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Group Hears Confederate Stories

With three improvement projects beginning this month at the Overton County Health and Rehab (OCHR), employees at the facility have done a great deal of preparation for the upcoming changes. “We’ve had a busy week trying to get everything cleaned out and moved,” said Administrator Jennifer Bouldin in regular session Thursday night to the OCHR…

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Two Are Injured In Accident

Two motorists were transported to receive treatment for reported possible injuries after a two-vehicle crash on Friday near Volunteer State Community College in Livingston. A Cookeville woman became entrapped in her vehicle after the incident occurred at the T-intersection of Monterey Highway and Windle Community Road that afternoon. For more on this story, pick up…

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County May Claim Circle At Waterloo

Virgil Murphy Lane in Hardy’s Chapel may be extended in order for the county to claim the entire circle at Waterloo. “I think on a prescriptive right, you know, we’ve all talked about that prescriptive right before, I think we aught to take the rest of the circle there,” said County Highway Superintendent James Norrod…

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OCHR Projects Getting Underway

With three improvement projects beginning this month at the Overton County Health and Rehab (OCHR), employees at the facility have done a great deal of preparation for the upcoming changes. “We’ve had a busy week trying to get everything cleaned out and moved,” said Administrator Jennifer Bouldin in regular session Thursday night to the OCHR…

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Ag Student Could Receive $$$

A new cash award, courtesy of Sons of Confederate Veterans Myers-Zollicoffer Camp 1990, could be available to an agriculture student at Livingston Academy if the Overton County Board of Education approves the award in their next regular meeting. Board member Mike Gilpatrick brought the idea before the Overton County Board of Education during Tuesday night’s…

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Solid Waste Survey Hits Mark

In their first meeting for the calendar year, the Overton County Solid Waste Committee found a “golden goose” in their review of the 2018 annual solid waste progress report on Tuesday, as their recycling numbers well-exceed the state requirement. The state requires that Overton County show in a survey that they did not take 25…

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School System Is Looking At Comprehensive Building Plan

The preliminary cost estimates for a comprehensive plan to improve Overton County schools and facilities were reviewed for the first time ever in a recent building committee session for the Overton County Board of Education. After working since January 2018 on putting together a list of facilities that are in need of a number of…

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TBI Investigates Officer- Involved Shooting Here

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is investigating the circumstances that led to an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday in Overton County. A report of a domestic incident on Allens Chapel Road in Hilham came in through Jackson County 911 around 7:45 a.m., according to preliminary information, and deputies with both Overton and Jackson County…

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Liquor Store; Church Are Coming

The very first liquor store could be established in city limits by sometime this summer, and meanwhile, a new Livingston branch for the multi-site Life Church is also heading into town. A briefing on the two new developments were brought before the Livingston Municipal Planning Commission at the same time recently, later prompting a discussion…

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Commissioners OK Bid For New Building

Overton County Commissioners unanimously approved the bid for the new County Services Building last night during their monthly meeting. The low bid was $4,486,000 from local firm W&O construction with an alternate add on for blinds in the amount of $11,400. The bid, which was less than the estimated cost of the project, had previously…

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