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New Industry Asking City For $1.3 Million Line

A potential new industry, which is only known as “Project Go Bears,” has asked the Town of Livingston to build a $1.3 million dollar gas line running to Rickman. Ray Evans, a representative of the Overton County Economic Development, spoke to the mayor and aldermen during a work session held on Dec. 8. Evans explained…

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Hilham Man Fights Officers

A Hilham man wouldn’t get arrested without a fight. He allegedly assaulted several officers and had to be tazed twice, before finally being overpowered. Kevin M. Gushen, 28 of Hilham, was arrested by Clay County officers for evading arrest, disorderly conduct, resisting stop, arrest or search, two counts of vandalism and several counts of assaulting…

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Budget Committee Looks At Purchasing Mini Excavator

The Budget Committee opened seven sealed bids for a mini excavator that will be going to the Overton County Highway Department, and new bleachers at the high school were discussed. Cumberland Tractor and Equipment, Tri County Equipment, Tri County Rental Center, Thompson Caterpillar, Power Equipment Company, Plateau Truck and Trailer and Bobcat of Knoxville each…

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Two Arrested In Multi-Department Round Up

Barbara K. Duke and Christy Dean Buck, both of Livingston were arrested following a joint drug investigation. A joint drug investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Overton County Sheriff’s Department and multiple local law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of several individuals charged…

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Wildcat Teams Face District Foes

The Lady Wildcats battled hard and kept the game close against Macon County through the first three quarters when the teams met last week. The game slipped away from them in the fourth quarter when Macon County hit 12 of their 14 free throws. The game ended with the Lady Wildcats losing 42-56. The score…

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Annual Christmas Parade Is Held Saturday

The annual Livingston-Overton County Christmas parade was once again a hit, with a snow flurry or two flying around on a chilly Saturday afternoon. Winners were as follows. In the ATV category, Chase Boswell was first place. Dustin Walker was second place. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston…

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Nursing Home Bids Are Discussed

The Overton County Health and Rehab (OCHR) board met with the project manager from the architectural firm during a final work session meeting before the bids are opened. Joey Coker from HFR Design met with the OCHR Board to speak to them about the sealed bids and contractors on Nov. 27 during a work session…

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Wildcats Win District Opener

Carter Hayes and Jakob Craig each scored 19 points in a dominating 71-53 win in the Wildcats district opening game against Smith County. The Wildcats got started early and never turned down the tempo against the Owls. The Owls never once was ahead at any point in the game. In the first quarter, Livingston went…

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Hay Fire Forces Hilham Highway Closure

Several hay bales caught on fire on the back of a trailer, and the Livingston Fire Department (LFD) responded quickly to contain the blaze last week. On Tuesday afternoon, LFD was dispatched shortly after 1 p.m. to a hay bale fire on Hilham Highway at the entrance of the Livingston Industrial Park. The fire was…

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Lady Wildcats Beat Smith Co. In Squeaker

The Lady Wildcats won their first district game against Smith County Friday night. They battled all night in a back and forth game, picking up the 42-38 victory. The first quarter was a bit of a low scoring defensive struggle between both teams. The Lady Owls led the game 12 to 6 early on in…

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