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Announcements 6/19/18

Board of Trustees Meeting To Be Held The Falling Springs Cemetery Board of Trustees will hold a meeting on June 23 at 5 p.m. at Falling Springs Baptist Church Fellowship Hall to elect a new trustee. Anyone with interest in the cemetery is welcome to attend. Deadline For Dairy Margin Protection Program To Be Extended…

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War On The Mountain

The East Fork Obey River is an area where many families go to experience the outdoors by swimming, angling and horseback riding to enjoy the unique sites the Appalachian countryside has to offer. The area can be found through a series of curves and winding roads up a steep mountain range just off Monterey Highway…

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3% Increase Proposed or County Employees

Overton County employees may receive a three percent raise next year, according to a proposed salary budget for the 2018- 2019 fiscal year. At a recent Overton County Salary Committee meeting held on June 13, a salary budget was proposed that would allow county employees a three percent raise, effective July 1. For more on…

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Fiske House Destroyed; 11 Logs Remaining

A replica of the Moses Fiske home located at Standing Stone State Park was destroyed recently after a notice was given to the Park due to unsafe conditions, according to a Park official. “It has been on a list of buildings to be destructed on the property for quite some time,” said Park Manager Chris…

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Aldermen Vote Against Proposed Tax Increase

Livingston aldermen voted against a tax increase at a Board of Alderman work session last Thursday night, after four budgets proposals were presented at a recent work session the week prior. Mayor Curtis Hayes began by briefing the Board of Alderman on the contents of each of the four budgets. For more on this story,…

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Flag Retirement

On June 14 a Flag Retirement Ceremony was held at the Square by the American Legion Post 004 & Auxiliary Unit 4 to retire any donated American Flags that were ripped, destroyed or disintegrated. Norm Osbourne was the speaker at the event and explained that people were welcome to come up and dedicate a flag…

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Package Liquor Referendum Passes

Livingston will see two new faces as aldermen as a result of the recent election, as well as package liquor sales. The three candidates with the most votes elected in this year’s race, second of four elections held this year, are to serve Livingston as aldermen. The election included a referendum for packaged liquor sales…

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Police Save Woman

A Livingston woman, identified as Grace Kuykendall, sustained serious injuries after a residence near the public square caught fire on Saturday night, causing burn and smoke damage to the rear of the home. According to Fire Chief Rocky Dial, the Livingston Police Department (LPD) and Livingston Volunteer Fire Department responded to the burning house after…

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City Residents Could See Tax Increase

Residents of Livingston could see a property tax increase and will see a water rate increase in the new fiscal year, depending upon which budget option the Board of Aldermen decide to go with. Mayor Curtis Hayes outlined several options at a budget work session of the aldermen Thursday night, giving three budget options and…

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Law Enforcement Looking For Handy

Alternative motorized vehicle convicted thief Dakota Wayne Handy, 21 of Rickman, has reportedly been notified to the National Crime and Information Center (NCIC) as a “wanted person” after reportedly stealing a mountain bike in Memphis with an accomplice to pedal away from a drug rehabilitation center. As reported in a recent edition of the Livingston…

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