Science Fair A Big Success

Overton County students did well when Tennessee Tech University and the Oakley STEM Center hosted the 62nd Annual Cumberland Plateau Regional Science and Engineering Fair recently. Students in grades nine through 12 in public and homeschool settings from 16 counties in Middle Tennessee were invited to enter projects in four categories: biological sciences, physical sciences,…

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Announcements 3/21/17

County Commission To Meet The Overton County Commission will meet on Monday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at the Overton County Courthouse.   Relay For Life Kickoff Set The Overton County Relay For Life event will kick off on March 23 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce. All…

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Sheriff Proposes Change In Duties

With the recent departure of the person who was doing the job, Overton County Sheriff John Garrett is proposing to change the way the job of Jail Administrator is handled by his department. Garrett told the county’s Safety Committee that former Jail Administrator Erin Bullard left the position this month to take another job. He…

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County Discusses Sign Thefts

Overton County officials are discussing the possibility of installing cameras at random locations around the county in an attempt to catch thieves who have been stealing road signs. “We can’t keep no signs up,” Commissioner Darwin Clark, who works for the county road department, told the Highway and Property Committee last week. “We’re going to…

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Eagle Cam Contest Winner

Twin Lakes hosted a “Name the Eagles” coloring contest with local K-8 schools, and the top three winners of the coloring contest received $25 gift cards. Presenting first place to 8th grade Rickman Elementary student Zoey Budzilek is Twin Lakes Marketing and PR Manager, Lea Ann Gore. The Eagles have been named “Obey” (male) and…

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Ambulance Director Airs Billing Concerns

The director of Overton County’s Ambulance Service says that the county may need to start looking for a new billing company. Jim Morgan spoke to the county’s Safety Committee last week and says issues with the current billing company – Ambulance Medical Billing or AMB – have gone unresolved. For more on this story, pick…

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Obits 3/21/17

Sue Ann Taylor Celebration of Life Services re-uniting Mrs. Sue Ann Taylor, 69, of Livingston, with her husband Charles Taylor were held on March 18 at the Agape Church in Livingston. Mrs. Taylor lost her battle with a long time illness on March 11 in the comfort of her home. She is survived by her…

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Legals 3/21/17

OVERTON COUNTY CHANCERY COURT, PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE TO CREDITORS   ESTATE OF: Alice J. Boyd (deceased) CASE NO. 17-PR-15 Notice is hereby given that on the 1st day of March 2017, Letters Testamentary, in respect to the estate of Alice J Boyd, deceased, who died on November 21, 2016 were issued to the undersigned J.…

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Educators Meet At Vol State

Educators from across the Upper Cumberland gathered at Volunteer State Community College at Livingston for the Upper Cumberland Education Leaders (UCEL) annual meeting. Representatives from Vol State, Tennessee College of Applied Technology and Tennessee Tech, along with several county directors of schools provided program updates and shared knowledge about current themes in education. For more…

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Commissioners Discuss Nursing Home Upgrades

Nine members of the Overton County Commission turned out for a work session last week to discuss the planned renovation of the Overton County Health and Rehab Center with the center’s director, Jennifer Bouldin, and the committee that oversees the facility. “We’re losing money because we don’t have private rooms,” said Commissioner Donna Savage, who…

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