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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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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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Driver Involved Is Arrested On Warrants

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says one person was killed in an accident involving three vehicles on Celina Highway near Livingston Boat Dock Road just after 11 a.m. Friday. According to the report of Trooper Marty Philpot, 42-year-old Jamal Johnson of Virginia Beach, Va. was driving a box truck eastbound on the road when he crossed…

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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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Alderman Questions New Hire

A relatively routine agenda item to fill a position in the city water department turned into a bit of a debate last week, as Alderman Ronald Dishman questioned the need for the employee. William Red Langford had been recommended for a job by Water Department director Jerry Dale Kennedy. Kennedy told the board that Langford…

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Former Nashville Mayor Speaks At Rotary Club

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean spoke to members of the Livingston Rotary Club on Monday. Dean is one of the first announced candidates running for Tennessee governor next year. 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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School Board Discusses School Security

After hearing from several school principals about the issue, members of the Overton County Board of Education are taking steps to improve security in the schools with the addition of newer camera and recording technology. The board discussed the issue at a work session last week. “When we initially bid out to try to update…

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Heart Of A Gypsy Opens

City and county officials gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Heart of a Gypsy Boutique. Ashton Penley runs the clothing and jewelry boutique at 200 W. Broad St., Suite C in Livingston. 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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Traffic Stops Lead To Drug Arrests

Two routine traffic stops by Overton County sheriff’s deputies have led to drug charges being brought against two individuals. The first incident occurred on Friday when Deputy Jon Frazier observed a Dodge Dakota leaving the Dollar General in Rickman and recognized the driver as David Allen Cope, 44, of Livingston. A records check showed that…

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Enterprise Obits 2-14-17

Clara Mae Ledbetter Homemaker Clara Mae Walker Ledbetter, 76, of Livingston, passed away Feb. 4 at the Overton County Health and Rehab Center in Livingston. Funeral services were held Feb. 7 from the chapel of Hall Funeral Home of Livingston with Bro. Cleston Ledbetter officiating. Interment followed in the Falling Springs Cemetery. She was born…

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Enterprise Obituaries 1-31-17

Evelyn Jo Handy Nurse Evelyn Jo (Hayes) Handy 65, wife of Billy D. Handy of Sparta, passed on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Livingston Regional Hospital. Born on July 25, 1951, in Campton, Ky, she was the daughter of Richard M. Hayes and Jessie Mae (Burks) Stubblefield. Mrs. Handy attended school in Vandalia, Ohio, and then…

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Enterprise Obits 1-24-17

Michael Glen Breeding Michael Glen Breeding, 60, of Livingston, passed away Jan. 4 at the Livingston Regional Hospital. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family has chosen cremation at his request. He was born in Livingston on Jan. 28, 1956. He was a Sergeant in the Army, made a career…

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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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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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