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Easter Egg Hunting Fun…

The annual Standing Stone Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday at Standing Stone Sate Park. Pictured at right is Kaylee Cross hunting eggs in the 4-6 year old division. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise on newsstands now, or subscribe online at livingstonenterprise.net.

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Fire Destroys Home

A volunteer firefighter talks on the radio to help coordinate the response to a house fire on Poston Whitaker Road in southern Overton County Friday afternoon. Units from the Rickman Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene and were assisted by the Fairgrounds and Hardy’s Chapel VFDs as well as some personnel from Putnam…

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Park Progress

The parking lot is now paved, the property is fenced and workers were completing some final details last Friday on the restroom facilities at the new Livingston Central Park. City officials are planning to lay sod in the coming days and hope to have the park’s grand opening on May 19. For more stories like…

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Budget Committee Hears Requests

Overton County officials will have to wait awhile before they find out whether additional funding they have requested in the upcoming fiscal year will be approved. Gregg Nivens, the chairman of the Overton County Budget Committee, says no decisions will be made until the committee has had a chance to see all of the funding…

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Board To Consider New GPA

The Overton County Board of Education is considering a proposal which proponents say will give students equal footing when it comes to competing for college scholarships. Livingston Academy counselor Vanessa Farris told the board during a work session last month that using what’s called a weighted GPA to determine grade point averages would be better…

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Pinwheels For Prevention

If you’ve passed through the Livingston square recently, you may have noticed colorful pinwheels at the fountain area at the library. April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and pinwheels have been placed at the fountain as a reminder to be aware of child abuse. For more stories like this, pick up a copy of this…

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Daffodil Project Teaches Lessons

How can planting a flower help you succeed in life? That’s what students at Rickman Elementary School have been learning about for the past few weeks. “In early February, I began a hands-on teaching project with my students primarily about daffodils,” said Dr. Donnie Holman, the principal of the school. “Along with this, we studied…

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Advocates Appointed

Judge Daryl Colson swears in new advocates Matt and Tim Troyer in the Court Appointed Special Advocate program. They joined the program recently, along with Dolly Gearing and Carly Chandler. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise on newsstands now, or subscribe online at livingstonenterprise.net.

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Now Open

A ribbon cutting was held last week in Livingston for a new business on Church Street. The Food Dude offers home cooking, daily specials and free local delivery. Their phone number is 397-3414 and the website is fooddudeconcessions.com. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise on newsstands now,…

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Oakley Farm Donated To TTU

A gift by university supporters Millard and J.J. Oakley has increased the size of Tennessee Tech’s campus by 1,400 acres. The Oakleys have donated a large portion of their farm, located in Overton County, along with the livestock and equipment on the property, to Tech – a donation valued at more than $9 million. For…

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Obituaries

Obits 4/4/17

Joseph Copeland Joseph “Joe” Wayne Copeland, 72, of the Alpine community, passed away March 26 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held March 29 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home in Livingston with Bro. John Copeland and Bro. Cleston Ledbetter officiating. Interment followed in the Copeland Cemetery in the West Fork Community. He…

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Obits 3/28/17

Dr. Johnny M. Curry Minister Dr. Johnny Melvin Curry Sr., 84, of Cookeville, passed away March 21 at Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held March 25 in the Cookeville chapel of Hooper Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home with Dr. John W. Moody and Rev. Bill Stone officiating. Interment followed in Cookeville City Cemetery.…

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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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Fire Results In One Taken To Hospital

An early evening fire call last Wednesday resulted in a person being taken to the emergency room. Livingston fire and police officials were dispatched to a home at 312 Celina Street around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday because the home was reportedly on fire. When officials arrived, they found what appeared to be a mattress that had…

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Van Rams Into Dump Truck

A Dodge Van hit a dump truck on Hwy. 52 Friday just after lunch, resulting in injuries to at least two people. The accident occurred in the construction zone at the Livingston City limits at 1:01 p.m. According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a 1993 Dodge Van, driven by James Beachboard, 55…

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LMS Needing Class Pictures

After years without one, Livingston Middle School now has a copy of the 1982-1983 8th grade class photo to once again adorn the entrance of the school, but the school still needs your help. According to Livingston Middle School Principal Doug Smith, there are still several years that are missing from For more on this…

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Livingston Academy Interact Club Hangs Blue Ribbons

Several individuals representing the city, the county, the CASA center, the Stephens Center and the Livingston Academy Interact club took part in an event to hang blue ribbons on trees around the courthouse square. The ribbons are intended to remind residents of the 211 child abuse investigations in Overton County in 2016.  Pictured, front row from…

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Easter Egg Hunting Fun…

The annual Standing Stone Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday at Standing Stone Sate Park. Pictured at right is Kaylee Cross hunting eggs in the 4-6 year old division. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise on newsstands now, or subscribe online at livingstonenterprise.net.

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Fire Destroys Home

A volunteer firefighter talks on the radio to help coordinate the response to a house fire on Poston Whitaker Road in southern Overton County Friday afternoon. Units from the Rickman Volunteer Fire Department were dispatched to the scene and were assisted by the Fairgrounds and Hardy’s Chapel VFDs as well as some personnel from Putnam…

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