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Vickie Bertram: Unfinished Business Part 2

By Kathryn Kopp with Todd Matthews Editor’s Note: Kathryn Kopp, a published author of over thirty years has joined forces with Todd Matthews, who brings thirty plus years of determination and dedication to the research involving those unable to speak for themselves, as a respected and well-known cold case sleuth, whose diligent works are found…

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Shop Local This Holiday Season

It’s official. When the Hallmark Channel has begun to promote its annual holiday season movie marathon, Christmas can’t be too far off. Thirty-one days from today to be exact—but who’s counting? Local businesses are, and so are their employees. Also counting on the next few months are local merchants, boutiques, restaurants and retailers in the…

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OCHR Board To Meet Twice Monthly

The Nursing Home Board met last Thursday and the meeting ended hastily following a motion being made to institute a two meeting per month policy. Beginning in January, the board will begin meeting two times per month due to “lack of communication.” Controversy arose in the board meeting after Livingston Enterprise reported the number of…

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Beware Seniors: Scam Warning

The Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA) in the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office is warning seniors to guard against scams designed to steal their personal information and money. DCA is reminding both seniors and caregivers to be careful about how they share sensitive information. Online Purchase Scams Scammers often use fake websites to entice consumers with…

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Wildcat Basketball Pre-Season Begins

The Livingston Academy Wildcat basketball teams kicked off their preseason last week with three Hall of Fame games each. The Wildcat teams first took the court at Independence High School on Thursday. The Lady Wildcats began the afternoon with a huge 48-15 win over Independence. Scoring for LA in the win were: Keaton Webb with…

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Vickie Bertram: Unfinished Business Part 1

By Kathryn Kopp with Todd Matthews Editor’s Note: This is will be a three-part series based on the closed case of Vickie Bertram, co-authored by Kathryn Kopp and Todd Matthews. Matthews was appointed and served as the Overton County Coroner for some time. He also served in the U.S. Department Of Justice as Regional System…

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Christmas Events Cancelled

Overton County and Town of Livingston officials met in a press conference last Friday and made the announcement that Livingston’s Christmas Parade and Christmas in the Country would cancelled due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. Overton County Executive Ben Danner explained that the decision came after surrounding counties cancelled their event. With the surrounding…

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Sells Signs With LMU Railsplitters

Senior Livingston Academy basketball standout Matthew Sells signed his National Letter of Intent on Thursday to continue his basketball career with the Railsplitters of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. Lincoln Memorial is a Division II school that competes in the South Atlantic Conference. Last season, the Railsplitters went 32-1 with a 32-game win streak…

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School Board Meets With Attorney

The Overton County School Board met last Tuesday and recessed immediately after calling the meeting to order to meet with their attorney. They met with their attorney in regard to a suit that had recently been filed against the Overton County Board of Education by a student and her father, Richard Penkoski, as previously reported…

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Deputy Injured In Collision

An Overton County Sheriff’s Department Deputy was injured in a collision on Cookeville Highway last Friday. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) preliminary incident report, David Montgomery, 43, of Monterey was driving a 2016 Ford Super Duty work vehicle, attempting to enter W Turkey Creek Road from the median. Kevin Barlow, 47, of Hilham…

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