Area Recent News

Marijuana Decriminalization In Tenn. To Be Considered

State lawmakers are tackling whether marijuana should be legalized in Tennessee. Rep. Rick Staples (D-Knoxville) introduced a bill that would change Tennessee’s controlled substances laws to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana statewide. It would also authorize counties to hold referendum elections to allow marijuana growing, manufacturing, delivery and retail sales within their boundaries.…

Read More

Harvill Guilty Of Vehicular Homicide; Assault

A Monterey man was sentenced to 10 years to serve last Tuesday in Overton County Criminal Court. After a two-day jury trial in November, he was found guilty in court of all charges presented against him. Shannon C. Harvill, 47, of Monterey was found guilty after the death of Shannon Cook, 27, of Crawford. For…

Read More

Sheriff Warns Of Tax Scams

With tax time approaching, Sheriff John Garrett wants to warn local residents to be on the lookout for IRS scams. The sheriff wants to warn people that scammers will call people, claim to be an IRS representative and demand money. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise on…

Read More

Welcome Home…

LMS 5th grader Elijah Wilborn was surprised with a visit from his father, Spc. Dustin Wilborn, who has just returned from a 10-month deployment to Poland. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston Enterprise on newsstands now, or subscribe online at livingstonenterprise.net.

Read More

Flu Is Now Hitting Overton County

Overton Countians are bracing for a bad flu season. According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there have been four pediatric deaths related to the flu in the state of Tennessee—two in Middle Tennessee and two in the Eastern part of the state. Only influenza deaths involving pediatric patients and pregnant women…

Read More

School Board Considers Pay Increase

Overton County School Board members failed to give themselves a raise at last week’s meeting. The Overton County Board of Education met in their regularly scheduled meeting and discussed raising the board member’s pay per meeting to the same amount as county commission in the 2020-2021 school year. Dolphus Dial made a motion for approval,…

Read More

Man Injured In One-Car Wreck On Hwy. 293

A Cookeville man lost control of a vehicle on Highway 293 early last Friday morning, which resulted in him being injured. According to a preliminary report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Jeffrey D. Auberson, 47, of Cookeville was traveling west in Tommy Dodson Highway in a 2005 Chevy Impala. For more on this story, pick…

Read More

Pay Rate For Election Workers Will Increase

The Overton County Salary Committee met last Wednesday and discussed the pay for election workers. It was recommended to raise the pay to $10 per hour. County Executive Ben Danner said, “We made everyone $10 in the county, we just thought it needed to be raised. It is hard enough to find anyone that will…

Read More

Same Drug Charges; Different Sentences

Two Overton County women pled guilty to the same drug charges in the last Overton County Criminal Court session. Although the pleas were the same, punishments varied. Both women were charged with the sale and delivery of a Schedule III Controlled Substances. For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Livingston…

Read More

School Board Meets On New Stadium Plans

The Board of Education’s Building Committee met with the architects and engineers from Cope Architecture and TTL Engineering last night in a special called meeting to address concerns moving forward with the new football field project. As previously reported in the Enterprise, the initial approval of a $4.3 million budget was established for the bleachers,…

Read More