Recent News

Livingston Receives Municipal League Award

Grant Funds, citizen and civic cooperation, and diligence by city officials culminated in the realization of a new municipal park bringing new opportunities for health, recreation and revitalization for the city of Livingston. In recognition of all the efforts made to create the newly opened Livingston Central Park, the Tennessee Municipal League presented the city…

Read More

LA Baseball Holds Camp

Dreams are realized through hard work and fundamentals. To many kids, the ultimate dream is to become a professional baseball player. To others, the dream of the diamond is just to start on their team. And, there are still others who simply want to become the best player they can be. For more stories like…

Read More

County Tax Rate Remains Unchanged

Residents of Overton County can breathe a sigh of relief, as their property taxes won’t be going up any time soon – at least not this year. Overton County Commissioners approved a property tax rate of $2.25 per $100 of assessed value for 2017-2018 at last night’s commissioners meeting. The rate, which is the same…

Read More

Washington D.C. Educational Tour Sponsored By Twin Lakes

During the second week of June, I had the privilege of traveling to Washington, D.C. with 107 other rising seniors from across the country. The trip was called the Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour and it was sponsored by Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative. Twin Lakes sponsored two teens to participate in the tour this…

Read More

Livestock Killed When Truck Overturns

A tractor-trailer overturned last week on Hwy. 84, spilling its load of livestock and injuring the driver and passengers. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, at approximately 3:30 a.m. Wednesday a 2006 Peterbilt truck was traveling north on State Route 84 loaded with 87 cows, a driver and two passengers when the driver, Justin T.…

Read More

Crash Kills Cows

State Route 84 is tough to negotiate sometimes, especially if you are behind the wheel of an eighteen-wheeler loaded to the gills carrying livestock. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, at approximately 3:30 a.m. a 2006 Peterbilt truck was traveling north on State Route 84 loaded with 87 cows, a driver and two passengers when…

Read More

E-Edition

Obituaries

Obits 6/27/17

Betty Joyce Hawkins Parsons Betty Joyce Hawkins Parsons, 81, of Nashville and formerly of Overton County, passed away June 20 at the Skyline Medical Center in Madison. Funeral services were provided from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Bo Fawbush and Dillon Holland officiated. Burial followed in the Overton County Memorial Gardens. She was…

Read More
Obits 6/20/17

Dortha Clyda Neal Dortha Clyda Neal, 93, of Rickman passed away June 12 at Morningside of Cookeville, TN. Funeral services were held June 15 from the Chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Okolona Cemetery. Bro. Jack Honeycutt officiated. She was born on June 8, 1923. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and cooking. In…

Read More
Obits 6/13/17

Donnie Keith Taylor Funeral services for Donnie Keith Taylor, 71, of the Taylors Crossroads community in Monroe were held June 7 from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Randy Pickens officiated. Burial followed in the Fellowship Cemetery. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Vautie Dennis Taylor; brother, Noble H. Taylor;…

Read More

Recent News

Livingston Receives Municipal League Award

Grant Funds, citizen and civic cooperation, and diligence by city officials culminated in the realization of a new municipal park bringing new opportunities for health, recreation and revitalization for the city of Livingston. In recognition of all the efforts made to create the newly opened Livingston Central Park, the Tennessee Municipal League presented the city…

Read More
LA Baseball Holds Camp

Dreams are realized through hard work and fundamentals. To many kids, the ultimate dream is to become a professional baseball player. To others, the dream of the diamond is just to start on their team. And, there are still others who simply want to become the best player they can be. For more stories like…

Read More
County Tax Rate Remains Unchanged

Residents of Overton County can breathe a sigh of relief, as their property taxes won’t be going up any time soon – at least not this year. Overton County Commissioners approved a property tax rate of $2.25 per $100 of assessed value for 2017-2018 at last night’s commissioners meeting. The rate, which is the same…

Read More
Washington D.C. Educational Tour Sponsored By Twin Lakes

During the second week of June, I had the privilege of traveling to Washington, D.C. with 107 other rising seniors from across the country. The trip was called the Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour and it was sponsored by Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative. Twin Lakes sponsored two teens to participate in the tour this…

Read More
Livestock Killed When Truck Overturns

A tractor-trailer overturned last week on Hwy. 84, spilling its load of livestock and injuring the driver and passengers. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, at approximately 3:30 a.m. Wednesday a 2006 Peterbilt truck was traveling north on State Route 84 loaded with 87 cows, a driver and two passengers when the driver, Justin T.…

Read More
Crash Kills Cows

State Route 84 is tough to negotiate sometimes, especially if you are behind the wheel of an eighteen-wheeler loaded to the gills carrying livestock. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, at approximately 3:30 a.m. a 2006 Peterbilt truck was traveling north on State Route 84 loaded with 87 cows, a driver and two passengers when…

Read More

Like Us On Facebook

Our Publications