

Unopposed 41st State Representative John Mark Windle received 3,687 complimentary votes.

A total of 6,035 votes were cast in Overton County for the county general election and the state primaries.

 

 

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Fire destroys home on Bilbrey Road

Carson Oliver/OCN

Fire destroyed the Bilbrey Road home of Ricky Kelly on Monday, Aug. 7.

According to reports, the blaze began around 2:30 p.m. in the back bedroom. Rickman Volunteer Fire Department was first called to the scene, then Livingston Fire Department was called in when it was believed someone was still in the home. But no one was inside.

Rickman Fire Chief Ray Neal, right, investigated afterward and suspects that wiring on the air conditioner may have overloaded.

 

 

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Fire causes evacuation of The Mill

Darren Oliver/OCN staff
Customers at The Mill were evacuatedwhen smoke filled the restaurant aroud 7:25 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3. Upon arrival, Livingston Fire Department firefighters found moderate smoke in the dining area and heavy smoke upstairs, according to Fire Chief Rocky Dial. The fire was found upstairs and was contained in about 15 minutes. The cause of the fire is undetermined. Cookeville Fire Department is assisting Livingston Fire Dept. in investigating the cause and origin of the fire.

 

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