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Archives 11-30-2010


Hilham man killed in Wednesday crash
Man drowns in Dale Hollow Lake
NFIP releases facts about flood insurance in Tennessee
Christmas in the Country kicks off season

Hilham man killed in Wednesday crash

Darren Oliver photos
A Hilham man was killed in a rollover crash on Hilham Highway just outside Livingston on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

According to the crash report from Tennessee Highway Patrol, Anthony B. “Amp” Barlow, 33, of Boles Road in Hilham was traveling east on Highway 85 at 5:35 a.m. when his truck, the 2003 Ford F-250 crew cab pickup above, left the roadway to the right side.

The report then says Barlow overcorrected, causing his pickup truck to come back across the roadway and leave the roadway a second time on the left side, where it struck a concrete bridge railing, the remnants of which can be seen in the inset photo. The impact caused the truck to overturn, and Barlow was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The THP crash report lists the incident as a one-vehicle crash and notes that Barlow was not wearing his seat belt. The report also says that in the investigating officer’s opinion, seat belt usage would have made a difference in the outcome of the crash.

Troopers Stanley Roberts and Andrew Goolsby investigated the crash site.

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Man drowns in Dale Hollow Lake
A man fishing out of Star Point Marina drowned in Dale Hollow Lake on Thanksgiving Day.

According to reports, Vinson Neace, 71, of Alexandria, KY, and his wife were fishing and then pulled ashore on the west fork of Ashburn Creek around 3 p.m. A wind gust blew the boat off the bank and Mr. Neace swam out to try to retrieve the boat and then went under the water. His wife swam out to the boat and returned to the dock to call 911.

Using infrared cameras, rescue divers found Neace’s body around 5:45 p.m.

Clay County and Pickett County rescue squads conducted the search.

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NFIP releases facts about flood insurance in Tennessee
Tennessee has an abundance of rivers and streams - from the bubbling mountain brooks of the east, to its interior workhorse rivers, the Tennessee and the Cumberland, to the mighty Mississippi and its meandering tributaries in the west.

Navigate every inch of every year-round waterway in the state, and you’lltravel almost 54,000 miles– enough to circle the Earth more than twice.

Is it any wonder that Tennessee is highly susceptible to the devastation caused by flooding? And yet, in a state with 6.3 million people and 138,000 businesses, slightly more than 25,000 flood insurance policies have been issued, according to National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) records.

That’s why the Federal Emergency Management Agency has teamed up with the NFIP to inform Tennesseans about these flood insurance facts:

• Flood insurance, backed by the federal government, is sold separately from homeowners insurance.

• Flood insurance protects against losses to buildings and their contents, not the land surrounding buildings.

• Different types of policies are available depending on flood risk, a property’s compliance with ordinances governing building in a flood zone, and other factors. Flood hazard maps indicate a location’s flood risk.

• Flood insurance is available both within and outside floodplains.

• To be considered a flood for insurance purposes, the waters must cover at least two acres of normally dry ground or affect at least two properties - one of which is yours.

• If you live in a high-risk area, you will need a Standard Policy - available to Tennessee communities that participate in the NFIP. Building and contents coverage must be applied for separately.

• If your home is in a low- or moderate-risk zone, your building may qualify for a low-cost Preferred Risk Policy. Preferred Risk Policies have options for buildings, contents or both.

• Flood insurance is sold by private insurers or agencies, but not all agencies offer it.

• Flood insurance covers homeowners, renters and businesses.

• With residential insurance, you can get up to $250,000 of coverage to protect your home and up to $100,000 to protect its contents.

• There is a 30-day waiting period from the date of purchase before a new flood policy goes into effect.

For more information about NFIP, the types of policies available and a list of agencies that sell flood insurance, visit www.floodsmart.gov or call (888) 379-9531.

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Christmas in the Country kicks off season

Darren Oliver photo
Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes lights the official Christmas tree on the square with help from spectators and Santa Claus, kicking off the season’s festivities for Christmas in the Country.

This year’s Christmas in the Country celebration will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. each Friday night through December 17. Events include live music, free hot cocoa, coffee, hot cider, popcorn, hot roasted peanuts, carriage rides downtown, a chili fundraiser for the Spay/Neuter Incentive Program of Overton County, and shopping specials at many of the merchants around the Square, who will stay open late during the event. Santa Claus will even make an appearance at the Millard Oakley Public Library each night of the event. More on 16A

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