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Archives 01-30-2008


LA Basketball Homecoming
Legislative Body approves booking fee at county jail

Sadler appointed Director of TTC at Crossville
Sobriety checkpoints to be held


LA Basketball Homecoming

Landon Amonett photo
Livingston Academy held Basketball Homecoming ceremonies Friday night, Jan. 25. Members of the Homecoming Court are, from left, Freshman Attendant Toni Coleman, daughter of Scott and Debbie Coleman of Livingston, escorted by Justin Poston, son of Al and Toni Garrett of Rickman and the late Allen Poston, Junior Attendant Allie Baltimore, daughter of Allen and Karen Baltimore of Livingston, escorted by Chase Dunn, son of Dale Dunn of Crossville and Angie Anderson of Livingston, 2007 Basketball Homecoming Queen Emily Norrod, daughter of Rick and Gail Norrod of Alpine, escorted by Jeremy McLearran, son of Billy and Jennifer McLearran of Livingston, and also escorted by Todd Smith, son of Joey and Beth Smith of Monroe, Senior Attendant Maggie Stevens, daughter of J.D. and Marla Stevens of Rickman, escorted by Clint West, son of Mike and Myra West of Livingston, and Sophomore Attendant Amber Welch, daughter of Tracey and Rena Welch of Cookeville, escorted by Deven Ramsey, son of John and Lisa Ramsey of Livingston.


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Legislative Body approves booking fee at county jail

OCN staff

Overton County Legislative Body held the regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 22, with Commissioners Randall Boswell and Cindy Robbins absent.

Chairman Pro Tempore Gregg Nivens presided over the meeting in the absence of Overton County Mayor Kenneth Copeland, whose sister had died.

The minutes of the November 2007 meeting were approved with the deletion of Johnny Gann’s approval as notary at-large.

Public Charter 586 was adopted to impose a booking fee at Overton County Jail. The fee will be $10, according to Sheriff W.B. Melton.
An auction conducted by Sheriff Melton on December 1, 2007, was approved.

Overton County’s employee drug policy was amended to add 9-panel testing to safety sensitive jobs, such as law enforcement, ambulance personnel, heavy equipment operators at the Highway Department, and county jobs requiring a commercial driver license (CDL).

The GASBY 34 Policy threshold for reporting purposes was amended.
The following were approved as notaries at-large: Phil Ballenger, Barry Johnson, Cathy L. Taylor, Cynthia Ledbetter, Pat Huckeby, Bruce Myers, Myra West, Vickie Worley, Cathy Taylor, and Phillip Williams.

Cleston Daniels, Wanda Krantz, and Commissioners Randall Boswell and Chris Speck were appointed to the Agriculture Committee to replace four persons whose terms expired.

Other Overton County Legislative Body standing committees had been appointed by the county mayor earlier in the fiscal year. Those committees for 2007-2008 are as follows:

Budget & Purchasing – Cindy Robbins, Stanley Carter Jr., Jeff Staggs, Chris Speck, and Johnie Webb.

Nursing Home Committee – Alan Atnip, Stanley Carter Jr., Jeff Staggs, Billie Phipps, and Gregg Nivens.

Public Safety – Jean Moore, Billie Parrott, Randall Boswell, Rick Moles, and Gregg Nivens.

Beer Board – Alan Atnip, Darwin Clark, Bruce Ledford, Rick Moles, and Ben Danner.

Ethics Committee – Rick Moles, Randall Boswell, Jean Moore, David Robbins, and Peggy C. Smith.

Education Committee – Alan Atnip, Darwin Clark, Bruce Ledford, Billie Phipps, and Ben Danner.

Salary & Employee Policy – Stanley Carter Jr., Chris Speck, Jean Moore, Randall Boswell, Gregg Nivens.

Solid Waste – Cindy Robbins, Billy Parrott, Jeff Staggs, Chris Speck, and Gregg Nivens.

Insurance & Delinquent Tax – Cindy Robbins, Billy Parrott, Bruce Ledford, Rick Moles, and Johnie Webb.

Industrial Development & Planning – Jean Moore, Darwin Clark, Randall Boswell, Chris Speck, and Johnie Webb.

Highway – Jean Moore, Stanley Carter Jr., Jeff Staggs, Billie Phipps, and Gregg Nivens.

County Property & Building Committee – Jean Moore, Stanley Carter Jr., Rick Moles, Johnie Webb, and Randall Boswell.

Library Committee – Alan Atnip, Darwin Clark, Bruce Ledford, Rick Moles, and Ben Danner.

Fair Committee – Alan Atnip, Billy Parrott, Randall Boswell, Billie Phipps, and Ben Danner.

Veterans Committee – Johnie Webb and Stanley Carter Jr.

Before the meeting adjourned, Stanley Carter Jr. gave an update on the
Budget & Purchasing Committee. He said the Sheriff’s Department has assumed the cleaning of the Justice Center and the Ambulance Service, which will save approximately $15,000 a year.

Commissioner Carter said the Sheriff’s Dept. has received an Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Grant in the amount of $24,000 to purchase in-car video cameras, with the county putting in 25% matching funds up to $6,250.

Earlier in the meeting, Sheriff Melton informed the commissioners, “We got the Governor’s Highway Safety Grant this year for $36,000.”

He also said the Sheriff’s Dept. received a grant for armored vests.

Commissioner Carter said the Sheriff’s Dept. has received courtroom security grants in the amount of $37,900 for bulletproof benches, hand-held
metal detectors, and X-ray machines, with a local match funding of $4,211, and that the department has received additional courtroom security grants of $6,882 for audio-visual equipment for the courtroom, with a local match of $764.

“The sheriff’s been working hard to get these grants, got a lot of good equipment and a lot of money came in with a small amount from the county,” Commissioner Carter said.


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Sadler appointed Director of TTC at Crossville

The Tennessee Board of Regents on January 15 unanimously approved the appointment of Donald Sadler as Director of the Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville.

The search committee was chaired by Regent Judy Gooch of Oak Ridge, and the committee reviewed the qualifications of 24 applicants before recommending Sadler.

According to James King, TBR Vice Chancellor for Tennessee Technology Centers, “Don Sadler’s solid background in career and technical education, along with his secondary school expertise, made him the strongest candidate for the position of director of the TTC at Crossville. I believe he will be an asset to the Technology Centers and the Tennessee Board of Regents system.”

Sadler comes to the TTC from the position of director of career and technical education at the Putnam County Board of Education, which he had held since 1992. Prior to that he was a technology education teacher in Overton County. A native of Livingston, Sadler is active in the Cookeville Rotary Club and the Cookeville/Putnam Chamber of Commerce, and he has been the secretary of the Putnam County Vocational Education Advisory Council since 1992. Sadler holds bachelor’s, master’s, and educational specialist degrees from Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.

The Tennessee Board of Regents is the nation’s sixth largest higher education system, governing 45 post-secondary educational institutions.

The TBR system includes six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 26 technology centers, providing programs in 90 of Tennessee’s 95 counties to over 180,000 students.

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Sobriety checkpoints to be held

Tennessee Highway Patrol, in conjunction with Overton County Sheriff’s Department and Livingston Police Department, will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in Overton County on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Recognizing the danger presented to the public by intoxicated drivers, troopers will concentrate their efforts on vehicles being operated by intoxicated drivers who would violate the driving under the influence laws of Tennessee.

Tennessee Highway Patrol has found these road blocks to be an effective means of enforcing the driving under the influence laws of Tennessee while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

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