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Schools Exploring Safety Options

July 5, 2022

Overton County Schools are exploring ways to increase safety at the county’s schools. Director of Schools Donnie Holman said discussions with law enforcement officials began in the wake of the Uvalde shooting in Texas. He updated the school board at a work session following the board’s monthly meeting. “(Livingston Police Capt.) Greg Smith and I…

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Overton County Passes Budget

June 28, 2022

Seventh Consecutive Year Without Tax Increase The Overton County Commission has passed its 2022-23 budget with no tax increase for the seventh straight year. The commission approved the new budget at its June meeting Monday night. The tax rate remains at 1.9706 and is expected to raise an estimated $8.1 million in property taxes for…

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DA Pulls LPD Assistance

June 21, 2022

District Attorney Bryant Dunaway has pulled his office’s support to the Livingston Police Department’s efforts to inventory its evidence room. Dunaway made the decision following the Board of Mayor and Aldermen’s decision to suspend Police Chief Greg Etheredge for three weeks and impose a six-month probation period on June 6. In an email to Livingston…

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Overton County Election Commission Meeting

March 2, 2022
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Commission Recommends Rezoning

February 1, 2022

The Livingston Planning Commission is recommending the city rezone a lot at the intersection of W. 1st street and Bradford Hicks Dr. The lot’s owner, Jason Ray, requested the change from high-density residential (R2) to local commercial (C1) at the commission’s Jan. 25 meeting. “Pretty much,” Ray said. “I want to have it rezoned commercial…

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Help Needed For Homeless Count

January 11, 2022

Homelessness advocates in Overton County will need volunteers in an attempt to get an accurate count of the homeless population later this month. The annual “Point in Time”, or PIT, count will take place during the night of Jan. 25. In the Upper Cumberland, Homeless Advocacy of Rural TN (HART) assists the federal government with…

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Obituaries 7-5-22

July 5, 2022

Evelyn Joyce Owens Ms. Evelyn Joyce Owens age 70 of Hilham, Jackson Co., TN passed from this life on Friday, June 24, 2022 from the Mabry Healthcare in Jackson Co., TN.   Ms. Evelyn Joyce Owens was born in Gainesboro, Jackson Co., TN on Thursday, May 22, 1952 to the late William A. and Clara…

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Obituaries 6-28-22

June 28, 2022

Darrel Smith Darrel Smith, 68, of Livingston passed away June 28 at his residence. Funeral services were held June 22 at Hall Funeral Home with Brother Lucian Finch officiating. Interment followed in the Cash Cemetery. He was born Sept. 19, 1953 in Overton County. He was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed traveling and was…

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Obituaries 6-21-22

June 21, 2022

Brent N. Taft Brent N. Taft, 79, of Allons, ran into the arms of Jesus on June 8 surrounded by his family at his home. Celebration of Life were held June 18 at Agape Worship He was born Aug. 10, 1942 in Salt Lake City , Utah. He started at the age of 8 selling…

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Recent News

Schools Exploring Safety Options

July 5, 2022

Overton County Schools are exploring ways to increase safety at the county’s schools. Director of Schools Donnie Holman said discussions with law enforcement officials began in the wake of the Uvalde shooting in Texas. He updated the school board at a work session following the board’s monthly meeting. “(Livingston Police Capt.) Greg Smith and I…

Read More

Overton County Passes Budget

June 28, 2022

Seventh Consecutive Year Without Tax Increase The Overton County Commission has passed its 2022-23 budget with no tax increase for the seventh straight year. The commission approved the new budget at its June meeting Monday night. The tax rate remains at 1.9706 and is expected to raise an estimated $8.1 million in property taxes for…

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DA Pulls LPD Assistance

June 21, 2022

District Attorney Bryant Dunaway has pulled his office’s support to the Livingston Police Department’s efforts to inventory its evidence room. Dunaway made the decision following the Board of Mayor and Aldermen’s decision to suspend Police Chief Greg Etheredge for three weeks and impose a six-month probation period on June 6. In an email to Livingston…

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Overton County Election Commission Meeting

March 2, 2022
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Commission Recommends Rezoning

February 1, 2022

The Livingston Planning Commission is recommending the city rezone a lot at the intersection of W. 1st street and Bradford Hicks Dr. The lot’s owner, Jason Ray, requested the change from high-density residential (R2) to local commercial (C1) at the commission’s Jan. 25 meeting. “Pretty much,” Ray said. “I want to have it rezoned commercial…

Read More

Help Needed For Homeless Count

January 11, 2022

Homelessness advocates in Overton County will need volunteers in an attempt to get an accurate count of the homeless population later this month. The annual “Point in Time”, or PIT, count will take place during the night of Jan. 25. In the Upper Cumberland, Homeless Advocacy of Rural TN (HART) assists the federal government with…

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