Overton/Pickett 911 To Continue Operating As One 911 District

The request to allow a referendum on the August ballot for the “creation” of the new Pickett County Emergency Communication District (ECD) was denied Wednesday morning at a Tennessee Emergency Communications Board (TECB) meeting on the conclusion that the separation of the Overton/Pickett E-911 Communications District was not in the best interest of the public based on the information provided.

Following a public hearing on the matter that was held in Pickett County last month, two TECB staff members, Executive Director of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Curtis Sutton, and General Council Benjamin Glover summarized these comments to present them the TECB to consider the request.

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