Obits 2/20/18

Card of Thanks The family of Owen Scott Savage offers their thanks. The family of Owen Scott Savage extends our thanks for all the support that we have received after the loss of our loved one. We want to thank everyone who brought food, sent cards, offered condolences and thought of us in prayer this…

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School Progress Is Discussed At Board Of Education Meeting

Data from the Strategic Plan, Response to Instruction (RTI) and midterm report on progress were among the items that were discussed during the Overton County Board of Education meeting last week. Vickie Eldridge presented the Board with Strategic Plan data from the 2016-2017 school year. “What you have in front of you is a copy…

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Rickman Man Caught For Meth

A Rickman man was arrested after he allegedly tried to hide meth underneath a floorboard of a truck. Wesley Brown, 42 of Spring Creek Road in Rickman, was arrested on Feb. 12 for possession of Schedule I methamphetamine by Overton County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Reagan. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Wildcats Battle Their Way To Regional Tournament

The Wildcats faced Watertown and pulled a 16 point win. The Wildcats started the game with the lead early in the game. By the end of the half the Wildcats were up 31-19. The Wildcats were playing with top effort as a team and it showed. The defense and offense were really coordinated and strong.…

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Police Arrest Teen Over School Scare

A 16-year-old Livingston Academy student was arrested after he made “disturbing remarks” during school hours, according to police. According to Livingston Police Chief Greg Etheredge, police began investigating a 16-year-old male on Feb. 12. Chief Etheredge said that the student’s comments were “centered around school shootings.” After police conducted some interviews with students, staff and…

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Announcements 2/20/18

Commodity Distribution Upcoming The UCHRA will hold a commodities distribution for Overton County on Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Livingston Church of Christ on 215 E. Main Street in Livingston. Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities. To sign up or reprint lost commodities cards…

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UCHRA Director Is Under Investigation

Turmoil is once again facing the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA), this time regarding employee time, and specifically, the director of the agency. This time it involves executive director Luke Collins. Collins is under an internal investigation regarding his payroll reporting. According to sources within the agency, Collins has questionably reported the time he…

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Announcements 2/13/18

Communicating Feelings Class To Be Held There will be a Owning and Communicating Feelings class that will be held Feb. 21 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. This is the sixth of eight free sessions. Certificates will be awarded to parents who attend all eight. The Stephen’s Center is located at 616 B North Church Street.…

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Truck Fire

A truck caught on fire Friday morning at approximately 10:45. Firefighters from the Livingston Fire Department rushed to the intersection of Bilbrey and First streets. Upon arrival, the engine compartment of the truck had caught on fire and it burned hot enough to catch the front tires on fire. The Livingston Fire Department quickly contained…

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Two Injured In Multi-Car Wreck

Two individuals were transported to the hospital after a three-car accident on Tommy Dodson Highway in Rickman on Friday. According to THP Trooper Beaty, Alicia Kelley, 28 of Cookeville, was traveling west on Tommy Dodson Highway. Kelley was driving a 2015 Dodge Charger and stopped to turn left into a private driveway. Alice Banks, 29…

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