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Archives 10-29-2008



Firemen Fight Billowing Fire
Crawford man dies in jail at Crossville
Halloween mischief carries consequences

Commodity distribution set for Nov. 5

Firemen Fight Billowing Fire

Fire Department answered a call around 5:30 a.m. to the residence of Sue and Denny Bullock at 108 Zachary Street. LFD brought their ladder truck to the scene, and more than five other area fire departments, with approximately 40 firefighters, also responded to fight the blaze, which burned for several hours. The fire apparently started in the basement, but the cause of the fire is unknown at press time. The structure was destroyed. No one was home at the time of the fire. The residents were reportedly on their way to Fort Knox, KY, and were alerted by authorities. Approximately 600 students at A.H. Roberts Elementary School were evacuated to Livingston Academy shortly after 9 a.m. because of smoke from the fire entering the air intake of the school’s HVAC system.

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Crawford man dies in jail at Crossville
A Crawford man has died while an inmate at Cumberland County Jail.

Erick Charles Reed, 21, of Crawford, was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, according to Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department.

Reed was arrested at 1:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20 and transported to Cumberland County Jail on charges of Public Intoxication and Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic, and was being held on a $2500 bond.

According to reports, correction officers completed their check at 1 a.m. and found Reed unresponsive and then contacted EMS. Paramedics arrived on the scene but were unable to revive Reed.

Cumberland County Sheriff’s Dept. investigators, along with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, were notified and arrived on the scene to conduct a death investigation. The body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the exact cause of death, as a standard procedure.

The investigation is continuing, but foul play is not suspected, according to Cumberland County Sheriff Butch Burgess.

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Halloween mischief carries consequences
In an effort to reduce incidents of vandalism and egg throwing, the officers of Livingston Police Department will be out in force this Halloween.

Captain Tim Emerton stated, “Anyone found throwing eggs or other material at vehicles or pedestrians will be arrested and can face charges of Disorderly Conduct, a class C misdemeanor with up to 30 days in jail and up to a $50 fine, and Vandalism, a class A misdemeanor with up to 11 months 29 days in jail and up to a $2,500 fine, and or Criminal Littering, a class B misdemeanor, with up to 6 months in jail and up to a $500 fine.”

Parents are urged to be sure of their child’s whereabouts. Parents are held responsible for damages committed by their children up to $1,000.

Anyone under the age of 18 found throwing eggs or other materials at vehicles or pedestrians will be charged with the offense in Juvenile Court, according to Capt. Emerton.

“Halloween is a time we hope our youngsters can enjoy,” Capt. Emerton said. “Working together, we can insure it to be a safe and fun time.

“Just remember that what is usually meant as a harmless prank can turn into someone else’s tragedy quickly.”


Commodity distribution set for Nov. 5
Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Joe L. Evins Community Center in Livingston.

Distribution for Hanging Limb will be held at a later date.

Those receiving commodities must present valid UCHRA commodity cards. Persons may receive commodities for a total of three households if valid cards are presented at the distribution.

U.S.D.A.’s Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program is available to all eligible recipients regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap.

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