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Food Distribution Is Held…

Overton County First Responders along with elected officials assisted in a food distribution event held at Livingston Academy last Friday. The event was made possible through food donations from Second Harvest Food Banks along with Five Loaves Food Pantry. It is estimated there were near 1,000 participants at the event.

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Sales Tax Holiday Is This Week

For 2020 only the Tennessee General Assembly has approved two sales tax holiday weekends to help Tennesseans save money and support the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first tax-free holiday weekend focuses on clothing and other back-to-school items. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 31, and ends Sunday, Aug. 2, at 11:59…

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Lightning Storm Causes Multiple Fires

The Livingston Fire Department (LFD) was called Tuesday night to multiple house fires, likely caused by lightning strikes during a lightning storm. LFD Chief Rocky Dial reported that the department responded to three homes last Tuesday night that had been struck by lightning. Firefighters were dispatched to Cookeville Highway, South Hillcrest Drive and Golf Drive.…

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Celebrating A Century Of Suffrage

Local citizens will soon celebrate the century-old vote in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate that would ultimately give women the right to vote. The House approved the women’s suffrage amendment to the U.S. Constitution on May 21, 1919, followed by the Senate on June 4, 1919. Although Congress passed the proposed amendment, it…

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Early Voting Is Now Underway

Early voting began July 17 for the Aug. 6 election, and Overton County election officials are encouraging voters to take advantage of it. “We strongly encourage people to early vote,” said Election Administrator Craig Story. “It’s a real easy way of doing it. You get to (vote) at your convenience and don’t have to worry…

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Dedication Held

A plaque was unveiled by community leaders last Friday at Bishop Corner in honor of Budd Harris Bishop who passed in 2016. Bishop was known by the community as a leader, artist and visionary.

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Obituaries

Obituaries 7/28/20

Ralph Douglas Boles Ralph Douglas Boles, 70, of Mulberry, Fla. and formerly Overton County passed away July 19. Funeral services were held July 23 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. Rev. James Shenko officiated. He was born on Oct. 26, 1949. He loved cars, music and…

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Obituaries 7/21/20

Betty Jo Marriott Betty Jo Marriott, 83, of Anderson, Ind. passed away July 16 at St. Vincent Anderson. Funeral services were held on July 21 at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service. Interment followed in the Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Jim Harrison officiated. She was born on July 26, 1936 in Allons. She worked as manager of…

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Obituaries 7/14/20

Paul Leon Hargis Paul Leon Hargis, 72, of Rickman passed away July 10 from his residence. Funeral services were held July 12 at the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Campground Cemetery. Bro. Denton Hummel, Bro. Tommy Harris and Bro. James Williams officiated. He was born in Overton County on Nov. 21,…

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Recent News

Food Distribution Is Held…

Overton County First Responders along with elected officials assisted in a food distribution event held at Livingston Academy last Friday. The event was made possible through food donations from Second Harvest Food Banks along with Five Loaves Food Pantry. It is estimated there were near 1,000 participants at the event.

Read More
Sales Tax Holiday Is This Week

For 2020 only the Tennessee General Assembly has approved two sales tax holiday weekends to help Tennesseans save money and support the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first tax-free holiday weekend focuses on clothing and other back-to-school items. It begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 31, and ends Sunday, Aug. 2, at 11:59…

Read More
Lightning Storm Causes Multiple Fires

The Livingston Fire Department (LFD) was called Tuesday night to multiple house fires, likely caused by lightning strikes during a lightning storm. LFD Chief Rocky Dial reported that the department responded to three homes last Tuesday night that had been struck by lightning. Firefighters were dispatched to Cookeville Highway, South Hillcrest Drive and Golf Drive.…

Read More
Celebrating A Century Of Suffrage

Local citizens will soon celebrate the century-old vote in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate that would ultimately give women the right to vote. The House approved the women’s suffrage amendment to the U.S. Constitution on May 21, 1919, followed by the Senate on June 4, 1919. Although Congress passed the proposed amendment, it…

Read More
Early Voting Is Now Underway

Early voting began July 17 for the Aug. 6 election, and Overton County election officials are encouraging voters to take advantage of it. “We strongly encourage people to early vote,” said Election Administrator Craig Story. “It’s a real easy way of doing it. You get to (vote) at your convenience and don’t have to worry…

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Dedication Held

A plaque was unveiled by community leaders last Friday at Bishop Corner in honor of Budd Harris Bishop who passed in 2016. Bishop was known by the community as a leader, artist and visionary.

Read More

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