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Criminal Investigation Closed On Lee

A criminal investigation on a teacher has been closed, according to the District Attorney. As previously reported in the Livingston Enterprise, a Livingston Academy teacher was suspended while investigations took place after allegations of sexual harassment involving two former Livingston Academy students surfaced. A letter was sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) last…

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Chase Ends In Rollover

A woman was arrested in Overton County last Friday after a high-speed pursuit, which started in Clay County. Jamilia King, 43 of Michigan, was arrested after a multi-county pursuit that resulted in the charges of reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, resisting arrest and evading arrest. Charges in Clay County will come at a later date. For…

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Audit Committee Covers School Findings

The Overton County Audit Committee met last Tuesday and discussed discrepancies that had been found within the Overton County School System budget for the year that ended June 30, 2019. One discrepancy is that journal entries were posted to the General Purpose Fund that did not properly reflect the operations of the fund. According to…

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Serving A Giving Community

While it may seem as though there is a war against law enforcement throughout the country at this point in time, local law enforcement throughout Overton County shared stories of a loving and accepting community. Overton County Sheriff John Garrett has shared a story with the Livingston Enterprise that has resonated throughout the department, bringing…

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Aldermen Approve Lower Tax Increase

The Town of Livingston Board of Mayor and Aldermen met last night and approved the second reading of the 2020-2021 budget with a 20-cent property tax increase on its second and final reading. As previously reported in the Livingston Enterprise, the first reading of the budget had insisted on a 25-cent tax hike—with 80% of…

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Some Upset About Fair

The Overton County Fair Association held a meeting Monday, June 15 and unanimously voted to cancel the 2020 Overton County Fair. Following the decision to cancel, citizens have begun to push back. In one case, a petition was created. The petition states: “We need our county fairs and festivals. Our local economy’s depend on the…

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County Readies For Building Move

Overton County Commissioners met in a Highway and Property Committee meeting last Tuesday and discussed plans concerning moving when the new municipal building is complete. According to Overton County Executive Ben Danner, the building is on track to be finished and move-in ready by August. For more on this story, pickup a copy of this…

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Veterans Will Start Meeting Again

The Overton County Veterans Board met last Wednesday in their regularly scheduled quarterly meeting and discussed the slow traffic through the Veterans Service Office due to offices being closed because of COVID-19. Overton County Veterans Services Officer Chris Barlow explained to the board that because of the offices being closed in the Overton County Courthouse…

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Board Considers Stadium Options

The Overton County Board of Education met last Thursday and discussed three options for the new stadium as well as options for a return to school for the students and faculty. As previously reported in the Livingston Enterprise, the board approved a $4.3 million budget for the renovation of the football stadium; however, all options…

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Recovery Court Continues Success With Another Grad

The Overton County Drug Recovery Court program has had another local person graduate. Thomas Crawford graduated last Tuesday. He began the program in February of 2018. Throughout the program, he completed a 28-day in-patient program; 88 intensive out-patient treatments; attended 210 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings; completed 390 drug tests; completed 216…

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