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Wildcats Skin Lions 79-50

At 19-9 on the season and 11-2 in the district, the Wildcats were looking for a 20 win season and locking up first place in the district against Cannon County. Livingston outscored Cannon County 19-11 in the first quarter. Cody Ray had 7 points and Matthew Sells and Kyle Allen each had 4 points. Cayden…

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Commissioners Approve Bids, Amendments

County commissioners approved several bids, budget amendments, and road names to be added onto the county road list during a quick meeting Monday night. Bids approved included an ambulance remount for the 2019-2020 budget year by Select-Tech in the amount of $94,000, along with solid waste containers from Wastequip in the amount of $4,575 per…

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Sweethearts To Celebrate

Two childhood sweethearts who were married almost 70 years ago will be celebrating the kind of love that has lasted for a lifetime this Valentine’s Day. The commitment made so long ago between Cleo Swallows, 91, and wife, Gladys Swallows, 86, continues to weather the test of time, and the Rickman couple look forward to…

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Celina Pharmacies Are Shut Down

The United States Justice Department took a first of its kind action to stop pharmacies from unlawfully dispensing opioids in Tennessee. Agents were particularly focused on Clay County Xpress Pharmacy and Dale Hollow Pharmacy and raided the two pharmacies on Feb.8. A report details actions to stop the two pharmacies, their owner and three pharmacists…

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New Sidewalks Coming To Livingston

The City of Livingston is stepping into a new project to improve and replace sidewalks after they were selected for a Multimodal Access Grant from the State of Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for more than $700,000. “With half of all trips in the United States being three miles or less, good walking, biking and…

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Court Date Is Reset On Murder Charge

A new court date was set for a Livingston woman who was indicted on a first-degree murder charge. Brandy Angela McDougle (Bilbrey) was to be seen in Overton County Criminal Court on Jan. 28, but the new court date has been set for March 27. For more on this story, pick up a copy of…

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Express Outlet Is Robbed At Gunpoint

Store clerks at Express Tobacco Outlet in Livingston were reportedly robbed at gunpoint at closing time on Saturday night. According to Livingston Police Department (LPD) officials, an armed male subject entered the service station located at 1817 Bradford Hicks Drive, took some petty cash, and then fled from the store in a vehicle parked outside…

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Man Steals Truck To Make It To Court

After a farm truck was stolen overnight in May, a Livingston man admitted to law enforcement that he stole the vehicle when he couldn’t find a ride to court. Richard Kenneth Rogers, 44 of Livingston, was sentenced to four years to serve at approximately 35 percent last week in criminal court of Overton County for…

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Planning Commission Approves Building Plans

The new Overton County administrative services building continues to take steps into finalization, as the site plan was approved in the Livingston Municipal Planning Commission meeting on Jan. 28. The planning commission approved the proposed parking layout for the Millard V. Oakley Services Building located at across from Winningham Hardware pending the approval from the…

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Board Amends Property Regulations

The Livingston Mayor and Board of Aldermen are “cutting down” on over grown grass in the city, as amendments to the property maintenance regulations that would consider this and other items to be unlawful were approved upon first reading in regular session last night. The first reading of an ordinance to amend Chapter 1, Title…

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