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Hospital To Pay For Two Police Officers

Two new police officers will be patrolling the streets of Livingston and the halls of Livingston Regional Hospital after the Livingston Mayor and Board of Aldermen last night approved an agreement between the hospital and the city. LRH will provide $66,000 in funding annually for two night shift officers. The plan is for those officers…

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Tractor Supply May Come To Livingston

The Livingston Municipal Planning Commission has given the OK to the final site plan for a proposed truck garage to be located on East Main Street, and Tractor Supply may be locating in Livingston. The property is owned by planning commission member Robert Jolley, who stepped away from that role to explain his plans. For…

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School Board Reviews Test Scores

The most recent data that was made available to the Overton County school system shows that achievement has improved in several areas, while others still need work. Vickie Eldridge, the Assistant Director of Schools, reviewed some of the numbers in a presentation to the Overton County Board of Education last week. For more on this…

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Highway Patrol Steps Up Distracted Driving Enforcement

Some Overton County drivers got something of a surprise on Friday as they were unexpectedly pulled over for violating the state law against distracted driving. Offi cials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol converged on the county to conduct an operation intended to make drivers more aware of the dangers of such behavior. “What we’re doing…

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Mole Project Winners At Livingston Academy

Students in Kimberly Thorpe’s chemistry class at Livingston Academy participated in “Mole Projects” this semester. Winning first place for their presentation of Monald Trump and Molary Clinton were Katlyn Phipps and Devin Matthews. 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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A.H. Roberts Elementary School Science Fair Winners

The winners at a recent Science Fair held at A.H. Roberts Elementary School included, in grades 4-6 for biological projects, 1st place – Masey Gaw; 2nd place – Ella Sullivan; 3rd place – Braiden Mathis; and 4th place – Cole Hammock. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise…

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Commission To Consider $4 Million Nursing Home Plan

The board of the Overton County Health and Rehab Center has voted unanimously to send a proposed $4 million project to upgrade the nursing home to the county commission for consideration of funding. The vote came at last week’s board meeting, held just a couple of weeks after a work session with commissioners. “I think…

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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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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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Obits 3/7/2017

Howard Branham Funeral services for Mr. Howard Raymon Branham, 84, of Hilham and formerly of Breeding, Ky., were held on March 6, 2017, at the Hilham Church of Christ with Bro. John Maybrey officiating. Interment followed in the Hilham Cemetery. Mr. Branham passed from this life on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at his home in…

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Obits 2-28-17

Jimmie Chilton Jimmie Howard Chilton, 66, of Monroe passed away Feb. 20 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Feb. 23 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Nolan Cantrell officiating.  Interment followed in the Green Hill Cemetery in Alpine. He was born March 9, 1950. He loved being with his…

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Enterprise Obituaries 2-21-17

Hollis Hummel Hollis Denzel Hummel, 76, of Allons, passed away Feb. 14 at Livingston Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held Feb. 17 from the chapel of Livingston Funeral Home with Bro. Darren Shell officiating. Interment followed in the Willow Grove Cemetery. He was born in Clay County. He loved his family, loved to watch wrestling,…

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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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