Overton County News

Posted November 19, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Overton County Legislative Body soundly rejected the County Powers Act during the regular meeting held Monday, November 10.

A public hearing was held at 5:30 p.m. to give residents an opportunity to comment on the act, which, pursuant to T.C.A. 5-1-118, would give the County Commission the authority to create ordinances.

County Executive Ben Danner opened the floor for comment and the first seven residents to speak were opposed to the act, saying they want to keep their freedom from being told what they can and cannot do on their property.

Then Tim Rapp, owner of Honey Do Handyman Service, warned about not having building codes in the county.

Executive Danner explained, “The County Powers Act and the building codes are really not connected. The county can apply building codes

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    Times Journal

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Local resident David McGowan had a bone to pick with the Russell County Fiscal Court at the monthly meeting on Monday, November 10.

    McGowan, owner of properties located around the area where A & S Protein, the animal rendering plant which was

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    The Herald News

    Posted November 19, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    The only item of note on last week’s fiscal court agenda was the bid on the NOAA Weather Radios.

    As part of the May 2010 flood disaster relief program, the county was approved for a FEMA Weather Radio Initiative grant in the

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    Times Journal

    Posted November 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Department of Local Government (DLG) Commissioner Tony Wilder joined Russell County Judge/Executive Gary Robertson on Monday, October 27, to announce $1 million in support of economic development and job growth in Russell County.

    The $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) will

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    Overton County News

    Posted November 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Two men who allegedly impersonated police to gain entry and then pistol-whip an Overton County man in his home were arrested by Putnam County deputies Tuesday, October 16.

    According to an incident report from Overton County Sheriff’s Department, a Rickman man reported

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    Wayne County Outlook

    Posted November 5, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    One man has been arrested and charged in connection with a burglary that occurred at a rural church in Wayne County.

    According to Wayne County Sheriff Charles Boston, Richard J. Randolph, Jr., was charged with first degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking

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    The Herald Citizen

    Posted October 8, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    What began as a trip to the Dairy Queen last year ended in a tasing for a Monterey man.

    Now, he’s suing the town, police chief, an officer and three other Monterey citizens.

    According to the lawsuit —

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