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Hog-Eye Showdown held on Livingston Square
Gas from well could be cause of explosion

School Board accepts bids on used busses

Hog-Eye Showdown held on Livingston Square


Barbecue cookers were lined up on the Livingston square Saturday, June 9 for the Hog-Eye Barbecue Cook-off, part of the Hog-Eye Showdown events that also included an ice cream making contest and Standing Stone Cruisers Car Club Cruise-In. Hundreds attended the one-day event.

Pam Sadler of Overton County Merchants Association said, “We thank everyone who helped make this event a great success.”
Mike Ledbetter’s grilling skills took top honors overall in all three categories of the Adult Division of the Hog-Eye Barbecue Cook-off.

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Gas from well could be cause of explosion

A water well underneath a home destroyed by an explosion was filled with concrete last week, as were two other wells in the vicinity.

After further investigation into the blast that demolished a house on Jamestown Highway last week, speculation that the house was destroyed from a gas leak from a water well gained more credence.

Livingston Fire Chief Rocky Dial made a special report on the incident and found that an addition was made to the house many years ago, and that it was built over a water well.
He also found that several oil wells have been drilled in the vicinity over time.

According to Chief Dial, gas from those wells apparently gathered in the cistern and was somehow ignited. The exact cause of the explosion has not yet been determined.

Jody and Cindy Mantle were in the house at the time, but escaped serious injury.

Dial said the explosion leveled the first floor immediately, and that the couple was lucky to have been upstairs at the time.

Those with questions regarding a well on their property should call the Division of Water Supply at (615) 532-0191.

 

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School Board accepts bids on used busses

By DEWAIN E. PEEK,
OCN staff

Overton County Board of Education held the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, June 5, with District 4 School Board member Tonia Sells absent.
Central States Bus Sales’ bids for used busses were approved as follows: 2001 Blue Bird 71-passenger bus, with 72,266 miles, at $28,700; 2001 Blue Bird 71-passenger bus, with 54,801 miles, at $29,300. The busses should be able to be used another 8 years, according to Director of Schools Mike Gilpatrick.

The bid from Kidz Zone was approved on pre-K playground equipment at $9,461.82.

The chain-link fencing bid from A&C was approved at $3,000 each. The fencing is for pre-K playgrounds.

The bid of N&L Business Systems for a new digital copier with duplex unit and stand was approved at $4,560.

N&L Copier’s bid for Kyocera toner was approved at $150 each for 4 cartons, and $135 each for 30 cartons.

American Paper and Twine’s bid for copy paper was approved at $26.80 per case for 10 cases, and $25.80 per case for 640 cases.

Hilham Elementary School’s 8th grade class was approved to take a trip to Pigeon Forge on May 4 and 5.

The following budget amendments were approved:
•2006-07 General Purpose School budget amendment #2;
•2006-07 Education Debt Service budget amendment #1;
•2006-07 I.D.E.A. Part B Special Education in-house amendment #2;
•2006-07 Small Learning Communities & Transition Grant amendment #1.

The 2007-2008 Local Consolidated Application for Federal Funding was approved.

The 2007 summer food program at A.H. Roberts Elementary School and Wilson Elementary School was approved.

The School Board approved the application for a Title IV Perkins Reserve Grant establishing dual credit courses with Tennessee Tech University. The course will be Principals of Agriculture Engineering at Livingston Academy, and AGET 2110 Engineering Technology in the College of Agriculture at TTU.

The School Board approved the application for a Title IV Perkins Reserve Grant establishing dual credit classes with TTU, with the course being Textiles and Apparel at Livingston Academy, and HEC 2031 Engineering Technology in the College of Home Economics at TTU.

The School Board approved the application for a Title IV Perkins Reserve Grant establishing dual credit classes with TTU, with the course being Project Lead the Way at Livingston Academy, and Engineering Technology in the College of Engineering at TTU.

Elaine Grimes’ retirement from teaching was accepted.

Director Gilpatrick said, “I hate to see a teacher of her caliber go. She will be sorely missed.”

Director Gilpatrick issued the Director’s Report to the School Board. (The Director’s Report is published on 16A in this edition.)

Before adjourning, Chairman Tim Coffee announced that Director Gilpatrick’s first evaluation had been conducted and that on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being best, he had a successful evaluation and rated 3.917 on his combined score.

Chairman Coffee also announced that Jessica Norrod was the winner of the School Board’s college-bound scholarship, and Trista Nelson won the technology scholarship.

The meeting adjourned.


 

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