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Arson attempted at Courthouse Annex
Here comes the bus...Motorists urged to watch for children going to school

School Board meeting held August 7

Arson attempted at Courthouse Annex

A lower floor window of the Courthouse Annex was broken into and a fire was started before the sprinkler system doused it.

Livingston Police Department is asking citizens for assistance in the apprehension of the person or persons responsible for setting fires at Overton County Courthouse Annex on University Street and Swallows Insurance Agency on West Main Street during the late hours of Friday, Aug. 10 and the early hours of Saturday, Aug. 11.

Officials stated that a person or persons attempted to burn the buildings by starting fires at secluded areas of the premises.

Police urge citizens to report any suspicious activity in their community. Anyone with any information is asked to call (931) 823-6496. The LPD assures that calls will be kept confidential.

Livingston Police are also investigating a rash of business break-ins in the Livingston area. The number of break-ins reported by businesses in June, July, and August are up sharply and appear to be the work of a single individual and are occurring mainly in the early morning hours, according to the LPD.

Livingston Police officials are asking residents and motorists to be alert to any unusual or suspicious activity they may see and call the Police Department at (931) 823-6496. The officials said all assistance will be greatly appreciated and kept strictly confidential.

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Here comes the bus...Motorists urged to watch for children going to school

Carson Oliver photo
Livingston Academy students wait to board buses after the first day of the new school year. Motorists are urged to watch for buses and for children waiting on buses.

Tennessee Highway Patrol has launched their 2nd Annual Back to School Enforcement Effort to crack down on motorists who disregard laws designed to protect children.

THP is dedicating approximately 850 work hours to enforce safety this month as students head back to class. Every State trooper will be closely watching school zones and buses to help keep children safe as they travel to and from school.

Department of Safety Commissioner David Mitchell said, “The goal is to protect Tennessee children from drivers who may be distracted, impatient or careless. That’s why you’ll see more state troopers around school buses, at bus stops, and in school zones, writing tickets to drivers who break the law.”

Last year, as a result of the THP’s Safe Schools Enforcement Initiative, the number of traffic crashes in school zones, between the hours of 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., dropped nearly 10% compared to the previous 3 years. Overall, injury-related traffic crashes in school zones fell from 373 during the 2005-2006 school year to 341 in the 2006-2007 school year.

Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Mike Walker said, “This effort, however, stretches far beyond school zones. A school zone isn’t just the 15 mph area around a school. It’s anywhere our children travel.”

Troopers will also be on the lookout to make sure young drivers are staying
safe while behind the wheel. Drivers with a learning permit or intermediate driver license are not allowed to use a cell phone while operating a vehicle.

Department of Safety Deputy Commissioner Greta Dajani said, “In 2001, Tennessee implemented a Graduated License Program to make sure that teen drivers have the necessary experience and safety record to receive their full unrestricted license.”

For more facts, figures, and safety tips visit the website at www.tennessee.gov/safety.

 

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School Board meeting held August 7

By DEWAIN E. PEEK,
OCN staff


Overton County Board of Education held the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 7 with all members present.

The School Board approved 2007-2008 budgets for General Purpose, Federal Projects, which includes Title I 2006-2007 carryover, Central Cafeteria, and Education Debt Service.

Quarterly reports were approved for General Purpose, Federal Projects, Central Cafeteria, and Educational Debt Service.

The following were designated as management personnel: Matt Eldridge, Shirley Myers, Diane Sadler, and Sheila Pemberton.

The following were designated as the negotiating team: Matt Eldridge, Shirley Myers, Diane Sadler, Tim Vaughn, and Mike Gilpatrick.

The Tennessee Risk Management Trust Intergovernmental Cooperative Agreement was approved.

The bid from Temple Inc. on School zone caution lights for Allons Elementary School and Rickman Elementary School were approved at $7,566.

The bid from Chemsearch was approved for drain and sewer enzyme at $29.20 per gallon.

The bid from Security Equipment Co. Inc. was approved for 2007-2008 fire alarm inspections and service at $2,260 and an emergency rate of $40 per hour plus $100 trip charge.

The bid from Universal Termite and Pest Control Co. was approved for 2007-2008 pest control services at $9,320.

The following bids were approved for the school nutrition program: bread from Lewis Bakery; milk from Southern Belle; ice cream from Purity Dairies; foods and supplies from Institutional Wholesale; pest control from Universal Pest Control.

Button Fire Extinguisher Sales’ bids on 2007-2008 fire suppression systems were approved as follows: kitchen hood fire extinguisher suppression system at $72.50 each; portable extinguisher service at $2.90 each; #5 ABC recharge at $8 each; #10 ABC recharge at $12 each; #20 ABC recharge at $19 each; hydro testing at $9.50 each; valve stems at $4.95 each; new Class K for kitchens at $175 each.

B&B Filters’ bids on HVAC filters were approved as follows: 10x20x1 at $0.97 each or $11.64 per case of 12; 11x20x1 at $1.94 each or $23.28 per case of 12; 11.5x19x1 at $1.94 each or $23.28 per case of 12; 12x24x1 at $1.02 each or $12.24 per case of 12; 13.5x24x1 at $2.50 each or $30 per case of 12; 14x25x2 at $1.55 each or $18.60 per case of 12; 15x20x1 at $1.02 each or $12.24 per case of 12; 15x20x2 at $1.55 each or $18.60 per case of 12; 16x16x1 at $1.09 each or $13.08 per case of 12; 16x16x2 at $2.99 each or $35.88 per case of 12; 16x20x1 at $0.98 each or $11.76 per case of 12; 16x20x2 at $1.55 each or $18.60 per case of 12; 16x25x1 at $0.98 each or $11.76 per case of 12; 16x25x2 at $1.56 each or $18.72 per case of 12; 16x26x1 at $2.55 each or $30.60 per case of 12; 17x28x1 at $2.70 each or $32.40 per case of 12; 18x20x2 at $2.90 each or $34.80 per case of 12; 18x24x1 at $1.40 each or $16.80 per case of 12; 18x24x2 at $1.65 each or $19.80 per case of 12; 18x25x1 at $1.40 each or $16.80 per case of 12; 19x20x1 at $2.52 each or $30.40 per case of 12; 19x34x1 at $3.04 each or $36.48 per case of 12; 20x20x1 at $0.98 each or $11.76 per case of 12; 20x20x2 at $1.55 each or $18.60 per case of 12; 20x25x1 at $1.12 each or $13.44 per case of 12; 20x25x2 at $1.65 each or $19.68 per case of 12; 20x28x1 at $3.04 each or $36.48 per case of 12; 20x30x2 at $4.50 each or $54 per case of 12.

Before adjourning, Chairman Tim Coffee expressed appreciation for Sheriff W.B. Melton providing inmates for projects at the schools over the summer break.

Then, the School Board presented a certificate of appreciation to Gwen Smith.

Board member Mark Peek said, “She has earned Overton County in excess of a million dollars in grants in her 36 years of teaching.”

The School Board will hold an open door work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 in the conference room of the Central Education Office.

The Board of Education Building Committee has set work sessions for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 and for 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16.


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