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BZA Approves Special Request To Allow For Housing Development

The Livingston Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) met in a regularly scheduled meeting last Monday and approved special exception requests—bringing Livingston a step closer to having affordable housing. John Turnball and Steve Moody made a request for a multi-family use in a C-1 (Local Commercial) district for property located at 4170 Bradford Hicks Drive. The…

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LA Boys Play Strong In The Home Stretch

  By Jesse Fuhrman On Feb. 23 the Livingston Academy Boys’ basketball team faced the Smith County Owls in a District 8-AA semifinal game. The Wildcats began the game in typical fashion, with LA eking out a small lead, closing out the quarter with an 18-16 lead. They came out in the second quarter and…

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Officials Vote To Auction Former Annex Building

Overton County Commissioners voted in the last Highway and Property Committee meeting to move forward in the process of putting the former court house annex up for auction. County Executive Ben Danner said the building’s utility costs make it difficult to consider keeping it for storage. He said those costs stand at some $2,500 per…

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City Discusses Water Leak Relief Program

The City of Livingston Board of Mayor and Alderman met in regular session last night and discussed a water relief program—an insurance program that would allow the city to make up lost revenue from utility forgiveness. As previously reported in the Livingston Enterprise, William T. Ridley a representative of Water Leak Relief presented his product…

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Livingston Man Found With Gunshot Wound

An Overton County man was found after a welfare-related check last Thursday with what appears to be self-inflicted wounds. Livingston police officers responded to O’Reilly’s Auto Parts on West Main Street early Thursday morning for a welfare-related check on Freddie Bledsoe of Livingston. Upon arrival, Bledsoe was found deceased with an apparent gunshot wound. Upon…

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Scenic Route Awarded National Designation

The Cumberland Historic Byway has been designated a National Scenic Byway by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In earning the new scenic designation, the route and surrounding communities will have greater access to federal grant funding from the National Scenic Byway Program and national marketing from the America’s Byways program. “We are thrilled that the…

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Sells Passed By For Mr. Basketball

  By Jesse Fuhrman A few weeks ago the nominees for Mr. Basketball for the state of Tennessee were announced. The list had some very good players on it. Grant Strong and Grant Slatten, two electric 6-5 combo guards, the latter of whom is an Ole Miss commit, made the list in their respective divisions.…

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Next Vaccination Phase Announced

  Tennessee will begin registering Tennesseans aged 65 and older and those in Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan COVID-19 for vaccinations on Feb. 22. Phase 1b includes staff members of kindergarten through 12th grade schools and child care facilities. “Tennessee has administered more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine so far,…

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Red Cross Seeks Donations After Ice Storm

Following record-breaking cold and winter storms that forced the cancellation of more than 10,000 blood and platelet donations in parts of the U.S. in February, the American Red Cross is urging healthy individuals, especially those with type O blood, to give now to ensure blood products are available for patient emergencies when help cannot wait.…

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Ice Storm Wreaks Havoc

    Although the ice and snow are beautiful in sight, they both have proven to be dangerous and troublesome after last week’s back-to-back winter storms—leaving thousands powerless in the frigid temperatures. After the start of the storm early last Monday morning, ice began to accumulate up to nearly two inches in some areas in…

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