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Somewhere In VA On The Appalachian Trail

After hiking through a forest on the slopes of Mount Rogers, a Livingston man was hit by a hailstorm on the highest natural point of the mountain in Virginia during a 2,181-mile-long trek along the Appalachian Trail. Surrounded by half dollar sized pieces of hail, Anthony Woolbright, who was aged 23 at the time, was…

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Judge Is Set To Consider Closing Of East Fork Lane

Progression has been made toward the chancery court ruling to determine whether East Fork Lane Road is a public or private roadway, as the Overton County Government recently petitioned for a declaratory judgment on the matter. While a court ruling must first be made to determine whether the two respondents listed on the petition are…

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Overton County Receives $125K For School Safety

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen announced that all 147 school districts in Tennessee have completed the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures. Additionally, all districts have submitted applications to receive their allocations of the $35 million school security funding and may now use these funds to implement…

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Alleged Rapist Receives Sentence

An alleged rapist of a minor was sentenced to a reported six years imprisonment at 45 percent after he was seen in a September session of Overton County Criminal Court last week. Daniel Eugene Johnson, 35 of Livingston, was indicted on Feb. 1, 2016, on rape charges between the dates of June 20 through June…

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Wildcats Air Attack Takes Down Eagles 42-14

A trip up Highway 52 on Friday night found the Livingston Academy Wildcats in Sumner County to take on the Eagles of Westmoreland. The Wildcats led the all-time series with the Eagles at three wins and no defeats. Livingston Academy went into the game with a 4-3 record and the Westmoreland Eagles came in at…

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Man Cited After Motorcycle Crash

A man driving a motorcycle, reportedly without a motorcycle license, was injured in a one-vehicle crash just after being reported earlier as a reckless driver on Thursday afternoon. The motorcyclist, who was later identified as Chastin L. Smith, 24, was traveling along Hwy. 111 when he was reported as a reckless driver, according to a…

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Sheriff’s Dept. Nabs Three During Traffic Stop

Three area men were detained by the Overton County Sheriff’s Department after finding an estimated dry weight of 10-20 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. According to Chief Deputy Tim Poore, the three large bags of marijuana were discovered as a result from conducting saturation patrol in the area on Saturday night. For more on…

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Police Catch Gas Station Thief

After a number of items were reported stolen from the backside of the West End Market and Deli on West Main Street, Livingston Police Department (LPD) Detective Logan Carpenter began an investigation into the incident that would later recover reported stolen property across three different cities. According to reports, the thieves, their vehicle and their…

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County Closes On Property

The Overton County Highway and Property Committee discussed closing on property that will be purchased using the $300,000 cash gift accepted by the county, and they also discussed progression on the ruling over whether East Fork Lane is a public or private road during their meeting on Sept. 25. The property purchased by the county…

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Aldermen Approve Liquor Requirements

The Mayor and Board of Alderman approved two second readings of ordinances related to the sale of package liquor, received updates from various organizations and added to the agenda a discussion on a recent Comptroller of the Treasury audit during their work session and regular meeting last night. As an add-on to the agenda, Alderman…

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