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COVID Boosters, Flu Shots Available

COVID boosters and flu shots are now available for Overton County residents. According to Megan Reeder, Nursing Supervisor for Overton County’s Health Department said that the two can be taken at the same time. “Flu vaccines can be co-administered at the same time as the COVID vaccine,” Reeder said. “You can get them the same…

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Burn Permits Needed For State, Coming For City

The Livingston Board of Mayor and Aldermen have approved the first reading of an ordinance requiring burn permits inside the Livingston city limits. Fire Chief Rocky Dial said the permits are to help the fire department keep up with people burning larger amounts of debris. “The biggest thing is we just want to know when…

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Lee Calls For Update To School Funding

Governor Bill Lee has started the process to update how to fund K-12 education in Tennessee. Lee made the announcement in a press conference Friday morning. “We will pursue a rigorous review of our state’s education funding to ensure we are properly investing in students and stewarding our resources well,” said Gov. Lee. “I invite…

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City Rezoning Moves Development Closer

The City of Livingston moved a proposed townhouse development one step closer Monday night. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the first reading of an ordinance to rezone two parcels of property belonging to William Clark on E. Main St. to help make way for the project. The land near S. Hillcrest Dr. is…

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Fall-O-Ween Is Coming October 30

The Livingston Overton County Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting the 6th Annual Fall-O-Ween in Livingston Fall Festival on our Historic Downtown Square and Central Park, Saturday, October 30, 2021,from 12pm – 4pm. Attendance and all activities are FREE, for all ages. On Saturday kids will enjoy trick or treating with booths from local businesses,…

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LA Homecoming

Makenzi Scott was crowned as the 2021 Livingston Academy Homecoming Queen at Thursday night’s ceremony. Makenzi is the daughter of Denny and Connie Scott of Allons. She was escorted by Dawson Simmons, son of Titus and Jamie Simmons of Monroe. For more on the story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise.

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month Wrapping Up

As Suicide Prevention Awareness Month begins to wind down, mental health professionals stress the importance of suicide prevention year round. Tennessee’s 1,219 suicides last year is an 11% increase over the total from 2015. The goal of September’s Suicide Awareness Month is to help break the stigma associated with suicide and educate people of the…

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Hayes, Danner Call For Public Help To Fight Virus

City and county leaders are calling for the public’s help to fight the spread of COVID-19. The plea came at a press conference Monday after Overton County Health Department Director Andy Langford reported than only around 27% of Overton County residents have been fully vaccinated for the virus. Livingston Mayor Curtis Hayes said he and…

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Skinner Mountain Protected From Development

A public-private partnership has led to the protection of over 11,000-acres of forestland in Overton and Fentress Counties. The Conservation Fund, along with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Forestry Division and the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, made the announcement Thursday. “This project completes a three-phase effort to conserve wildlife and expand public access for outdoor…

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Overton Adding To 4-H Staff

Overton County is getting an extra 4-H agent. According to Christiana Swallows, the co-director of the county’s UT Agricultural Extension office, said the local program has grown in recent years. “The 4-H program has grown to beyond what one agent can handle in a working 40 to 60 plus hours or more weekly since Ms.…

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