Overton County News Overton County News - An Award Winning Newspaper - Livingston, Tennessee
homeabout ussubscriptionskids cornerlocal linkscontact us
News
Events
Society
80 Years Ago
Obituaries
Sports
Weather
Classifieds
Archives

Archives 02-28-2007

News

Overton County Museum presents "Between Fences"
Black History Month observed at Senior Citizens Center

Bank robbed in Cookeville last Wednesday

 

Overton County Museum presents "Between Fences"

One of Smithsonian Institute's traveling exhibits, "Between Fences", explores the evolution of fences, and the variety of ways they affect all walks of life. The exhibit presented by Overton County Heritage Museum in partnership with Humanities Tennessee and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit Services' Museum on Main Street program will be on display through March 24.

Because of its size, the exhibit is on display at Joe L. Evins Community Center, next door to Overton County Heritage Museum.

The exhibit is open each Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The exhibit explores the various implementation of fences that define physical boundaries as well as cultural fences that affect society. While some fences take the form of creeks and rivers, others are invisible, dividing race, class, or religions.

Through artifacts, illustrations, and photographs, "Between Fences" explores the division of space and culture from historical, regional, and social perspectives. It also challenges visitors to examine the fences in their own lives.

For more information call Overton County Heritage Museum at (931) 403-0909 or visit the museum website at www.overtonmuseum.com.

 

top of page

Black History Month observed at Senior Citizens Center

Valerie Brown/OCN staff
On hand at the Senior Citizens Center for the Black History Month observation held Thursday, Feb. 22 are, from left, Loretta Qualls, Rebecca Pincheon, Betty Parrott -center director, Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes, and County Historian Ronald Dishman.

Overton County's black heritage was honored Thursday, Feb. 22 at Overton County Senior Citizens Center.

Betty Parrott, center director, welcomed Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes, Rebecca Pincheon, Loretta Qualls, and Ronald Dishman, who were all speakers for the program.

County Historian Ronald Dishman gave an overview of some of the work that had been done in Overton County in order to preserve the local Cash Cemetery, as well as photographs and geneology of Overton County's rich black heritage.

Then, Mayor Curtis Hayes spoke to the group concerning his heritage and how proud he was to be a citizen of Overton County and Livingston, where he was born and raised. The Hayes family goes back six generations in Overton County.

Loretta Qualls, retired Livingston Academy teacher, addressed the group concerning intergration of black students at Livingston Academy in the mid-1960s.

She said, "The integration went very smoothly as Mr. Kenneth Stephens, principal at Livingston Academy, decided to enroll the local African-American students the day prior to regular registration and that this along with the fact that all local African-Americans had always been loved and accepted by the community made for a very smooth transition."

Rebecca (Keeton) Pincheon spoke to the group concerning her family heritage in Overton County. Pincheon stated that she was born and raised in the local black community on Spring Street, where she still resides. She attended school at Long View, a one-teacher school, which was on Spring Street. Lula Maynord was the teacher whom Pincheon fondly remembers as teaching all grade levels.

Pincheon rode a school bus, which came from Celina to Cookeville, to attend Darwin High School. The Nashville Tennessean interviewed Pincheon concerning the treatment of blacks in the Overton County area in the mid-1960s.

Pincheon said she told the reporter that she and her family and relatives had always been treated with respect and kindness in Overton County.

 

top of page

 

Bank robbed in Cookeville last Wednesday

Shortly after 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, Cookeville Police Department Officers responded to an armed robbery that occurred at First Tennessee Bank on West Jackson Street, located in the Jackson Plaza Shopping Center.

The suspect entered the bank and produced a note stating he was armed and announcing a robbery of the bank.

According to Cookeville Police, the suspect was described as a white male in his 40s, his hairstyle was short in length, and he was described as slender to medium in build and was dressed in a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

The suspect reportedly fled the area on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Information received by Cookeville Police indicated it is likely he was observed on foot near Taco Bell and Sonic near the First Tennessee Bank in the Jackson Plaza Shopping Center immediately before the robbery took place, and was seen running from the bank afterward.

A Cookeville Police Department spokesperson stated, "Although no weapon was observed during the robbery, this suspect should be considered armed."

Anyone who witnessed a person matching that description in the area or who has additional information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (931) 520-7867 or Det. Sgt. Carl Sells at (931) 520-5306.

top of page

 

 

 

 

 

top of page

 

top of page

 

 

 

top of page

 

Overton County News
415 West Main Street
P.O. Box 479
Livingston' Tennessee 38570
tel 931.823.6485
fax 931.823.6486
info@overtoncountynews.com


News
Society
History

Obituaries
Sports

 

News
01-03-2007
01-10-2007
01-17-2007
01-24-2007
01-31-2007
02-07-2007
02-14-2007
02-21-2007
02-28-2007







Society
01-03-2007
01-10-2007

01-17-2007
01-24-2007
01-31-2007
02-07-2007
02-14-2007
02-21-2007
02-28-2007









 


History

01-03-2007
01-10-2007
01-17-2007
01-24-2007
01-31-2007
02-07-2007
02-14-2007
02-21-2007
02-28-2007

 


Obituaries
01-03-2007
01-10-2007
01-17-2007
01-24-2007
01-31-2007
02-07-2007
02-14-2007
02-21-2007
02-28-2007



Sports
01-03-2007
01-10-2007
01-17-2007
01-24-2007
01-31-2007
02-07-2007
02-14-2007
02-21-2007
02-28-2007


   
Printing Supplies Graphic Design Custom Printing Advertising